Croydon FC give youth a chance with appointment of Davies

NON-LEAGUE NEWS by Marcus Tyler

Croydon FC have reacted swiftly to the loss of their head coach and his assistant by moving to appoint one of the youngest managers in the South East Counties League.

Craig Davies: new Croydon manager, who has playing experience from Man City, Liverpool and Bournemouth

Craig Davies is 29, but has extensive experience in the game, having played academy football for Premier League clubs Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City, and had a spell playing professionally at Bournemouth and Morecombe.

Davies was a winger for Burscough and Stalybridge Celtic in the Conference North before he played in the United States. He has also played Isthmian League football with Leatherhead, Horsham and Margate.

Croydon made the appointment following the departure to Whyteleafe of Harry Hudson, the coach who guided them to fifth place in the SE Counties League last season. Continue reading

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Big Lunch at Addiscombe Railway Park, Jun 2

Join the Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, with its community gardens and orchard,
for some family fun in the park next Saturday, June 2.

Bring a picnic, share a game, meet your neighbours.

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Selsdon hotel is staging charity garden party in aid of AADC

The Selsdon Park Hotel is tomorrow hosting a charity garden party to raise awareness and funds for those affected by AADC – Aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency – a rare, genetic disease.

The event – held at what is now entitled the De Vere Selsdon Estate – marks the finale to AADC Awareness week, it runs from 2pm to 5pm and is free to attend.

It will feature a range of entertainment, local produce stalls and family fun activities.

AADC an inherited disorder that affects the way signals are passed between certain cells in the nervous system. It is a very rare disease that is known to affect just 130 families worldwide, and the garden party organisers hope that they can help in raising funds to carry out vital research in this highly specialised area. Continue reading

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Festival of Dogs, Nonsuch Park, May 27-28

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Canning rejects new job after being dropped as cabinet deputy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the fall-out from the latest round of patronage for Tony’s cronies

Tony Newman’s usual tactic of using public money patronage to keep the support of his Labour council colleagues appears to have been less than successful this time around, following Wednesday’s confirmation of the jobs for the boys (and gals) at the Town Hall.

Dropped: Robert Canning, with Callton Young (left) on the campaign trail. Neither have jobs in the new council administration

Newman, leader of Croydon Labour’s council group since 2005, was confirmed at that meeting as council leader for another four years with the support of cabinet and deputy cabinet appointees.

But as Newman doled out jobs to some of the 2018 new intake of councillors, several more established and experienced figures have been omitted, and there are already murmurs of discontent after being relegated to the back benches.

Former senior civil servant Robert Canning, a councillor in Waddon ward who had impressed during the previous term when working as a deputy cabinet member for Stuart Collins and Stuart King, rejected out of hand a demotion. Canning didn’t even wait for Newman to offer him formally the somewhat obscure and unnoticed role as chair of the General Purposes and Audit Committee as a sop. Continue reading

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Composition lecture at Croydon Camera Club, May 30

Dorset trackway, taken by Croydon Camera Club member Mike Farley

Croydon Camera Club’s next meeting is a talk by member Mike Farley on “Aspects of Composition” next Wednesday, May 30. Continue reading

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Nonsuch Town and Country Show, May 27-28

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