By Brian Bennett
Ashington FC are holding a fans forum on Thursday (June 22) starting at 7.30pm where supporters will have the opportunity to meet new joint manager Tom Wade. The event has proved to be popular in the past and fans will also be able to hear the views from the new management team. Meanwhile the club have finalised seven pre season warm up matches. After three friendlies at home, the Colliers will make the short journey for a local derby encounter against Bedlington Terriers and the list concludes with a trip to North Tyneside to face North Shields. The programme reads: Wednesday July 5 v Ashington Colliers (home); Friday July 7 v Esh Winning (home); Monday July 10 v AFC Newbiggin (home); Friday July 14 v Bedlington Terriers (away); Wednesday July 19 v Alnwick Town (away); Friday July 21 v Whickham (away) and Tuesday July 25 v North Shields (away).