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Reminder to all clubs

The Kent County Football League Annual General Meeting will take place on

Monday  17th June 2019

 at The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE

please arrive at 7 pm for  7:30 pm start


 

Annual Presentation Evening 

Despite some other football match taking place at the same time, the Annual Presentation evening for the Kent County Football League was enjoyed by all those that attended.

Jeff Winter, ex premiership Referee was the guest speaker and gave a great account of his time at the top.

League Chairman, Cyril Windiate and his wife Wendy received tributes, citations and an award from the FA, member clubs and the Management committee, in celebration of their 35 years of involvement in the League.

Brian Smith, the Leagues fixtures Secretary received the Long Service Award and Mick Northwood, from Long Lane was awarded the personality of the year. 

Other presentations during the evening were for divisional winners & runners up, cup finalists and the most promising referee, referees assistant and referee of the year. 

The presentations were shared by League Chairman Cyril Windiate,  Jeff Winter and  from the Leagues Committee at the FA, Ray Lewis.  League sponsor, Jerry Carter, from Andreas Carter Sports presented Staplehurst Monarchs with the Premiership Trophy.

Thanks go to the following people that helped in making this evening a  great success and to others that donated raffle prizes;  The Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Sittingbourne Balloons, Leeds Castle, Goodnestone Park Gardens, The Buttercup Goat Sanctuary, Medway Council, Crystal Palace FC, Dover Athletic, Bromley FC and Maidstone FC.

Pictures from the night can be found on the Gallery page or by clicking here


Hospitals Charity Cup 

Final report by Brian Smith

Another successful season has come to and end, I am pleased to say that we will be donating £2,400 to the Kent Air Ambulance, due to two well supported finals.

I would like to congratulate our two winners:

Senior Division – Erith & Belvedere FC   

Junior Division – Halls AFC

Unfortunately Erith & Belvedere will not be able to defend their title next season following their promotion to the S.C.E.F.L Premier Division, again I wish them well.

The date for the Annual General Meeting will be confirmed as soon as possible.

As per the league rules, ALL clubs remain in the competition unless they advise us to the contrary in advance, (hopefully you will all be remaining!) We already have a number of other clubs who have shown an interest in joining the competition for next season, as we continue to rebuild. 

We are also fast approaching the 100th Anniversary of the competition and with your continued support we can continue to further enhance it’s reputation as being competitive and worthwhile.

Please pass on my details to any clubs that are looking for a well organised competition to enter for 2019/2020.

Finally, I would like to record my continued thanks to Matthew (SCEFL) and Michael (Sevenoaks League) who both assisted throughout the season in scheduling the games.


A REMINDER FOR ALL TEAMS

The start of the new season (2019/20) will be as follows:

Premier Division – 17th August, with a full midweek programme on 20th or 21st August and a  Full Premier Division programme on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. 

Divisions 1,2,3 West and Central East will start on Saturday 31st August. 

The Veterans Divisions will begin on Saturday 21st September 

With this in mind please also remember the following:

Each Club must have at least fifteen Players per team registered fourteen days before the start of each playing season (Rule 18 (B) (ii) applies)

Failure to do so shall incur a fine for each registration short of the required number.

Therefore:

Premiership teams must have 15 players registered by the 3rd August.

Division 1,2,3 West and Central East must have 15 players registered by the 17th August

Veterans must have 15 players registered by the 7th September.


LEAGUE COMMITTEE VACANCIES

The Kent County Football League would like to invite applications for the position of League General Secretary.

The successful applicant it is hoped, could work alongside the current Secretary until the end of the season being ready to take over in full at the League AGM in June.

Use of Whole Game System and Full-Time would be of great benefit, as they are the primary tools in the League. Full record keeping and being the first port of call on most matters are the main requisites for this post.

The successful applicant would join a very successful team that works well together and has very high standards that have been built up over many successful years.

The League would also like to expand its committee and add a Charter Standard Co-ordinator to oversee the League’s Charter Standard business and also a Ground Grading Co-ordinator to collate and maintain the League’s ground grading policy.

For an informal chat or to make a full application for any of these positions, please contact Gavin Hoare , League General Secretary.  


REFEREES ONLINE APPLICATION 2019-2020

  The online application form for Match Officials for the 2019-20 season is now open.

    Please click  here to complete and submit.

 

 


 

KENT FA PITCH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

The FA Pitch Improvement Programme (PIP) will deliver improvements to more than 200 grass pitches across Kent over the next three years.

Kent FA is committed to improving pitches and supporting ground staff across Kent.

With this in mind they are introducing a monthly blog aimed to provide an insight into the world of Groundsmanship, while providing tips and advice to help pitches across the County flourish.

The blog is written by multi award winner and K Sports Head Groundsman, Scott Byers.

The latest edition is now available, to view the blog click here.

If you would be interested in the Pitch Improvement Programme email Lee Suter at the Kent FA by clicking here.


 


SITUATIONS VACANT & FRIENDLIES WANTED

Do you need new players or volunteers? After some pre-season matches? The latest vacancies and requests are listed below.  For full details click here

16th June

ORPINGTON FC – Looking to strengthen their club

PLAYER LOOKING FOR CLUB – 22 year old looking for a club to join and train with

11th June

BEARSTED RESERVES – Are looking fr a coach and a match day Physio

7th June 

HALLS AFC – Looking for players for both first and reserves teams

CANTERBURY CITY UNIVERSITY – Looking for a manager for their reserve side

TUDOR SPORTS RESERVES – Looking for a coach/manager

PARKWOOD RANGERS – Open training and trial sessions & looking for friendlies

4th June

EXPERIENCED MANAGER– Looking for a club to manage

RUSTHALL RESERVES  – Looking to strengthen their squad

WELLING PARK – are looking to add experienced coaches and players to our ever growing football club

28th May

BEARSTED RESERVES FC – Are looking for a coach and players

CROCKENHILL FC  – requires players in all positions for the coming season 19/20

22nd May

GOAL KEEPER – Looking for new team

CUXTON 91 – Looking for pre-season friendlies

19th May

TUDOR SPORTS FC – Require players in all positions

FAVERSHAM STRIKE FORCE SENIOR SIDE – Looking for a Striker and centre back

12th May

RUSTHALL RESERVES FC – Are looking to strengthen their squad for next season 

9th May

BROMLEIANS FC – Are looking for managers and coaches

BURGESS HODGSON FC – looking to add to their squad

 


DIARY DATES

Monday, 17th June 2019 – Kent County Football League Annual General Meeting at The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE at 7:30 pm

Monday 12th August 2019     – League Clubs Meeting –  Venue: ‘The Appleyard’, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE at 7:30pm