Welcome . . .
. . to the Official Website of the Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust for all the followers of the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "
Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club, here we cover news from The Trust, The "Linnets" past and present, host an active Linnets' Fans' Forum and also maintain comprehensive statistics covering steps 1-4 of the Non-League Pyramid including the Turnstile League.
Lynn launch War Chest
Tuesday 2nd June
Having raised in the region of £5,000 to help cover the running costs of the club during the unprecedented times of COVID-19 the club have
announced a Walks War Chest fundraiser, the aim being to raise funds to boost the playing budget at The Walks for the 2020-21 campaign.
Darlington have had a "Boost the Budget" scheme in place which has raised over £131,000, passing last year's amount of just over £100,000.
Whilst Gateshead's "Budget Booster" is currently at £9,025, nearing a target of £10,000.
Lynn's target is £50,000 and, if successful, could become an annual event.
Fot thoe wishing to donate, a "£100 donation will secure the chance of that person's son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter being a Linnets mascot at a home game.
£250 will give you the opportunity to have a tea/coffee with your favourite player in the VIP Lounge following a game and £500 will secure the presentation of a signed Linnets shirt on the pitch ahead of a game at The Walks.
Finally, a £1000 donation will provide that person with travel on the team coach to an away game of their choice along with a directors box seat for that game (please note if the fixture is an overnight stay you would be expected to pay for your own room and meals)."
The all important internet link for donations can be found here.
Next season's squad begins to take shape
Friday 29th May
: The club has announced its list of retained players: Ross Barrows,
Alex Brown, Sonny Carey, Michael Clunan, Michael Gash, Ryan Hawkins, Chris Henderson, Luke Johnson, Aaron Jones, Sam Kelly, Rory McAuley,
Jordan Richards, Dayle Southwell, Chris Smith, Alex Street, Tom Ward.
Two notable names missing at present - Adam Marriott and Ryan Jarvis.
Tuesday 26th May
: The club announces that Michael Gash has committed himself to the club for the coming season.
Gash, who will be 34 in September, signed in July 2017 and has made 130 appearances for Lynn, scoring 36 goals.
Friday 22nd May
It is announced that right-sided player Ryan Hawkins and Lynn's longest serving goalkeeper Alex Street
have both reached agreements that will see them at The Walks for another season.
Alex Brown, Lynn's 27th March signing has yet to make his debut while January signing Dayle Southwell is on a two and half year deal.
Street, 28, signed for Lynn in the summer of 2010 from Wisbech and has made 462 appearances which has seen some 139 clean sheets.
Hawkins, 25, joined the club in November 2016 from St Neots Town for an undisclosed fee. He has made 137 appearances for Lynn scoring 25 goals
but his starts in the 2019-20 season had been limited and he spent the beginning of the season on loan at Dereham Town.
Wednesday 20th May
: Aaron Jones commits to another season at The Walks. Having made 71 appearances for Lynm since signing in August 2018 after
some years in the United States and a short spell at Harlow the 2019-20 season saw him score his first two goals for the club.
Thursday 14th May
: The club announced the departure of Ryan Fryatt and Nathan Fox whilst new deals have been agreed with defender Chris Smith and midfielder Sonny Carey whose names joins those of Ross Barrows, Rory McAuley and Chris Henderson who agreed deals before the premature ending to the season.
Defender Ryan Fryatt departs The Walks with a record of 349 appearances, scoring 32 goals, having made his debut in November 2010 - in which he was sent off!
Nath Fox's career at Lynn was somewhat shorter, joining in June 2019 from Hednesford and making 36 appearances, scoring once.
Outstanding League games cancelled
Wednesday 22d April
Having received the majority of votes from member clubs it has been announced by the National League that the remaining league matches of the season have been cancelled.
The next step will be to the decide upon the "options concerning the sporting outcomes of the 2019/20 season [which will] remain under careful and timely consideration, and further updates will be given in due course."
So Lynn end the 2019-20 season in second spot with two games in hand over leaders York City and two points behind but on a run which had seen them reap just four points from a possible eighteen.
What an interesting end to the season it might have been.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: to be decided.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings, but should
register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
This invitation is open to Trust members only, and that attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting on a first come first served basis.
The aims of the Blue & Gold Trust:
To lobby, publicise and campaign to encourage the owners of KLTFC to take into account the interests of supporters in its decision making.
To act as an independent forum to raise the concerns of the supporters of KLTFC.
To enable a democratically elected Director of the Trust to represent the views of the supporters and influence the decision making of the owners of KLTFC.
To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community.
To ensure that KLTFC meets the highest standards of business management.
To strengthen the bonds between KLTFC and the community it serves, and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the club.
To promote, develop and respect the rights of the members of the community served by KLTFC and the Trust.
To encourage the club to play competitive football at the highest possible level.
If you would like to join the Trust to help further these aims, you can do so online here
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
Registration No. 30763 R and with the Data Protection Act: Registration Number: Z2106419
The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club