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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 14th January 2010

The Blue and Gold (Kings Lynn) Supporters Trust Statement – The Future of Kings Lynn FC

The Supporters Trust has issued the following statement in response to the awarding of the lease to The Walks to the Lynn FC Group led by Keith (Buster) Chapman.

“We’re feeling mixed emotions today. We’re delighted, like all supporters of football in Kings Lynn, that we’ll have a Club to support next season; it was critical that when the company was wound up, that didn’t mean the death of football in the Town. Kings Lynn’s football club, in whatever form it takes, represents the fans and the community of the Town, and it must continue.

“On the other hand we’re obviously disappointed that the decision didn’t favour our model of supporter-and-community-ownership, one where the fans who sustain the football club are the ones who own it. However the Council have reached a clear view that Keith (Buster) Chapman’s bid met all the requirements that were required by the local authority. As this includes the critical need for supporters to be knitted into the fabric of the Club, we look forward, as the group that represents nearly half* of Kings Lynn fans, to sitting down with Buster to discuss how we can meaningfully place supporters at the Club’s heart, as we know both the Council and Buster both want.

“We’d like to thank everyone that has supported our bid with resources, support and commitment. We’d also like to thank the many members of the Trust, as well as fellow fans groups across the country who supported us throughout. We should all now move on together, and work as a team to build a Club that the whole community can be proud of, and one which will be safe and secure, and never again have its future threatened.”

Note

*The Trust currently has 360 members nearly half of the average gate this season of 800