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May 2011

Saturday 21st May 2011
Player update
Six players have committed themselves to stay at the Ks for next season - Rob Tolfrey, Dean Hamlin, Tom Bird, Gary MacDonald, Tom Hutchinson and Bobby Traynor.

The club is also in talks with other players from last season, as well as some new players, but is not in a position to announce anything further yet.
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Monday 9th May 2011
Season 2010/11 roll call
  • Isthmian League Premier Division golden boot winner: Bobby Traynor (23 league goals)

  • Isthmian League Premier Division manager of the month: Alan Dowson (April)

  • Kingstonian player of the season: Rob Tolfrey

  • Isthmian Youth League Central Division champions: Kingstonian

  • Isthmian Veterans Cup winners: Kingstonian
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    Sunday 8th May 2011
    Isthmian Veterans Cup winners
    Kingstonian claimed the final honour of the Ryman League season with a 2-0 victory at Bognor in the Isthmian Veterans Cup final at Nyewood Lane in front of a crowd of 184.

    Scott Corbett lifts the trophy

    Eddie Akuamoah put K's ahead on the half-hour and Conrad Kane struck seven minutes later to secure the win for a side missing a number of regular players from previous rounds.

    Lineup:

    1) Jimmy Glass
    2) Jeremy Jones
    3) Matt Elverson
    4) Mark Dunne
    5) Julian Sills
    6) Dave Graham
    7) Eddie Akuamoah
    8) Simon Mitchell
    9) Tony Reid
    10) Conrad Kane
    11) Scott Corbett

    Substitutes used:

    12) Mark Norman
    14) Richard Exworthy

    Thanks to everyone who has been involved with the Vets team this season.

    Kingstonian Vets team at Bognor
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    Saturday 7th May 2011
    "To believe in the heroic makes heroes"
    Fifteen months after it was conceived, Adam Tyler's half-hour documentary set at the club, titled Kingsmeadow, is finally complete, and will receive its very first preview screening at our next Supporters' Club night in the Ethelred Suite function rooms at the ground on Thursday 16th June.

    The film features Dowse, Hamsey, and the players, supporters and back room staff of Kingstonian FC, and is set over one tense evening in the build-up to a K's Monday night match. 'A dramatic, warm-hearted celebration of the world of semi-professional football, the heroes on the pitch and off it, and how important it is to the UK'.

    More information will follow in due course.
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    FA Cup dates 2011/12
    First Round Qualifying - 17th September 2011
    Second Round Qualifying - 1st October 2011
    Third Round Qualifying - 15th October 2011
    Fourth Round Qualifying - 29th October 2011
    First Round Proper - 12th November 2011
    Second Round Proper - 3rd December 2011
    Third Round Proper - 7th January 2012
    Fourth Round Proper - 28th January 2012
    Fifth Round Proper - 18th February 2012
    Sixth Round Proper - 17th March 2012
    Semi-Finals - 14th/15th April 2012
    Final - 5th May 2012
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    FA Trophy dates 2011/12
    First Round Qualifying - 22nd October 2011
    Second Round Qualifying - 5th November 2011
    Third Round Qualifying - 26th November 2011
    First Round Proper - 10th December 2011
    Second Round Proper - 14th January 2012
    Third Round Proper - 4th February 2012
    Fourth Round Proper - 25th February 2012
    Semi Final 1st Leg - 10th March 2012
    Semi Final 2nd Leg - 17th March 2012
    Final - 12th May 2012
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    Friday 6th May 2011
    Season 2011/12
    The Isthmian League have confirmed that season 2011/12 will commence on Saturday 20th August 2011.
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    Ryman Premier Golden Boot
    Bobby Traynor has become the Premier Division's top scorer for the second successive season, having struck 23 league goals which was one more than Crays Laurent Hamici. This completes a remarkable hat-trick of three Golden Boots in a row for the marksman, having taken the Division One South award in 2008/09.

    Bobby's record for the K's now stands at 135 goals from his 200 starts, with a further 7 appearances coming from the bench, since signing from Walton & Hersham in January 2007.
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    Manager of the month
    Alan Dowson has been awarded the Premier Divisions manager of the month for April. The award is given to the manager whose team has the best record during the month and Kingstonian came out on top with four wins and two draws in their six matches.
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    Player of the year
    Well done to goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey for being voted players' and supporters' player of the season.
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    Thursday 5th May 2011
    Admission prices 2011/12
    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.

    10 Adult
    7 Senior (60 and over) / Disabled
    4 Student (21 and under)
    2 Junior (16 and under)
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    Season tickets 2011/12
    Kingstonian Football Club is pleased 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

  • Each Adult/Senior season ticket holder can request one free junior season ticket


  • Prices, covering all 21 home league matches, are as follows:

    180 Adult
    126 Senior (60 and over) / Disabled
    36 Student (21 and under)
    16 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 2011/12
    Kingstonian Football Club is pleased to announce that patrons packages are now on sale, taking the season ticket concept to the next level in hospitality.

  • General admission to both seating and terracing, 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

  • Each Adult/Senior Patron season ticket holder can request one free junior patron season ticket


  • Prices, covering all 21 home league matches and midweek cup (ie League Cup and Surrey Cup) matches, are as follows:

    435.00 Adult
    285.00 Senior / Disabled
    52.50 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 4th May 2011
    Margate match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Mark Hams' end of season notes
    Following the events at Margate and the conclusion to season 2010/11 I've been asked by Dowse to scribe a few notes. He will follow up with his own piece in a few days or so.

