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Message from City Chairman, Tim Clark

By Martyn Sexton

Please read the message from Canterbury City Chairman and lets all get behind this development.

“We have a chance to create a fantastic sporting legacy for future generations.” Tim Clark, Chairman CCFC

The 2018/19 season started this weekend and there is no doubt that the next 12 months are going to be pivotal for the Club and the most important since we reformed in 2007. Eleven long years on and finally a planning application will be submitted in September 2018 for our stadium. Recent newspaper and TV coverage confirms both the interest in the proposal and the controversy but what planning application does not have its objectors? We need as many people as possible over the coming months to show their support for our stadium proposal.

This is however not just a stadium. This is an opportunity not just to bring senior football back to the City after almost 20 years but for Canterbury to have a Community Football Hub the envy of Kent, indeed the Country, and befitting of its City status bringing to a reality a long held ambition of the Council. We have a chance to create a fantastic sporting legacy for future generations. All those involved in the decision making process should not lose sight of the fact that this is not just about the here and now but also the next 100 years plus and how many 1,000’s of children and adults could have their lives enhanced over future generations by passing through Canterbury City FC’s Community Hub. This is about creating something for our children, grand children and great grand children. Let them judge us on what we created for them not on a once in a lifetime lost opportunity!

Now some start of season thanks. To our sponsors for continuing with their financial support. To all our match day volunteers for helping games (generally) run like clockwork. To our supporters (long suffering but loyal). Finally to our players and management teams from youth, disability, women’s and through to 1st team that made this weekend and 100’s of other fixtures across the next 9 months possible. So here we go again......enjoy the season!

Tim Clark, Chairman

Where next?

City TV Coming soon!!
Beating the Nimbies, by Edmund Allcorn Plans for Canterbury City’s new ground made quite a splash in the Kentish Gazette recently and generated a lively debate in the letters page.


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