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 - "The Linnets".
Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club
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The Archive contains the historic information on King's Lynn Football Club from the Linnets' Crest to every league table involving Lynn since 1897 plus all Lynn's FA Cup, Trophy, Vase, Amateur Cup and League/League Cup results.
Monday 21st August
The club have announced the departure of Sam Warburton who has transferred to Corby Town.
Joiing Lynn initially on loan in October 2016 he was placed on an 18th month contract in December 2016.
He made 40 appearances for Lynn scoring three goals, these coming in 32 minutes of the 5-2 victory over Slough Town.
He had been limited to just the one substitute appearance this season.
FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying Draw
Monday 21st August
Lynn will host Coleshill Town who play in the Midland Football League Premier Division (Step 5) and have won their three opening league games.
On Saturday cup progress ws achieved when they went to Bromsgrove Sporting winning 4-3 (att 708) having been 6-2 victors over Wellington in the previous round.
Although the clubs have not met before Coleshill's manager is no stranger to The Walks having played for Coalville against Lynn in October 2012.
Another former Coalville player in Coleshill's ranks is striker Matt Gardner who, along with Dean Rathbone, has scored three goals this season. Rathbone spent pre-season on trial with Tamworth and was offered non-contract terms but decided to stay with Coleshill. Matt Gardner scored for Coalville at The Walks in the FA Vase semi-final.
Match to be played Saturday 2nd September. Winners receive £3,000.
Coleshill Town play their home matches at Pack Meadow, Packington Lane, Coleshill B46 3JQ with their midweek matches being played on a Monday.
Dorchester Town 0 Kings Lynn Town 2
Saturday 19th August
Lynn remain unbeaten.
For a match report and video of the goals . . .
Bishops Stortford 2 Kings Lynn Town 3
Tuesday 15th August
Lynn move up to second.
For a match report . . .
The Live Update Service
Since the Football Club was reformed, the Blue and Gold Trust have supplied a live match day update service on their website's home page. Free to the supporters, this valuable and well supported service has previously been funded by kind donations from fellow supporters, and from Trust funds.
We are delighted to announce that this season for the first time, the service will be sponsored by the corporate sector of the local community.
Our sincere thanks go to both The Lynn News and Evergreen Equity Release Solutions for their kindness and generosity in agreeing to sponsor the live updates for the 2017-18 season.
For those of you unable to make the visit to the Walks in person, we look forward to you joining us on line this coming Saturday.
I'm sure you will all join us in wishing Ian Culverhouse and his new look team, every success.
|Although we have sponsors for the coming year we are still vulnerable to changes in the value of the pound and any increase in costs that
our service supplier might make. Therefore, if you wish to contribute to the running of the service we would be most grateful.||
The Lord Napier
We are pleased to announce that for the forthcoming season, the proprietors of The Lord Napier will again afford Trust members a 50p discount on a pint of draft beer, lager or cider on production of a valid Blue & Gold Trust membership card. This offer only applies before, and for a period after 1st team home games.
All supporters home and away are welcome to view live BT and Sky sports whilst having a pre-match drink before heading off to The Walks.
Changes to Non-League set-up
Season 2017-18 will the last for the current set-up of non-league it is proposed.
Although the National League will be unchanged for steps 1 and 2, the 2018-19 season will see a fourth division
at step 3 and a seventh division at step 4.
The new division will cater for those clubs in the middle of the country and could easily include Lynn should they not be promoted at the end of the coming season.
The four "Premier" divisions at step 3 will have 22 clubs and those feeder leagues below 20.
So basically at Lynn's current level it is a move from three divisions of 24 to four divisions of 22.
In order to facilitate the changes the 2017-18 season will see just the one club relegated from each of the three existing "Premier" divisions.
So May 2018 will see three clubs relegated leaving sixty-nine clubs to be arranged over four "Premier" divisions
plus three teams promoted, rather than the existing two, from each of the feeder leagues which brings the total to 87.
How the final 88th place is to be filled has yet to be announced although it could be the club with the best points per game record of the three relegated.
News is also awaited on how promotion/relegation will work between the four "Premier" divisions and the National North and South.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Minutes of past meetings can be found on this website.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting: Thursday 21st September at the Crown & Mitre 7.30pm.
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