Pooley moves to join the Fleet board

Ebbsfleet United announced tonight that former player Dean Pooley is to join the club’s Board of Directors. Pooley, 31, will also take on the role of Executive Vice Chairman replacing Peter Varney who will step down from that role immediately after next Saturday’s FA Trophy match versus Warrington Town. This change in the club’s structure…

Dean’s done it!

Super cyclist Dean Pooley has completed his Mitsubishi Electric Burma Cycle Challenge without any apparent permanent damage and raised more than £4,500 for Save The Children in the process. The entire expedition has brought in a running total of £74,100. You can still donate for another eight weeks at Dean’s JustGiving link here. In fact, such…

Pooley powers on

The Mitsubishi Electric Burma cycle challenge is well under way with Ebbsfleet United’s Dean Pooley already getting to grips with the conditions. The Fleet defender and assistant to the general manager is undertaking the 450km bike ride in aid of Save The Children. Having been measured up for their bikes and been discreetly issued with…

Blazing saddles: Pooley prepares for the off

Fleet wave goodbye (temporarily!) to Dean Pooley this week as he embarks on the Mitsubishi Electric Burma Cycle. The tough 450km expedition has already raised a total of £68,300 for Save The Children, with Dean’s personal total standing at more than £4,000, with the Fleet defender keen to push on to £5,000. And Fleet’s assistant to the…

AA substitution ‘just a precaution’

With Daryl McMahon facing the prospect of losing Tom Bonner to suspension for three games over the Christmas period, the Fleet boss confirmed to FleetOnline that the midweek substitution of Anthony Acheampong against Phoenix Sports was “just a precaution”. “AA took a nasty knock and his eye was swollen. McMahon said. “In that situation, I couldn’t really…

Club shop open Saturday for ‘red wear’

The Club Shop at Stonebridge Road will be open on Saturday morning from 9am to 11.15am to enable any Fleet fans travelling to Oxford City to buy something red. Coaches leave the ground at 11.45am sharp. Fleet fans are being urged to wear red as the club and Fleet Trust have booked four coaches ahead of Saturday’s…

Pooley pins his hopes on awesome foursome for charity

Fleet’s budding golf professionals swung into action to help raise money for charity this week. The Fleet entered a strong fourball in the FFT Golf Day on 7th October. Organised by the Fleet’s shorts sponsors, the day was in aid of the Effinity Charitable Foundation (which aims to broaden the horizons of disadvantaged young people…

Help charity with Pooley’s pedal power

Former Fleet defender Dean Pooley is teaming up with our Principal Sponsors Mitsubishi Electric to take up the gruelling challenge of cycling the “Mitsubishi Electric Burma Cycle”. The event takes place between 27th January and 9th February next year and covers 470km of uneven terrain — and Dean has accepted the challenge to raise as much money as…

Familiar faces in new youth setup

Ebbsfleet United’s youth setup is to undergo a complete transformation as it brings the U9–U16 section – previously run independently of the club – under the expanded umbrella of its flourishing academy. Having completed a deal with Wrotham School for the use of their 3G pitch for training, the new setup has also resulted in a number of…

Trio to depart the Fleet

Three more players will depart the club upon the expiry of their contracts. Brendan Kiernan, Dean Pooley and Jordan Sanderson exit the squad with the best wishes of all at Ebbsfleet United. Former Colchester midfielder Sanderson signed on the eve of the 2014/15 season and spent spells on loan at Lewes and Grays Athletic in…