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 you probably know, the last 6 months of last season was very traumatic and disrupting for the Club, following the sudden passing of the Chairman and stalwart Mr Steve Cantle. Despite this difficult time, however, things eventually started to get turned around with the Club finishing the season with 50 points, as well as victories in 2 cup finals.
At this point, I’d like to formally extend a warm welcome to Steve Dormer and Andy Hunt and their management team to the Club. We all wish 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 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 Chris Arnold, currently as its interim Chairman. I would like to thank the supporters and volunteers who over the close season have helped to repair damage to the Club caused by vandals, as well as maintain and update the existing facilities. 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 Youth FC, as well as 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 youth and junior teams and 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.
Fleet Town FC