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I can confirm that the deal is complete.
Glenn Tamplin is now the proud new owner of Billericay Town Football club.
Recently, many people have made enquiries about ownership, but none have demonstrated the same desire and passion as Glenn. I have said many times that if the right person came along I would step aside. I think Glenn IS that person. Even before we completed he brought in new players and has improved the pitch, that kind of passion is just what Billericay Town Fc deserve and need. Welcome Glenn…and enjoy.
Over the years Billericay has become my first team, I still look out for the Spurs results but I no longer follow premiership football as I once did. Its Non-League now and always will be.
The games at Melboure park, that trip to Exeter, Swansea at home, winning the ESC, and our fans singing, “were winning in the rain” at Canvey will stay with me for ever. Billeicay Town Fc is blessed to not only have the complete diehards, but also so many more who have done, or are now doing, “their bit. Long may it continue
To those who messaged, emailed & spoke to Sharon and myself with thanks and kind words over the past few weeks, we are humbled and you have our sincere thanks.
Billericay Town Fc is blessed to have had so many volunteers over the years, (sadly some are no longer with us) who have done, or are doing “their bit”. Long may it continue.
I’d like to give a special mention to the day-in day-out, week-in week-out, 20+ year in year-out volunteers who, no matter what the previous result, or the weather, or what has gone on before, or what is happening in their own life, still turn up and get on with it, you are the heartbeat of the club. Because without you there would be no football on a Saturday, or U21’s on a Wednesday, or youth, or ladies. Those who can do that for 20 years and more, just for the benefit of others, without seeking any kind of self-promotion has been an inspiration. Sharon and I would have been off years ago had it not been for you. Ian and Pat Ansel. Ron and Joyce, Derek Colyer, Mick Gladman, John Richardson, Alec Zimbler. Les Bridge, Roger Thomson, John Mason. Also thanks to Gary and Emma Clark who again for 20 + years have given their time, their life, to benefit others. Andy Butt the ever present steward, Keith, Howard, Graham and Paul…there are so many, we know who they are. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by Sharon and myself that you have served your club well and the help you have given has made our time at the helm an enjoyable one. Thank you.
To the various Colts board members, it has been a pleasure to help and sit alongside whilst you do great things for the youth of Billericay.
Kim Coster, a nicer more driven positive person you couldn’t find, Thank you Kim it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you.
Craig Edwards. You all see him on the touch line, full of passion and an absolute unwavering determination to win. What most of you don’t see is the behind the scenes, way beyond a normal football mangers role, work he puts in. Whatever needs doing Craig has done it. He has also manged to deliver for us a competitive side season after season and that has come from pure hard work. Craig and I have had our ups and downs and if I had my time again, no doubts whatsoever, it would be Craig all the way.
On to the now, and the future. I sincerely wish Glenn and Bliss all the best and I hope you can fulfil your dreams. Billericay is a special club. It has a rich and full history. The towns club and its residents deserve some glory, Get behind Glenn and give him your support.
Good luck Glenn and Bliss, go get em!!
Over, but not yet out.
Thank you all.
Steve & Sharon.
The expected change in ownership of the club has been further delayed due to some unexpected obstacles.
Steve Kent and Glenn Tamplin remain keen to complete at the soonest opportunity.
We will update when further news is available.
The impending change in ownership of the club is now expected to be completed early next week. Both Glenn Tamplin and Steve Kent are keen to get this done as soon as possible but the legal teams were struggling to get everything ready for this weekend.
There are no unexpected problems, other than a lack of time.
Our table topping U/21's had to come from behind to overcome local rivals AFC Hornchurch last night at New Lodge. Hornchurch broke the deadlock in the 65th minute but two GOLDY CAPELA goals stretched our lead to four points at the top of the Ryman Development League.
The Blues will rue their finishing as they lost a game they had dominated from the first whistle to the last. Marshalled from the back by the impressive debutants King and Sobers, Giddens was rarely threatened. In the 10th minute the hardworking Russell scuffed a shot wide when well placed. An intricate move involving Nesbitt and Hubble and Krasniqi saw the latter put Cojocarel clear and his shot beat Roberts in the home goal but smacked against the inside of the post. Minutes later it was Russell who only had the keeper to beat but his attempted lob cleared the bar. A Krasniqi throw ended up with Hubble 14 yards out but he shot straight at Roberts. Russell then had a chance on the angle but he shot into the side netting. The last action of the half saw the impressive Roberts dive full length to turn a Krasniqi shot past the post.
