Welcome . . . . . to the Official Website of the Blue & Gold 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 27th June
Lynn have welcomed back Dan Quigley to The Walks.
Quigley was shown the door at The Walks in April 2015 having failed to appear for the match against Whitby Town, his third no-show of the season.
He went on to play for Rushden & Diamonds last season scoring six times in 37 appearances covering two spells.
The Diamonds have been switched to the Evo Stik Northern Premier League First Division South at step 4 for the 2016/17 season.
The 26 year old no-nonsense midfielder first signed for Lynn in June 2012 from Long Buckby.
His first spell at The Walks saw him make 137 appearances scoring twelve goals.
Leon Mettam returns
Tuesday 7th June
Leon Mettam is back at The Walks on a two year deal. He returns having had a spell in Lynn colours in January last year on loan from Tamworth. A period which
saw him score three goals in five games.
Returning to Tamworth he ended the 2014-15 season at The Lamb with statistics of seven goals from nineteen appearances.
The following season saw him score four times in sixteen appearances (nine starts).
Mettam started his senior career in 2008 at Lincoln City where he had spent three years as a youth player.
He made five senior appearances for The Imps scoring one goal before spending the 2007-08 season at Stamford. Seasons at Corby and Gainsborough Trinity
followed before a move to Worksop Town saw hit a rich scoring vein with 66 goals in 80 appearances, winning the Golden Boot in the
2013-14 season scoring fifty goals (all competitions).
He moved to Tamworth but his career at the Lamb was dogged with calf problems followed by an ankle injury in the FA Cup match
against Lowestoft in October 2014 which kept him out for four months.
Linnets' squad for next season is currently: John Sands, Alex Street, Michael Clunan, Jordan Young, Dylan Edge, Matt Castellan, Toby Hilliard, Sam Gaughran, Ryan Fryatt, Jacek Zielonka, Liam Fryatt, Gary Mills, Lee Stevenson, Declan McAvoy and Leon Mettam.
Linnets sign Bloater
Tuesday 7th June
The club have announced the signing of 24 year old (b. Nov 28, 1991) attacking midfielder/winger Declan McAvoy from Great Yarmouth Town.
At the Wellesley he was second leading scorer with 19 goals from 40 appearances and supporters' Player of the Year as the Bloaters achieved promotion from the Thurlow Nunn League Division One.
He took part in the Bloaters 3-1 win over Lynn Reserves.
The son of Frank McAvoy, assistant manager to Alex Neil at Norwich City, Declan signed a two year contract with the Bloaters
at the start of the 2015-16 season having turned down a number of deals including a professional contract offer in Malta.
His previous clubs include Hamilton Academicals, Alloa, St Andrews (Malta), Lanark United and Bo'ness United joining Livingstone United in July 2013 and
then moving, in August 2014, to Farnborough in Conference South where he made three appearances. Prior to joining the Bloaters he had a spell with Wroxham.
He is a former KID boxing champion winning the Scottish youth light welterweight title.
Meeting with Stephen Cleeve
Saturday 4th June
The Chairman of the Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust has had an initial
introductory meeting with Stephen Cleeve, the new custodian of King's
Lynn Town Football Club.
This gave each the opportunity to express
their vision for the future of the Football Club and potential
Whilst no proposals were discussed, it is
envisaged that this meeting has paved the way for more formal dialogue
in the future.
The Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust
WHO ARE WE:
Is a not for profit making Supporters' Trust.
Membership is open to all fans of King's Lynn Town Football Club (KLTFC).
Is totally independent of KLTFC
Is totally democratic. One member, one vote.
Believes that the owners of KLTFC should act in the best interests of the community it serves.
The Blue and Gold Trust is NOT a Supporters's Club or a protest group, but a positive force for change for the future.
To date, over 200 clubs have Supporters' Trust involvement with over half a million members in total. Forty two Trusts now own their football clubs
of which 5 are in league 2 of the Football League. In the Premier League, 20% of shares at Swansea City are owned by a Trust.
WE AT THE BLUE AND GOLD SUPPORTERS' TRUST HAVE:
Since formation in 2009 raised £48,000.
Have over 80 fully paid up members, 13 of whom are Life Members.
Been instrumental in having The Walks Stadium nominated as an Asset of Community Value.
For 7 years maintained a positive attitude towards the owner of King's Lynn Town Football Club and maintained an open door to discuss initiatives to sustain the future of our Club.
Initiated a Player of the Month Award, subsequently continued by others.
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 for the benefit of the club. Funds raised are to be used appropriately to benefit the best interests of KLTFC and its supporters.
Members will have the final say in how and when Trust funds are to be spent.
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.
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: Saturday 9th July 2016.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings,
Any Trust member wishing to attend a committee meeting should register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
It is stressed that this invitation is open to Trust members only, and that
attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting, priority being allocated on a first come first served basis.
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