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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.
Win a 2020/2021 Season Ticket for The Walks
Ground Development Fund (GDF)
With the fantastic news that The Linnets have been promoted to The National League, success comes at a cost.
Much work was done last season to achieve the ground grading requirements for the National League North, and a Blue & Gold Trust fundraising effort
raised in excess of £4,000 towards these costs.
Promotion means that much more works will have to be done over the next season to satisfy the ground grading requirements of the National League.
The B&G Trust already have a fund raising initiative as can be seen on this website.
The Trust are now running a competition in an effort to raise further funds for the GDF.
The winner of the competition will win a ground season ticket for the 2020/2021 season.
The season ticket will be purchased by monies generously donated by local business and individual supporters who make up part of our football community.
Each entry into the competition will be at £10 each. Multiple entries can be made.
Payment for entry can be made via the PAYPAL tab below. Alternatively, payment for entry by cash or cheque can be forwarded
via post to The Blue & Gold Trust, 39, King John Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 4QB. Cheques must be payable to the Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust.
All purchases must clearly be identified as for “Season Ticket Comp”, and contact details included.
All entrants will receive acknowledgement of their payment and all proceeds from the competition will go to the GDF.
The competition will conclude on Monday the 10th of August 2020.
Donations towards the GDF can also be made via PAYPAL by clicking on the GDF Thermometer on the right of this page
or by cheque/cash as above.
Again, any donations must be clearly identified as “GDF donation”.
We would like to acknowledge the generous donations towards the cost of a season ticket from Evergreen Equity Release Solutions, ARC Fabrications, The Solar Shed, HARK Solutions and Lanes Motor Services. All of the Trust Directors have also made personal contributions. Many thanks also to Tony M, Colin M and others who have contributed.
Next season's squad begins to take shape
Thursday 2nd July
Lynn have announced the signing of Jamar Loza.
The 26 year old forward (b. 10 May 1994) left Chelmsford City in May with Clarets' manager Robbie Simpson lamenting
"I really like Jamar as a player and I would have liked to have given him a chance under my management.
However, Jamar has received offers elsewhere, and his future now lies away from Chelmsford City."
Making his mark at Under 16 level with Norwich City, he became a full-time with the Canaries' academy in July 2010
making an impact with the under-18s and reserve side.
Released in the summer of 2012 he was recruited for the Under-21 development squad making 30 appearances, scoring 13 goals.
A number of loan spells saw him at Coventry, Leyton Orient, Southend before returning to Norwich to make his Canaries' debut
in the final match of the 2013-14 season against Arsenal.
He made five appearances for Norwich before beginning 2015 with a month's loan spell at Yeovil.
Back at Carrow Road he scored his first goal for City in March 2015.
Further loans spells at Stevenage and Southend followed before Norwich announced that they would not be renewing his contract
in June 2016.
After trials with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Colchester he joined Maidstone United in October 2016 scoring 10 goals in 63 appearances
and, after a three month loan spell with Woking, in October 2018 he was sold to Billericay Town for an undisclosed fee.
He moved to Chelmsford City in late June 2019 and went back on loan to Woking three month's later where he made 29 appearances (23 starts) scoring twice.
Loza is a Jamaican International making his debut in 2014.
Saturday 27th June
: It was announced that Norwich City Under 23 goal keeper Archie Mair will be joining on a season long loan.
The 19 year old (b. 10.02.01) was signed by Norwich to play with the Under 23s in June 2019 and made 12 appearances for the Canaries' Reservers in
Premier League 2 last season and one in the EFL Trophy.
Mair, who had made seven appearance for Scotland's U19 team, had spent ten years with Aberdeen.
The paperwork for this deal is due to be completed in the next week.
Friday 29th May
: The club has announced its list of retained players: Ross Barrows,
Alex Brown, Sonny Carey, Michael Clunan, Michael Gash, Ryan Hawkins, Chris Henderson, Luke Johnson, Aaron Jones, Sam Kelly, Rory McAuley,
Jordan Richards, Dayle Southwell, Chris Smith, Alex Street, Tom Ward.
Two notable names missing at present - Adam Marriott and Ryan Jarvis.
Tuesday 26th May
: The club announces that Michael Gash has committed himself to the club for the coming season.
Gash, who will be 34 in September, signed in July 2017 and has made 130 appearances for Lynn, scoring 36 goals.
Friday 22nd May
It is announced that right-sided player Ryan Hawkins and Lynn's longest serving goalkeeper Alex Street
have both reached agreements that will see them at The Walks for another season.
Alex Brown, Lynn's 27th March signing has yet to make his debut while January signing Dayle Southwell is on a two and half year deal.
Street, 28, signed for Lynn in the summer of 2010 from Wisbech and has made 462 appearances which has seen some 139 clean sheets.
Hawkins, 25, joined the club in November 2016 from St Neots Town for an undisclosed fee. He has made 137 appearances for Lynn scoring 25 goals
but his starts in the 2019-20 season had been limited and he spent the beginning of the season on loan at Dereham Town.
Wednesday 20th May
: Aaron Jones commits to another season at The Walks. Having made 71 appearances for Lynm since signing in August 2018 after
some years in the United States and a short spell at Harlow the 2019-20 season saw him score his first two goals for the club.
Thursday 14th May
: The club announced the departure of Ryan Fryatt and Nathan Fox whilst new deals have been agreed with defender Chris Smith and midfielder Sonny Carey whose names joins those of Ross Barrows, Rory McAuley and Chris Henderson who agreed deals before the premature ending to the season.
Defender Ryan Fryatt departs The Walks with a record of 349 appearances, scoring 32 goals, having made his debut in November 2010 - in which he was sent off!
Nathan Fox's career at Lynn was somewhat shorter, joining in June 2019 from Hednesford and making 36 appearances, scoring once.
King's Lynn Town: Champions
Wednesday 17th June
After weeks of waiting to find out how 2019-20 season will end, Lynn were declared the winners on the National League North on a points-per-game basis after
the season was ended prematurely by the CODIV-9 pandemic with Lynn occupying second place in the table, two points behind leaders York City but with two games in hand.
It has been a remarkable season: after winning promotion last season many fans would have been happy with a mid-table finish, particularly after the 3-0 mauling at Guiseley on the opening day.
However, after reaching third spot in the table in mid-August they remained in the top four for the rest of the season and spent most of the time in the top two places competing and defeating
the "bigger" clubs like Darlington and York City.
Subject to FA ratification, Lynn will play their football in the National League in the coming season, one step away from the English Football League.
: Although this is the highest level a Lynn team have played in the Pyramid system, Lynn played in the Midland League in the mid/late 1950s - one step below Third Division North/South.
The club did apply for football league membership in the late 1950s/early 60s when clubs were voted into the league and there was no automatic system of promotion/relegation.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: to be decided.
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