King’s Lynn Town FC bid to build up conveyor belt of talent

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King’s Lynn Town Football Club’s management team have welcomed the formation of an under-16 side at The Walks.

The under-16s outfit, that is being introduced though the community football scheme run by former Linnets player Dan Buhlemann, is being sponsored by Coastal Construction.

Coastal Construction, who specialise in industrial and commercial building, is run by Peter Waddison and his sons Gary and Kevin.

Linnets manager Gary Setchell said: “I can’t thank Peter, Gary and Kevin Waddison enough for giving the youngsters a chance to kick-start to their Linnets career with this kind sponsorship.

“It’s another step in the right direction for the football club.”

Joint Reserve team manager Robbie Back said: “It is a very exciting time for the football club.

“The formation of the under-18s side has borne fruit with a number of players stepping up to the Reserves and Dylan Edge going on to play for the first team.

“Having an under-16s side will mean that the top youngsters in King’s Lynn will be able to play for the football club and it will keep the conveyor belt of talent coming through.

“It’s great that another local business like Coastal Construction have come on board and got involved with helping the football club.”

Coastal Construction are also keen supporters of Norwich City and are current season ticket holders, but do still try and venture out to the grassroots level of the game.

At the official unveiling of the new shirt on Friday, Peter Waddison said: “We as a family and business are very exited and proud to link up with King’s Lynn Town Football Club.

“When I received the call from Rob Back I didn’t hesitate in agreeing a deal.

“Hopefully this is just the start of something between ourselves and the football club with more sponsorship incentives already lined up.”

For further information on Coastal Construction, visit: www.coastalconstruc

l Both Lynn first and reserve teams won on Saturday, the senior team at Biggleswade, and Reserves at home to Great Yarmouth Town. See page 47.