Nearly 800 fans were able to attend the last game of the season at the Laithwaite Community Stadium and we were able to make the award for the 2020/21 Player of the Season. (details below)
Although there has been no play for the Cards, games have been going on and Hartlepool United and Torquay United will play next Sunday, 20th June in the Vanarama National League Promotion Final at Ashton Gate, to see who will join Sutton United in League 2. Notts County and Stockport County will both remain in the National League along with the losers of that match.
Talking of promotions, congratulations to the Ladies Team which has been promoted after winning back-to-back titles at Step Seven level.
In Woking there has been much excitement with signings being announced. Of particular note is the return of Joe McNerney after his release by Crawley Town after 122 Football League Appearances. Of course, there are departing faces, with the change to full time training next season, and many fans have wished Ben Gerring all the best as he has moved to Bath City, as full time training was not practical for him. Good luck, and thanks, Ben!
The Club is organising some friendly matches, of course, and plans to release all the details at one time when the programme is finalised.
As we report below, the Trust has helped the Club with some new equipment to help with maintenance of the playing surface, which has been relaid over the last few days.
In the background, the Trust has been working on an Events Calendar for the website which will allow online booking for Trust events and also for away travel when that becomes legal again! There is also working going on to allow the combination of tickets for Goldrush to be sold online as well as in the traditional way at matches.
The clear winner of the Fans' Player of the Season award was Craig Ross - the winner of many of the monthly competitions this year. Craig has signed a new two year contract with the Cards so we can continue to enjoy his performances.
16 players received votes and in second place was Kyran Lofthouse and just behind in third was Charlie Cooper. A big thank you to all the squad for seeing us through a challenging season.
The trophy was presented by Rupert Philips after the Wealdstone game along with another bottle of champagne, kindly donated by Waitrose, Watchmoor Park. Thanks to them, too.
The Cards Trust board met informally with John Katz, Rosemary Johnson, Alan Dowson, Martin Tyler and Mick Livesey to discuss cooperation between the Trust and the Club. John Katz was also briefed on the status and activities of the Trust, although he was already aware of the important contribution,...
The Club is planning to work on further improving the playing surface for next season. As well as new mowing equipment there is a plan to acquire a new motorised sprayer. The Trust is making a donation of £5,500 to the Club to pay for the sprayer, with most of the money coming from the 400 Club. Thanks to all that have donated and taken part.
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