APRIL 2002 NEWSLETTER

18th April 2002

We had the best turn out in months as there were 15 members in attendance. We had one new member Scott Donoghue who also plays for the London Hibs football team . There was an apology from Andrew Murray.

The main topic of the night was the details of the cup final.

THE DAVE BAISTER CUP FINAL

London Hibs v. Aberdeen

Kick off - 3pm

Date - Sunday 5th May

Kingsmeadow Stadium,

Jack Goodchild Way,

422a Kingston Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

Surrey,

KT1 3PB.

Kingsmeadow is one of the best non-league stadiums in the country - it holds over 6,000 and was improved to Football League standard in 2001.

ENTRY: 2.

DIRECTIONS:

From M25: Exit at junction 10 and take the A3 to the New Malden/Worcester Park turn-off into Malden Road (A2043). Follow Malden Road to the mini-roundabout and turn left into Kingston Road. From here Kingsmeadow is signposted and is situated approximately 1 mile up the Kingston Road, on the left-hand side.

From Kingston Centre: Head towards New Malden via Queen Elizabeth Rd, then London Road, then right into Cambridge Road towards New Malden. This is the A2043 which then turns into Kingston Road. Kingsmeadow is on the right, just after a parade of shops.

Train: Norbiton is served every 15 minutes from London Waterloo (Shepperton Strawberry Hill lines). Exit station via back entrance and take first left onto Norbiton Avenue. Follow to the end of the road and take a right to reach Kingston Road. Turn left and the ground is 5 minutes on your right.

Bus: The ground is between Kingston and New Malden on the 131 bus route.

 

ITINERARY:

Anyone who wants a place on the coach must get in touch ASAP - as we are limited to 50 seats.

11.00am - Team and Supporters Breakfast - Joe's Brasserie, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham.

12.45pm - Coach for team and supporters to the ground, Kingstonians (max, half hour journey).

1.00pm onwards - Supporters enjoy the sun (we hope) and the delights of Kingstonians facilities (perhaps, including the bar?).

3.00pm - Cup Final kick off.

5.00pm - Presentation of Cup, APFSCIL League Trophies (Div 1,2 &3) and winners medals.

5.00pm onwards - celebrations and more enjoyment of Kingstonians' facilities. 6.00pm - coach takes players and supporters to Bar Room Bar in Chiswick for evening's festivities.

We have reserved an area within Bar Room Bar (it has been described as "hip and lively") which will serve food (pizzas) to those who want. There will be a DJ and inevitably some of the boys will disgrace themselves on the dance floor... The bar is open until late (though there will be many options for those who have the stamina to take the night on further...!).

SUPPORTERS:

Aberdeen already reckon on 150 fans coming to the game. We want to match them - come and enjoy this great day out - bring your kids, bring your friends and bring your colours!

Steve Powell the commercial director at Easter Road will be joining us on the day - and he's currently working on a few others to see if he can get some more club support. Hibs are giving us a brand new kit for the final. We've also invited John Collins, George Best (London based ex-Hibby) and Gordon Strachan to the game... well, why not?!

People who want further details should contact David Drysdale telephone: 0771 263 2081 or e-mail david@lhfc.co.uk

The latest from David on the quest for the double is as follows:

Sunday 21st April Norbury Power League: Middlesborough 2 v London Hibs 6 A huge game yesterday against the team everyone considers the best footballing side in the league (along with London Hibs of course!) - and what a huge performance from the lads. A win was the only option if we were to keep the pressure on Rangers at the top of the table.... and we achieved it in style. Starting the second half at 1-1 the men in green scored three goals in a blistering 5 minutes to put us completely in charge. Playing on a decent pitch for a change we were able to show off our footballing skills and always had the Boro boys on the back foot with our pace and movement. That win - 12 in a row - puts us on top of the table for the first time this season (check out: http://www.lhfc.co.uk). Next Sunday's match against Sheffield Wednesday will decide the league title... We're playing at Norbury Power League - 2.30pm kick off. Come and help us achieve the first part of the double... and help us celebrate afterwards!

LONDON MARATHON

It was agreed that we would sponsor 50.00 to Grant Ramsey for National Asthma campaign. Grant will report back on his time etc.

APFSCIL

They are holding an end of season bash at the end of May. More details to follow.

GOLF DAY

The annual Golf day will be held on the 13th July which will cost 25.00, to be held at Borehamwood. The day will start with coffee in the club house with lunch at half time.

AGM

The AGM is to be held on the 22nd June at 2pm in the William Wallace pub. After the meeting there will be Pool and other surprises.

There will not be a formal meeting next month but we can still meet for beer and more beer on Tuesday 14th May at the William Wallace.

Rose.

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