Thurrock FC Newsletter

Crampons Required!

The Eight games Thurrock had to play in March took its toll on our young squad. With 24 points available we only managed to secure nine. This saw us fall out of the play off places and left us with an uphill climb for the remaining five fixtures in April.

Fortunately we were not alone in the slip up stakes as our fellow play off contenders also faltered as the tension mounts. There is so much at stake for the successful team that wins promotion to the Football Conference, larger gates and more TV and Radio coverage should increase revenue streams which could be a life line for most clubs.

Newport County won our division on the 15th of March with six games still to play, they are well deserved run away Champions and at that point had only lost one game. Then they came to visit us on the 20th March at Ship Lane and we managed to humble the newly crowned team beating them 2-1 in what was a fantastic display by our lads.

Looking at the remaining fixtures it could well go to the last kick of the last match on April 24th to decide the four play off places. Despite our slip ups in March we are confident that we could still snatch a place at the last minute.

End of Season Disco 24th April 2010
To celebrate a truly successful season, we are holding a disco night straight after the final whistle on our final home league match against Bromley.
Tickets are £3 everyone welcome.

End of Season Presentation Dinner and Dance

Our annual presentation and awards dinner will take place on May 14th at the Top Meadow Golf Club.
All our sponsors are most welcome to join us, tickets will be on sale from the Clubhouse or call Tommy on 01708 865492 Price £35 per head.

Shortage of Green and Yellow Scarf’s !!!

The sudden up surge in Yellow and Green (Thurrock) scarfs has shocked the knitting industry. The National Knitters association of Great Britain (NKAGB) have had to resort to the media to request any unused balls of wool in Green or Yellow to be returned asap.

The on line shop e-bay has now had to apply restrictions on sellers trying to capitalise on the extortionate prices being paid. One seller said he has been targeting Old Folks

Homes trying to get as much Yellow and Green as possible as he believes the bubble will burst on 1st April.

Mark OToole

Thurrock have signed former Republic of Ireland Youth international Mark O’Toole from League of Ireland side Galway United.

Born in Dagenham, in September 1989 Mark was originally on the books at Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City.

In July 2008 he trialled with Barnet, playing in a pre-season victory over St Albans City and then in late November 2008 he signed for Grays Athletic then in March 2009 he was signed by Galway.

Mark has also been capped for the Republic of Ireland at both under-17 and under-19 level.with a lot of pace and he has proven talent so we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do for us.”

Blue Square Bet

The Football Conference are pleased to announce that Blue Square, part of the Rank Group, has signed a new three year – seven figure deal, to continue as Title Sponsor for all three divisions for the next three seasons. To bring more emphasis to their sponsorship, the respective divisions will now be known as BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER, BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH and BLUE SQUARE BET SOUTH.

Blue Square South
Play Of Dates (Provisional)

Tuesday 27th April Semi Final 1st Leg

Saturday 1st May Semi Final 2nd Leg

Thursday 6th May Final

THURROCK FC SPONSORSHIP
Opportunities For Season 2010-11

Once again we would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors that have helped us this season, but as we approach the final games of this season our thoughts turn towards generating Sponsorship for an exciting new season starting in August 2010.

Listed below are the Opportunities that exist within Thurrock FC should you wish to continue your existing sponsorship or Join the growing team of sponsors helping to promote football in Thurrock.

Contact Tommy South on 01708 865492

Small advert in our Programme for the Season
£70+vat

Half page advert for the Season
£295 + vat

Full page advert for the Season
£500 + vat

16ft x 3ft Advertising Board around the pitch, which we have made and erected
£450 + vat

Match day Sponsor includes half page advert in Match day programme and your name on the front cover, free programmes and hospitality for up to 6 people, tea and biscuits before the match and at half time and complimentary drinks & buffet after the game.
£295 + vat

Programme Sponsor for the Season includes your name on front cover of every Home game programme plus 16ft x 3ft advertising board and half a page advert in the programme plus 4 season tickets.
£3000 + vat

The Fleet
The Official Newsletter of Thurrock Football Club
April 2010

Thurrock Football Club would like to thank ALL OUR SPONSORS for their continued support for which we are most grateful, we would not be able to compete at this level without your help.

Just Two Promotions Away From League Football

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