King’s Lynn Town announce link-up with Heacham
King's Lynn Town have announced an official tie-up with Anglian Combination Division Four side Heacham FC.
Heacham manager David Griggs said: 'Myself and the club are very pleased to confirm this new venture between ourselves and King's Lynn Town.
'Initially Lynn will be loaning us two youngsters for the new season to give them experience of a season in men's football.
'It is hoped that they will gain a good grounding of football with ourselves playing at Anglian Combination level.
'We have achieved two promotions over the past two seasons and are looking to move along to the next level. This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership between the two clubs.'
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Linnets reserve team boss Rob Back is looking forward to the new venture.
'I'm really happy with this new arrangement,' he said. 'We have a few younger players that need to play adult football so this link we now have with Heacham FC will bridge another gap for us.
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'It is a partnership that will work both ways going forward and again it's another move from the club to put itself into the community and to be seen to supporting local football within the area.
'I am looking forward to working with David and Heacham next season.'
The announcement comes after the club's Community Fund Scheme, a joint initiative with lettings company Rounce & Evans, was announced, making games accessible to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it.
Meanwhile, the Linnets have been drawn at home to Mildenhall Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
The match will be played on October 28 and will see the return of a couple of Linnets old boys – their manager and former keeper Dean Greygoose and Steve Spriggs.
Mildenhall are making their debut in the competition having been promoted to the Bostik League Division One North from the Eastern Counties League.
In the FA Youth Cup, Lynn will travel to AFC Sudbury in the preliminary round, the winners then away to either Ipswich Wanderers or Newmarket Town tie in the first round.