New King's Lynn chief Boon targets instant promotion
Paddy Davitt Newly-appointed Lynn FC director of football Kevin Boon is targeting back-to-back promotions.Boon revealed today he had held positive talks with the FA over the reformed club being accepted into the Ridgeons League for the 2010/11 campaign.
Newly-appointed Lynn FC director of football Kevin Boon is targeting back-to-back promotions.
Boon revealed today he had held positive talks with the FA over the reformed club being accepted into the Ridgeons League for the 2010/11 campaign.
Lynn's former title-winning boss - who admitted he wants to link up with respected coaching team Keith Rudd and Darren Bloodworth - is confident of plotting a return to the Unibond Premier level in two years.
“I've already had preliminary talks to the FA who believe that the team will be able to return in the Ridgeons League (level nine of English football) which is good news for us all,' said Lynn FC's new vice-chairman. “Within two years we would like to be back in the Unibond Premier and within seven years we would like to work our way up to the Blue Square Premier (level five). We will do this using as much local talent as possible with hopefully a large share of it coming through the Community Football Programme, and this is great news for the young local lads around West Norfolk who have dreams of playing professional football.”
New Lynn FC chairman Buster Chapman revealed he had been contacted by representatives of the rival Blue and Gold Trust bid after the Wet Norfolk council announcement.
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“I have a lot of admiration for the founders and members of the Trust,” he said. “Their bid shows that they have the best interests of the club at heart and I fully support their values and aims. After the council revealed that we had won the bid it was really nice to receive a phone call from the Trust wishing us luck and giving us their full support, it was much appreciated and I look forward to building a good working relationship with them.
“As part of our supporter relationship programme I am also glad we can offer them and any other official trusts and fan clubs the opportunity to promote themselves in the match day programme and on the official club website.”
Operations manager Jonathan Chapman confirmed the new club plans to hold monthly supporter meetings, beginning in February.
“Every month we will hold an open fans' forum,” he said. “The management will give an update on the club and take questions from all members of the public, irrelevant of their membership to a trust or fan club. Any valuable points will then be taken on board when the management team make any future decisions.”
Chapman played a key role in the launch of a new site, lynnfc.com, and club logo.
“Firstly I would like to assure fans that the club will always be known as King's Lynn Football Club but as we are now trading as Lynn FC,” he said. “We have launched the official website under the domain LynnFC.com. The updated club logo which is clearer and brighter than before also incorporates the new website which is a big part of our business plan for the future.”
Watch an exclusive video interview with Buster Chapman giving his first reaction to winning the lease only on edp24.co.uk at 5pm today.