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. . 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 sign defender
Friday 27th March
There may be a lack of football and it might not be clear in which division the club will be playing next season but the club have been in transfer action with
the announcement of the signing of left sided
defender Alex Brown from Buxton for an undisclosed fee.
Described by the Non-League Football Paper as one of the best young non-league players in February 2019, the 21 year old (b. 21 Sep 1998) was a product of
the Sheffield United youth system he had spells with Hallam and
Sheffield FC. He had trials with Harrogate in the summer of 2018 but opted to join the Bucks
making 47 appearances.
He represented England ‘C’ in Dublin the summer of 2018 and in June 2019 away in Estonia and has also played for an England representative
side in two matches in the Falkland Islands.
Season ends and records expunged for Step 3 and below
Thursday 26th March
The FA, in collaboration with the National League System, the Women’s Football Pyramid and the wider grassroots game,
have reached a agreement on how the 2019-20 season should be concluded in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The result of the consensus, announced by the FA, is that there will be no promotion or relegation of clubs between Steps 3 to 6,
or promotion to Step 2 (the level KLTFC play) and the playing records being expunged.
It is not clear what will happen to clubs who occupy the relegation propositions in Step 2, step three divisions could be expanded to include them or
relegation from Step 2 might not happen.
They think it’s all over
Wednesday 25th March
The following statement has been issued to all clubs in the National League:
As many of you will know, The National League held a Board discussion yesterday (Monday), which was the third such meeting in 11 days.
The broad consensus was that our Clubs wish for a decision to be made to close the season as soon as possible.
The National League attended a further meeting last night (by video conference) with The Football Association, and
The FA have been asked to assist us with making the decisions to officially postpone all remaining National League fixtures and to end
the season as soon as possible for the purposes of player contracts.
The National League is also working with the FA to define all reasonable and practical options for the determination of the 2019/20 season,
and to provide guidance to Clubs on dealing with player contracts, player registrations and the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
We will continue to press for updates and will ensure that any further information is relayed to Clubs as soon as it is received.
The League is very aware that Clubs are looking for answers and greater certainty, and we remain focused on delivering these in the most timely manner possible.
Please keep the flow of information going with the League’s Directors and staff, and be assured that we will respond as soon as we can when updates are available on the various issues.
Finally, thank you to all Clubs for submitting financial questionnaires. The data and comments have been reported to The Football Association,
and we will continue to press for urgent additional assistance to be made available to National League and other non-league clubs.
Above all we wish everyone a safe and healthy passage through these turbulent times.
That decision has yet to be ratified by the Football Association and then there is the matter of any promotion and relegation matters to be settled.
With professional football suspended until April 30th and possibly longer, and the desire of the higher levels to complete their season’s fixtures,
it might be while before supporters know what league or division their clubs will be playing in when a new season commences.
National League Competition Suspended.
Monday 16th March
"At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity
However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.
In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.
In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020.
The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.
It wishes everybody connected with the competition and indeed the whole country a safe passage through these turbulent times."
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 17th April.
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