The September Fixture & New Bulletin is now available to download, please click here to download.
ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 22nd AUGUST 2014
Four of the five top Premier Division goalscorers last season wasted little time in getting off the mark as the new campaign got underway in 30 degree heat.
Leading marksman Gary Gorman hit 40 for Metrogas, and fired the defending champions in front on the way to a 4-1 opening-day home win over Hildenborough Athletic. George Rogers’ made it 1-1 aided by a wicked deflection following a tapped free-kick. However the visitors then had Joshua Poore sent off, before conceding twice in a minute through Abbas Agoro and Dan Hunwick. Borough’s goalkeeper and skipper Sean Ingleson was hurt trying to prevent Hunwick scoring, and forced to limp through the rest of the game. Dave Milton fired home the fourth late on from distance with Ingleson unable to move.
Billy Shinners and Sam Ryan netted a total of 47 between then for Stansfeld (O&B) last season, and both were on target in the 2-0 win at Staplehurst Monarchs United.
George Latham, third in the scoring charts, opened his account as Borden Village beat new-boys Bexley 3-1. Liam Baxendale and Ross Frost added the other two, with Ted Datson grabbing the visitors consolation.
Sam Reed hit two penalties as Faversham Strike Force Seniors came from 2-0 down to beat fellow new-boys Halstead United 3-2. Craig Preston got the winner after Lewis Longhurst with the first of the game’s three spot-kicks and Perry Hart had put the Sevenoaks villagers ahead.
Tom Scorer and Liam Whiting earned Kennington their 2-0 win over Fleetdown United. Joe Abbott and Gary Saunders netted for Erith 147 Sports as they beat Guru Nanak by the same score. Dave Sherwood was Snodland Town’s match-winner against Greenways.
The new season is underway and the 2015-16 Gallery is now open! Julie Hoare went to see new promoted Faversham Strike Force Seniors make thier Premier Division debut at home to Halstead United. Despite going two goals down Strike Force eventually triumphed by 3 goals to 2.
To view the Gallery click here
If you have photographs you would like included in the gallery please email to firstname.lastname@example.org – photographs should have a minimum width of 600px.
LEAGUE CLUBS MEETING
The League held two meetings on Tuesday, 11th August. The first was a Special General Meeting which was held to finalise the League’s Rules for the 2015-16 season. This was followed by the annual League Clubs meeting. A number of announcements were made regarding League Partnerships. Jason Batt of MyClubPro attended to confirm that the club website partnership had been extended to cover the 2015-16 season.
Three new partnerships were announced, the Kent County League has signed agreements with both the Kent Disability League and the East Kent Youth League, the principal aim being to co-operate on all matters for the benefit of the competitions and wider football matters.
The final partnership is with Kent County Council and supported by the Kent FA which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues under the banner of Tackling Mental Heath! The League is delighted to announce that FA Vase winning manager and Kent football legend Tommy Sampson will be the League’s Ambassador for this campaign. For further information about Tackling Mental Health! please click here
Further details of the meeting and our partnerships will appear here soon.
The first fixtures for the new season are now available, covering August these are mainly Premier Division Fixtures.
Click here to download the August Fixture & News Bulletin.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS 2015-16
The draws have been made for the three League Cups and can be downloaded from the links below:
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
The final award of the season was made on Saturday 9th May when the Western Section award for April was made by League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, to Tony Alliband of Kingfisher Glory FC before their game against Club Langley.
For details of all this season’s winners click here
We are most grateful to the awards sponsor, Aford Awards, for their continued support.
Clubs are now preparing for the 2015/16 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies received are from:
GOALKEEPER LOOKING FOR A CLUB – I am 19 years old and a 6ft 2 goalkeeper, I am looking for a good/high standard team for the coming season.
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC - Require a striker to join this ever growing club, someone who knows where the back of the net is and with the ambition to win the league.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Are desperately seeking a Manager to run their Third Team currently in the Sevenoaks District League.
OLD ROAN FC – Are currently looking for players in all positions for the forthcoming season, they have teams in both Division 2 and Division 3 West.
HALSTEAD UNITED FC – Of the Kent County Premier Division are looking for players for the upcoming season.
BEXLIANS FC – Are looking for highly committed players of a good standard to come and join our club for the coming season.
OAKS & JUNIOR RED SENIORS FC – Players needed for this coming season, especially a goalkeeper for a Division 1 West side.
MERIDIAN VP FC – Are currently looking for good standard players for their veterans side who currently play in the Southern Veterans League.
PLAYER LOOKING FOR A CLUB - I am moving to Sydenham in 3 weeks (22nd August) and I am looking to find a new team.
BREDHURST JUNIORS FC – Are looking for players for the coming season and are also looking for a 1st Team Coach.
JOHNSON & PHILLIPS FC – Promoted in our first season in the Kent County from Division 3 West to Division 2. Seek quality players in all positions to bolster our squad for the coming season.
YALDING & LADDINGFORD FC – Are currently looking to for players in all areas to strengthen our squad.
BEXLEY FC - Players wanted for all positions to strengthen the Bexley FC First Team squad following promotion to Kent County League Premier Division.
FARNBOROUGH OBG FC – Are looking for quality players in all positions to help their promotion push to regain Premier division status.
CRAY WANDERERS COMMUNITY FC – Are looking for players all positions to join our Kent County League team for the new season.
NEW PARK FC – Looking for Kent County standard players only, club under new management
HILDENBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC – Are currently looking to recruit and strengthen their current squads for the 2015/2016 season.
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC – Players required in all position with a chance to progress to the 1st team.
SITTINGBOURNE COMMUNITY FC – Are looking for fresh new players to join our football team for next season.
DEAL TOWN FC – Are looking for a new Manager to run their Under 21’s side. Closing date is Friday 10th July
GURU NANAK FC – Are looking for new good standard players for the coming season. Also we are looking for a new 1st Team Coach.
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
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
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.
Annual Presentation Dinner
Saturday, 4th June 2016 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE