Thanks Worthy, & All The Best!!

NEWSFLASH – Fakenham Town Football Club would like to place on record their sincere thanks and gratitude to Nigel Worthington, who has stepped down from the clubs committee with immediate effect, to pursue non-football-related matters.
 
We as a club, wholeheartedly respect Nigel’s decision and request for privacy and with that in mind will make no further comment, but we also couldn’t let him go without our sincere thanks to his contributions over his time at the club.
 
“Worthy” has been a huge part of things for the past 18 months, when he came into the club in the “Club Ambassador” role, at the beginning of chairman Andrew Jarvis’ reign in January 2016.
 
As well as being instrumental in bringing Development sides from both Leicester City and Norwich City (both of course, teams that he has previously managed) for pre-season friendlies at the beginning of the 2016-2017 campaign, the club is also hugely indebted to him for the work he has done behind the scenes, from painting the walls & ceilings of the clubhouse to mentoring the many coaches and youth players within the Ghosts’ set-up.
 
Once again, all at Clipbush Park would like to thank Nigel for the incredible amount of time & effort he’s devoted to the club, wish him well for the future and will no doubt welcome him back as a supporter in the future.

 

New addition to Clipbush Park, by way of a Media Gantry.

NEWSFLASH: And the exciting (well, our Media Team think so!) news that we’re delighted to announce, is the latest addition to Clipbush Park.

Sponsored by 5 Star Scaffolding (Thank you!), a new Media Gantry has been erected on top of the main stand at Clipbush Park.

The gantry will allow the club to photograph (& indeed film!) matches, from a fantastic new angle. Views from “Up On The Roof” coming soon!

06/07/17 – Fakenham & Wells Times

Fakenham ready to start pre-season campaign with derby against the Magpies.

Fakenham Town kick off their pre-season fixtures this week, when Dereham Town visit Clipbush Park tomorrow evening (7.45pm).

It’ll be the first fixture for returning first team manager Robbie Harris, who will be looking to get his second spell in charge of the Ghosts off to a good start.

Assisting him in the home dugout for the first time will be Paul Neary, who also returns to the club after a brief spell previously.

Several of last season’s crop of players have re-signed for Harris’ Ghosts, with a few new faces signing on too.

There will be a familiar face in the visiting dugout as well, as former manager Wayne Anderson returns in his new role as assistant manager to Magpies manager Neal Simmons, also new to the position. Ashley Jarvis could also make an appearance against his former team-mates in the black of white of the visitors.

The Ghosts then travel to face Swaffham Town on Tuesday with kick-off at Shoemakers Lane at 7.45pm.

Fakenham’s Reserves, led by the management duo of Dean Betts and Trevor Daniels kick off their Anglian Combination Division Two on Saturday, August 19 away against Caister Reserves. Before that though, is the trip to face Hellesdon at the Football Development Centre in Bowthorpe, on Saturday, July 15, the first of four friendlies for the Ghosts’ second string.

One change in management at the club is the arrival of Kristian Jones, who takes over the role of Under 18’s manager from club legend Neil Jarvis who has stepped down from the position.

Jarvis, whose involvement with the Ghosts over decades included spells with the first team as a (Norfolk Senior Cup winning) player, coach, assistant manager, caretaker manager and manager.

As manager of the Under 18’s, Jarvis oversaw the nurturing, and subsequent breakthrough to the first team of a number of the current squad — and with the numbers of years accumulated at Clipbush Park, all that doesn’t come close to acknowledging everything that he has done for the club, for which the committee are extremely grateful and wish him the very best for the future.

VANshop Cup 2017 a huge success!

Well what can we say after that!?

Our second youth 5-a-side tournament, The VANshop Cup was a fantastic success.

Thank you to all the clubs, their players & coaches for bringing teams here and we hope you all enjoyed the experience.

Thank you to our main sponsor for the tournament VANshop for being here all weekend and for doing the trailer challenge game, some great scores recorded from what we hear!

Also thanks to Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell and our own Nigel Worthington for presenting the trophies for the winners.

We must also give a special mention to LMA Drone for doing some filming and photos at short notice for us. The shots look great and we cant wait to share them with you.

