Pooley pedals home

Dean Pooley has touched down in the UK once more after completing his second charity cycle trek in aid of Mitsubishi Electric’s Save The Children fundraiser. Dean cycled 555km through Vietnam and Cambodia to add £4,000 of funds to Mitsubishi’s overall running total of £117,000. Along the way, there was an intriguing sample of food…

EUFC and Mitsubishi make a difference in Nigeria

You will recall that back in December 2015, Fleet director Stuart Butler-Gallie delivered 20 Mitsubishi Electric/EUFC footballs to Gravesend charity Extending Grace International, based on Manor Road, Gravesend. Extending Grace Int’l is a not-for-profit, UK-registered charity that aims to make a significant and demonstrable difference to the lives of children and young people both here…

Fleet firm up closer links with MVS

We welcome our Community Partners, Gravesend Maritime Volunteer Services and Annie, one of the Unit’s two RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats – the other RIB is called Storm) used in its great work on the River Thames that runs so close to the home of the Fleet. The Unit’s activities include services as part of the…

Fleet help beat the bounds

I write these notes feeling a bit sore after the inaugural EUFC Over 50s Walking Football Tournament that took place at Stonebridge Road on Wednesday evening before a crowd of at least 15! The Tournament was a great success and, given the print deadlines for this week’s programme, we thought we’d do it proper justice…

Fleet staff walking on air

EUFC staff were walking on air yesterday morning after narrowly defeating an “aggressive” EUFC Supporters team by 2-1, even without the physical contribution of defensive enforcer, the injured Peter Danzey. Vice chairman Peter Varney was the hero of the hour (his words, not ours) finishing top goalscorer with four goals in four matches and scoring both goals…

Fleet help support Black History Month

Ebbsfleet United is once again delighted to have supported the Kent African Caribbean Forum’s Celebration of Black History as part of this year’s Black History Month. Vice chairman Peter Varney attended the celebration at The Woodville Halls, Gravesend, which formed part of a month of celebrations organised in conjunction with Gravesham Borough Council, which have…

Your club needs you… if you’re over 50!

If having passed the half-century milestone you thought your dreams of wearing Fleet red were over, then think again. Ebbsfleet United are seeking keen over 50s for a walking football side which will be marshalled and whipped into shape under the watchful eye of defender Kenny Clark. On Wednesday, 26th October, the Fleet will be holding…

A big thanks to all fans!

Yesterday’s bucket collection for the campaign to raise funds for Jack Howard’s cancer treatment in the USA raised funds totalling £1,136. That included a £200 donation from the Fleet Supporters Trust, together with amounts contributed by both Fleet and Havant & Waterlooville fans at the ground. Members of the fundraising team, told FleetOnline: “The team were…

Fleet urge support for Jack Howard’s campaign

Ebbsfleet United will be holding a bucket collection at Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup match v Havant & Waterlooville in aid of 12-year-old Jack Howard. Collectors from Jack’s campaign will be around the ground on Saturday and gladly accept donations small and large. The Gravesend Grammar School pupil desperately needs funds for life-saving treatment in the USA as he is suffering from…

Beating the bounds and local recycling

Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham’s Mayor, Councillor Greta Goatley, as she carries on the ancient tradition of “Beating the Bounds” over the weekend of 1 and 2 October – and the Fleet is hosting the starting point for this year’s walk. The borough perimeter is about 35 miles, with approximately six…