Fleet’s final farewell to Chris

More than 100 family, friends and club supporters gave Chris Pilkinton a proper Fleet send-off yesterday at Gravesend crematorium. Tributes were read by Ebbsfleet United director Stuart Butler-Gallie and associate director Jessica McQueen and a service full of Chris’s favourite songs and music included the moving tribute put together by Ed Miller, with help and contributions from many…

Minute’s applause to remember Pilks

There will be a minute’s applause at 2:59pm on Saturday, before kick-off, to remember Chris Pilkinton who died on April 7th. The matchday programme cover has also been dedicated to the club’s well-loved maintenance manager, with a tribute to him inside from club directors, members of his family and others at the Fleet. Saturday’s game v…

Chris Pilkinton, 1945-2017

Ebbsfleet United are extremely saddened to announce that our maintenance manager Chris Pilkinton passed away tonight (Friday) at Darenth Valley Hospital. Chris, 71, battled a short illness on his return from holiday recently and was admitted to hospital a week ago. Pilks’ time at the Fleet hardly needs any introduction: he was a huge, larger-than-life personality…