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M is for Monday
M is for McDonalds
M is for Martin&Co
M is for Martyn
M is for Matt
A new week and what great news we have to kick it off with McDonalds agreeing to sponsor our Under 12s and Under 13s for the coming season. The aim for the club and Chris Symons of McDonalds is for a sustainable long-term relationship that benefits the local community and already other spin-offs are in the pipeline. Both players and managers are excited by the prospect of backing from such an internationally respected brand and, with Terry ordering the kits this week, we are looking to make arrangements for the lads to receive their new strip at a McDonalds restaurant in the very near future.
More terrific news from James, Tina and Colin who have secured sponsorship for the Under 14s with the UK’s number one letting agency Martin&Co. More details on this later but for now well done to all involved.
Karen and Robbie have already brought in £280 [thanks Larry] for tracksuit tops for the Under 15s and any moment they hope to announce their kit sponsors for the coming season. Fantastic stuff and I know others are working hard for the other age groups.
The club has pledged that all new sides will have a brand new strip and sponsorship clearly releases money for more and better training equipment that our coaches are asking for. On this point, only Robbie to date has itemised what he wants … the club will support all its managers and coaches to the full but you must tell me what to order!
Sweating away in the heat over the past two weeks have been Martyn Dalby and Matt Coniam who, although admitting to being absolutely cream crackered, are enjoying their FA Level 2 Course. Keep up the good work boys and just think, in a couple of months you will be there!
The club will shortly be releasing a press announcement concerning major grant money for the development of our Youth Project … so watch this space!
Harris leads the way in senior appearances and goals
Steve Harris led both the senior appearances and goals lists last season, recording a total of 58 outings and bagging 34 goals across the teams. On the goals front, Gary Lockyer netted 29 times while Paul Burt hit the net on 21 occasions.
There seems to be a mischievous message wafting in the town air that 2011-2012 was an unsuccessful season for the club. Really! Our Saturday first team completed a brilliant campaign by winning the Premier Division of the Kent County League, our reserves finished a respectable fifth in their section and the young thirds ended runners-up in the local Premier. Coupled with retaining the Bodkin Cup on Sundays, runners up in the Premier and champions of Division One, I think most clubs would settle for that!
Those that care to click on the link will see the appearances and goalscorers for our five senior sides in the season just finished.
Although there is a break in adult training for a few weeks, negotiations are going on to strengthen at the younger level and two lads that will be joining us for pre-season training are Josh Ahmad [far left] and James Whyte. Both are potential Under 21 players and they are seeking to join the Saturday and Sunday senior set-ups.
Football Liaison Officer
In response to claims by some players and managers of a lack of communication, the club has appointed Vice President Dave Andrews as its Football Liaison Officer and he takes up his duties with immediate effect. The role is designed to be supportive of both managers and players and to reconcile misunderstandings that were evident during last season. In particular, the Football Liaison Officer will seek to get managers talking on club nights … which let’s face it rarely happened last season … and for the ethos and policies of the club, as written in the Players Handbook, to be followed. Players across the teams have complained to the Executive about late notification of whether they are selected and, whilst not interfering in any manager’s selection, the Football Liaison Officer will ensure that players are informed in reasonable time and that good practices are followed. Managers will receive support should players refuse to play in the team they are picked for, with the Football Liaison Officer acting in a consultancy role. In essence, Dave will be the middle man between players, managers and the Executive and this will result in matters being resolved quickly rather than wait for meetings.
I am sure it is just an oversight but for the two lads who lost their £100 bets with me [made after losing to Hamstreet], I am ready when you are! I will donate the money to a local charity.
Stan has made it quite clear that no player can take part in any tournament if they owe the club money. There are no exceptions so please do the right thing and settle up.
Jubilee celebrations are coming up and the Green are playing their part by joining with the local community to make it an enjoyable event. We will be having tug-o-war teams amongst other things … please speak to Duncan if you have a few hours to offer. Poster available from the clubhouse … and it will be printed on this website midweek.