Category: 2015-2016 Club News


‘Great Value For Money, Fantastic Event, Superb, We all had a wonderful time despite the rain’…………….just a summary of the feedback from the 1,100 adults & children attending the Fire Works at The Belmont last Thursday evening.

After a very wet & windy afternoon and having reviewed & delayed the confirmation of the commencement of the event, to hold the Fire Works was the right decision and vindicated the efforts of the football club officials in ensuring that despite the rain all went off well.

Boys from nearby Tankerton Youth FC started the proceedings with a junior football match and penalty shoot in horrendous conditions, cheered on by the growing and very wet crowd.

The Whitstable Carnival Court & chaperones provided the beauty helping to generate club funds with an awful lot of pocket money won by one young man in the clubs 50 / 50 draw – the winning ticket number claimed was 4851.

Thanet based Viking Fire Works who have built and provided the display now for a number of years once again came through the turbulent conditions having worked tirelessly with the Club Chairman and Safety Officer to whom much thanks must go; despite the continuous rain the wind didn’t dampen proceedings as it did last year enabling Viking Fire Works to once again provide a fantastic array of colours with the usual big bangs and sighs from the crowd.

In terms of attendance given such a poor evening it was an overwhelming success; just think what might have been and how many might have turned out had it been a mild and clear Novembers evening.

Chairman Gary Johnson added, ‘the event was a terrific success given the inclement weather, the Club is grateful for the support of the Community in turning out on such a terrible evening and I would personally like to thank all those volunteers that helped before, during and since the evening with the clean up…….please, please come back to The Belmont next Saturday when we entertain Three Bridges; if we have the support for a league game that we had on Thursday evening then I’m sure the footballing spirits would be lifted’.



As part of the deal that took Scott to Folkestone, we welcome Callum Wraight a young and promising defender whom has been loaned to us for the period of Nov 5th to Dec 31st inc. and whom we are sure will gain valuable Ryman League experience with us.



Folkestone Invicta have signed fans favourite and midfield dynamo Scott Heard, who may make his debut at the Fullicks Stadium this Saturday when Invicta host Guernsey FC in an early kick off.

Having rejected an earlier offer, Scott made it known that he wanted a change from The Belmont especially after the two clubs met last week; it was with heavy heart’s that the ‘Board’ accepted a further increased offer from Folkestone Invicta.

Scott joined Whitstable as a Youth player before making his First Team debut at the young age of 16 since when he has become a regular and almost the first on the team sheet most weeks having made 252 First Team appearances; more recently Scott has had Trials at Chesterfield, Gillingham and Maidstone United.

Sadly, his last appearance for the Oysters was in last Saturday’s home reverse in which Scott was substituted.

Scott, a local boy, will be missed by the Chairman, ‘Board’ & most of all by the long term and loyal supporters; we wish Scott well.

Also departing the Club this week was Ollie Gray whom has joined up with his former managers at Ramsgate.


The Club & the First Team Manager seek the services of a local, willing & enthusiastic individual whom wishes to become involved in the semi-pro game to fulfill the role of Kit Man.

The successful individual will be required to attend First Team fixtures both Home & Away, supporting the Football Management Team for which nominal out of pocket expenses will be paid and who will take an interest in the club, attending other fixtures at The Belmont as maybe appropriate.

Responsibilities will principally include maintaining a kit inventory, liaising with the First Team, U21 & U18 Managers to safeguard the property of the Club, be part of the Technical Area match day team and be involved within the dressing room hence an individual who is able to maintain club matters with discretion is required.

You are invited to register your interest with either the Chairman or Manager at your earliest as this is an immediate start for the right individual