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May 2009

Friday 29th May 2009
Iain Hendry testimonial
There will be a testimonial match at Fetcham Grove for former K's defender Iain Hendry this Sunday at 3pm, marking almost ten years service at the Tanners.

Martin Tyler and Jamie Beer are confirmed participants from our club, along with former players David Harlow and Mark Harper. Monies raised from the 5 admission fee will go towards children's charities.
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League constitution 2009/10
The Football Association have confirmed this morning the clubs that will be playing in the Ryman Football League in season 2009/10. The FA have said that in releasing the allocations, there could still be change, as there remain issues with a couple of clubs, not in the Ryman League, to be resolved.

The constitution of the Premier Division for next season is:

AFC Hornchurch
Ashford Town (Middx)
Aveley
Billericay Town
Bognor Regis Town
Boreham Wood
Canvey Island
Carshalton Athletic
Cray Wanderers
Dartford
Harrow Borough
Hastings United
Hendon
Horsham
Kingstonian
Maidstone United
Margate
Sutton United
Tonbridge Angels
Tooting & Mitcham United
Waltham Abbey
Wealdstone
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Thursday 28th May 2009
Alan Dowson interview
The manager spoke to us about how things have been going since the end of the season and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.

Please note: The interview is around 13 minutes in length and 3.1mb in size.
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Tuesday 26th May 2009
Pre-season fixtures
The list of confirmed friendly fixtures for the summer is currently as follows, with one or two more (local) games to be added:

  • Sat 11th July - 12pm & 3pm - Raynes Park Vale v Kingstonian

  • Wed 15th Jul - 7.45pm - Kingstonian v Hampton and Richmond Borough

  • Sat 18th July - 3.00pm - Kingstonian v Woking

  • Sat 25th Jul - 3.00pm - Metropolitan Police v Kingstonian

  • Fri 31st July - 7.45pm - Kingstonian v West Ham Utd XI

  • Tue 4th Aug - 7.45pm - Godalming Town v Kingstonian

  • Sat 8th Aug - 2.00pm - Leatherhead v Kingstonian
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    Saturday 16th May 2009
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've been talking to the players about next season and at the moment they all want to come back, which is a massive plus. They've every right too as we've just won a championship. There will be a lot of pressure on places, and a couple might decide to move on but we're re focused on the task ahead.

    "On a personal note it was nice winning the manager of the season award, and that will go straight in the K's trophy cabinet as it's been a joint effort, in particular with my assistants Mark Hams and Martin Tyler.

    "A final mention for the fans as they've been absolutely great, and were as the banner said like our 12th man. It's a chance to have a break for the summer and we'll have a good pre-season schedule lined up as we prepare for the Premier division."
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    Wednesday 13th May 2009
    Manager of the Season
    Congratulations to Alan Dowson for being named the Manager of the Season (Division One South) for 2008/09 by the Ryman League.
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    Golden Boot
    Congratulations to Bobby Traynor for finishing as leading scorer in the Ryman League (Division One South) for 2008/09 with 32 goals in league competition.
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    Bobby Traynor
    The club is pleased to announce that striker Bobby Traynor has signed a new contract with the club. Bobby has scored 74 goals from 110 appearances for the K's, and finished the season as the league's top scorer.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Everyone knows how highly I rate Bobby and the stats speak for themselves. He's the top scorer here and across the whole division and will get 25-30 next year in the Premier. I'm delighted to have him and Carl (Wilson-Denis) paired up again for next season as it's been a great partnership for us."
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    Monday 11th May 2009
    Supporters 3-7 Staff
    The staff team beat the supporters by seven goals to three on Saturday at Raynes Park Vale.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "That was definately the biggest game of the season and I'm delighted with the result. We got our tactics spot on and played them off the park. We could see them tiring so put on the kids - Glenn, Josh, Bradley and Billy - and their pace cause the opposition a lot of problems. If I was the supporters manager I'd have them back early pre-season, as boy do they need it!"
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    Saturday 9th May 2009
    Champions Draw
    Tickets are now available for the Kingstonian Champions Draw - an opportunity to win a unique championship-winning souvenir package including all of the items below.

    The tickets, kindly produced by our friends at Banquet Records, can be purchased from their shop at 52 Eden Street in Kingston or online here (P&P charges apply). They can also be purchased from the Maverick pub in Chessington, and wherever Mark Hams goes!

    Numbers are strictly limited to 200 and each entry costs 5. The draw will take place during half time of the Kingstonian v Woking match on Saturday 18th July.

