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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.
Quiz Night at The Walks
Sponsored by : Barrett Batchelor Mortgage Services and ARC Fabrications (King's Lynn) Ltd.
The Blue & Gold Trust in conjunction with King’s Lynn Town Football Club are holding a quiz night in the bar at The Walks Football Stadium on Friday the 28th of June 2019. All proceeds will go to the Ground Development Fund (GDF).
Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm. Entry will be £4 per head with teams of up to a maximum of 4 people. The winning team will receive a cash prize of £50.
A raffle will also be held, and any donations towards raffle prizes would be gratefully received.
Even if you do not wish to participate in the quiz, come along to have a chat or drop in with your donation to the GDF.
The Trust is also planning to hold a sale/auction of KLFC/KLTFC, or any football memorabilia. Again, any donations towards the sale/auction would be gratefully received. We already have in excess of 300 programmes starting from the 1962/62 season. Again, proceeds will go to the GDF.
To make donations to the raffle or the memorabilia sale/auction, please contact Phil Ellis on 07710 937103.
Lynn sign three - fourteen of last season's squad remain
Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th June
Lynn have announced the arrival of three players for the forthcoming season.
is a 25 year old (b. 21.10.1993) attacking midfielder/winger who as a youngster played for Cambridge United and Histon at Under 13 level before joining Norwich City Academy in January 2010.
On release from the Canaries in joined Everton in March 2012 but was released in June 2013
He dropped into non-league joining Cambridge City at the beginning of February 2014 and then returned to Norwich for the 2014-15 season.
He found first team football at Port Vale who he joined on a two year contract in June 2015 leaving them having made 57 appearances (23 starts)
He moved on to Grimsby at the end of May 2017 on a two year deal making twelve appearances but in June 2018 he joined Scottish side Hamilton Academicals making nine appearances.
February 2019, saw a returned to England joining National League side Braintree Town (5 appearances) moving on to Billericay Town the following month (3 appearances).
is a left back who joins from Hednesford Town where he picked up three awards last season including Supporters’ Player of the Season.
The Leicester born 26 year old (b. 14.11.1992) began his career at Notts County and made one Football League appearance for the Magpies in 2010.
From Meadow Lane, he moved to Corby Town in a spell which saw him having loan periods at Kettering and Rugby Town.
He signed for Rugby in 2013 and Stamford the following season.
Spells at Slough (December 2015), Mickleover Sports and Rushall Olympic (January 2016) and then a return to Rugby in June 2016, being signed by ex-Linnet James Jepson.
Fox left Rugby when Jepson resigned in September 2016 having made a total of 31 appearances (two goals) in his two spells with Rugby.
Next up was a move Coalville and then Sutton Coldfield and onto Redditch United before landing at Hednesford in June 2018.
Last but not least, Sonny Carey
joins from Wroxham FC for whom he made 36 appearance (32 starts) and scored 17 goals last season.
The 18 year old midfielder (b.20.01.01) was picked up by Norwich City Academy at the age of seven and was part of the Under 10s and Under 13s squads and played for Under-14s in tournament in Woudenberg,
near Utrecht in June 2014.
The Easton and Otley College sports student was selected for the 20-man England Colleges FA national team for the 2018-19 season.
He has had trails with Norwich City, Oxford United and Cambridge United.
Last season's players who have agreed to stay at The Walks are: Michael Gash, Ryan Jarvis, Jordan Richards, Ryan Fryatt, Ryan Hawkins, Michael Clunan and Alex Street.
Adam Marriott, Rory McAuley, Harry Limb, Chris Henderson and Aaron Jones were already committed to another season.
On Monday 3rd June it was announced that winger Natty Stewart had agreed terms. Stewart scored 13 goals from 25 appearances while on loan at Wroxham last season and the following day
it was announced Ross Barrows had also agreed to stay.
Ground Development Fund - Update
On Thursday the 23rd of May, two Trust Directors had a very positive meeting with Stephen Cleeve to discuss the implementation of the improvements to the ground necessary to meet with the FA Ground Grading Requirements.
A rough estimate suggests that these improvements will cost in excess of £30,000.
The priority is the installation of turnstiles in the area to be designated for the segregation of away fans on match days when this is deemed necessary.
The cost of a double turnstile unit is £6,700 plus VAT, plus the costs of installation such as a suitable hard-standing and connection to a mains electricity supply. It was agreed that the GDF would be used towards the purchase of these turnstiles. The fund currently stands at £3229.14.
Many, many thanks to those who have already contributed to this total. It would be fantastic if this total could be increased in order to further subsidise the cost of the turnstiles.
To find out more on the GDF and how to donate, click on the thermometer on the right of the page (or for those with smart phone - somewhere near the bottom!).
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.
It was confirmed by the club on 23 May that Frazer Blake-Tracy had joined Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee,.
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.
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