FIRST LEAGUE FIXTURES
The first fixtures of the 2016-17 season have been released. These feature only Premier Division teams and will see reigning champions Faversham Strike Force Seniors entertain Stansfeld (O&B) on the opening day. Of the new teams only Peckham Town are at home when they host Bexley. Farnborough Old Boys Guild travel to Guru Nanak, Lydd Town Reserves are at Erith 147 Sports and Punjab United are at Metrogas.
For the fixtures available so far click here
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS
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LEAGUE ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORSHIP
At the League’s AGM member clubs were advised that a new sponsorship agreement has been signed and with immediate effect the League will be known as the Andreas Carter Sports Joma Kent County League.
Andreas Carter Sports supported by the International sportswear brand JOMA have agreed a three-year title sponsorship that will provide in excess of £40,000 in benefits to member clubs.
Each team will receive a voucher to exchange for apparel, the JOMA Iceberg will be the official match ball of the Premier Division and the League’s long standing Fair Play awards will be sponsored to the value of £2,500 per season.
Commenting on the new sponsorship, the League’s Chairman, Cyril Windiate, said “I am delighted that we have reached this agreement with Andreas Carter Sports. We are particularly indebted to their Managing Director, Jerry Carter, who is a long-time friend and supporter of the League and we are thrilled to be able to work even closer with him during this sponsorship. We are also very pleased that JOMA will be supporting the sponsorship.
We are extremely proud of the fact that the League has had continuous title sponsorship since 1997 which has provided numerous benefits to our clubs over that time”.
Jerry Carter stated “We work closely with several leagues across the country and are now entering our eighth season of involvement with the Kent County League.
We consider this league to be one of the most professionally run by a strong group of hard working officials. It’s been an enjoyable journey and with the support of a global brand in Joma, we are delighted to be able to extend our support.”
It is also confirmed that previous sponsor, NRG Gym, will continue their association with the Kent County League and will now sponsor the three league cups.
Further news of the AGM will appear here soon.
Cuxton 91 are holding a 6-a-side tournament on Saturday, 13th August at Cuxton Social Club, Bush Road, Cuxton. It will be a 10 team tournament with 2 groups of 5 teams.
Cost of entry per team is £45.00. Ideal preparation for pre-season fitness. Minimum of 4 game per team.
If you would like to enter contact Frans on 07827 016250 or email email@example.com
As the season draws to a close Clubs are now making plans for the 2016/17 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
GREENWAYS FC – Are looking for opponents for a friendly fixture on 6th August 2016.
HF SPORTS PAULISTA FC – With the new season starting soon, we are looking to add a goalkeeper and central defenders to our strong young squad. We train and play at Ten-Em-Bee Sports Development Centre.
HF SPORTS PAULISTA FC –We are looking for pre-season friendlies on these 6th, 13th and 20th August.
NEW SUNDAY TEAM – Seeking ground in Eltham, Greenwich or anywhere near the A2 towards Bexley.
BEXLEY FC – Are looking for players for the forthcoming season for both their first team, playing in the Premier League, and their Reserves playing in Division 3 West.
BEXLEY FC – Playing in the Kent County Premier Division, are looking for midweek pre-season fixtures. Home or Away
AYLESFORD FC – Are still looking for new players, either experienced or young, for the coming season.
FARNBOROUGH OLD BOYS GUILD FC – Newly promoted to the Premier Division, we have started pre-season training and would welcome new players in all positions.
GURU NANAK FC – Are urgently seeking an opponents for a pre-season friendly on Saturday, 6th August, their home ground is available. Also, players welcome to join for pre-season training.
TONBRIDGE INVICTA FC – Are looking for committed, enthusiastic and reliable players to strengthen us for our first season back in the Kent County League (Division 3 East).
BRIDON ROPES FC RESERVES – We are currently looking to recruit players for our Reserve squad, we are looking for players in all positions.
JOHNSON & PHILLIPS FC – We are looking for quality players in all positions to bolster a very good but ageing squad to play in Division 2 West.
BEXLIANS FC – Are looking for players of all positions for the 2016/17 season. The club provide affordable football with good facilities.
AEI SPORTS FC – Are looking for players in all positions for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
SPORTING CLUB THAMESMEAD FC – Are looking for players to join our new reserve team.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Are seeking to appoint a Reserve Team Manager. Experience is required.
SEVENOAKS TOWN FC U18’s – Are looking for 1-2 coaches for the upcoming Premier Division 1 Kent Youth League season.
WILLESBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC – Are based in Ashford and are looking for first and reserve team players.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Looking for players in all positions, you will be joining a club looking to climb the leagues, also looking for a physio to help the club.
DEAL COMMUNITY SPORTS FC – Require a Club physio to travel with the first team on Saturdays and be attend training sessions on Thursday nights. Also looking for away friendlies in July and August.
SOUTH DARENTH FC – Are looking for new players in all positions to help them strengthen the squad for the coming season.
OLD ROAN FC – are currently looking for players in all positions, in particular a Goal-Keeper for the forthcoming season.
PHYSIO – looking for a Kent based club.
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
Referee Panel application forms for the 2016-2017 are now available for download, please click here
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.
League Clubs Meeting
Monday 8th August 2016 – UK Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE commences 7.30 pm.