King’s Lynn aim to strengthen community links

King's Lynn Town have appointed Bob Flanagan to the new post of community co-ordinator to help the club strengthen ties with the local area.

The lifelong Linnets' fan will also be assisted by Glenn Russell, another supporter of the club, who has a Level 2 teaching certificate and is a teaching assistant at the St Edmunds Community Foundation School. Linnets' chairman Buster Chapman revealed he is keen to develop the club's community profile.

'The club aims to build and strengthen its ties within the local community through projects and activities that will encourage people of all ages, race and ability to participate with a positive and beneficial outcome for all,' he said. 'We believe it is also the club's responsibility to encourage and educate the community in the benefits of teamwork, participation and focus, which enable success. We interviewed many candidates for the role and Bob's enthusiasm stood out above all, he is also very skilled in many areas of presentation and I would like to thank him in advance for the many voluntary hours he will contribute to the club.'

Flanagan is looking forward to his new role.

'I have supported the Linnets all my life and I will take great pride in working with the club,' he said. 'I plan to take a selection of players to schools, groups and events to enable me to take the football club to the community. I also plan to bring the community to the football club by hosting community days and events. The aim of all this will be to encourage football as a leisure activity, professional sport, and focus for the community to be involved in, and be proud of.'

For further information or to discuss the possibilities for your school or group to become a community partner contact Bob on 01553 760060 or email

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