Welcome to Fleet Town FC for the 2017 / 2018 football season. For the past few seasons, the Club, which is affiliated to the Hampshire FA, has maintained its status playing in Step 4 of the Football League in England & Wales and plays in the Southern League, now known as the Evo-Stik League South, in the East Division.
As of the 25th September 2017 I became the Club’s new Chairman and besides thanking the committee for their faith in me I would like to say a big thank you to Chris Arnold who, following the tragic demise of Steve Cantle, stood up to the plate as acting Chairman for 9 months. I can only imagine how difficult that time would have been for all those involved with the club.
For those that don’t know me I am a dedicated supporter of local football in my home town and that has included Trowbridge Town FC and Yeovil Town FC. When I moved to Fleet from the West Country I was working away in Barrow-in-Furness but eventually thanks to Richard Whittington (our Secretary) Fleet Town FC came to my attention and the rest is history as I will eventually retire here. My credentials for this post stem from my career in business and it is in this area that I believe I can add most value to the Club. I am absolutely committed to making this a vibrant community club and would like to see a return of many previous events and competitions.
In Steve Dormer and Andy Hunt we have a very competent and passionate management team. I am sure you will join me in wishing them well and look forward to a bright future at Fleet Town FC. Steve and Andy have experience at our level of football together with extensive knowledge and contacts, both locally and within the game. With virtually an entirely brand new squad of players, the team have already shown in pre-season games that they are coming together as a team and that we can produce winning football that is good to watch.
The Club is run by volunteers who help in a variety of tasks, with the management of the Club overseen by an elected management committee with myself as its Chairman. I would like to thank all of the supporters and volunteers who are vitally important to the Club.
Fleet Town FC is looking for more volunteers for a variety of roles and any offers of further assistance would be greatly received and welcomed. The more people involved at Fleet Town FC will further improve the stability of the Club and maintain our status within the Hart District as a football club that is supported by and contributes to its local community.
During the coming season the Club is also looking to extend and reinforce our close ties with Fleet Town Colts FC, and Fleet Town Girls & Ladies FC, as well as forming partnerships with other local youth and junior football teams. Furthermore, the Fleet Town FC U18 Youth team is relaunched this season and will play midweek games in the Allied Counties Youth League. The Club’s aim is to provide an environment where local players can progress from their junior and youth teams to represent the area at a level appropriate to their ability and hopefully represent the Fleet Town FC First Team.
Whether you are a supporter, a new player joining our Club or a player back for another season, or part of the new management team, you are part of a healthy, friendly, convivial and competent football club.
And finally, please remember that football is a team game where referees, coaches and players, should always be respected.
Enjoy the season ahead.
Chairman – Fleet Town FC