Category: 2017-2018 Club News

Pre-Season Programme

Whitstable Town have arranged the following pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
Saturday 14 July 15.00 Tunbridge Wells (Home)
Saturday 21 July 15.00 Rochester United (Home)
Tuesday 24 July 19.45 Lydd Town (Home)
Saturday 28 July 15.00 Lordswood (Away)
Tuesday 31 July 19.45 Folkestone Invicta (Away)
Saturday 4 August 15.00 Grays Athletic (Home)
Tuesday 7 August 19.30 Whitstable Town Academy (Final Practice Match at The Belmont)

The Bostik League season kicks off on Saturday 11 August, with the fixtures due to be released in mid-July. The draws for the FA Cup and FA Trophy should be made in early July.

News regarding admission prices and season tickets will be announced once finalised.

Supporters Evening In Clubhouse

There will be an opportunity for Whitstable Town supporters to come to the Belmont on Wednesday 30th May to talk to the team manager and club officials and hear about the plans for the coming season back in the Bostik League South East Division. The bar will be open from 7 p.m. with the event due to start around 7.30 p.m.

Please come along and feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you have any suggestions or ideas to put forward, they will also be welcomed. If you would like to get more involved in any way or perhaps feel you could offer any help during the summer, please do let us know.

Finally, don’t forget the End Of Season Presentation Night at the Marine Hotel on Saturday 2nd June. which promises to be a good evening after a successful season on the pitch. Tickets are still available if you would like to attend. More details are available here:
Presentation Evening

Harry Brown Update

The latest news on Harry Brown, who has been out since last September after suffering a bad knee injury, is that his recovery is progressing well following surgery. He remains part of the Whitstable Town squad and is hoping to be able to return to playing around late September or October. Everyone at the club wishes him well.

Squad Update From Scott Porter

Following the conclusion of the successful 2017-18 season, Whitstable Town manager Scott Porter has been talking to the playing squad and is pleased to confirm that the following players have committed to the club for next season in the Bostik League:
Dan Eason, John Walker, Josh Burchell, Stuart West, Rob Gillman, Tom Bryant, Teddy Nelson, James Morrish, Chris Saunders, Louis Sprosen, Ricky Freeman, Shaun Welford and Charlie Smith.
Danny Williams can also be added to the list, although work commitments may limit his availability and Macauley Murray is taking some time out to go travelling. Craig Cloke has now retired, so will not be at the club next season.

Scott is currently in the process of adding 3 or 4 new players and the backroom staff will also be returning. The Whitstable Town Academy will be entering its second year and hopefully will continue to produce players for the first team squad, as it did successfully during the past season.

Don’t forget the Presentation Evening at the Marine Hotel on Saturday 2nd June, which promises to be a good night with preparations going well. There are still some tickets available, so if anyone else would like to attend, please get in touch.

Wembley Lights Up For Whitstable Town

Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all of the teams that took part in the competition this season.

A total of 737 teams from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League took part in the 137th edition of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, involving over 11,000 players and resulting in over 3,000 goals.

Days before the showpiece final which will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, the stadium’s arch and big screen lit up to celebrate every one of the clubs, from the 370 who started in the Extra Preliminary Round in early August through to the two Premier League finalists who will be battling it out for the trophy this weekend.

This final between Chelsea and Manchester United will take place on Saturday 19th May at 17.15. The journey for Whitstable Town ended abruptly on the first day of the season, Saturday 5th August 2017, with a 2-3 home defeat to Croydon.

A time-lapse video of the activity is available from the following link:

Whitstable Town Clubhouse News

Everyone at Whitstable Town Football Club would like to thank Oscar for his hard work over the past two years as manager of the Belmont Clubhouse. As many people may already be aware, Oscar decided to stand down from his position at the end of April, although you will probably still see him around the club. One of the familiar faces behind the bar, Tracey, has now taken over the role as manager. The venue continues to be steadily improved and there is currently some redecoration being undertaken. The prices remain very competitive and it will be available for use throughout the summer, as well as during the football season.

If you would like to use the hall, or want any further information:

The hall can be decorated to suit the occasion.