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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.
Week beginning Monday 20th May
has announced his departure from the club on Twitter.
"Been an absolute pleasure to have been a part of @officialKLtown for the last 2 years but now its time for me to move on.......I’ve made some great memories along the way and a promotion to go out on...all the best to the gaffa,lads,fans and chairman for next season..😘👊🏻 Parks"
The 32 year old joined Lynn in June 2017 from AFC Sudbury making a total of 94 appearances (68 starts) scoring 19 goals.
This was followed the next day by Joe Robinson
's departing message:
"Today I leave @officialKLtown been a pleasure to share a pitch with a talented group of players and to finish with a promotion to top it off! 💪🏻 would like to thank the gaffa, staff, players and the chairman for making me feel welcome from day one 👏🏻 good luck to you all 👌🏻👌🏻 "
Twenty-two year old Robinson joined Lynn from Cambridge City at the beginning of 2019 making ten appearances.
This was followed by the club announcing that 26 year old Will Mellors-Blair
had been released by the club.
He was another player signed in January. He made 13 appearances for Lynn (two starts) scoring once, that goal coming in the 5-0 victory over St Neots Town.
also took to Twitter to announce his departure. "Would like to wish @officialKLtown all the best for the future! Had an amazing 6 years, thanks to everyone for making that time so enjoyable💛💙"
McQuaid, 22, had a spell on loan to Wisbech during the 2018-19 season making 27 appearances as well as two appearances for Lynn first team and five for the reserves. In all he made 44 appearances for Lynn'd forst team, scoring twice.
Finally on Tuesday 21st May, it was reported in the press that Frazey Blake-Tracy
has joined Peterborough United on a two year contract.
The 23 year old was signed from Lowestoft Town in June 2017 for a £2,000+ fee having progressed through the Academy at Dereham Town.
The popular left sided defender made 98 appearances for Lynn, scoring twice.
Neither club has confirmed this.
National North composition
Sunday 19th May
The proposed composition of the Vanarama National League North appears in today's Non-League Paper and is as anticipated.
Altrincham, AFC Telford, Alfreton, Blyth Spartans, Boston United, Brackley Town, Bradford (Park Avenue), Chester, Curzon Ashton,
Darlington, Farsley Celtic, Gloucester City, Guiseley, Hereford, Kettering Town, Kidderminster Harriers, King's Lynn Town, Leamington, Oxford City, Southport, Spennymoor Town, York City.
Lynn will meet Altrincham, Chester, Darlington, Spennymoor and York City for the first time. Lynn have played against York City Reserves in their Midland League days whilst Oxford City have only been FA Cup and Trophy opponents.
In terms of travelling Lynn will be on the road for 2,100 miles more than last season.
For the Reserves, Framlingham Town and Great Yarmouth are relegated from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division while Sheringham are promoted giving the line-up of:
AFC Sudbury Reserves, Cornard United, Debenham LC, Diss Town, Downham Town, Fakenham Town, Felixstowe & Walton Utd Reserves, Framlingham Town, Gt Yarmouth Town, Haverhill Borough, Ipswich Wanderers, King's Lynn Reserves, Lakenheath, Leiston Reserves, March Town United, Mulbarton Wanderers, Needham Market Reserves, Norwich CBS, Sheringham, Wisbech St Mary.
Harleston Town are relegated having failed to meet ground grading requirements (they are to appeal).
Lynn have announced first team admission prices for the 2019-20 season.
Much as expected, the prices reflect the anticipated increase in expenditure of the higher league.
Adults: £15 (terrace), £17 (seat).
Concessions: 65+ £13 (terrace) £15 (seat).
Students and 16- and 17-year-olds: £9 terrace, £11 seat.
Under-16s: £2 (terrace or seat).
Season tickets (to cover either terrace or seating)
Concession 65+: £250.
Students and 16-17 year-olds: £165.
Under-16s: £20 (to include birthday card signed by favourite player).
Note: Season ticket covers Reserve and Youth games.
Executive VIP season ticket: £775 - prices frozen from previous season.
Ground Grading Requirements / Ground Development Fund
I have been reading on the forum with interest the regular discussion regarding admission prices for next season.
Certainly, there will be additional costs for being in a higher league and supporters will expect a competitive team which no doubt will equate to at least this year’s playing budget or higher, such is ambition.
However, the bigger potential problem is the spectre of 2009, ground grading. The Trust had the foresight to anticipate this and launched a Ground Development Fund for this scenario. For reasons not relevant to today this was not well received and again Trust detractors used it as another opportunity to question our motives.
After offering our assistance to Stephen earlier this week, he has confirmed he is " happy to work together " whilst confirming a list of work which needs to be completed, much of which we advised Stephen of 17 months ago. Stephen states that this work has to be carried out” before the start of the new season”.
2 new turnstiles ( 4 if funds allowed )
Permanent segregation for away fans with access gates
Portaloo portacabin for segregated area
Refreshment for segregated area
2 additional seats to both dugouts
Increase the size of the press box
Various smaller issues
As at today there is just over £3000 in the Ground Development Fund most of which has been generated by the Trust in sourcing a large donation, smaller individual donations and a fund raising event. Now is the time to get behind this Fund by making a donation or offering any assistance or funding ideas. Details on how to donate can be found by clicking on the thermometer on the homepage. We will have nobody to blame this time as this issue is now public, not like in 2009.
I would also make it clear that the Trust will not use any of the money raised in its main reserve account as to do so would not achieve our aims and objectives which we have worked hard for over the last 9 years.
We will be assisting Stephen however we can and at the very least we already have £3000 towards the work required.
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust
The Walks Football Stadium – Asset of Community Value
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust is pleased to announce that the recent application to have the Walks Football Stadium re-registered as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been approved by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. This registration is valid until 2024.
Many congratulations to Ian Culverhouse and his team for gaining promotion to the National League North after a fantastic season and a more fantastic win at Warrington today.
Enjoy your well deserved celebrations.
Warrington Town 2 King's Lynn Town 3 [AET]
Saturday 11th May
Warrington: McMillan, Beeley, Whittle, Garrity, Roberts, Raven, Mackreth (Cusani 94), Evans, Gray (Benjamin 83), Dixon (Amis 54), Vassllo. Unused subs:Duggan, McCarthy. Booked: Garrity. Scorer: Garrity 19, 59
Lynn: Street, Barrows (Jones 40), Blake-Tracy, Jarvis (Limb 80), Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Hawkins 65). Unused subs: Parker, Mellors-Blair. Booked: Marriott, Henderson, Jarvis, Hawkins, Limb. Scorers: Richards 16, Marriott 85 pen, Gash 115.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 27th June.
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
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The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club