Five matches have been covered this weekend by our Gallery contributors and they were treated to a goal fest seeing some 35 goals in these matches. Julie Hoare was at the Premier Division match which saw Fleetdown United win 4-1 against Tudor Sports.
Alan Coomes covered two games, the early starter was a Beckenham Hospital Cup tie featuring Old Roan Reserves who lost 4-6 to AFC Bexley. His second match saw Old Roan take on Dulwich Village in Division Two West with the home side winning by 4 goals to 3.
Andy Clay saw the Division One West match at Long Lane against Stansfeld O&B Reserves who ran out 4-0 victors with goals from Ryan Hassan, Jake Biggs and two for Casey Kililea.
Finally Paul Roth saw Cuxton 91 trounce University of Kent 8-1 in Division Three East.
We are grateful to all our photographers for sending us the pictures of these matches.
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The December Fixture Bulletin is now available to download, please click here to download.
FA CONCUSSION GUIDELINES
Footballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return, until the appropriate treatment has been administered. That is the message at the heart of new guidelines launched today by The FA for managing head injuries at all levels of the game.
The advisory guidelines have been designed for those who manage head injuries in professional and grassroots football – from clubs and schools, to parents and doctors.
Dr Ian Beasley, The FA’s head of medical services, believes the guidelines will play a crucial role in ensuring the better management and care of head injuries across football in England, thereby making the game safer for more players at every level.
He said: “The paramount priority for The FA is player safety, and so the publication of these concussion guidelines is integral to achieving an unprecedented high level of care and safety for players at all levels. Playing football has been shown to promote good health, and so by making the game safer, we will hopefully increase participation and thereby boost the health of the nation.”
The guidelines can be found in the Handbook section by clicking here and have been added to the League App to provide instant access when training or playing.
Our League Partner Westenhanger , has become one of the finest Venue Grade I Listed Buildings in Kent.
Westenhanger Castle is an unforgettable setting for events such as awards nights, dinner and dances, charity events, presentation dinners, proms, Birthday celebrations, Christmas parties and Christening dinners, which can all be held within the Manor House or in the beautiful marquee which is situated within the grounds of the Castle. The staff at the Castle will help you theme to your requirements with their own onsite venue decoration team or work with your suppliers. For more information click here
GOAL SCORERS 2015-16
The leading goal scorer listings have been updated (20-11-15) and Grant Lye of Long Lane leads the chart with 13 goals, all scored in league matches in Division One West. The Premier Division leading marksman is still David Sherwood of Snodland Town now with 11 goals. In Division One East Warren Smith of New Romney heads the list with 12 goals. In Division Two Timothy Sims of Rolvenden leads the East Division with 12 goals and Steven Brady in the West leads with 8 goals. Riley Alford is top scorer in Division Three heading the East list with 12 goals. Barry Ryan of South East Athletic has scored 10 goals in the West.
For more details please click here
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
Gavin Hoare yesterday travelled to Tudor Sports Oxford Road ground in Sidcup to present the Western Section award to Jim Martin, manager of Fleetdown United Reserves.
The first two October presentations were made yesterday, League Chairman Cyril Windiate who went to the Towers School in Ashford, home of Willesborough Athletic to present Lee James with the Eastern Section award. Willesborough continued their winning ways with a 5-3 against Ightham int the Kent Reliance Junior Cup.
The League Secretary, Gavin Hoare made the Premier Division presentation to Nick Brown of Borden Village before their away Premier Division match against Staplehurst Monarchs United.
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.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS 2015-16
The draws have been made for the three League Cups and can be downloaded from the links below:
Clubs are now preparing for the 2015/16 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC – We are looking for left back to join a growing club, 1st team promotion possible.
BRIDON ROPES FC – We are looking to recruit players for our Reserve squad, we need to strengthen in most positions, we urgently need to fill the goalkeepers position.
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)
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.
Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Monday, 30th November 2015 – Kent FA Headquarters, Invicta House, Ditton. To book on, please fill in this form.
Annual Presentation Dinner
Saturday, 4th June 2016 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE