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June 2010

Tuesday 29th June 2010
Francis Duku
Defender Francis Duku has been released by mutual consent. Francis made 37 appearances for the club last season, and captained the side for much of it.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Francis was a big figure in the team, and his presence was more than just physical as he was also a great captain. We've had to do some rebuilding with new players at the back so we've decided it's best all round that he moves on. I think Dooks is ready for a player/coach role if he wants to go down that route and wish him all the best for the future."
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Monday 28th June 2010
Dean Hamlin
The club is delighted to announce the signing of defender Dean Hamlin (26) from Tooting & Mitcham United. Dean made 201 appearances for Tooting since joining the Terrors four years ago.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've been after Dean for a while and am pleased to get hold of him as he's an excellent right back. We had problems in the full back positions last season so it's been a priority area to fix. This will allow us to push Matt Gray further up the pitch so again will help the balance and feel of the side."
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Thursday 24th June 2010
Pre-season fixtures
Kingstonian will be hosting Brighton & Hove Albion and a team from Fulham this summer at Kingsmeadow. With the club about to reach a 125th anniversary milestone, former FA Cup finalists Brighton were opponents in a famous cup match in 1994. Fulham meanwhile were last season's Europa League finalists, and shone with six full internationals in their side last time they visited the K's.

Meanwhile, the special K's All Stars v Chelsea Legends match has been moved to Wednesday 4th August, kick off 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow, due to the Fulham friendly. More details will follow soon.

The full list of fixtures for the summer is as follows:

Sun 11 Jul - 1.00pm - Winchester City v Kingstonian
Sat 17 Jul - 11.00am - Corinthian Casuals v Kingstonian
Sun 18 Jul - 11.00am or 3.00pm - Tooting & Mitcham/Staines Town v Kingstonian
Fri 23 Jul - 7.45pm - Kingstonian v Brighton & Hove Albion
Tue 27 Jul - 7.45pm - AFC Wimbledon v Kingstonian
Fri 30 Jul - 7.45pm - Kingstonian v Fulham XI
Tue 3 Aug - 7.45pm - Dorking Wanderers v Kingstonian
Wed 4 Aug - 7.30pm - K's All Stars v Chelsea Legends
Sat 7 Aug - 3.00pm - Godalming Town v Kingstonian
Sat 14 Aug - 3.00pm - Leatherhead v Kingstonian
Mon 16 Aug - 7.45pm - Metropolitan Police v Kingstonian
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Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Tobi Jinadu
The club is delighted to announce the signing of defender Tobi Jinadu (26) from Harrow Borough. Tobi made 28 appearances last season, scoring 5 goals, and was named supporters player of the year.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "It's taken a bit of time to get Tobi off Harrow but I'm very pleased to finally get it sorted as he's a big strong defender. The fact that he's got a good left foot, as well as [other new signing] Tom Bird is also a factor in settling the balance of our defence."
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "A lot of us have taken the chance to go away recently, and it was no different for me. The family sorted out a week away with just the missus, though I didn't even know where we were going!

"Something I find when talking to transfer targets is that the experienced ones often want a coaching role too. I'm sure many of them will go on to do well too, but it's not something that interests me as in Mark Hams I've got the best coach around. Hamsey is always working on how we can get better as individuals and as a team and I think it's very exciting that he will be leading our new academy.

"Whilst I was away we were involved in a promotional event at The Bentall Centre over the weekend. Rob Tolfrey and Simon Huckle represented us brilliantly from what I hear and I'm not surprised as they're great lads. We'll be out and about in the community again over the summer as it's important to be involved."
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Wednesday 9th June 2010
Kingstonian Academy update
Kingstonian FC are putting in place an academy programme for 16-19 year olds who want to combine their education with football. The 2 year level 3 NVQ course in football coaching, which is equivalent to 2 A levels, will be run at Glyn school in Epsom.

The students will receive 6-8 hours of elite A Licence football coaching per week, will compete in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League and also receive their education in the classroom. Students who have already arranged further education in September CAN COMBINE that with this programme.

Any 16-19 year olds unsure of what they want to do but are keen on football and want to further their education are welcome to attend the open evening with their parents on Thursday 1st July at Kingsmeadow Athletic Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, Kingston at 7pm.