Billericay started the second brightly and were soon in control. Krasniqi flashed a shot wide as it only looked a matter of time before a visitors goal arrived but it was the hosts that broke the deadlock with Hassler firing a rocket shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards. To their credit the Blues came back hard and Roberts pulled out a stunning save to keep out a thunderous shot from Krasniqi. With Folkestone visibly tiring the Blues piled on the pressure but were unable to get past Roberts. Cojocarel found Russell in the box but after making a sharp turn he couldn't get a clean strike off. Sub Capela then broke into the box but could only hit the side netting. Fellow sub Yusseff had a glorious chance when put in by the tireless Krasniqi but snatched at his shot and cleared the bar. A rare break from the home side left Roberts clear as the Blues went in search of an equaliser but Giddens read his dink and saved. The last chance of the game was a free kick 25 yards out but Krasniqi tried a pass when the shot would have been the better option. The stadium broadcaster announced Tim Roberts as man of the match which told the story of the game.
The Blues will play worse than this and win games this season but only have themselves to blame for their profligacy in front of goal.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Vancooten, Stephenson, Nesbitt, King, Sobers, Cojocarel, Hubble, Russell (Yusseff 74), Krasniqi, Mason (Capela 70) Unused Subs: Diallo, Cross, Hazet.
M.O.T.M. Kreshnic Krasniqi tireless performance and behind most of the Blues threats.
Tonight we travel to Folkestone with an injury ravaged squad. We are missing no fewer than seven possibly eight regulars with Sappleton, Wilson, Monville, Gaurilovas, Guthmy, Hazet and Adelowo all ruled out. It is hoped that Hubble who had to come off 15 minutes into the game with Harlow due to a sickness bug will have recovered. However the Blues go into the game in fine form having lost only one of the last eleven league games.
Folkestone Invicta go into the last of five successive home games at the Fullicks Stadium boasting the best home record in the Ryman Premier Division following Saturday’s 4-2 victory over AFC Sudbury. Prior to this they endeared themselves to the Town faithful with a resounding 6-0 thrashing of Canvey Island.
We have signed Steve King from Concord on a dual registration. Kingy joined Concord from Welling in 2009 and has gone on to become a legend at the Aspect Arena playing over 300 games and winning several promotions as captain and taking Concord to the play-offs in the Conference South. Fireman Steve is a fiercely competitive centre back who is one of the strongest headers of a ball in non league football. He also weighs in with his fair share of goals.
Despite strong competition we have captured the signature of Jerome Sobers from Tonbridge Angels. J is a 30yo 6'5 monster centre back. He rejoins Craig after two successful stints, as a youngster in the Conference South for Ford United when then Premiership Ipswich Town paid 10k for his services on a two year professional contract. He then rejoined Craig in our famous Championship winning season of 2011/12. In between he enjoyed long stints at Chelmsford City, Braintree Town, Bromley and Maidstone United.
Also coming in is Dean Mason. Dean played as a youngster before going on to Lowestoft Town in the Conference North last season and Concord Rangers this year. Dean is a pacey, hard working winger. He has had spells at Bishops Stortford, Canvey Island and Wingate and Finchley. He has also represented his country Montserrat on five occasions.
We are in further negotiations with two top targets and hope to announce their signings before Saturday's game.
Sorry folks due to a technical issue its a little late.
After a historic week for the club we return to some on field excitement as the Blues meet Harlow Town this afternoon. Billericay will be looking to return to winning ways after back to back defeats against a very strong Havant side. Harlow sit 12th in the both the league and form table. Kick off is at 3pm and the bar opens at 12pm.
The Blues mini injury crises continues with Ed Gaurilovas suffering what looks to be a long term knee injury on Tuesday night. Monville, Guthmy and Wilson are all definitely out but should be back for next Saturday. Hubble and Cojocarel are doubts. We have moved to strengthen the squad with loan signings Terence VanCooten a full back from Reading FC.and Ade Yusuff a prolific goalscorer at Chatham Town. Ade's goals drew the attention of Dagenham & Redbridge who signed him on a two year pro contract beating a number of clubs to his signature. He returned to Chatham Town this season. In the week we welcomed returning faces Teddy Nesbitt on a dual registration with East Thurrock and Shane Cojocarel on a three month loan from Barnet F.C. We are also hoping to announce a couple of big signings in the next couple of weeks.
In an exclusive interview with Phoenix FM’s Paul Golder, Glenn talks about:
His own personal history in non-league football as a player
What happened with the Dagenham and Redbridge bid
His plans for the team, the ground and how the club will reach out to the community
Where he expects the club to be at the end of his seven year plan
Click the link to hear the full interview.
The Club has today received the following statement from Chairman Steve Kent
“I have agreed to sell (subject to contract & completion) my majority shareholding in Billericay Town Fc to Mr Glenn Tamplin. Grant Gordon has also agreed to sell his remaining shares to Mr Tamplin. All parties are keen to complete as soon as possible.
Glenn is a very successful businessman and a former non-league footballer who is keen to take on a non-league football club and move them up the pyramid. He first made enquiries about Billericay several months ago but when an opportunity arose with Dagenham & Redbridge he understandably chose them as his preferred choice.
However, due to difficulties in making a deal happen with a members club Glenn came back to us all the more determined to fulfil his dream at Billericay. So what has been a big loss for Dagenham is now a massive gain for Billericay."
We will up-date with further information in due course.