AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
The Manager of the Month presentations were completed when both the Premier Division and Eastern Section awards were made.
Jugit Sian of Punjab United received his second award of the season from Cyril Windiate. The month started with a win in the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup against local rivals Guru Nanak. This was followed by a 0-0 draw against title rivals Greenways, they then secured away wins at Erith 147 Sports and Hildenborough Athletic.
Gavin Hoare made the trip to Ramsgate to present the Eastern Section award to Liam Morris manager of East Kent College. Four wins and a draw secured the award for Liam, a win over Rolvenden in the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup, followed by a draw in the League against the same team. Further wins were secured against South Darenth and Ide Hill.
In his first year of club management Ricky Tompkins has secured his first award by being named the Aford Awards Western Section Manager of the Month for November. His Otford United team opened the month with a 1-1 draw at title chasing Club Langley, this was followed by a win in the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup over Halls AFC. Two league wins completed the month, away at AFC Morzinga and at home against Stansfield (O&B) Reserves. Ricky received his award from League Chairman Cyril Windiate, prior to their narrow 2-1 loss in the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield against Premier Division leaders Greenways.
For full details of this seasons Manager of the Month awards click here.
The fixtures for January have been released for all divisions, League Cups, County and outside cup competitions. The forthcoming fixtures page will be further updated to show these as soon as possible.
For the January fixtures click here
Please note all fixtures are subject to change, latest fixtures can always be found by viewing the Forthcoming Fixtures page
The new season has started and the Gallery returns with a completely new look. On the Gallery page matches can be viewed by month played, division or via the match index. The layout has been updated to improve the viewing of the match photographs. To view the Gallery page click here.
Two Division One matches have been added to the Gallery.
A 5-0 win by East Kent College over Kings Hill saw them move into second place in Division One Central & East, a match covered by League Photographer Julie Hoare.
Andy Clay saw Stansfeld (O&B) Reserves come from a goal down to win 2-1 away at Orpington Reserves in Division One West.
With the help of @ we are launching the KCL_TV channel page which will feature video of Kent County League teams in action. Watch on your PC, tablet or smartphone.
See Mike T’s selection of Top Goals from November.
The current featured matches are the Division 3 West match between Metrogas Reserves v Sydenham Sports from 3rd December and Old Roan v Club Langley played on 26th November in Division 1 West.
To visit the page and view the video click here
FIRST AID COURSE
The League has arranged their next FA Emergency First Aid course which is being held at Chipstead FC on 16th January. Limited spaces are available, for further information or to book your place email James Hatton-Browne by clicking here.
Do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
KENT COUNTY LEAGUE – The League are looking to appoint a Results Coordinator, availability on Saturday afternoon essential.
ORPINGTON FC RESERVES – Are looking for players of a good standard to join a friendly and committed team who are looking to improve their standard.
SPORTING CLUB THAMESMEAD FC RESERVES – Are looking to add to their squad, players in all positions are welcome. They are especially on the look out for defenders, centre backs a must.
PLAYER SEEKING CLUB – Due to moving to Dartford I am seeking a new club. Can play full back/central midfield.
K SPORTS FC – Are looking to strengthen their reserve team squad. They are looking for a left back or left midfielder, with a view of pushing for a first team place.
AEI SPORTS FC – FA Charter Standard club, AEI Sports FC are looking for 2-3 good quality players to add to their squad.
FAVERSHAM STRIKE FORCE FC – Are looking for a volunteer club treasurer to join their progressive and forward thinking committee.
BEXLEY FC – are looking for players in all positions for their Premier Division first team and reserves in Division 3 West.
COACH SEEKING CLUB – I’m 16 and a Level 1 qualified coach. I’m based in Folkestone but willing to travel anywhere in East Kent.
PITCH AVAILABLE – For most Saturdays at the STC Sports Club, good facilities available.
STEP UP SPORTS CONSULTANCY
If you are looking for funding to improve facilities or for equipment, activities or coaching then Step Up Sports Consultancy may be able to assist. Annette Buswell and George Davis have extensive experience of Project Management and Fundraising and George has experience of running a club in Kent County League. To contact them to see if they can help click here for further details.
HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY MOBILE APP
NEW VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!
As we start the new season the League Mobile App has been updated to version 1.2, the main update is that we can now send notifications direct to your ‘phone or tablet! Other small changes have been made and it is now optimised to work with the iPad.
The App includes full Club details, Referee Panel listing, League News, links to Fixtures, Results and Tables, links to all of our Sponsors & Partners, League and League Cup Rules and Football Contacts.
The App is designed with one-touch functionality for calls, texts and emails so that communications with clubs, referees and league officials can be made quickly and easily.
There is a one-touch ground mapping /direction function to help players, officials and supporters find their way to the game.
The League Handbook & Directory App will be continually updated and when changes are made the App automatically updates on all installed phones and devices. You will always have the latest, most accurate version with you!
Download the App now from either the App Store or Google Play, use the links in the right hand column.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
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
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.
Saturday, 3rd June 2017 – Annual Presentation Dinner – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel