Category: 2014-2015 Club News

NEW UNDER 21 MANAGER APPOINTED

We are pleased to introduce Scotsman Jaymie Allan as our new U21 Manager whom will replace Steve Woollcott, with immediate effect.

Jaymie, a HMP PE Instructor, has a wealth of Non League experience having played for Bognor Regis Town, Sittingbourne…..very briefly at Herne Bay and has managed Sheppey United for six years until 2010; he also played for Bridlington Town & Worksop Town having been at Derby County as a youth.

The UEFA B licensed 43 yr old Jaymie has accompanied Steve Woollcott for the last couple of training sessions & last Saturdays U21 win at Worthing and is relishing the opportunity of working alongside the Ward brothers management team.

The Club would like to acknowledge & thank Steve Woollcott for his efforts & support during his tenure; whilst Steve is stepping aside the Wards and all at the Club are hoping he will remain involved in some capacity or other.

 

AARON JAMES ON TRIAL AT CHARLTON

8_Aaron_James[1]Young Whitstable defender, Aaron James has spent this week on a trial with Charlton Athletic. The youngster who has represented Kent FA Under 18’s has now become a regular member of the first team.

It further illustrates that whilst playing for the Club, you have every chance to be noticed as Scouts from Championship & League Clubs continue to monitor the Non League scene especially those at Whitstable.

We wish Aaron every success and maybe soon he will be playing league football.

DONATE…….

We are pleased to announce that all supporters can now, if they so wish, easily donate to the Club to enable us to provide improved ground maintenance and or provide general funds.

The Non League game (like Whitstable Town FC) needs everyone; regular supporters, local businesses and you and I to contribute towards the growth of the Club.

Now we have made it easy for all to do so.

Simply click on the DONATE button, enter the amount together with your payment details in the knowledge that this is a safe, secure & almost instant way in which you can help the Club.

It really couldn’t be any easier, but it would be most welcomed; for which I thank you.

THE GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW PRIZE LIST

The draw drum full of tickets
The draw drum full of tickets

Thank you to all those that sold tickets on behalf of the club and especially to those that supported the club by purchasing tickets, together with the sponsors whom so very generously donated prizes, a massive thank you

The Draw took place at Half Time of the Boxing Day match against arch rivals Herne Bay with tickets drawn by the Chairman, President & a Herne Bay Official.

If your one of the lucky winners contact the Chairman Gary Johnson by phone 07957 – 424810 or via email chairman@whitstabletownfc.co.uk to claim your prize.

Grand Christmas Draw – The Results!

 

DANNY WARD’S VIEW…

Danny Ward in an interview with Kent On Line looked back at the South Park game and previewed the Herne Bay game on Boxing Day

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sport/football/non-league-football/

Whitstable’s players sat in their kit for more than an hour after losing at South Park on Saturday to a late goal which joint-boss Danny Ward says was the worst a side of his has ever conceded. Town looked like they had snatched a last-minute point in an ill-tempered affair –which saw the hosts have six players booked and two sent-off – only to concede a last-minute goal which Ward described as “pathetic.”  It led to a dressing room conference where the players and Ward brothers (Danny and Jim) cleared the air after a fourth defeat in five games, which saw Whitstable drop to 14th in Ryman League, Division 1 South.

Danny Ward said: “It was another three points we’ve given away. It’s not all panic stations, though. We are not far away. We could so easily have been sat here with nine more points and in the play-off places.” He added: “We lost the game because we let in two comical goals – their winner was the worst goal I have ever conceded in football.

“They took the kick-off after we scored and basically walked past our midfield. The lad had a shot from the edge of the box, it wasn’t a proper shot even, it went through the centre-half’s legs and ended up in the corner. It was pathetic.” Ward revealed the players sat in the dressing room for 75 minutes after the 2-1 defeat, adding: “We had a good conversation and everyone had their say. It was 6pm before they got in the shower. There’s no point shouting, even though you might want to out of frustration but they did not play badly.

“Five or six of the lads texted the next day apologising but it wasn’t the performance that cost us. In fact, we’ll probably keep the same team on Friday.” Herne Bay are the visitors for a Boxing Day derby at 3pm and Ward said: “It’s a big game, massive. There’s not much Kent football at that time. Hopefully, there will be a big crowd.”

Defender Ollie Gray could return, while Nick Treadwell will be assessed after being forced off on Saturday by an ankle injury.

Interview courtesy of KM Group

 

MORE SAD NEWS

Barbara Short (sister of season Ticket holder ,Steve Dale), who worked behind the bar for a number of years during former Chairman & now President Joe Brownett’s era has sadly passed away. The clubs sends their sympathies and condolences to Barbara’s family & friends.

A minutes applause will take place prior to the kick off of the Boxing Day game as a mark of respect for both Dave McFall & Barbara.