    If you ask me whether I ever thought deep down that we'd win the premier division this season I don't think I did, that doesn't mean the towel was ever thrown in. At an early stage Sutton were the favourites by quite a distance and they were of course victims of the 'so they should be with their money' tag. You still have to build a squad that over the course of a season is capable of being strong more often than being weak, they did that and many congratulations go to them.

    As a management we feel we have failed this season, bottom line. We didn't really have any joy in the cups, we lost some matches in such a manner that it was embarrassing and ultimately we didn't get out of the premier division. I've lifted Dowse as best I can by telling him that he's achieved four more points than last season so he's made improvements. He's not buying any of it but he is more determined than ever to win the division next season. So how does he lift himself? Well typically of the man he spent the day after the Margate debacle presenting awards at a local pub to the players who represent their football team. By 5pm I'd heard him having conversations with four potential players to improve the squad next season. If it's all areas that need to be strengthened then so be it, whatever decisions he takes I know he'll get it right.

    One great bit of news for this wonderful club is the under 18's youth team winning their respective league. Ian Brady, Mark Dunne and everyone involved should be very proud of themselves. A few of their lads have joined us for first team training sessions during the season and have not looked desperately out of their depth. It's a massive achievement to win a league at any level as it is evidence that you are the best team in there. I was delighted for them and I have no doubts they will defend their title successfully next season.

    The academy programme that the club has put in place has also been a success in my view. How? Well we've been responsible for helping lads into education through football, made some good friends/links along the way, we've improved the ability of every single player on the scheme and in some cases brought the behaviour of some of them into line. They're a good bunch and I love working with them day in day out. The support network I have around me to make the programme a success is priceless. Glyn School, 'education through sport' company SCL and our joint chairmen have ensured that we didn't fail in our attempts to catch all the other academies up. However without the unselfish assistance from John Fenwick and Peter Hazell we certainly would have struggled to get by. The time they have dedicated to helping the lads and me is worth a full time wage and I will never be able to thank them enough or give them enough credit.

    There are a ridiculous amount of people that do work for this club and deserve so many thanks for it. Dowse will of course take his opportunity to give them the credit they deserve in his notes that follow mine. However I must mention a few as I could not do my job without the hours and hours that they put into making my life easier. James Street bleeds red and white hoops, if ever there was a case for thankless tasks it's him. There couldn't be a more loyal person in the camp and how he gets by on three or four hours sleep a night is beyond me. There isn't a thing he wouldn't do if he was asked to do it and we all owe him a massive debt of gratitude. Adrian Withers has travelled more than Michael Palin over the course of the last eight months to watch opponents and/or potential signings and has come back with some very accurate reports. Not many people would travel to the likes of Bury or Folkestone on a Tuesday evening just to write a few key points from a football match. He's top man. The people who consistently 'assist' us at training sessions and on match days are the following: Alan Smith, Paul Ferrie, Mark Francis, Sally Brown and Paul Horsecroft. They are people that the word trustworthy does no justice to, I am privileged to know and work with them and I thank them with all my heart. They are the sort of people that will always be your best signings despite some of them already being in place when Dowse was appointed as manager.

    As supporters you have seen the good, the indifferent and the ugly in the season just gone. You always return though and we can't thank you enough. You even turn up to the most insignificant friendlies. Yes we disagree and yes we all see the game differently or would pick a different team to each other but if we have the same goal of pushing the club forward rather than falling out with one another then we have a chance. Your loyalty can't be recognised enough and long may it continue, I just hope and wish that we reward you more handsomely next season.

    The best support that I receive personally is from my very understanding family. My absence at home due to my football commitments could be classed as 'out of order' by some people. Season after season I don't see them anywhere near as much as I should but never get any grief for it. Without that consideration I couldn't do the job with the dedication I demand from myself, I thank and love them so much.

    One thing to look out for soon is the documentary that Adam Tyler has made about Kingstonian FC. There is a screening coming up at the club which will be announced soon and from what I've heard it has massive potential to be screened on television. I wish him the best of luck and hope to see you at the screening.

    So we have a summer with no world cup or euro championships - that guarantees everyone will come back in August hungrier than ever needing their fix of football. We of course start pre-season training again in June so we'll be back before we know it. If I'm being honest I'm missing it already and it's going to break my heart to watch the playoff final without us being in it. But we always get and up dust ourselves off again, giving up isn't an option. Here's looking forward to seeing you next season and please stay safe in the close season, enjoy your holidays.

    All the best. Hamsey.
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    Monday 2nd May 2011
    Veteran Cup final on Sunday
    Kingstonian will travel to Bognor Regis Town for the Isthmian Veterans Cup final on Sunday 8th May, kick off 2pm at Nyewood Lane.

    Come down to cheer on Eddie Akuamoah's team of former K's players! Admission will be free of charge and the clubhouse at the ground will be open and the reknowned Bognor Sunday lunch carvery will be available, priced at 6.50 for a main course.
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    Friendly on Wednesday night
    Kingstonian will play Corinthian Casuals in a friendly match on Wednesday night, kick off 7.30pm at Colliers Wood United, to field players from the academy and league-winning youth team. Admission will be free of charge.
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