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.
Lynn gain a Limb
Monday 18th June
Lynn have announced the signing of Harry Limb on a two year contract.
The 18 year old (b. 01/08/1999) striker from Old Leake in Lincolnshire, is the product of Boston United’s Centre of Excellence programme and signed first-team forms
when he turned sixteen in August 2015, although he made many appearances on the bench for the Pilgrims he never made his first team playing debut.
The start of the 2016-17 season saw him join Wisbech Town where he made 40 appearances, scoring 22 goals.
In February 2017 he signed an 18-month contract with Burnley having had a trial with Swansea City earlier in the season and also having attracted interest from Leicester City, MK Dons and Peterborough United.
Although he was not on contract at Wisbech and therefore free to move, Burnley made a "donation" to the Fenmen and sent a team there for a pre-season friendly..
While with the Clarets he was called into the Northern Ireland under-19 side making his debut and playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 defeat against Poland.
He joined Matlock in January 2018 on loan for the remainder of the season scoring six goals from 16 appearances (12 starts).
Lynn sign defender but another departs
13th - 16th June
Lynn have announced the signing of Kalern Thomas (b. Sep 29, 1993) primarily a right-sided defender but also capable of playing on the left and as a wing-back.
He began his career on the books of Walsall before turning out for Quorn and then a month with Loughborough Dynamo before joining Corby Town in September 2013 where he stayed until June 2016 when he joined Boston United.
At Corby he helped them win the Southern League in 2014-15 but was still there when they were relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season.
He made 34 appearances for the Pilgrims scoring once. He moved onto Solihull Moors in May 2017 where he made six appearances
before leaving by mutual consent and joining Kettering Town in December 2017 and went on to make 22 appearances, one notable one being at The Walks where he was sent off
for a late tackle on Michael Gash in Lynn's 2-1 win.
Leaving the club, however, is Tom Ward. Ward joined he Linnets in December 2016 from St Neots and went on to make 62 appearances (54 starts) scoring six goals.
In announcing his departure, the club states that Ward had been invited back for pre-season but declined the offer.
Reserves in revised league structure
Friday 25th May
Lynn Reserves will have four new teams to visit next season in the newly formed
Eastern Counties League Division One (North).
The division has one team less than last season.
The full line-up being:
AFC Sudbury Reserves, Cornard United, Debenham LC, Diss Town, Downham Town, Fakenham Town, Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves, Harleston, Haverhill Borough, Ipswich Wanderers, King's Lynn Town Reserves, Lakenham, Leiston Reserves, March Town United, Mulbarton Wanderers, Needham Market Reserves, Norwich CBS, Swaffham Town, Team Bury, Wisbech St Mary.
Simon Clark appointed manager
Wednesday 23rd May
Lynn have appointed a former player as their new manager.
Simon Clark had two spells at The Walks with a gap of 14 years years between them, making his debut in the 1990-91 season
and appearing 37 times.
He began his playing career as a junior with Lincoln City and then joined Boston Town.
He went on to play for Holbeach United, King’s Lynn, Hendon and Stevenage Borough.
He began his professional career with Peterborough United in 1993 and made 107 appearances for the Posh.
He subsequently turned out on 98 occasions for Leyton Orient and 64 for Colchester United.
A spell in Singapore with Woodlands Wellington FC as player-coach and then player manager was followed by a return to Lynn
in January 2005 and ending in August of that year having made 21 appearances, scoring once. After leaving he had a brief spell as player-manager at the then Ryman League Premier Division club Leyton where he was dismissed after a few weeks in charge and then as player-coach at Malden.
Clark had a number of roles in a coaching capacity beginning at schoolboy and youth level at Lincoln City and Peterborough United,
and later becoming a first team coach at the Imps.
In September 2009 he stepped up to take caretaker charge at Sincil Bank for five games and left the club when Chris Sutton was appointed.
After roles in coaching and as a personal trainer he returned to manangement in May 2010 at Stamford and took a step up to manage Worksop Town a year
later but although he guided Tigers to an
impressive FA Trophy run, and won the Sheffield Senior Cup the aim of a play-off place was not achieved and with a reduced budget looming Clark
and assistant Dave Frecklington resigned in April 2013.
His next role was as Youth Development Phase Coach Under 16 with Notts County taking on a similar role with Under 15s at Charlton in 2014 progressing via Under 18s and Under 21s to first team coach.
He returned to Notts County as Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Under 18 in May 2017.
Returning to The Walks as Clark's assistant is Sam Gaughran who saw last season out with Royston Town having left Lynn in January.
In other news, Ryan Fryatt has agreed a two year contract with the club while the departure of Leon Mettam and Tom Siddons
has been announced on social media, and Simon Lappin took to BBC Radio Norfolk to announce his departure.
Thursday 10th May
Lynn have confirmed the departure of Cameron Norman. Norman joined the club in August 2017 having played for Norwich United, Concord Rangers and finally Needham Market in the 2016-17 season.
The former Norwich City Academy player made 52 appearances for Lynn scoring five goals.
Last Sunday saw manager Ian Culverhouse confirm his resignation. Since taking charge of the club in February 2017 he has a record of overseeing 67 matches
winning 39 matches, drawing 13 and losing 15.
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 26th July.
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