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ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 21st MARCH 2015

Premier Division leaders Metrogas have a week away from League action off this weekend when they face Division 1West side Bexley in the Kent FA Intermediate Challenge Shield final at Thamesmead on Saturday (Kick-off 7.00pm). Meanwhile Dave Milton’s winner moved them three points closer to the title, beating Tudor Sports 1-0. The victory leaves them 12 points ahead of APM Contrast with nine games still to play.

APM Contrast drew 1-1 at home to Greenways with Michael Russell and Aaron Kleman on target for the respective sides at Cobdown. Hildenborough Athletic are third after a 0-0 draw at Staplehurst Monarchs United.

Harry Dawes netted and was then sent off, one of three players dismissed as nine-man Snodland Town beat 10-man Guru Nanak 1-0. Max Ciano scored twice as Bredhurst Juniors drew 3-3 at Holland Sports. Fleetdown United beat Chipstead 3-0.

Stansfeld O&B won 4-2 on penalties against Peckham Town in another Premier v Division 1 West contest to reach the Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup Final. The tie ended 0-0 after extra-time.


APRIL 2015 FIXTURES

The April Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here


GALLERY

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On Tuesday, 24th March Julie Hoare was at Hornchurch to watch a Representative XI take on the Essex Olympian League who won the game 1-0.

Julia Hoare was at Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup Semi-final between Peckham Town from Division One West against Premier Division Stansfeld O&B. With the scores level at 0-0 after extra time, Stansfeld O&B won the tie 4-2 on penalties.

Photographs of this season’s matches can be viewed by clicking here

If you have photographs you would like included in the gallery please email to website@kentcountyfootballleague.co.uk – photographs should have a minimum width of 600px.


SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP PLAYER TO RUN LONDON MARATHON

Demelza MarathonTony Hill, a player of Seven Acre & Sidcup FC is competing in the 2015 London Marathon, he will be running in aid of the Demelza Hospice Care for Children. If anyone would like to sponsor Tony then please go to his Just Giving page by clicking here

Demelza Hospice Care for Children cares for life limited children and their families, offering respite breaks, end of life care and bereavement support at their hospices in South London and Kent. Find out more at www.demelza.org.uk.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children is the 2015 official charity partner of the Kent FA.


FEBRUARY MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS

Metrogas MOM Feb 2015 003On Saturday 7th March the League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, presented the Aford Awards Premier Division Manager of the Month for February to Joe Glover of Metrogas FC. This is the fifth award the club have received this season as both their first and reserves teams sit top of their respective divisions.

No other awards will be made for February due to insufficient fixtures being played.

Details of all this season’s award winners can be viewed here


MARCH 2015 FIXTURES

The March Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here


SNODLAND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

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Following the success of last year Snodland Town have great pleasure in inviting you to their 4th Annual Tournament over the weekend of 27th & 28th June 2015.

The tournament will be open to age groups from U7’s through to U18’s as well as a men’s and veterans section.

The entry price will be £25.00 per team or £20.00 if received before 31st March 2015, the entry form must be returned to the address provided along with payment.   Entries will be on a first come first serve basis with a closing date of the 30th April.

For further details and application click on the image.


 FOOTBALL FUTURES 2015

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The Kent County League is delighted to have become a project partner to Kent FA Youth Council as they launch their Football Futures 2015 programme.

Kent FA’s award-winning Youth Council have set themselves an ambitious target of getting 2015 young people signed up to the Football Futures programme by this time next year.

To help encourage teams and individuals to join the army of Kent volunteers, the Kent FA is delighted to announce an opportunity for a lucky young person to win their club a new NIKE kit by simply signing up to the Kent FA Football Futures programme.

The Kent FA Football Futures programme is intended to support young people aged 14-24, who are interested in volunteering in football. The programme rewards young people by providing opportunities to receive training, gain experience and meet other young volunteers in the game.

For further details of the Football Futures programme and how to sign up to Football Futures and to enter the competition click here


FOOTBALL REMEMBERS – SATURDAY, 6th DECEMBER

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Visit the Kent County Football League’s own FOOTBALL REMEMBERS page by clicking here

 

 www.footballremembers.com to upload via social media use the hashtag #FootballRemembers.

 

 


MyClubPro Partnership

YaldingYalding & Laddingford FC have joined the growing roster of Kent County League teams who have launched new websites with our partners MyClubPro. Click on the image to view.

They join APM Contrast whose new site all their twenty teams within the club.

Hildenborough Athletic have launched their new MyClubPro website which is fully customised for their club colours and including all the teams they run. MyClubPro are now working on more sites which will be launched soon. 

For further details and MyClubPro news and updates click here


NEWS UPDATES

LUKE WILLIAMS

The Luke Williams Tribute page can be viewed here, Luke was raising funds for both Cancer Research UK and The Pilgrims Hospices. To contribute in memory of Luke please visit gofundme.com/LukeyWilliams

REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

A Kent County League XI played Sports Recruiting USA on 29th October, the result was a 5-4 win to the visitors who videoed the whole match which can now be viewed by clicking here


ANDREASCARTERSPORTS OPEN IN KENT!

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Andreas Carter Sports the official Teamwear supplier of the Kent County Football League have now opened a branch in Welling. ACS supply Errea, Stanno and Joma Kits, footballs and all match accessories, plus Leisurewear and other Sporting Apparel.

Contact Paul White at ACS Welling:

Tel: 0208 303 1818 – Email: andreascarter.welling@gmail.com – twitter: @ACSWelling

1 Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY (adjacent to Welling United FC)

www.andreascartersports.co.uk

 


SITUATIONS VACANT

With the 2014/15 season now well underway do you still need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies received are from:

SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC – Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.

PARKWOOD RANGERS FC – Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.

SOUTH ASHFORD FC -Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.

STAPLEHURST & MONARCHS UNITED FC – Are looking for a manager/management team for their newly formed reserve team for 2015/16.

YALDING & LADDINGFORD FC – Are looking to boost their squad following injuries to established players

BALDON SPORTS FC – (Based in Eltham) are looking for a coach/manager and players for their newly formed 1st team and Under 21 team for 2015/16.

SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC RESERVES – All players required for remainder of season and next season

CONEY HALL FC – Based in West Wickham have an opportunity for a ground share on both Saturday’s and Sunday’s from next season.


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.   SLTIposterKCFLSupported 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.

Find out more information by visiting kentfa.com or following @KentFA


DIARY DATES

‘Barry Bundock’ West Kent Challenge Shield Final Tie

Tuesday, 21st April 2015 – Sevenoaks Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm

Representative Match

Saturday 25th April 2015 –  Kent County League U21 XI v Essex Olympian League – Herne Bay FC – Kick-off 3.00pm

‘Bill Manklow’ Inter-Regional Challenge Shield Final Tie

Tuesday, 5th May 2015 – Chatham Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm

Eastern Section ‘Les Leckie’ Cup Final Tie

Thursday, 7th May 2015 – Faversham Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm

Annual Presentation Dinner

Saturday, 13th June 2015 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, 18th June 2015 – UK Paper Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE