The second round of the FA Inter League Cup takes place next Saturday, 16th December when the Kent County League team travel to St. Helier to take on the Jersey Combination League. The party to travel is:
Justin Lee (Otford United FC); Rory Catt (Otford Unite FC); Sam Truman (Otford United FC); James Knight (Otford United FC); Andrew Knight (Otford United FC); Ali Amisu (Peckham Town FC); Harry Yates (Kennington FC); Robert Jeffrey (Greenways FC); Ross Penrose (Greenways FC); James Trueman (Greenways FC); Ryan Perkin (Greenways FC); George Latham (Borden Village FC); Daniel Hanshaw (Cuxton 91 FC); Matthew Gething (Cuxton 91 FC); Dean Whittingham (Rochester City FC).
Manager: Darren Phillips; Coaching Staff: John Deane & Michael Langston
League Officials will also be travelling as well as League Photographer Julie Hoare and @KCFL_News reporter Andrew Gidley who will provide regular scoreline updates and photographs of the game will be the website as soon as we are able to after the game.
JANUARY 2018 FIXTURES
The first set of League and Cup fixtures for 2018 have been published with the release of the January fixtures, the full list can be downloaded by clicking here
MANAGER OF THE MONTH
All three Manager of the Month Awards were made on Saturday.
Rob Jeffery of Greenways received the Premier Division award from, League Chairman, Cyril Windiate. Greenways were undefeated in November securing wins against Otford United (H), Staplehurst Monarchs United (A) and Metrogas (H). The month ended with an away draw at fellow title contenders Peckham Town. In the process they scored 16 goals and conceded just 4.
Cyril Windiate then moved on to present the Central & East section award to Grey Ivey of Wateringbury FC. His played three League matches, wins against Ashford (A), Tonbridge Invicta (H) and a draw against Snodland Town Reserves (A). In addition they won a Kent Reliance Junior Cup tie against Woodland (A). Wateringbury currently sit top of Division Two Central & East.
League newcomers Red Velvet are in top spot in Division Three West and their record in November secured a first Western Section Manager of the Month award for Lee Hedges which was presented by League Secretary Gavin Hoare. Red Velvet won all their matches in the month and all away from home. League wins at South East Athletic Reserves and Peckham Town Reserves together with a Kent Reliance Junior Cup win over Long Lane Reserves and a ‘Barry Bundock’ West Kent Challenge Shield win at Division 2 Sydenham Sports.
All teams had disciplinary records within the League’s code of conduct to ensure their managers received their recognition.
FIRST AID COURSE
The League has arranged an FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football course to be held at Fleetdown United FC on Tuesday, 9th January 2018. The course offers basic advice on how to limit the effects of injury and promote recovery and provide the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to be able to attend a conscious or unconscious casualty and ensure that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive.
Spaces are available and for more information contact James Hatton-Browne by clicking here
Andy Clay took a trip to Oxford Road this week to watch Tudor Sports versus Farnborough OBG in the Premier Division. The game ended with a close 1 – nil victory to the home team leaving them now fourth in the division.
To view pictures from the game , click here
League and Cup fixtures for December have now been released, the full list can be downloaded by clicking here
November fixtures can be downloaded by clicking here
LEADING GOAL SCORERS
Rochester City striker, Adam Hill, is the League’s leading scorer at the end of October with a total of 15 goals in Div 2 C&E. Hot on his heels are Matt Gething – Cuxton 91 (Div 1 C&E), Ross Morley – Tudor Sports (Premier) and Harry Taylor – Red Velvet (Div 3 West) each with 14.
Leading the way in other Divisions are in Division 1 West – Tom Bradshaw (Old Roan) 12, Division 2 West – Steven Smith (Nomads) 13 and Division 3 Central & East – Jamie Eilertsen (Deal Town Rangers) 10.
For full details of this seasons goal scorers click here
With the help of @ we have launched The KCL_TV channel page has returned for the 2017-18 season courtesy of @, the page features video highlights of Kent County League teams in action which you can watch on your PC, tablet or smartphone.
On Saturday Mike covered the Premier Division match between Stansfeld (Oxford & Bermondsey) and Tudor Sports, Stansfeld edged the contest 3-2.
To visit the page and view the video click here
NEW COMPETITIONS FOR 2017-18
The Kent County League is delighted to announce it will be adding a Veterans Division for the coming season. In addition the League will be undertaking the administration of the historic Hospitals Cup competition.
Building on our partnership with the Kent FA discussions were held with them and a number of teams keen to play Veterans football. A meeting was held with those interested and nine teams have signed up to take part in the inaugural division.
Lee Suter, Senior Football Development Officer at the Kent FA commented “We have seen a great interest and growth in veteran’s football with more and more people wanting to remain active within the game but in an appropriate and flexible environment. Veterans football offers this to over 35’s including those transitioning from the more conventional setting of 11v11 football or those wishing to return to the game.
I am delighted one of our flagship leagues in Kent has the foresight and desire to offer this provision within their already successful structure. This is a really exciting project and I am looking forward to seeing it grow and flourish”.
The Hospitals Charity Cup Competition has a history going back to 1922 and includes teams from both the Kent County Football League and the Southern Counties East Football League.
Cyril Windiate, League Chairman, commented on these two additions “The Kent County League are delighted to announce they are taking over the administration of two established competitions thus enabling them to continue into the future.
Both competitions compliment the ethos of the League with the Hospitals Charity Cup now about to enter it’s ninety sixth season. It has been instrumental in providing significant donations to many worthwhile causes and only recently presented a cheque for £1,700 to the Kent Air Ambulance, a record for the competitions.
The Veterans League will complement the extremely popular Kent Veterans Cup and allow competitive football to flourish for players that may otherwise be lost to the game”.
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.
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
PLAYER SEEKING CLUB – 20 year old full back/winger, previously played for Hythe Town, Ashford United Youth, looking for new team in East Kent.
COACH SEEKING CLUB – Retired UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach seeks progressive club looking to progress through to the next level of football.
BEXLEY FC – Both first team and reserves are looking for new players to add to their squad.
ROCHESTER CITY FC – Are looking to add a striker to our squad having recently lost our top scorer to a serious injury.
PLAYER SEEKING CLUB – Young player currently at Bromley FC Academy and looking to start playing first team football in North West Kent to help my development.
PLAYER SEEKING CLUB – Comfortable on the ball passer and good aerially as I’m 6ft5 and I’m looking for a good footballing side.
PLAYER SEEKING CLUB – 18 year old right wing back. Previously at Tonbridge Angels U18s/U21s. I am now looking for First Team experience.
CC SPORT FC – Canterbury City Football Club and Canterbury Christ Church University have an exciting opportunity available for a person to join the management team for our reserve side CC Sport.
WOODNESBOROUGH FC – Level 2, or above, coach needed. We have 3 senior teams at different levels and we have our own ground and good facilities.
MANAGER SEEKING CLUB – Manager looking for a team. 15 years experience at County League level with 5 different clubs covering most divisions (east).
MANAGER SEEKING CLUB – Experienced manager seeks new challenge. I have managed at good level including Ryman/Ireland and Spain, Maidstone based but will travel for the right club.
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.
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.
Saturday, 16th December 2017 Kent County League vs Jersey Combination – FA Inter-League Cup 2nd Round
Venue: Springfield Stadium, St. Helier, Jersey – Kick-Off 3:00pm