Fleet take to the river

Last Tuesday, Stuart and I visited Gravesend Sailing Club where we attended the weekly drill evening with our new community partners, the Gravesend Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service. As Stuart mentioned in previous programme notes, the MVS is a recognised national maritime training organisation and a UK-registered charity that provides training and service to…

Rejuvenating Gravesham’s market

As you know we try to use these Community Notes to tell Fleet fans about projects in the local community that might be of interest. One such project is Gravesham Borough Council’s refurbishment of Gravesend’s historic Borough Market. Gravesend has one of the oldest surviving markets in the country; its earliest charter dates from 1268….

Defender Clark joins the Community team

Since taking over the club in 2013, we have tried to forge better and more active links with the local community and hopefully we can show that we have had a measure of success in this. I, for one, have certainly met some great people giving of their time to improve the lives of the…

Clark on board with Fleet community

Fleet defender Kenny Clark is to become part of club director Stuart Butler-Gallie’s Community team as the club looks to expand its reach into the locality in tandem with the reconstruction of the stadium at Stonebridge Road. Stuart told FleetOnline, “Since taking over the club in 2013, we have tried to forge better and more active…

Stonebridge Road gearing up for Community Day

The preparation is done and the organisation is now under way for Ebbsfleet United’s biggest Community Day yet this coming Saturday, 9th April, at our home game v Chelmsford City. The vital league game, coupled with the provision of complimentary tickets to numerous local schools, organisations and community groups, is expected to draw another big crowd…

Trust members and Hooky help out at the Gravesham Mile

Ebbsfleet United were well represented at the recent Sainsbury’s/Gravesham Sport Relief Mile last week. Club mascot Hooky completed his circuit despite the obvious hindrance of his rubber pirate padding while Fleet Trust members were on hand to give out T-shirts and flyers advertising our forthcoming home games and our Community Day. Fleet director Stuart Butler-Gallie…

Club sponsors gear up for National Apprenticeship Week

The club’s back-of-shirt and Community sponsors MiddletonMurray have kick-started National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) today and will be taking part in numerous events across southeast London, Essex and Kent. Fleet are also doing their bit for NAW this week, having taken George Loughton on board to work alongside club administrator Matthew Faithorn. From tomorrow through to Friday, George will learn all aspects of football-club administration…

Coming up in Community 2016!

As we all eagerly hope that 2016 will be “our year”, it is also a chance to look forward to the Community projects we have planned as a build-up to a celebratory outcome to the 2015/16 season. Sat. 23.01.15 v Margate We are to play hosts to representatives from the Big Local communities from Dover,…

Band ahoy! And a memento for Barbara

I am sure, like me, what you really want for Christmas is 51 points by the end of Boxing Day. To help create the kind of home game atmosphere that another team topping their league achieved against Chelsea on Monday night (without the irritating clappers), the No Limits Street Band will join our very own…

Fleet footballs donated to Africa for charity

Fleet Director Stuart Butler-Gallie recently 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 in the lives of children and young people both here in the UK and Africa in order…