CUP FINAL THIS WEEK!
West Kent Challenge Shield
Wednesday, 26th April 2017
FC ELMSTEAD RESERVES v WELLING TOWN FC
Venue: Sevenoaks Town FC, Mill Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 5BU
The Gallery returns now has a completely new look. Via 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.
Julie Hoare watched the Division 1 West match between Orpington Reserves and Lewisham Athletic, the game ended 5-0 to Lewisham with goals from Lewis James (3), Arran Miller and Reece Morgan. The result leaves Lewisham in 3rd place in the division, four points behind leaders Chipstead but wit two games in hand. They are home to Long Lane on Wednesday (19th) and play Chipstead away next Saturday (23rd) in what could be a crunch match in in deciding who finishes where in the division.
LEADING GOAL SCORERS
Abraham Opoku (Peckham Town) has moved further ahead in the goal scorer list with his haul to date of 41 League & League Cup goals, he is ahead of last year’s winner Daniel Hanshaw (Cuxton 91) who is on 33 goals.
He is closely followed on 32 goals by Riley Alford (Willesborough Athletic) with George Goodwin on 30 and Luke Adams on 28, both of Punjab United. Finally, in the leading group are Luke Blackaby (Otford United) and Adam Hill (Rochester City) both on 25 goals.
Leading the way in other Divisions are in Division 1 Central & East – Timothy Sims (Rolvenden) – 21, Division 2 West – Stephen Smith (Nomads) – 21 and Division 3 West – Luke Whitehead (Metrogas Reserves).
Further details on all goal scorers can be found by clicking here
With the help of @ we have launched the KCL_TV channel page which features video highlights of Kent County League teams in action. Watch on your PC, tablet or smartphone.
Latest updates include the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield final between Punjab United and Borden Village and extended highlights of the Division One West eight goal thriller between Old Roan and Chipstead.
Also on the KCL-TV page, courtesy of the Kent FA, click here to see goal highlights of the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield final between Borden Village and Punjab United.
TOP GOALS MARCH 2017 !
The March Favourite Goal is Goal Number 9 scored by Aaron Kleman of Greenways FC with 37.8% of the votes. Congratulations Aaron! Close in second place was Goal number 8 scored by Dan Hanshaw of Cuxton 91 which recorded 31.1% of the votes.
On the KCL-TV Channel page recently added games include the Sevenoaks Charity Cup Semi-Final between Chipstead and Otford United, the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup Semi-Final featuring Punjab United and Otford United and the Kent Reliance Junior Cup Group A Semi-Final between Metrogas Reserves and Cuxton 91, which took 17 penalties to decide!
To visit the page and view the video click here
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
League Chairman Cyril Windiate made two of the March awards on Saturday.
First he went to Cuxton and for the third time this season he made the Eastern Section award to Frans Thorley & Carl Jensen. Their team won two League games in the month away at Snodland Town Reserves and home to Sheppey United. In addition they had a win in the NRG Gym Les Leckie Cup against Tonbridge Invicta. Despite a loss on penalties to Metrogas Reserves in the Semi-Final of the Kent Reliance Junior Cup Frans and Carl still headed the list in the Eastern Section.
The Premier Division award was presented to Alan Jacobs of Peckham Town. His team won all four of their League games in the month, away at Erith 147 Sports and at home against Lydd Town Reserves, Fleetdown United and the reverse fixture with Erith. Alan has previously won awards in 2013 and 2014.
As always teams are required to have an excellent disciplinary record during the month to secure the award.
For full details of this seasons Manager of the Month awards click here.
REFEREES ONLINE APPLICATION 2017-2018
The online application form for Match Officials for the 2017-18 season is now open, please click here to complete and submit.
The fixtures for the remainder of the season have been released for all divisions, League Cups, County and outside cup competitions. These fixtures cover the period from 1st April through to 13th May. The forthcoming fixtures page will be further updated to show these as soon as possible.
For the final fixture list click here
Please note all fixtures are subject to change, latest fixtures can always be found by viewing the Forthcoming Fixtures page. Also, as per League Rule 10(C) a club may be given a revised fixture with 5 days clear notice, therefore only after this deadline has passed can you consider that you have not been allocated a fixture.
The Kent FA has recently announced the match officials for their 2016/17 County Cup Finals and we are delighted to report that many of those officials have officiated in the Kent County League. Congratulations to Harry Phillips, Andrew Wheaton, Alan Escudier, Josh Smith, Mike Sullivan, Ian Cowell, Billy Woods, Derek Peck, Steve Todd, Peter King, Ryan Chantrill-Smith, John Baigan, Dan Friar, Mike Donnelly, George Lowe, Tom Burman, Keiran Stoneman, Dan Blades, Ryan Andrew, Josh Weller, Will Sanderson and Mark Bellamy.
It is immensely pleasing that so many of our officials have been rewarded with these prestigious appointments.
BECOME A KENT REFEREE!
The Kent FA are holding a number of ‘Get into Refereeing’ Workshops from May to August 2017 at venues across the County. In addition the Kent FA are looking to encourage those players approaching the end of their careers to take up the whistle and are offering a special discount on the referee course fees, which could be as low as £50.00!
For further information email the Kent FA, Referee Development Officer, Nick Dunn 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.
HILDENBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC – Are looking for new players for the 2017-18 Season.
JOHNSON & PHILLIPS FC – Are looking to for someone new to take charge of their Reserve side who currently play in the South London Alliance.
COACH LOOKING FOR CLUB – Manager with with 12 years experience seeking new club.
AEI SPORTS FC – Are looking for players for the 2017-18 Season, must be committed to training and weekly fixtures.
GOALKEEPER SEEKING CLUB – Experienced goalkeeper looking for a club in Dartford area.
PECKHAM TOWN FC – Manager wanted for Academy U16’S Kent Youth League team.
BEXLEY FC – Playing in the Kent County Premier League are looking for players for 2017-2018 season.
BEXLEY FC RESERVES – Playing in the Kent County League Division 3 West are looking for players for 2017-2018 season.
BEXLEY FC – Playing in the Kent County Premier League are looking for an assistant manager/coach for 2017-2018 season.
KINGS HILL FC – Who currently play in the Kent County League Division 1 Central & East, are looking to add a kit manager & first team coach to the management team.
METROGAS FC RESERVES – Metrogas Reserves are looking for a new manager for the 2017/18 season.
METROGAS DEVELOPMENT TEAM – Are looking for a manager to assist with a new development team for the 2017/2018 season.
GOALKEEPER SEEKING CLUB – I am an experienced young goalkeeper. I am looking for a club to join local to the Bexley area.
OLD ROAN FC – Are looking for an experienced manager to take over our first team next season.
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.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS
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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.
Cup Final Dates sponsored by NRG Gym
Wednesday 26th April 2017 – ‘Barry Bundock’ West Kent Challenge Shield – Sevenoaks Town FC – KO 7.30pm
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – ‘Bill Manklow’ Inter Regional Challenge Cup – Chatham Town FC – KO 7.30pm
Saturday, 3rd June 2017 – Annual Presentation Dinner – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RE
Wednesday, 14th June 2017 – Annual General Meeting – UKP Leisure, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE
Monday, 7th August 2017 – League Clubs Meeting – UKP Leisure, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE