Denness signs contract at Chatham Town

Monday 24th July 2006

Chatham Town manager Phil Miles admitted “it’s a pleasure” that highly-rated former Greenwich Borough and Ashford Town goalkeeper John Whitehouse has decided to sign for the club from Kent League side Tunbridge Wells.

Whitehouse, 29, was on loan from Dartford whilst at Culverden Stadium, due to the impressive form of Kevin Hudson.

“I’ve been tracking John for some time and it’s a pleasure to have him sign for us,” Miles told

Whitehouse added: “It’s great to be here for pre-season training and I look forward to helping Chatham Town establish themselves I the Ryman League.”

Whitehouse, meanwhile, has been training with the team but is not available for the early pre-season games.

Chatham Town have signed young striker Rob Denness on contract terms.

Miles added: “It’s really great to get players of Rob’s calibre signing on a contract.

“We are in the process of strengthening our squad in preparation for the Ryman League and there will be more signings in the next few weeks.”

Chatham, who travel to Thamesmead Town on Saturday before welcoming Margate to Maidstone Road on Tuesday, 1st August, will have a programme sponsor this year, courtesy of Mick Finn from Southern Fencing Contractors.

“Southern Fencing’s sponsorship is critical to us and will ensure we improve the quality of our programme for our supporters,” said Chats’ chairman Jeff Talbot.

He added: “Neil Sanders, last season’s programme editor has had to step down due to his pending emigration.

“We thank Neil for his contribution and wish him well for the future. John Crow returns as our programme editor and we look forward to his style of editorial comment in the new programme.”