KENDAL Town supporters are invited to a meeting at Ruskins bar in Kendal on Saturday.

It is proposed to form an independent supporters’ club to provide a strong collective voice for supporters to put their views and concerns to the management committee of the football club – and give support to Town.


Several supporters recently attended an information evening given by the club and heard the board’s plans for the future.

Town supporter Matt Tummey, who was present, said: “The supporters at the event were pleased that the club had made public its three year plan, but there was a mixed response to some of the proposals and a particular concern that the continued success of the first team does not seem to be a priority.”

It is proposed that the supporters club will be a democratic ‘transparent’ organisation working on behalf of the supporters of Kendal Town.

The original idea to form an independent supporters’ club came from an earlier meeting at which fans had the opportunity to meet a proposed investor.

Michael O’Neill, who was heading up a three-man consortium, had approached the Mintcakes’ management committee with a view to providing backing.

The proposal was to invest an initial £100,000 to improve facilities and boost the first-team playing budget, on the condition that club chairman George Gudgeon relinquished all football-related responsibilities. As was reported last week, however, talks between the two parties broke down and negotiations have now come to an end.