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By BenC9/10 15:02Wed Oct 9 15:02:08 2019

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Hi all,

First time poster - nice to meet you all.

I used to work in a Kingston primary school and did a bit of work to get children down to Kingsmeadow when Ks used to play there.

I'm interested in whether there's anything happening to engage local schools and get them involved and attending matches. And if there's not, would there be any appetite to do this and could I help in some way? I know this all takes a bit of organisation but happy to give some time and thought to this if anyone thinks it's worthwhile...

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Re: Kingston Schools

By John Bangs14/10 06:52Mon Oct 14 06:52:10 2019In response to Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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Hi Ben

Sorry for delay in responding. I am the Club’s community liaison officer. If you would like me to put you in touch with John Fenwick and our Youth liaison officer Sally Brown, please feel free to contact me by email: jbangsuk@icloud.com

or you can contact John F direct via his club email: chairman@kingstonian.com

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Re: Kingston Schools

By BenC14/10 14:53Mon Oct 14 14:53:05 2019In response to Re: Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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Hi John

Thanks for this. I'll email you and John directly.

Best wishes
Ben

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Re: Kingston Schools

By a krinkly9/10 15:28Wed Oct 9 15:28:05 2019In response to Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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We've got a very close relationship with Kingston Young Careers, in fact K's were the first club to create such a setup (Thanks to John Bangs) now a number of other clubs are doing the same thing. I believe we distribute free kids season tickets to local schools, there's also a lively K's youth football running a lot of teams.

Welcome to the Forum.

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Re: Kingston Schools

By BenC9/10 20:16Wed Oct 9 20:16:55 2019In response to Re: Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear there's so much going on.

Free season tickets is a good idea to raise the profile - I gave out loads at my old school. But the benefit isn't that obvious as it's free for children to get in anyway, so you'd need to find ways to entice the parents to take them.

The offer stands to help with this and chip in ideas, if anyone at the club would like to pursue it.

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Re: Kingston Schools

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)9/10 22:35Wed Oct 9 22:35:33 2019In response to Re: Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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the chairman, John Fenwick, often takes a lead on this score and is very approachable if you wanted to arrange a chat.

John Fenwick

you may have seen posts in the past by "Lesmundo". Les is a football coach who has long advocated a different form of engagement with local schools. I'm sure you'll both be at Dartford!

there is also K's Youth of course, which has a number of people involved.

it has been a bit of a conundrum: doling out the season tickets seems less effective in encouraging attendance than, say, parents and kids engaging with K's through a football course or school visits or special events. no easy answers but it will be good to hear from you.

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Re: Kingston Schools

By BenC10/10 10:44Thu Oct 10 10:44:39 2019In response to Re: Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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Thanks Taimour. Think I met John when I was at my old school - he was v helpful.

Hoping to be at Dartford, childcare permitting! I'll have a chat with John there or at the next game.

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Re: Kingston Schools

By a krinkly9/10 20:59Wed Oct 9 20:59:41 2019In response to Re: Kingston SchoolsTop of thread

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Best contact John Bangs he's the Community Liason Officer.

https://www.kingstonian.com/officials

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