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20/05/20 Vandalism fund raising a thank you 

Godalming Town FC would like to extend heartfelt thanks to those supporters and friends who have made donations in response to the recent vandalism and storm damage at the club. £610 has been raised. Your contributions, in what are difficult times for all, are very much appreciated.

Thank you!

To donate click here https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-godalming-town-fc

15/05/20 New partnership with Kickstart 

Godalming Town FC have agreed a partnership with professional football coaching company Kickstart, with a view to providing outstanding football coaching and playing opportunities to all ages within the Godalming area. For full details see the Press release

10/05/20 First team management team in place

Phil has been busy building his management team for next season and we are delighted to announce the following appointments:

Assistant managers: Tony Roberts & Steve Peterkin

Coach: Mo Sher

Goalkeeper coach: Ben Chappels

Physio: Steve Snelling

Kitman: Kevin Barker

25/04/20 Phil stays on as first team manager next season

We’re pleased to announce that Phil Ruggles will be staying on as 1st team manager, assisted by Tony Roberts and Steve Peterkin for the new season. We are now looking to bring in some new talented local players to join in our re-build process. So if you are a player looking a new challenge at step 6 football then why not send us a message about potentially coming down for pre season (whenever that may be) or contact us direct. Email godalmingtownfootballclub@gmail.com. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Bill Kyte Stadium.

26/03/20 FA decision on 2019/20 season  

10/04/20 UPDATE – The FA council has ratified the decision to end the season. Read the official statement here .

The  FA and NLS steps three to six have reached a consensus that their 2019-20 season will now be brought to an end, and all results will be expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between NLS steps three to six, and no promotion to NLS step two. These decisions will also apply to the leagues and clubs who play at NLS step seven. Read the full FA statement here 

16/03/20 All grassroots football suspended 

Following the latest guidance from the government all grassroots football has been suspended. This means first team, ladies and youth team fixtures will not go ahead until further notice.

For more information visit Surrey FA  or the UK Government websites.

To all our loyal G’s fans, their families and our friends across non-league football stay safe


22/02/20 New first team manager appointment

We are delighted to announce that Phil Ruggles has been appointed as first team manager with immediate effect.

Phil brings a wealth of experience to the role both as a player and coach.
As a player he had successful spells at Woking, Basingstoke Town, Leatherhead, Molesey, and Walton and Hersham.
An FA qualified coach, Phil spent over two years at Knaphill gaining promotion to the Combined Counties Premier League.
A successful spell at Eversley where they just missed out on promotion for two seasons running was followed by a season at Bagshot where Phil guided them from bottom place to mid-table safety.

Coaches Steve Peterkin and Tony Roberts will form Phil’s backroom line up.

21/02/20 Club statement 

First team manager Paul Bonner has left the club immediate effect. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his tireless work on and off the pitch, and to wish him all the very best for the future. A further statement will follow later in regard to the club moving forward.

18/01/20 Watch highlights of last 10 incredible minutes at Bagshot 

A scratch team of mostly youth players with two goalkeepers playing outfield and no subs,  3-0 down with just 10 minutes to go. If you want to see what commitment to your club and fellow players looks like watch this incredible come back.

Bagshot (A) – last 10min highlights

26/12/19 Holiday match day programmes online

Due to the festive period it is possible that the match day programmes will not be available to purchase at the ground. However e-versions are available through the links below

Fleet Spurs                                                Sandhurst Town


08/11/19 – Ladies team manager vacancy

Following the appointment of Paul Bonner to the role of first team manager there is now a vacancy for the manager of the successful Godalming Ladies team. If you are interested in being considered for this position then please contact the club on godalmingtownfootballclub@gmail.com.

04/11/19 – New first team manager appointed

We are delighted to announce that Paul Bonner has been appointed as first team manager with immediate effect.

Paul, who has most recently been managing the Godalming Ladies, has vast experience of both playing and coaching at a number of clubs.

We would like to thank Darren for all his efforts in the role of caretaker and ask all fans to join us in wishing Paul all the best in his new role.


23/10/19 – Caretaker manager

Following the departure of Les Cleevely the club is delighted to announce that Darren Wheeler has agreed to take over as caretaker manager. Darren has played for Godalming Town for many years and as well more recently managed the successful Godalming Town Ladies team.

