Category: 2018-2019 Club News

Player Updates

This has been a busy week for manager Scott Porter and his coaching team and as reported in the local press, some changes have been made to the Whitstable Town playing squad.

There are two new players who have been registered today and they will go straight into the squad for the game against Faversham at the Belmont Ground tomorrow. Miles Cornwell joins from Herne Bay. The 28 year old striker has previously played for several other Kent clubs including Sittingbourne and Folkestone. Taylor Fisher, a young left sided player who is a product of the Dartford FC academy, has also signed. He made one goal scoring appearance for Dartford in the FA Trophy and has also played for Beckenham Town this season.

Several players will be signing dual registration forms with other clubs to allow them more regular game time. These are Harry Brown, Chris Elliott, Teddy Nelson and Louis Sprosen.

Sam Welch and Kyran Connolly have both left the club and Chris Saunders has been released. We would like thank these players for their efforts during their time at Whitstable and wish them well.

In other player news, Charlie Smith made his 200th appearance for Whitstable at Hornchurch on Tuesday, which is a great achievement. He is leading the appearance table for current players. Defenders Rob Gillman and Tom Bryant both recently passed 100 appearances, so congratulations go to all of them. The appearance table as it currently stands is shown below.



Charlie Smith


Dan Eason


James Morrish


Rob Gillman


Tom Bryant


Christmas and Stand Draw Results

The winning tickets in the Christmas Draw were chosen after the Ramsgate game in the Belmont Ground clubhouse. The draw this year was the most successful yet for the club and thank you to everyone who took part, helped to sell tickets or donated prizes. We would also like to thank Chantelle and the bar staff for arranging the buffet and ensuring everything went smoothly on a busy day at the club.

The winners are listed below. Most of the prizes have been collected, but we will try to contact the remaining few in the next couple of days. If you are one of the winners and we have not been able to get in touch, please call the club or email

Drawn Ticket Winner Prize
1st 219 R Stiff £250
2nd 474 Paul James Luxury hamper
3rd 569 Stuart West 12 assorted wines
4th 1478 Kristian Anderson Selection of Christmas ales
5th 1274 Jackie Brown Fruit hamper
6th 1422 D Brennan Bottle of whisky
7th 356 George Corney Box of chocolates
8th 1285 Debbie Browne Tin of shortbread biscuits
9th 1453 Steve Cooper Selection of classic ales
10th 772 Charlie Smith Sparkling wine
11th 1098 Joe Brownett 2 WTFC engraved glass tankards
12th 647 Chris Saunders 2 WTFC engraved glasses
13th 187 Ship Centurion Large stollen

There was also a draw made for three prizes from all of the tickets that were sold during the past couple of years to help raise funds for the improvements to the seating and walkways in the main stand. This work has now been completed thanks to the generosity of our supporters, a grant from the Premier League Football Stadia Improvement Fund and not forgetting those that helped with the work.

The cash winners were Dave Reynolds, Tony Rouse and Wally Brown and once again, for those that were not at the ground for the draw, the club will be in touch shortly.

Merry Christmas

Everyone at Whitstable Town Football Club would like to wish all of our volunteers and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers, who this season include the following:

  • D&J Tyres
  • Exact Construction Ltd
  • Manor Developments (Kent) Ltd
  • E W Gee Ltd
  • Maiford Ltd
  • PH Accountancy
  • City Awards
  • Caldecott Fostering
  • Whitstable Labour Club

We also greatly appreciate the support given by a number of others, whose varied contributions are all important to the well-being of the club.

Finally, special thanks go to Cordès Horticultural for once again providing the Christmas tree for the clubhouse at the Belmont Ground.

The next first team game is a Bostik League fixture at the Belmont against Ramsgate on Boxing Day at 3 pm. The draw for our Christmas Raffle will be made in the clubhouse after this game, so there is still time to purchase tickets, with the chance of winning £250 or a number of other nice prizes. There will also be a draw made to select the lucky winners from those who kindly gave money towards the improvements to the main stand, that were completed at the start of this season with the help of a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. There will be a small buffet provided in the clubhouse for those that wish to stay.

In other football news, the semi-final draw has been made for the Velocity Trophy and is as follows:
AFC Hornchurch or Whitstable Town v Bracknell Town or Folkestone Invicta
Enfield Town or Burgess Hill Town v Merstham or Bishop’s Stortford

The games are due to be played by the end of January, but of course the quarter finals have to be completed first. As a reminder, Whitstable visit AFC Hornchurch to play theirs on Tuesday 15 January.

Whitstable v Herne Bay

As a result of the recent very wet weather, a precautionary pitch inspection has been arranged for Saturday morning at 11 a.m. ahead of the Bostik league fixture at the Belmont against Herne Bay. The pitch is wet, but in good condition and weather forecast is mainly dry, breezy and chilly overnight and tomorrow morning, so the game is expected to go ahead.

Danny Williams Returns

With a couple of days to go before the local derby against Herne Bay at the Belmont, Danny Williams has agreed to return to play for Whitstable after taking some time out from playing Saturday football. Manager Scott Porter should have a number of players back after being without six regulars in the 4-0 defeat at Horsham, but there are still some injury concerns, with Ricky Freeman, John Walker and Louis Sprosen all struggling to return to fitness. The return of last season’s top scorer, who contributed 28 goals in the successful campaign, is a great boost to the squad and we welcome Danny back to the club.