Friday 1 March 2002

End of Era Festival of Events

Here is your chance to take part in history in the making, as we bid a fond farewell to the Cottage. We have put together a festival of events to celebrate not only the end of an era but also the dawn of a new chapter in the rich history of Fulham Football Club - a fantastic new stadium that will be the envy of other Premiership clubs.

The festival events offer something for every fan of any age. All funds raised from the events will be re-invested into the future of Fulham - the Academy and youth development, grass roots football in the local community, as well as the Club's official charity, the Variety Club of Great Britain. In this way we feel that we are using our history to help build our future.

Monday 8th April 2002 - Fanatical Fulham Quiz night

Fancy yourself as Fulham's most fanatical supporter? Prove it! The Crabtree, Cottage and Hop Pole Pubs will be holding a Fulham FC trivia quiz night, around the Newcastle game, live on the giant screen. Teams of up to 5 people at £25 a team welcome. Top teams will go into a Grand Final at the Cottage date tbc. To enter a team at one of the pubs, please phone The Cottage pub on 0207736 6217, the Crabtree pub on 020 7385 3929 or the Hop Poles on 020 8748 1411.

Weds 10th April 2002 Forty Years Of Fulham - an evening of entertainment with George Cohen (1960's) Alan Mullery (1970's) Tony Gale (1980's) Simon Morgan (1990's). Compered by Fred Callaghan.

Question and Answers, stories from the Cottage, football discussion and chat.
Chance to pick the All-time Fulham XI + prizes
Table buffet
Late pay bar until 1am
Total price £37.50 inc vat or Table of 10 £350 inc vat

Location: Novotel, Hammersmith
To book please call Nick Evans on 0208 336 7406, Jeremy Hunt 0208 336 7407, Richard Padun 0208 336 7408

Friday 19th April 2002 - Farewell to Cottage Golf Classic

Fulham Football Club presents its annual golf tournament at Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club. To commemorate the final season at Craven Cottage, the golf day will be attended by Fulham legends such as George Cohen, Alan Mullery, Fred Callaghan, Les Strong, John Fraser, John Mitchell, Gordon Davies and Tony Gale.

Teams consist of three players and an ex-Fulham player; the cost is £750 + VAT
To book please call Nick Evans on 0208 336 7406, Jeremy Hunt 0208 336 7407, Richard Padun 0208 336 7408.

Saturday 27th April 2002 - the last Premiership match at the Cottage

Legends parade prior to the game.

Half time penalty shoot out with some of the Legends. Fans can bid for places to take part. Details of how to apply with appear in the Bolton programme and on the website.

After the game, the Cottage, Crabtree and Distillers' pubs will be running a special evening after the game, showing some of Fulham's greatest sporting achievements on video. Evening will include a raffle for free drinks and FFC signed items.

Fans' party after the game organized by the Supporters' Club. The party is open to all fans wanting the opportunity to extend the celebrating until long after the final whistle. A ticket only event at Fulham Town Hall from 8pm to 12pm. The Mayor and some of the Legends Players will be there too. To purchase tickets, please make cheque payable to Fulham Supporters Club and send it to Kirsten Heyfron, 2 Garter Way, Surrey Quays, London SE16 6XA. Tickets are £10.00 each or £25.00 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) and include buffet and disco. There will also be a raffle. Enquiries on 07951 635 367.

Sunday 28th April 2002 - Family Open Day

Your last chance to say goodbye to the Cottage during a day long celebration of events and entertainment.

On-Pitch entertainment

5 a side tournament. 24 teams can take part at £50 per team. Application details to follow. This will be on a first come first served basis. Over 18s only.

Players' parade. Football skills session, autograph signing session, meet the players pitch side.

Cravenettes will be appearing and presenting a pre-rehearsed dance routine with children from local schools.

Legends XI v Supporters XI match. We are looking for a squad of 20 fans who want to take part in the game. 15 places will be available to the highest bidder and 5 places kept available by public ballot. Players must be of a reasonable standard.

Off - pitch entertainment

Ground tours - don't miss the opportunity to go on a "behind the scenes" look at the Cottage before the contractors move in. You'll visit the player's changing rooms and feel what it is like to prepare for a big Premiership match. 15 people per tour.

Have your photo taken on the Cottage balcony looking onto the pitch, by an official photographer.

Face painting for children

Merchandise store - End of Era souvenirs available.

New Stadium display

Clowns, jugglers etc

There will be a nominal charge for entry to this event in order to cover the costs of opening the stadium to the public. Any money raised will be re-invested in the future of the Club.

May 12th 2002 - Farewell to the Cottage Gala Dinner
An exclusive Gala dinner to commemorate 123 years of Fulham at Craven Cottage. A gala evening attended by The Chairman, Manager, First team squad, Ladies team and a host of Fulham legends.

Evening will include 3 course evening dinner, wine, entertainment, Legends parade, memorabilia auction, disco.

Location: Novotel, Hammersmith
To book your space please call sales department
Nick Evans - 0208 336 7406
Jeremy Hunt - 0208 336 7407
Richard Padun - 0208 336 7408

Cottage Mementos
You will have the opportunity to buy your seat in the Stevenage Road Stand, pieces of turf from the pitch, bricks and slates from the Cottage. Details coming soon. There will also be an on-line auction of items from the ground and an open day for businesses and clubs interested in buying equipment etc.