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June 2005

Thursday 23rd June 2005
Under 18's: Trials 2005/06
A reminder that Kingstonian Under 18's will be holding trials on the next two Saturdays, starting at 9.30am in the Kingsmeadow car park, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PB. Trialists are encouraged to attend both sessions, each of which is expected to run until 3pm, and it is also advised to bring food, drink and kit allowing for all conditions.

The team will be managed by Mark Brooksbank, formerly with the AFC Bournemouth Academy, and will play in the Southern Youth League at Dorking FC on Wednesday nights, with training at Kingsmeadow on Monday nights. For further details please contact team secretary Gerry Petit on 07764 834859 or at academy@kingstonian.net
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Tuesday 21st June 2005
Patrons packages 2005/06
In a similar vein to the season tickets, the club are re-introducing the Patrons Package - just like a season ticket, but with a lot more benefits:

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground, though patrons have a guaranteed seat in the main stand.
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- Reserved car parking space
- Programme and team sheet upon arrival
- Exclusive use of the Patrons Lounge
- Refreshments before, during and after the match
- Name printed in every home programme

The pricing structure (which covers all 22 Ryman League Division One matches) is as follows:

290 - Adult
200 - OAP/Student

Forms will be available from the club shop, and can also be found online in our The downloads section.
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Season ticket prices 2005/06
Finally, after a lengthy hiatus, Kingstonian are delighted to announce that season tickets will be on sale this summer.

Season tickets offer supporters some very important benefits:

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- If desired, a reserved seat
- Supporters with adult or OAP/student season tickets effectively get two home matches free of charge.
- Holders of junior season tickets get seven home matches free!

The pricing structure is as follows, and this covers all 22 Ryman League Division One matches:

140 - Adult
100 - OAP/Student
45 - Junior (Under 16 at the time of buying the ticket)

Forms will be available from the club shop, and can also be found online in our The downloads section.
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Pre-season admission prices 2005/06
This pre-season Kingstonian have secured three home friendlies against opposition from higher levels in the football Pyramid, namely AFC Wimbledon (for the Trevor Jones Memorial Trophy on Tuesday 26th July), Bognor Regis Town (on Saturday 30th July), and FA Premier League team Fulham (on Wednesday 3rd August).

In previous seasons, the club have raised admission prices depending on the identity of the opposition. Howeverm this will no longer dbe the case and ground admission prices will be exactly the same as for Ryman League Division One matches during the new season, namely:

7 Adult
5 OAP/Student
3 Junior (Under 16's)

Once again, there will be no extra charge to sit in the main stand to watch the match.
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Ground admission prices 2005/06
For the first time at Kingsmeadow Stadium, the club have decided to simplify its pricing structure - instead of charging one price to stand up, and another price to sit down, the K's will be charging the same price for both! The pricing structure will be as follows:

7 Adult
5 OAP/Student
3 Junior (Under 16's)

It is believed that these prices will be on a par with most clubs in the league next season - in what is one of the best grounds at this level - though from now on transferring to the main stand will be absolutely free of charge.

Also, at each home game, two local schools will be selected to receive vouchers that will give children free entry to a game as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Local Little Leagues will also be benefiting from this plan.
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Monday 20th June 2005
League Cup draw
The draw for the first round of the Isthmian League Cup was made at tonight's league AGM, and Kingstonian have been drawn away to Lymington & New Milton, to be played at a midweek date to be announced later.
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Sunday 19th June 2005
Kingsmeadow summer work
AFC Wimbledon are holding a working party next weekend on 25/26 June to help make Kingsmeadow a tip-top place for the new season. They would like to invite Kingstonian supporters to the ground during the weekend to help out with tasks including renewing the red paint on the crash barriers.
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Friday 17th June 2005
Open meeting next Thursday
The club have arranged an open meeting for next Thursday 23rd June, commencing 7.45pm at the Saxon Rooms, Kingsmeadow. There will be the opportunity to sign up for the soon-to-be announced new season tickets, sponsorship initiatives and to have discussions with club officials and management.
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Pre-season training
Manager Ian McDonald is pleased with the progress of the early voluntary pre-season training, which will continue over the next couple of Wednesday nights. From there, he will be asking those trialists with whom he has been impressed with to join existing players for the pre-season schedule. This has been arranged much like the regular season, with three sessions a week consisting of training and/or matches.
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Saturday 11th June 2005
Players, contracts and wages
Kingstonian FC are pleased to have secured the services of Bashiru Alimi, Martyn Lee, Phil Ruggles and Richard Taylor on contract for next season over the past month. In total, fifteen players from last season have been invited to return for pre-season training, joined by a number of hopefuls looking to make the squad for next season.