We are very proud at Fakenham Town to have such a dedicated team of volunteers, and without them a tournament such as this would not be possible.

They cooked, served, cleaned, directed parking, refereed… the list goes on.

There are simply too many names to mention, they all did a fantastic job and the club cannot thank them enough for their efforts this weekend.

We hope that what ever capacity you came in, whether you played, coached, or just cheered on the teams that you enjoyed the weekend and we hope that you will join us again next year.

Up The Ghosts!! 👻🚂

New Under 18’s Management Team Appointed.

We are pleased to announce that Kristian Jones has been placed in charge of the under 18s team for the 2017/2018 season, replacing Neil Jarvis, who has stepped down from the role.

Kristian will bring a wealth of experience in the game with him and is a UEFA B licensed coach. Please join us in wishing ‘Jonah’ well in his new role.

He will be assisted in his duties by Stuart Ballett & Ed Savage.

Training starts this Monday (4th). 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Club legend parts company, as The Ghosts wish ‘Jarvo’ all the best.

The committee of Fakenham Town Football Club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Neil Jarvis, who has stepped down as manager of our Under 18’s.

“Jarvo’s” involvement with the club, as many people will know goes back decades – showing incredible dedication to the cause which is so very rare in this day and age.

Over that time, Neil represented the club as a (Norfolk Senior Cup winning) player, Coach, Assistant Manager, Caretaker Manager and Manager. And that’s just for starters with the first team set-up.

As Manager of our Under 18’s, he’s overseen the nurturing, and subsequent breakthrough to the First Team of a number of the current squad – and again, that doesn’t begin to touch the surface of the many years of service, and the players that have played under his guidance.

Jarvo finished the season in charge of the side in the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road, after stepping in to (not for the first time) take the reins and hold the fort. For which we are still extremely grateful.

Once again, thank you Neil for everything over the years, from all at Clipbush Park. We wish you the very best for the future, wherever it may be.

Linnets to visit Clipbush Park in pre-season friendly.

Kings Lynn Town will form part of The Ghosts’ pre-season preparations ahead of the new season, when they visit Clipbush Park on Tuesday 18th July.

The fixture, which will kick off at 7:45pm will no doubt bring back memories of last season’s Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road when The Linnets came out on top after a 2-0 victory.

First team manager Robbie Harris, and assistant manager Paul Neary will be hoping to see a similar performance from the squad to the one on the previous occasion.

Ticket details for the fixture will be announced in due course.

** Any businesses wishing to sponsor this match, please email sponsorship@fakenhamtownfc.co.uk **

Pre-Season Training
schedule released.

Fakenham Town Football Club start pre season training at Clipbush Park on the 24th June, at 1.30pm.

Our first team currently compete in the Eastern Counties Premier Division, Reserves in Anglian Combination Division 2 and Under 18s in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League. Our First Team also compete in the FA Cup, FA Vase and under 18s in the FA Youth Cup.

We are welcoming players to join us for the 2017/2018 season, to add to our already talented squad.

If you are a local player with a good pedigree wanting to test yourself in a higher league, or if you have youth academy experience and are looking to step into senior adult football, Fakenham Town can offer a high standard of facilities, well qualified and experienced coaches and much more.

Please contact first team manager Robbie Harris on robbieharris@fakenhamtownfc.co.uk if you would like to attend or would like more details.

Full training schedule

Saturday 24th June (1.30pm)
Tuesday 27th June (7pm)
Thursday 29th June (7pm)
Saturday 1st July (10.30am)
Monday 3rd July (7pm)
Wednesday 5th July (7pm)
Thursday 13th (7pm)
Thursday 20th July (7pm)
Wednesday 26th July (1.30pm)

Fakenham Town FC
Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 7pm.

Notice is given of the above Annual General Meeting,
which will be held in the clubhouse at Clipbush Park.

Agenda will be released no less than 7 days before the meeting is due to take place.

Fakenham Town Football Club,
Clipbush Park, Clipbush Lane,
Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 8SW.

– MEETING AGENDA –


Apologies.

2016 AGM minutes.

Chairmans Report.

Treasurers Report.

Election of Officers for the 2017-2018 season.

Any Other Business.