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June 2007

Thursday 28th June 2007
James Rose
The club are pleased to announce the signing of striker James Rose (22) from Molesey. James is a familiar player to K's fans, following a couple of previous spells at the club in which he bagged 24 goals from 50 starts.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "James has missed the club and shown a real desire to join us. We will reciprocate that hunger by giving him our full attention - he's had a year to forget but that doesn't turn you into a bad player. I want him to relax and enjoy his football again, and I can see him complementing Bobby Traynor and the other strikers at the club well.
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Alan's flock of Swans
Following comments on the Walton & Hersham website and local press reports, Alan Dowson sets the record straight regarding former his contingent of former Swans players, "I've heard about how I am supposed to have raided Walton of a whole load of players but the truth is I've been picking them up from all over the place:

  • Bobby Traynor was without a club after the Walton manager Bobby Patterson released him
  • Wes Goggin joined from Ashford Town (middx)
  • Simon Sobihy joined from AFC Wimbledon/Chessington & Hook United
  • Neil Lampton joined from Staines Town/Banstead Athletic
  • Lee Riddell joined from Didcot Town
  • Simon Huckle joined from Met Police
  • Dave Francis joined from Bookham

    That leaves just two players who I have signed straight from Walton - Danny Summers, who was coming through their youth ranks, and now Gavin Cartwright. The fact is that these are all very local players who have decided that Kingstonian is the club for them. In a couple of cases - Simon Sobihy and Neil Lampton - they were already Ks players in the first instance as youngsters."
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    Tuesday 26th June 2007
    Social Maverick
    Alan Dowson and Mark Hams have arranged a social event to mark the start of the new campaign, at 6pm on Saturday 14th July following the double-header of games at Colliers Wood United.

    The venue will be the Maverick in Cox Lane, Chessington - local pub to a number of the players - where the proprietors are looking to help support the K's. On offer will be a race night, karaoke, food buffet, signed memorabilia up for auction along with a raffle.

    All supporters are invited to join the players and backroom staff for what should be a great night!
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    Monday 25th June 2007
    Gavin Cartwright
    The club are pleased to announce the signing of Walton & Hersham captain Gavin Cartwright. Gavin is a 6ft 3" central defender or midfielder who has spent two seasons apiece at Corinthian Casuals and more recently at Stompond Lane, where he made 77 appearances for Walton.

    Manager Alan Dowson says of the signing, "Gavin will be a big asset to the club as he is a commanding player who you can rely on. He is yet another locally-based player to join our ranks and I hope to be in a position to announce another signing over the course of the next few days."
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    Monday 18th June 2007
    Alan Dowson's Summer Soccer School
    This summer sees the launch of Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Summer Soccer School, running over four weeks starting on Tuesday 31st July at Hinchley Wood Secondary School in Esher.

    Aimed at 6 to 14 year olds, the cost is 15 per day or 50 for each four-day programme. First team manager Alan Dowson will be joined by Martin Tyler, along with some first team players and other known faces.

    Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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    Friday 15th June 2007
    Supporters Club quiz night
    The Supporters Club will be holding their out of season quiz night on Friday 29th June at 7.45pm at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

    All are welcome, and admission is 7 including a fish/veggie supper (or alternatively 4 without food). There is no bar on site so bring your own drinks - an off licence and pub are located just down the road from the venue. Please come along and enjoy the evening, whilst catching up with what's new.
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