The Kent County League website is undergoing some essential summer maintenance in preparation for the new season. The site will remain online to view but no updates will be made until Thursday, 30th June.
ANNUAL PRESENTATION DINNER & CABARET
Almost three hundred guests attended the League’s Annual Presentation Dinner on 4th June. The main guest was Tony Gale who spoke of his career in football and as a pundit with Sky Sports, he then went on to answer a number of questions from the audience. Awards were presented to the League’s Personality of the Year, plus awards for our Referees, leading goal scorers, divisional and cup winners.
League photographer Julie Hoare was in attendance, click here to see her photographs of the evening.
Cuxton 91 are holding a 6-a-side tournament on Saturday, 13th August at Cuxton Social Club, Bush Road, Cuxton. It will be a 10 team tournament with 2 groups of 5 teams.
Cost of entry per team is £45.00. Ideal preparation for pre-season fitness. Minimum of 4 game per team.
If you would like to enter contact Frans on 07827 016250 or email email@example.com
As the season draws to a close Clubs are now making plans for the 2016/17 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
OTFORD UNITED FC – Are seeking to appoint a Reserve Team Manager. Experience is required.
SEVENOAKS TOWN FC U18’s – Are looking for 1-2 coaches for the upcoming Premier Division 1 Kent Youth League season.
WILLESBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC – Are based in Ashford and are looking for first and reserve team players.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Looking for players in all positions, you will be joining a club looking to climb the leagues, also looking for a physio to help the club.
DEAL COMMUNITY SPORTS FC – Require a Club physio to travel with the first team on Saturdays and be attend training sessions on Thursday nights. Also looking for away friendlies in July and August.
SOUTH DARENTH FC – Are looking for new players in all positions to help them strengthen the squad for the coming season.
TANKERTON FC – Are holding a trials day on Sunday, 19th June at 1:00pm, Seaview Park, Whitstable.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Are holding trials 25th June, 10:00am at Otford Recreation Ground.
OLD ROAN FC – are currently looking for players in all positions, in particular a Goal-Keeper for the forthcoming season.
PHYSIO – looking for a Kent based club.
HALLS AFC – Are currently looking to strengthen and progress both first and reserve teams.
HALLS AFC – Are looking to add 1st and reserve team coaches to the current management teams.
OTFORD UNITED FC – are currently looking to recruit and strengthen their current squads for the 2016/2017 season. They are also looking for coaches and other trained members to help with both teams as well as match day volunteers.
GOAL KEEPER SEEKING CLUB – 25 year old Goal Keeper who has played at high levels from the ages of 14 to 22.
ERITH 147 SPORTS FC – Are looking for a new first team manager(s) for the coming 2016/17 season
METROGAS FC – are looking for 1st and Reserve management teams for the forth coming 2016/2017 season.
AYLESFORD FC – are seeking some experienced players to help move the Club forward next season. In addition the club is looking to appoint an assistant manager.
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
On Saturday 14th May Chairman, Cyril Windiate and Secretary, Gavin Hoare made the first of the April awards to Daniel Conneally of South East Athletic who is the winner of the Western Section Manager of the Month. Five wins and a draw in the month secured the award for Daniel, South East Athletic had wins over Halls AFC Reserves, Hildenborough Athletic Reserves, Welling Park, Meridian VP Reserves and Bexley Reserves and these results were followed by a home draw with Nomads. The award was presented before Athletic’s 1-0 win at Nomads which saw them end their league campaign as winners of Division Three West.
No April award will be made for the Premier Division. The Eastern Section winner will be announced as soon as presented.
To view details of all this seasons Manager of the Month Awards click here.
We are most grateful to the awards sponsor, Aford Awards, for their continued support.
GOAL SCORERS 2015-16
Kent County League Leading Goal Scorer Season 2015-16
Daniel Hanshaw – Cuxton 91 FC 32 (32 League)
David Sherwood – Snodland Town FC 31 (27 League, 4 Cup)
Division One East
Tom Morgans – Lydd Town FC Reserves 23 (20 League, 3 Cup)
Division One West
Lee Friend – Farnborough OBG FC 27 (25 League, 2 Cup)
Division Two East
Timothy Sims – Rolvenden FC 24 (22 League, 2 Cup)
Division Two West
Lewis James – Lewisham Athletic FC 19 (16 League, 3 Cup)
Division Three East
Daniel Hanshaw – Cuxton 91 FC 32 (32 League, 0 Cup)
Division Three West
Daniel Higgins – Welling Park FC 20 (20 League, 0 Cup)
Data taken from Full-Time on 24th May 2016 and is correct subject to clubs having entered all match details. Only League and League Cup goals are recorded.
Full goal scorer details can be found here.
RELEASE THE PRESSURE
“Release the Pressure” is a new Kent campaign which aims to reduce the number of suicides by encouraging men feeling under pressure to seek help.
In Kent, suicide is the leading killer of men under 45; in 2014, there were 163 registered suicides of which 128 (79%) were men. The rate of suicide in the county is also higher than the national average. For more information click here
Tommy Sampson the League’s “Tackling Mental Health” campaign Ambassador has been speaking to KMFM of his own mental health issues and he urges all those with problems to seek help using the helpline number 0800 107 0160. Listen to the full interview with Tommy
Referee Panel application forms for the 2016-2017 are now available for download, please click here
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS 2015-16
The draws have been made for the three League Cups and can be downloaded from the links below:
The Kent County League Supports SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It
The Kent County League is proud to support the Kent FA Youth Council’s ‘SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It’ campaign. Supported by members of Kent FA staff, the Youth Council collaborated with Fixers UK, a charity which supports young people across the UK to take action and change things for the better, to orchestrate a campaign tackling foul and abusive language in the game. From initial concept development to the execution of filming a promotional video, the Kent FA Youth Council has directed the campaign to help eliminate and raise awareness of the negative impact of bad language in football. The Kent County League looks forward to offering our support for this initiative to combat foul and abusive language in the game, as we believe for football in the county to continue to grow in a positive way, such behaviour needs to be tackled. The Kent County League are committed to creating safe and inclusive football environments for everyone and as a result fully support the Kent FA Youth Council for bringing this issue to the forefront of grass roots football in Kent. You can watch the Youth Council’s video below.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 29th June 2016 – UK Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE to commence at 7.30 pm.