Fakenham Town FC
Notice of 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.

Nominations for “election as officer of the club”, or any “proposed
resolutions” must be made by email (agm@fakenhamtownfc.co.uk),
or in writing no later than Wednesday 31st May.

* Nominations & Resolutions must be proposed & seconded by members of the club. *

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

New First Team Manager appointed at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham Town Football Club are delighted to announce Robbie Harris as our new First Team Manager.

Robbie will bring fresh enthusiasm and a wealth of experience to fulfil the Clubs intention to play attractive football whilst improving the development and continued progression of all senior players at Fakenham Town.

Over the last 16 months Clipbush Park has seen many positive changes in personnel, incorporating large investment in the pitches, clubhouse and infrastructure resulting in Fakenham Town FC facilities being amongst the best in the league.

We are very ambitious and fully supportive of Robbie and all the players to raise the standards of football, performances and results to also be amongst the best in the league.

Together the Committee, managers, players, sponsors and supporters all look forward to a positive, successful and exciting future at Fakenham Town Football Club.

 

Norfolk Senior Cup Final – Ticketing and Travel update.

To those travelling on the coach, it sets off from Clipbush Park at 6pm.
It will be departing soon after the game, obviously the time will depend on if the game goes into extra time and penalties.

Entry to the game is £7 for adults, £4 for children and concessions.
Tickets are only available on the gate so we cannot order advance tickets.

Please share.

Up The Ghosts!

CLUB STATEMENT – UPDATE

Following positive meetings at the club with coaching staff and players, it has been agreed that Neil Jarvis will take charge of the first team for the remaining three games of this season including the Norfolk Senior Cup Final against Kings Lynn Town at Carrow Road.

We are also very pleased to announce that Neil will remain as Under 18s team manager for the 2017/2018 season.

Fakenham Town Football Club will now move forward for the 2017/2018 season.

Carrow Road here we come!!

We are through!!!!!!

Fakenham reach the final after a 1-1 draw after extra time, and winning 5-4 on penalties!

Jarvis with the goal for The Ghosts.

A remarkable effort after playing most of the game with 10 men after Abbott got sent off after 2 yellows.

Well done to all the players and also a huge thank you to the supporters who made the trip to the FDC.

On to Carrow Road!!!

Up The Ghosts! 👻🚂

Situations Vacant!

Your club needs you!!

Would you like to join Fakenham Town Football Clubs senior committee??

We have the posts of Club Secretary and Fixture Secretary available from May.

Senior Team Fixtures Secretary

To cover First, Reserves, U18 and Ladies.

To confirm all home fixtures with :-

3 match officials, Opponents, Team management, Facilities Manager, Groundsman, Kit Person, Programme Editor.

To confirm away fixtures with opposition, team management and kit person.

Send all relevant documents within pre-determined deadlines to League or FA.

Club Secretary

Fill in team sheets for first team home and away.

Fill in team poster to be displayed in clubhouse for first team home games.

Attend league meetings and club committee meetings, and do all FA charter standard paperwork required.

Ensure all paperwork regarding fines and player registration is carried out and dealt with according to league guidelines.

 

Should you require any further information about these posts or to put your name forward, please contact Club Chairman Andrew Jarvis on andrewjarvis@fakenhamtownfc.co.uk

– FWT 09/03/17 –
Cup fever grips Ghosts ahead of County semi against Harleston.

Cup fever is hotting up in Fakenham ahead of next week’s Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final.

The Ghosts are gearing up to take on Harleston on Wednesday March 15, at the Football Development Centre in Bowthorpe, Norwich with kick-off at 7:30pm. Admission is adults £5 with concessions £3.

A supporters coach has been organised after the tremendous following The Ghosts received at their replayed quarter-final fixture at Diss, when a Josh Youngs header sent Fakenham through in the 85th minute, after George Abbott’s opener had been cancelled out.

There are still spaces on the coach available to pre-book at £5 at Fakenham’s home Reserve game on Saturday against Hemsby.

The first team welcomed Haverhill to Clipbush Park on Saturday, and despite taking the lead midway through the first half, fell to a 1-2 defeat.

After a cagey start by both sides, the deadlock was broken after 23 minutes when a Garner cross was flicked on by Glover to Jackson behind him, who made no mistake in opening his Ghosts goal account from eight yards.

The lead lasted just over 10 minutes, when Tommy Rix was beaten from the penalty spot, having felled the Haverhill striker.

The Ghosts almost retook the lead immediately, but George Abbott’s shot flew just wide of the post. A header from Ashley Jarvis then forced the visiting keeper into a flying save.

The visitors started the second half in full flow and scored what ultimately turned out to be the winner less than two minutes after the restart – a lapse in concentration allowing the striker to skip through the defence, and slot past Rix.

The best chance of the half for The Ghosts came when a Matt Gilchrist header rattled the Haverhill post late on.

Before their cup exploits continue on Wednesday, the Ghosts travel to face Hadleigh United on Saturday in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, 3pm.

At the weekend there was a 0-7 defeat at Clipbush Park for Fakenham Ladies, who make the trip to Sprowston in the Plate this Sunday.

The twice postponed Under 18s Youth Cup fixture against Sheringham was due to have taken place last night.

– FWT 23/02/17 –
Fakenham back in the Senior Cup – at second time of asking.

Fakenham Town will face Harleston in the Semi-Final of the Norfolk Senior Cup – but only after they were forced to replay their Quarter-Final tie against Diss Town on Tuesday night.

The replay came about after a Norfolk FA meeting last Friday, when it was deemed that two players who featured in the 1-0 win were in fact ineligible.

Ordinarily that would mean immediate expulsion from the competition. However, as the error had originated from the suspension list provided to the club by the Norfolk FA, The Ghosts were more unfortunate in their selection than trying to pull the wool.

While the list clearly stated the suspensions for Sam Garner and Kyle Plumb would start on Monday, 13 February, both should have read Saturday February 11 instead – an error acknowledged by Norfolk FA’s Matt Carpenter shortly before the semi-final draw was made.

Ultimately, the ruling turned out to be irrelevant, as The Ghosts beat  Diss 2-1 on Tuesday. A first half opener from George Abbott was cancelled out midway through the second half by Callum Webb for Diss, before Josh Youngs scored with a diving header in the 85th minute, sending The Ghosts into a semi-final against Anglian Combination Premier Division high-flyers Harleston on Wednesday March 15, at the FDC.

The cup win came after Fakenham had returned from Stanway Rovers with a hard fought 1-0 win at the weekend.

Ghosts manager Wayne Anderson had been concerned Friday’s decision could have an adverse effect on his squad’s preparation, but clearly that wasn’t the case as Ashley Jarvis scored the winner from the penalty spot against the fifth-placed side. This Saturday, The Ghosts travel to thirdplaced Newmarket Town.

Fakenham’s Reserves side were far from welcoming on Saturday with the visit of Sheringham Reserves, hammering their opponents 12-0 – the opener coming after just 75 seconds.

Ricky Claxton helped himself to a stunning triple hat-trick as The Ghosts cemented their place at the summit of the Anglian Combination Division Three table. Brain, Harrison & East scored the other goals. Brandon Town visit on Saturday (2.30pm).