King's Lynn Town F.C.
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|Full name||King's Lynn Town Football Club|
|Ground||The Walks, King's Lynn|
|Capacity||5,733 (1,200 seated)|
|League||Northern Premier League Premier Division|
|2012–13||Northern Premier League Division One South, 1st (promoted)|
King's Lynn Town F.C. is an English football club based in King's Lynn, Norfolk. They were founded 2010 after the winding-up of their predecessor, King's Lynn F.C., and are members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division. Their first season was successful, having managed to reach the FA Vase semi-final, the Norfolk Senior Cup final, and finished second in the United Counties Football League to St Neots. They repeated this feat in 2012 and were promoted to the Northern League Division 1 South. On 30 April 2013 they overhauled Coalville Town, who had a 17 point lead at one point, to win the league and gain promotion. The club is affiliated to the Norfolk County FA.
The club plays at The Walks, the ground of their predecessor club, located on Tennyson Road. It has a capacity of 5,733, with 1,200 seats in a single stand, and is owned by King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. At the start of the 2010–11 season the Council, and current Chairman Keith "Buster" Chapman, spent a vast amount of money to improve the ground to Conference standard. The improvements included a new set of turnstiles and fencing, a refurbished bar, improved dressing rooms and a new cafe.
The new club retained the traditional blue and gold home colours of the original King's Lynn F.C. when reforming in 2010. The change strip colours have varied from season to season. The current kit supplier is Joma (having switched from Hummel in 2011/12). The main shirt sponsor is currently Reeds Homestore.
At the home F.A. Trophy tie with Carshalton Athletic on 27 October 2012, the first team wore pink shirts in place of the usual blue and gold. After the match, which King's Lynn won 6-1, the players' shirts were auctioned off to help raise money for Cancer Research.
First team squad
- GK Alex Street
- GK Brad Steward
- DF Jordan Yong
- DF Ryan Clarke (Club Captain)
- DF Stuart Wall (On loan to Huntingdon town)
- DF Jason Lee (Vice Captain)
- DF Ryan Fryatt
- DF Chris Ward (On loan to Dereham Town)
- MF Greg Mills (On loan from Barrow)
- MF Dan Quigley
- MF Shawn Stocker
- MF Jack McGovern
- MF George Thomson
- MF Andy Hall
- MF Marc Goodfellow
- MF Jake Jones (on loan from Tamworth)
- MF Gary Mills (on loan from Boston Utd)
- CF Messiah McDonald
- CF Robert Duffy
- CF Sam Mulready
- CF Ewan Clarke
King's Lynn Town's reserves play in the Peterborough & District League Division 1 after being denied permission to enter the Anglian Combination's Premier Division league. Their first season was very successful, winning the UCL Reserve Division 2 at the first attempt and gaining promotion to Reserve Division 1. The young side then went on to win UCL Reserve Division 1 at the first attempt after promotion.
Reserve Team Squad
- GK Jack Johnson
- GK John Durate
- DF Andy Roseblade
- DF Isaac Linford
- DF James Spittlehouse
- DF Chris Ward
- DF Tom McLeish
- MD Luis Dutrate
- MD Kevin White
- MD Luke Biles
- MD Shaun Stocker
- MD Gino Livoti
- MD Nathan Daw
- MD Ciaran Beales
- CF Nelson Moneria
- CF Chez Rust
- CF Jack Frowhawk
- CF Andy Wilmot
- CF Adam Reeve
- CF Ciaran Stannard
- Best league position: 1st, Northern Premier League Division One South2012-13
- Biggest win (home): 10-1 vs Raunds Town (UCL Premier, 1 January 2011).
- Biggest win (away): 8-1 vs Yaxley (UCL Premier, 27 August 2011).
- Heaviest defeat: 1-6 vs Skelmersdale United (Peter Swales Challenge Shield final)4 May 2013
- Finding "The Walks" Blue & Gold Supporters Trust