Tuesday 07th June 2005

Shareholders meeting outline plans for Angels' future

RYMAN League Division One outfit Tonbridge Angels are holding a shareholders meeting inside their revamped clubhouse at their Longmead Stadium next Tuesday, 14th June, writes Stephen McCartney.

The meeting, which gets underway at 8pm, will outline plans for the organisation, the structure, the financing and questions are being answered by Peter Ide and new chairman Nick Sullivan and everyone will be made welcome, whether in favour or indifferent.

A statement said: "This is your opportunity to find out all you need to know and see how we have the chance to take the club onwards in the future.  And also to see how the average fan can become more involved in the club."

Meanwhile, Angels' player-boss Tony Dolby has seen a second player leave the club in the close season.

After losing goalkeeper Jamie Turner to Nationwide Conference South outfit Welling United last month, striker Richard Brady has left the club.

Having signed for the Angels in February from Eastbourne Borough, with an impressive track record, he failed to make the same impression in Kent, scoring only twice from eleven starts.

However, at the other end of the scale, defender Michael Cramp, 17, has signed a contract with the Angels.

Cramp has enjoyed a successful campaign with the club, collecting the under 18's Players' Player of the Year award and breaking through into the first team in impressive fashion at the tail end of the season making eight appearances.

Cramp's teammates have also been awarded, with Ian Parkes' collecting the Managers' Player of the Year.  Craig Fermor scooped the Top Goalscorer accolade and special youth team awards went to Tom Reeves and Matt Crane.

Off the pitch, the club is delighted to announce a deal has been reached, after length negotiations, with Betterview Windows and Conservatories to be the clubs main sponsor for the next two seasons with an option for a third.

Betterview, who are based in Wickford, Essex are also main sponsors of Southend United.  They have an office next to the fire station in Tonbridge.  The deal involves cash and substantial work to the ground, which has already taken place.

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