22/10/19 – Club statement

Godalming Town is disappointed to announce first team manager Les Cleevely has decided to leave the club with immediate effect. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Les for his tireless work on and off the pitch. His and his teams commitment brought stability on the pitch after several difficult seasons and his efforts over the summer revitalised the look and feel of the club off the pitch. We would like to wish Les all the best for the future.

01/09/19 – FA Vase draw

Following yesterday’s win against Hailsham Town the G’s will now face Rusthall FC away in the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase. The tie will be played on Sat 14 Sept KO:3pm. Rusthall FC play their home matches at the Jockey Farm stadium, Nellington Red, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8SH.

31/07/19 – Understanding the new Sin Bin rule

With the new season just around the corner the temporary dismissal rule “Sin BIn” is one of the biggest changes in the rules of the game. The guide below is designed to help players and supporters understand it.

25/07/19 – First team fixtures

The first team fixtures have now been published. To view on line
click here or to download click here

25/07/19 Bill Kyte Memorial Cup

The annual season opener against Guilford City will this year be played for the Bill Kyte memorial cup. Bill, who passed in 2018 was our beloved president for 57 years. As a tribute the stadium is to be renamed in his honour. This will take place shortly before the planned 7:45pm KO.

07/07/19: AGM

A well attend AGM was held on Thurs 7th July. With the exception of the Safety Officer who stood down the committee was re-elected. Les gave a positive update on matters both on and off the pitch and the members recorded a big thank you to all those volunteers who had worked so hard over the summer to do up the club.

01/07/19: All change for the ladies management team

After several very successful seasons building both the Ladies and Ladies Development teams Steve Davies and Darren Wheeler have vacated their positions as team managers.

Paul Bonner will be joining the club to manage the ladies team and we look forward to him continuing to build on the success of the ladies.

01/07/19: The Legends keep on coming!

Yes following on from the coup of getting the Manchester Utd Legends to Wey Court the Chelsea Legends are now coming as well.

The Chelsea Legends will be at the Bill Kyte stadium on Sunday July 28th. The doors open at midday with KO at 2pm

Tickets  are available on the door Adult – £8, Child – £5 and Family (2A and 2C) – £24 or in advance with a discount at www.tinyurl.com/truebluematch

27/06/19: First pre-season friendlies announced.

The first pre-season friendliness have been arranged. All matches will be played at Wey Court.

Tue   16/07/19    7:45pm  (A)  Littlehampton CHANGE
Tue   23/07/19    7:45pm  (H)  AFC Wimbledon Res
Sat    27/07/19    3:00pm  (H)  Met Police U23s
Tue   30/07/19    7:45pm  (H)  Guildford City   (Surrey Hire Cup)

26/06/19: 2019-20 Combined Counties Division 1 league consist

12/06/19 UPDATE: Following appeal Frimley Green have been promoted to the Premier League. As a result Cove have be reprieved from relegation and will stay in the 1st Division.

Godalming Town will remain in the Combined Counties Division 1 (CCD1) for the 2019-20 season. The league will increase to 20 teams with most notably a new team from the Channel Islands the Jersey Bulls. A full list of teams in the league is shown below

  1. AFC Hayes (Relegated)
  2. Ash United
  3. Bagshot
  4. Bedfont & Feltham
  5. British Airways
  6. Chessington & Hook
  7. Cove
  8. Dorking Wanderers Res
  9. Epsom & Ewell
  10. Eversley & California
  11. Farnham Town
  12. FC Deportivo Galicia
  13. Fleet Spurs
  14. Godalming Town
  15. Jersey Bulls (New)
  16. Kensington Borough
  17. Sandhurst Town
  18. Tooting Bec
  19. Walton & Hersham (Relegated)
  20. Westside (Promoted)

20/05/19: Man Utd Legends at Wey Court

Saturday July 20th Kick off 2pm: The Manchester Utd LEGENDS are coming to Wey Court for a friendly match against a Godalming Town Representative Team.

Some of the players involved will include: Dennis Irwin, Lee Martin, Lee Sharpe, Keith Gillespie, David May, Frank Stapleton, Sammy McIlroy, Danny Webber, Wes Brown and Ben Thornley.

It will be a true family day with a Q&A session with the legends and an auction of  Man Utd memorabilia.

Tickets will be on sale at the club after the home games on Sat March 30th and Sat April 6th. Adults-£12, Concession-£8, Child (U16)-£5, Family Ticket (2x adult 2xchild)-£30

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