Category: 2013-2014 Club News


A look back at Friday’s Presentation Evening

Laurence Harvey wins Supporters Player of the Year
Laurence Harvey wins Supporters Player of the Year

A bumper crowd celebrated individual player Achievements at the Clubs End of Season Presentation Evening at The Belmont.

Supporters, Players & Partners along with Parents & others watched, cheered & celebrated the accolades from the three teams that represent Whitstable Town – from the U18s through the 21s and into the First Team.

Departing Manager  Nicky Southall addressed his players & the assembled crowd with an emotional farewell, thanking the Chairman, Board, Staff & Management Team for their dedication and loyalty which has often  gone unnoticed; he added his personal attributes to individual players and crowned the winners of the awards.

There was also speeches from U21 development Manager, also departing, who added his personal thanks to all with  U18s Supremo Tony Hudson also summarising the achievements of his ever improving squad.

Joe Kane Manager's and Players Player of the Season
Joe Kane Manager’s and Players Player of the Season

With player development at the very heart of the Club, many players have enjoyed stints with the first team & some have really taken their chance and shone in doing so making many, many appearances proving that here at Whitstable Town if your good enough, your old enough and proved that the Club really has assisted towards player development and given youth an opportunity.

Chairman, Gary Johnson, added his thanks to the backroom staff & unsung heroes of the Club, from the ‘small army’ of volunteers (there are never enough), through the Ladies that provide refreshments in the Boardroom (Connie & Josie), the T-Bar (Pat & Denise) & Bar Staff (led by Lorraine). Of course many people make a club, but it’s the players on the park that attract folk through the gates; together with recognition and thanks to his ‘Board’.

The Chairman’s thanks in closing went to Nicky Southall with whom he developed a close working relationship and for whom he offered his thanks and best wishes for his future management career.


First team awards:

Managers Player of the Season:  Joe Kane

Charlie Smith wins Golden Boot and Most Improved Player
Charlie Smith wins Golden Boot and  Young Player of the Year

Players Player of the Season

Leading Goal Scorer: Charlie Smith

Supporters Player of the Season: Laurence Harvey

Most Improved Player: Dan Keyte

Young Player of the Year: Charlie Smith


Under 21 Awards

Managers Player of the Year: Matt Byott

Players Player of the Year: Joe Lester

Leading  Goal Scorer: Joe Lester


Dan Keyte Wins Most Improved Player
Dan Keyte Wins Most Improved Player

Under 18 Awards

Managers Player of the Year: TBA

Players Player of the Year: Elliot Benstead

Leading Goal Scorer: TBA

Supporters Player of the Year: Sam Hudson

Most Improved Player:  Tom Hutson







All other photographs be found

Courtesy of Clubman Of the Year Les Biggs




The Club are disappointed to confirm that Nicky Southall last night resigned as Manager of Whitstable Town FC, a matter he reported via social media late last night.

On behalf of the Club the Chairman thanked Nicky for his personal professionalism and his efforts whilst at the Club over the past two seasons and since taking over the realms as Manager in November 2012.

A further announcement will be made in due course; it is hoped that Nicky will still attend the Clubs Presentation evening on Friday.


All at Whitstable Town would like to congratulate the Champions of each Ryman Division (Premier – Wealdstone FC, North – VCD Athletic & South – Peacehaven & Telscombe) together with the Champions of our sister leagues within the pyramid; our best wishes also to those that are participating in this weeks Play Off fixtures.

At a recent meeting of the Football Associations Leagues Committee, discussion took place and agreement was reached on how clubs would be reprieved at Step 4 (this includes Ryman North & South) at the end of the current Season, if necessary, following the increase in numbers in the Isthmian League Step 4 divisions and the sad demise of other clubs within the pyramid.

It was agreed that the following would apply:-

If a vacancy arises and clubs at Step 4 are to be reprieved, the four clubs in 21st position in the Northern Premier and Southern Leagues and the two clubs in 22nd position in the Isthmian League would be ranked by the average points per game played.  In the event of all of the above six clubs being reprieved and there are further vacancies available the next two places would be allocated to the clubs in 23rd position in the Isthmian League ranked on the average points per game played.


It is expected that the 2014-15 structure of the Non League Pyramid be published sometime in May.


We have over the last few months welcomed numerous ideas & support; at the latest ‘Board’ meeting this evening we have decided upon the undermentioned, the Chairman and fellow members thank you for your input, please do forward any further ideas through to the as you think of them. Whilst not making any promises any ideas that maybe built upon & developed further will be considered.

£2 Per Pint:

From opening to kick off at the two first team fixtures vs. Tooting (this Saturday) and Three Bridges (Easter Monday) and forthcoming U21 fixtures at The Belmont on selected ‘draught beer & lager’.

50 / 50 Draw:


This Saturday we propose to change our usual raffle format to a ‘simple’ 50 / 50 draw (giving you the chance to win 50% of the takings) to be drawn at Half Time.

Clubhouse Hire:

Don’t forget the Clubhouse is available for Birthdays, Retirements, Weddings, Meetings or Event Nights…..simply contact Lorraine to book your event


1 Scott closing inFollowing last weeks visit to Chesterfield FC, League 1 Gillingham are the next club to have invited Scott to attend for a closer visit and may well monitor Scott during this weeks fixtures at The Belmont.

Whilst not wishing to see Scott depart, we all wish him well.