Thursday 23rd December 2004

The Kent Website
Supporting Kentish Football

Christmas cheer at Cheriton

CHRIS ARNOLD, the vice-chairman of the Supporters Club at Folkestone Invicta has paid tribute to the club's supporters for raising £1,200 for the Ryman League Premier Division club, writes Stephen McCartney.

Speaking on the club's website, he said: "As another year comes to an end it is time to thank all the friends and supporters of Folkestone Football Supporters Club.

"As a group we are always chasing supporters for their hard earned cash and the response always amazes me.

"The first Grand Xmas draw has been a success with £1,200 being raised.

"I would like to thank all the sellers, buyers and those who donated prizes.

"The Supporters have ended the year on a high with donations of £2,000 in December to the club."

The fans have been busy raising money to improve the entrance to their social club at the ground.

Arnold added: "During the year all the projects have been completed and we are all proud of the new entrance by Stripes.

"All the monies raised are very carefully spent and thanks for supporting all the events."

Arnold revealed there will also be a Craft Fair, held at their social club, Stripes on the 23rd January, and forthcoming events like programme fairs, boot fairs and an Easter draw to look forward to.

Meanwhile, the Cheriton Road club are expecting a crowd between 1200-1500 for the Ryman League Premier Division clash against local rivals Dover Athletic on Monday 27th December (3pm).

With such a big pay-day beckoning, Folkestone haven't played a game on their pitch for two weeks to make sure they don't miss out on the money spinning clash.

First team manager Neil Cugley added: "The pay-day is very important to us.

"We haven't played on the pitch for over two weeks because of the importance of getting the revenue from the game."

Folkestone Invicta v Dover Athletic
Ryman League Premier Division
Monday 27th December 2004
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Westbourne Stadium, Cheriton Road, Folkestone