The club are delighted to announce that Robert Matherson has accepted the position as Development side Manager and will be assisted by Paul Bailey and Peter Phillips. Robert has a solid football background and played at Senior level in London and has also coached and managed overseas. Paul and Peter have been involved with the club for several years with the U18’s and U21’s and will help form a great management team. It is hoped the club will be in a position to announce what league the development side will be competing in next season within the next few days.
A warm welcome from all at Victory Road to Robert and good luck to Robert, Paul and Peter in their new set up.
The Blues will face five new sides in next season's Ryman Premier Division. Ryman North Champions VCD Athletic and Play Off winners Witham Town, Ryman South Champions Peacehaven & Telscombe and Play Off winners Leatherhead and finally Tonbridge Angels who were relegated from the Conference South. Full Ryman Premier Division constitution for season 2014/15;
AFC Hornchurch, Billericay Town, Bognor Regis Town, Bury Town, Canvey Island, Dulwich Hamlet, East Thurrock United, Enfield Town, Grays Athletic, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Harrow Borough, Hendon, Kingstonian, Leatherhead, Leiston, Lewes, Maidstone United, Margate, Metropolitan Police, Peacehaven & Telscombe, Tonbridge Angels, VCD Athletic, Wingate & Finchley and Witham Town.
It is envisaged the new season fixtures will be announced during week commencing 14 July.
Leiston Manager Steve Ball has made his third notable signing of the summer with the acquisition of experienced striker Cliff Akurang. The much sought after front man rejected several overtures from Conference clubs to sign on the dotted line at ambitious Leiston and joins recent signings Michael Brothers and Tom Bullard at a busy Victory Road. Akurang arrives with an impressive CV listing Barnet, Braintree Town, Chelmsford City and Dagenham as some of his former clubs and netted ten times in the Conference South with Bishops Stortford last season. The club is delighted to attract this kind of calibre player to Victory Road and Cliff was extremely keen to further his career in coaching under Steve Ball as well as continuing his playing career at a good level. Blues Manager Steve Ball is really excited with the signing, “Since I took over we have been crying out for an experienced and proven front man so it’s great to get Cliff into the building. He will be a huge asset on and off the field and the fact he could have gone elsewhere and to higher ranked clubs, but instead chose to join us, speaks volumes about our set up. Yes, he took some persuading but he was impressed with what we are aiming to achieve so it’s great to get him on board”.
The club would like to wish a warm welcome to Cliff and hope his stay is an enjoyable one.
Are you interested in helping out on match day? Or perhaps you have some spare time during the week and would be willing to help at the club or do work for the club on a voluntary basis? If you are interested then we have positions for programme sellers to stewarding, media to kit man and we are seeking help from anyone who can spare the time. There are numerous jobs that require undertaking and the club would be grateful for your support.
The latest LFC 200 Club draw (May) was made recently and these were the lucky winners;
£200 (Ball No - 37) Eddie Turner
£100 (Ball No - 129) Steve Ball
£50 (Ball No - 63) Ryan Crisp
All profit is used towards the ground and club maintenance.