Kirkley and Pakefield FC notes

PUBLISHED: 12:48 04 March 2011

Poster to launch the tour

Poster to launch the tour


AFTER waterlogged pitches dampened spirits and led to all four of K&P's senior Saturday sides being called-off last weekend, hopes are high that the teams can return to the pitch again tomorrow.

Having slipped to eighth in the Ridgeons League, with the other sides around them catching up on their games in hand, Jon Reynolds’ young Royals head for the seaside and a trip to 13th-placed FC Clacton at Rush Green Bowl tomorrow.

James Hutchinson’s Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves entertain Wroxham Reserves at Walmer Road in the Anglian Combination Premier Division, while K&P A head to Dip Farm to play league leaders Oxford Arms in Notley’s Lowestoft and District League division one.

K&P B are in action at Walmer Road (2.30pm KO) against Lowestoft Albion in Notley’s Lowestoft and District League division three.

These games are followed by the ‘the big one’ according to a Royals spokesman, next Wednesday, March 9 as K&P take on Needham Market in the semi-final of the Suffolk Premier Cup.

n The following Wednesday, March 16, Kirkley will host a special charity fundraising match – with all welcome – for brave youngster Rory Davies.

The 15-year-old Benjamin Britten High school pupil was recently diagnosed as having a reccurence of a lfe-threatening brain tumour and the school in Blyford Road have joined forces to organise a floodlit match at Walmer Road between youngsters from Year 10 and Year 11.

Kick-off will be at 7pm, admission to the match will be £3, and all funds will go the Rory Davies Fund, of which all proceeds will go to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

n On Sunday, May 15 The Legends On Tour is welcomed to Walmer Road, for an all-day bonanza of football, fun and friendship!

“In the morning a 16-team, U9, U10 and U11 competition will be held,” a Royals spokesman said. All details on this from Barrie Atkins on 07970 659 001.

“A handsome Legends Trophy will be presented to the winning team, plus all the young players will have a chance to meet the players – who are likely to feature some of Dale Gordon, Jason Dozell, John Wark, Chris Sutton, Paul McVeigh, Iwan Roberts, Jeremy Goss, Russell Osman, Simon Milton, Darren Eadie, David Johnson, Rob Newman, Mark Barham, Craig Fleming, Robert Fleck, Bryan Gunn, Gary Holt, Kevin Horlock, Matty Holland and Chris Kiwomya.

“Entrance for the day and main game is £10 for adults and £5 concessions/children,” the Royals spokesman said.

There are a selection of sponsorship packages available for this “huge game” - there are GUEST PLAYER PACKAGES (for just £300), ASSOCIATE SPONSOR PACKAGES (for companies or individuals, costing £300) PLAYER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES (costing £200), V.I.P PACKAGES (aimed at individuals and supporters for just £30 per person) - the spokesman added: “We anticipate that well over 1,000 people will attend this football extravaganza, so in order for your company to be involved and help your Royals, simply telephone or e-mail Royal David on 01502 741588, 07961 564358 or e-mail

Forthcoming events also include the pre-match Meal on Saturday March 19, 12.30 sit down.

Tickets £15 (£12.50 season ticket holders and children) - but be quick, as they’re are only a few tickets left. The Sportsman’s Evening with Jan Molby, Liverpool and Denmark, plus Jed Stone, hilarious Scouse comedian, on Friday, May 13 in the K&P Marquee has only a handful of tickets left.

“There are only five tables left, 26 sold, so hurry and book your place now to avoid disappointment - the cost is £40 per person,” the spokesman said.

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