Manager, Nicky Southall talks about the forthcoming pre season and the visit of Dagenham & Redbridge on 29th June 2013.

As pre-season training approaches, I’m absolutely delighted that all the work behind the scenes in arranging games and training have really progressed on and off the field. I’m really delighted with the calibre of games throughout pre-season as we build up to the 10th August . All of my back room staff have responded in producing a fantastic array of games for you Oyster boys to come and watch. The real Blue Ribbon game has to be the visit of League Two team Dagenham and Redbridge on 29th June 2013. This game is a huge feather in Whitstable’s cap as this is a real coup for us and let’s hope we can achieve a bumper crowd at the Belmont. Can I ask you to spread the word around the town about the game and really welcome Dagenham here as you never know they may come again in the future. I’d like to say a massive thank you to Wayne Burnett manager of the Daggers for agreeing this fixture.  Wayne is a good guy and we go back many years-he is a true gent and in his days a exceptional footballer- Good luck to Dagenham next season. Also we have Dover, Margate , Tonbridge Angels at home to look forward too with as some exciting games away from home .

Speak soon Nicky

Our pre season fixture list now looks like this :-

First Team:

Saturday June 29th              Home vs Dagenham & Redbridge  (3pm)

Tuesday July 16th:                Home vs. Margate (7:45pm)

Saturday July 20th                Away vs. Erith & Belvedere (3pm)

Tuesday July 23rd                 Home v Dover Athletic  (7:45pm)

Thursday July 25th               Away vs. Thamesmead Town (7:45pm)

Tuesday July 30th                 Away vs. Corinthian * (7:45pm)

Saturday Aug 3rd                   Home vs. Tonbridge Angels  (3pm)

* This is a fixture date for both First Team & U21s

Other U21 Fixtures:

Saturday July 20th                 Away vs. APM

Saturday July 27th                 Away vs. Bearsted

The League commences Saturday August 10th,with  Fixtures will be released around July 20th.