  • Matchball from championship winning match

  • Programme & team/tactic sheets from last game of the season

  • Manager Alan Dowson's Ryman League coat

  • Luke Garrard's goalkeeping gloves & signed captains armband

  • Pair of league top scorer Bobby Traynor's boots

  • Pair of FA Cup player of the round Dean Lodge's boots

  • Photo signed by Alan Dowson, Mark Hams, Martin Tyler

  • 3 x training t-shirts signed by Dowson, Hams, Tyler

  • Limited edition 'champions t-shirt'

  • Kingstonian Football Club scarf
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    Friday 8th May 2009
    Kingstonian v West Ham United XI
    The club are pleased to announce that West Ham United will be sending a team to face the K's for a pre-season friendly on Friday 31st July, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We're delighted that a club of the stature of West Ham are coming. Gianfranco Zola has a soft spot for us from when he played here for Chelsea, and has promised to send his strongest possible side. We faced 6 internationals when we played Fulham last year and will face more top quality players this time."
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    Wednesday 6th May 2009
    Supporters v Staff
    The supporters take on the staff in the annual challenge match this Saturday, kick off 3pm at Raynes Park Vale FC. The clubhouse opens at 1pm and there will also be a BBQ.

    Everyone is invited to watch, or participate. Andy Clarke is the supporters team manager and can be contacted via the forum.

    Meanwhile, staff team manager Alan Dowson is fired up for the game, "I've had a great campaign and am the reigning manager of the month so we're going to play like the champions that Kingstonian are. We beat the supporters with five under 12's last year and never have any problems playing them, so this will be a chance to finally put those moaning supporters in their place. This is the biggest game of the season!"
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    Monday 4th May 2009
    Admission Prices 2009/10
    Kingstonian Football Club have announced admission prices for the forthcoming season as follows:

  • 9 Adult

  • 6 Senior/Student

  • 3 Junior (Under 16's)


  • Patrons' lounge hospitality tickets are also available on an individual match basis at 25 per person. These must be bought from the ticket stall in the foyer as opposed to the turnstiles.

    Prices will apply to all games this coming season, including any home pre-season matches.
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    Season Tickets 2009/10 - Updated
    Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce revised season ticket prices for the forthcoming season, following feedback from supporters.

    SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Season tickets purchased before the end of June will be valid for three home pre-season fixtures, providing extra games absolutely free of charge!

    Season tickets provide:
  • General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground

  • First option on tickets for cup matches

  • Adult season ticket holders get up to 6 home matches free of charge

  • Concession season ticket holders get up to 6 home matches free of charge

  • Junior season ticket holders get up to 11 home matches free of charge


  • Prices, covering all 21 Ryman Premier League matches, are as follows:

  • 162 Adult

  • 108 OAP/Student

  • 39 Junior (Under 16 at the time of buying the ticket)


  • 325 Family (2 adults/1 junior)

  • 220 Family (1 adult/2 juniors)

  • 190 Family (1 adult/1 junior)


  • Forms will be sent out to all existing season ticket holders and will be available from the club shop on home matchdays. They can meanwhile be downloaded here.
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    Patrons Packages 2009/10 - Updated
    Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce that patrons passes are now on sale, taking the season ticket concept to the next level in hospitality.

    SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Patrons passes purchased before the end of June will be valid for three home pre-season fixtures, providing extra games absolutely free of charge!

    Patrons passes provide:
  • General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground, though patrons have a reserved seat in the main stand

  • First option on tickets for cup matches

  • Reserved car parking space

  • Programme upon arrival

  • Exclusive use of the Patrons Lounge (smart casual dress code)

  • Refreshments before, during and after the match

  • Name printed in every home programme


  • Prices, covering all 21 Ryman Premier League matches, are as follows:

  • 405 Adult

  • 261 OAP/Student


  • 750 Family (2 adults/1 junior)

  • 475 Family (1 adult/2 juniors)

  • 460 Family (1 adult/1 junior)


  • Forms will be sent out to all existing patrons pass holders and will be available from the club shop on home matchdays. They can meanwhile be downloaded here.
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    Sunday 3rd May 2009
    Player of the year
    Manager Alan Dowson reflects upon the end of season presentation party, "It was a great night for everyone and a chance to say well done to each and every single player, especially Carl Wilson-Denis who won the players and supporters awards. He would have needed a hand from Mark Hams to get the trophies home as he's the only person strong enough to carry them all!"
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    Saturday 2nd May 2009
    Manager of the month
    Congratulations to Alan Dowson for being named the Manager of the Month (Division One South) for April by the Ryman League.
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    Friday 1st May 2009
    Simon Huckle
    The club is pleased to announce that Simon Huckle has agreed terms for next season, following Carl Wilson-Denis earlier in the week.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Simon is going away next week when I'll be sorting things out with most of the team so we've got him tied down now. He's a great club man so I said his family could come for free - that will wind the chairman up as it'll end up costing about five grand!

    "Meanwhile, Adam Thompson will be away in the coming week but has given his word that he'll be committing to us for next season when he gets back, and that's good enough for me. Everyone knows how highly I think of Thommo."
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