A note from the Chairman

As printed in today's programme, Ken Anderson speaks to the club's supporters in his matchday column

It has certainly been an enjoyable few weeks in terms of results for the team and coupled with Sheffield United - our opponents this weekend- losing their game in hand in midweek, we now have a small cushion in second place in the league standings.
The performances of the players in the past three games have been superb and their exploits reinforce the excellent work that Phil Parkinson and his staff are doing up at Lostock.
We take a break from our league exploits on Sunday meanwhile and once again look to make our mark on the Emirates FA Cup in a game which will pit us against one of our rivals in Sky Bet League One. This will be an excellent test for us and is one that everybody at the club is very much looking forward to.
Meanwhile, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the late postponement of the planned Q&A with myself last month.
It was a decision which was not taken lightly, but I will be rescheduling the event with the new date and details to be confirmed on the club’s website.
Elsewhere, I was delighted to invite Poppy Haslam, one of our members of staff at the Community Trust, to experience a matchday in the Directors’ Box and Chairman’s Suite for our fixture against Millwall a few weeks ago.
Poppy has been hugely influential within the Trust and alongside earning her apprenticeship in Activity Leadership, she was been involved in numerous fundraising events for the club’s charity arm in its 30th anniversary year.
The Community Trust itself plays a crucial part in helping to spread the Bolton Wanderers name across the borough and led by Phil Mason, the staff in there work extremely hard to help support people of all ages throughout the town and beyond.
With that in mind, we are thrilled that planning permission has been approved for a domed community facility up at Lostock.
It is important that we offer up opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the club, town and Trust by developing the existing facilities and enhancing the venue for their usage on the community pitch.
The facilities we have up there already are crucial to the development of the club’s up and coming players and with the introduction of the dome, it will only enhance their opportunities alongside those of people in the local area in the years to come.
Please continue to show your support for all aspects of the football club, including the Community Trust, as you do already.

Kind regards,
Ken Anderson
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