ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 21st FEBRUARY 2015
Dean Heather, Gary Gorman and Craig Hanscock earned Metrogas a 3-1 win over Stansfeld O&B Club to reach the final of the Kent intermediate Challenge Shield. The game was switched to a university ground next door to Metrogas’ own New Eltham base – and went the distance before being settled in extra-time. Metrogas now face Bexley on the final at Thamesmead Town on Saturday March 28.
George Hawkins got both Snodland Town goals in a 2-2 draw at Bredhurst Juniors in the only Premier Division game to beat the weather. Zachary Jabubowski and Abdul Dawadu netted the home side’s reply.
Luke Foulsham and Aaron Evans earned Farnborough Old Boys Guild a 2-0 Division 1 West win at Belvedere to maintain their 100% record in 2015.
Malgo and Park Regis- two of the bottom three in Division 1 East – shared eight goals in a 4-4 draw. John Roberts grabbed a hat-trick for Regis with Sean Elkington getting two for Malgo.
John Wiliams scored twice as New Romney hit four in the final half hour to win 4-2 at Deal Comminity Sports.
Scott Bradley. Tom Scorer and David Bass earned Kennington a come from behind 3-1 win over Ide Hill.
JANUARY MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
The League Chairman, Cyril Windiate and Secretary, Gavin Hoare, presented the Aford Awards Eastern Section Manager of the Month for January to Keith McGinn and Wally Paxton of Ide Hill before their Division One East match at Kennington.
Details of all this season’s award winners can be viewed here
League Photographer Julia Hoare visited the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford to watch Kennington win 3-1 against Ide Hill in Division One East. David Bass, Scott Bradley and Tom Scorer got the Kennington goals and Shaun Boyle scored for Ide Hill.
Photographs of this season’s matches can be viewed by clicking here
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MARCH 2015 FIXTURES
The March Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here
SNODLAND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
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.
FEBRUARY 2015 FIXTURES
The February Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here
FOOTBALL FUTURES 2015
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
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.
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
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
The League Representative Team have been drawn at home to Spartan South Midlands League in the preliminary round of the FA Inter League Cup – further details to follow in due course.
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!
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:
1 Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY (adjacent to Welling United FC)
With the 2014/15 season now well underway do you still need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies received are from:
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.
OLD ROAN FC – Of Division 2 West are looking for a Goalkeeper and players for all positions.
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC - Are seeking a manager & players for an U21 team for next season.
TENTERDEN TOWN FC – Are looking for a first team coach to join the staff set up.
ERITH 147 SPORTS FC – Are looking for players of any position NOW.
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 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