Kettering Town 'Poppies' Supporter's Trust

Programme Notes for KTFC v Basingstoke

Posted on Saturday August 19th 2017

Dear Supporter

Welcome to today’s first home Saturday game of the season.  The Poppies got off to a winning start away at Slough last Saturday with goals from the “evergreen” Brett Solkhon (as Tim Oglethorpe described him on Radio Northampton!) and new signing for this season, Ben Milnes.  These notes were written before our Tuesday night home game versus Redditch games but let’s hope we picked up three more points.  

As mentioned in Tuesday’s programme, the Trust donated a total of £2750 to the Club during the close season.  There will be a presentation of the cheque at half time today.  The money donated is going towards the continuing pitch improvements at Latimer Park.

It's that time of the year again when we ask you to consider renewing your Trust membership or joining us for the first time. 


Adult Trust Membership £12
(Must be over 18)

Lifetime Trust Membership £100

Junior Trust Membership – FREE!




Become a Trust Member for LIFE with a one-off fee of just £100!  This will ensure that you will be a Trust Member EVERY season for the rest of your life with the knowledge that your purchase has helped Kettering Town Football Club.  All life-time members will receive acknowledgement on our website.

You can join by paying by BACS and any donations to the Trust can also be made by standing order through your bank with the

Poppies Supporters Trust account number 30-94-68 - 07107391.

We also lobbied the local Kettering candidates standing in the general election earlier in the Summer regarding their thoughts on the Poppies coming back to Kettering – more of that in the next home programme.

This year is also a landmark for the Trust as it celebrates 25 years since its formation in 1992 - a lot of water has gone under the bridge in that time, mainly positive!  And we could not have survived without the support of our members.  As you can see we have a new logo celebrating this landmark.  The logo was designed free of charge by Simon Cox of Simon Cox Marketing Solutions (  Thanks to Simon for his generosity.  We still try and stay true to our aims and objectives which were not put together when the Trust first formed but several years later:


  • To strengthen the bonds between Kettering Town Football Club and the community and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the Club
  • To encourage the Club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the community it serves in its decisions
  • To encourage and promote the principle of supporter representation on the Board of the Club and ultimately to be the vehicle for democratic elections to the Board
  • To raise money and donate in such a way to promote the aims and objectives of the Trust and to the benefit of the local community and the supporters of the Club.
  • To benefit present and future members of the community served by the Club by promoting, encouraging and furthering the game of football as a recreational facility, sporting activity and focus for community involvement.
  • To maximise the potential, future success and stability of Kettering Town Football Club.

There will be no 300 Club initially at the start of the season so as not to impede on the Club's 12th man scheme – we will be looking at some kind of 25th anniversary draw later in the year.

Karen Lewis



Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust, PO Box 6492, Kettering, NN16 0YT

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Trust Board Members:  Mark Severn (Treasurer), Bill Pringle (Secretary), Richard Atkinson (Vice Chairman), Bob Brown, Gordon Anderson, Mick Coe, James Mayell