It has been with great relief that the uncertainties regarding regular wage payments encountered under the previous regime of Rajesh Khosla have been resolved since the takeover. To facilitate this, the players have been paid on 'gross' account (as opposed to 'net' payments) since the February date, whilst the bookkeeping and accounts have been brought up to a suitable standard.

The club will be meeting with the players over the next seven days to clarify and arrange any recalculations regarding this and wages relating back to the fortnight covering the takeover.
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Monday 6th June 2005
Supporters Club quiz night
The Supporters Club are holding a quiz night on Friday 24 June, 7.45pm, at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston. Admission, including a fish & chip supper (sausage/chicken/vegetarian options available), will cost 6 per person. All are welcome - pay on night - and with no bar, feel free to bring your own drinks.
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Saturday 4th June 2005
Additional pre-season friendly
Following an excellent response to pre-season training, an additional away friendly has been arranged for Saturday 23rd July, kick off 3.00pm, where a Kingstonian XI will travel to Colliers Wood United.
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Friday 3rd June 2005
Under 18's: Trials 2005/06
Kingstonian FC is re-introducing its successful Under 18's team for next season and will be holding trials on Saturday 25th June and Saturday 2nd July.

Trialists are encouraged to attend both sessions and registration will take place at 9.30am in the Kingsmeadow car park, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PB. The trials are expected to run until 3pm and players are advised to bring food, drink and kit allowing for all conditions.

The team will be managed by Mark Brooksbank, formerly with the AFC Bournemouth Academy, and will play in the Southern Youth League at Dorking FC on Wednesday nights, with training at Kingsmeadow on Monday nights.

For further details please contact team secretary Gerry Petit on 07764 834859 or at academy@kingstonian.net
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Under 18's: Physio required
Kingstonian Under 18's are seeking a physio / treatment of injuries specialist to work with the team on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Due to the nature of the setup, the role would be voluntary and would ideally suit a student studying towards the full physio / FA treatment of injuries awards.

For further details please contact team manager Mark Brooksbank on 01737 555593 or at academy@kingstonian.net
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Under 18's: League announced
Kingstonian Under 18's have formally been voted back into the Southern Youth League for next season. The league is split into four regional section and K's will play in the Eastern Division:

Ashford Town (Middx), Bedfont, Cobham, Corinthian Casuals, Fetcham Park United, Godalming Town, Staines Town, Kingstonian, Colliers Wood, Epsom & Ewell.
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Thursday 2nd June 2005
Ivy Nellie Heber-Trevor 1,000 bequest to The K's
Kingstonian FC has been bequeathed a legacy of 1,000 in the will of the late Ivy Nellie Heber-Trevor, in memory of her son, the late John Trevor - a K's supporter who ran the club shop and maintained the historical records for a number of years.
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Wednesday 1st June 2005
Commercial opportunities 2005/06
The commercial page has been updated to reflect the new commercial and sponsorship opportunities on offer from Kingstonian FC for next season.

A wide range of packages are available to cater for a variety of corporate and personal requirements, and such commercial backing is a key ingredient for what is an important period of rebuilding for the club.
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