There will also be further trials at Priest Hill playing fields, Reigate Road on Sunday 18th July and Sunday 25th July, both at 1pm. For more information please contact Lewis Field on 0845 644 5747 or Mark Hams at ksglynacademy@aol.com
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Monday 7th June 2010
Jon Boardman
The club is delighted to announce the signing of defender Jon Boardman (29) from Woking. Jon joined Woking from Crystal Palace in 2002, where after 133 appearances he moved into the Football League with Rochdale and then Dagenham and Redbridge, before spending last season back with the Cards. Jon has been capped by the England semi-pro national team (England C).

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'm pleased to be able to bring a top defender like Jon to the club. He's played at a good level for all of his career and that extra quality and experience should prove valuable to the heart of our defence."
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've been busy meeting players as we look to have the strongest squad possible for next season. It can be tough though as these days players often prefer to send a text message, where I am used to doing business face to face. It was therefore very refreshing to meet with Jon Boardman three times in person before we did our deal.

I'm hoping to bring another two or three players in before we start pre-season training in a few weeks. We have made an offer to one of them - another defender - and we hope to tie that up over the coming week."
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Friday 4th June 2010
Tom Bird
The club is delighted to announce the signing of defender Tom Bird (21) from Fleet Town. Tom made 115 appearances for Fleet over the past two years and picked up a supporters player of the year award in that time. He has also previously appeared for Basingstoke Town as well as spending time with Chelsea following a successful string of displays in Sky TV's Football Icon show.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We needed a left back and Tom is one of the best in the league. He did a good job on Lodgey when we played there and Andy Sinton (now at Telford) speaks very highly of him. He's got a bit of skill about him and is tough in the tackle."
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Thursday 3rd June 2010
Admission prices 2010/11
Kingstonian Football Club has announced ground admission prices for the forthcoming season. Ground admission provides entry (seating and terracing) to all home league and pre-season games.

  • 9.50 Adult

  • 6.50 Senior (60 and over) / Disabled

  • 4.00 Student (21 and under)

  • 2.00 Junior (16 and under)
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    Season tickets 2010/11
    Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce that season tickets are now on sale, offering savings on match day prices.

  • General admission to seating and terracing

  • First option on tickets for cup matches


  • In addition, the club is taking long-term steps towards attracting the next generation of young fans. Adult and senior/disabled season ticket holders will be eligible to claim a free junior season ticket, whilst standalone junior tickets have been reduced to just 15. A new pricing category has also been introduced for students in full-time education, who will be able to benefit from a dramatic reduction in prices down to 35.

    Prices, covering all home league matches, are as follows:

  • 170 Adult

  • 115 Senior (60 and over) / Disabled

  • 35 Student (21 and under)

  • 15 Junior (16 and under)


  • 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!

    Forms will be sent out to all existing holders and can also be downloaded here.
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    Patrons packages 2010/11
    Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce that patrons packages are now on sale, taking the season ticket concept to the next level in hospitality.

  • General admission to seating and terracing, including 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 home league matches, are as follows:

  • 425 Adult

  • 275 Senior / Disabled

  • 50 Junior (sold only with above)


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

    Forms will be sent out to all existing holders and can also be downloaded here.
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    Wednesday 2nd June 2010
    Youth Academy trials
    The Kingstonian Football Club Youth Academy, in association with SCL and Glyn School, is holding trials this week. The poster can be downloaded here.

    Football
  • Compete in the Conference Youth League against other top non-league clubs

  • 6-8 hours of elite training by UEFA 'A' licence coaches

  • Emphasis on progressing youth team players into the first team squad


  • Education
  • 2-year programme

  • Study the NVQ level 3 in Football Coaching (equivalent to 2 A-levels)

  • Gain FA Level 1 & 2 Football Coaching Qualifications

  • Option to study additional A-level subjects


  • Trials
    If you are aged 16-19 years and would like to combine your education with football the academy is holding trials:
    Wednesday 2nd June & Friday 4th June, 1pm-3pm
    Priest Hill Playing Fields, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DT

    For more information please contact Mark Hams, Kingstonian 1st Team Assistant Manager at ksglynacademy@aol.com
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    Update
    Manager Alan Dowson has been stranded - not by volcanic ash, but by a car failure in the North East! So whilst he's still plotting for next season, that does mean he's not currently able to physically attend to sign a couple of new players who have been lined up.

    Meanwhile, K's Web is just catching up after holidays so other updates will resume shortly.
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