The Chairman’s Musings

The Chairs programme notes of both wit and wisdom, from the pen of  John Burgess.




Good afternoon everyone as we embark on another season of National League football at The Kuflink Stadium. From the evidence of the performances in the pre-season friendlies Garry Hill has used his vast experience to make very shrewd signings and there is every reason for optimism in the months ahead.

Today sees the Fleet Supporters’ Trust being match sponsors and ten lucky members will be enjoying their time in the Hospitality suite. As you will notice the Fleet Supporters’ Trust are this season sponsoring the electronic scoreboard which, hopefully, will show plenty of goals and the winning 50/50  number.

During the close season two members of The Fleet Supporters’ Trust Board have left because of personal reasons. On behalf of The Board and members I wish to thank Dave Rutnam and Steve Boem for their hard work during their time on the Board. We are looking to recruit two new members for the Board so if you want to know more or are interested in joining the Board please contact me or any Board Member.

Away travel will continue to be provided by Redwing Coaches. The price structure remains the same as last season but in order to obtain the Fleet Supporters’ Trust discount members must produce a valid membership card.

Bookings for away travel can now be made with John Burgess on 07951 610878 or Tracy Down on 07764 731633, at the office on match days and by email at Payment by card and cash at the office when booking is preferred.

Bookings are being taken for the trip to Bromley on 6/8/2019 leaving at 1715 and to AFC Fylde on 10/8/2019 leaving at 0700. Fleet Supporters’ Trust membership renewals are now due and can be made at the office on match days – payment can be made by card or cash also by standing order or direct debit.

The second edition of the newsletter should have reached your inbox – if you have not received it please contact Tracy to ensure your email address is correct. Hard copies can be made available to those who do not have email, just ask at the office if you want one posted to you. On the subject of Social media a new Facebook page has been set up which has a grey or blue tick to indicate it is the official Facebook page of The Fleet Supporters’ Trust. Do please visit it as it will be well worth a look.

By popular demand there will be an away weekend for the game at Harrogate.  This trip will leave on 4/10/2019 returning at 6/10/2019. The cost will be £116 per room for two nights bed and breakfast for two people; travel will be £45 for members and their partners, for non-members it will be £50. Full details can be obtained from the office or by contacting John Burgess. Please don’t delay if you are interested in joining this trip. As the game is an evening kick off the whole of Saturday if free to enjoy the many delights of Harrogate. Well that is enough from me so let’s get behind the Fleet and roar them to victory. UP THE FLEET!

To read Johns’ notes from last season