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The Gallery 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.

Willesborough Athletic’s happy knack of winning silverware continued with a 2-1 victory over West Farleigh in the Invitation Cup Final at Rochester on Wednesday night, 17th May and the game was covered by Julie Hoare.

Both sides contributed to a very well fought season finale in a competition introduced by the League Management Committee to provide additional fixtures for clubs in Divisions 2 and 3 Central & East. Shqipron Ahmetaj scored twice, once in each half, to end Willes’ very successful season on another high after lifting the Kent Junior Cup Group A trophy earlier this month and finishing runners-up behind Division 2 champions Cuxton 91. They came from behind to win after Lloyd Standing had put Farleigh in front after 17 minutes in a tie played in heavy rain throughout.

We have also added to the Gallery pages photographs from the Deal Community Sports Presentation Evening which was attended by Gavin & Julie Hoare. 

If you would like your Club Presentation photographs added to the website please send photographs to website@kentcountyfootballleague.co.uk


AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH

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Due to Old Bromleians completing their season Danny Wakeling had to wait until the Club’s Annual Presentation Dinner to discover he had won the March Western Section Manager of the Month award. Three wins and a draw not only meant Danny won the Manager of the Month but secured the Division Two West Championship.

Upon receiving his award Danny made particular mention of his assistant Greg Barton, he said “he is an incredible young man, recovering from ACL surgery, who put himself out to ask if he could come in and be around the club and stay in the game rather than just potter around outside of football. He’s grabbed an opportunity and run with it. He is 23 years old and highly regarded and fully respected throughout the club. Mature beyond his years and a credit to himself and his family. He’s used his time very wisely and will certainly prosper from doing so as he strives towards returning to play the game he loves”.  

He added “I’m aware it’s a solo award but I would also mention Chairman Phil Bartlett and our President, Secretary and “Mr Bromleians” John Cooper, as all these men are at the core of everything and honestly; I’d certainly prefer and would be happier to see it shared”.


 All three April awards were presented on Saturday. Chairman, Cyril Windiate made the Premier Division Award to Martin McCarthy of Fleetdown United whose team played seven games in the month, winning six and securing a draw in the other.

Secretary, Gavin Hoare, visited Otford United to make the Western Section award to Ricky Tompkins. In six league matches, his team won five and also gained a draw in the remaining fixture.

Finally, Vice President Philip Smith, made the Central & East award to Lee James of Willesborough Athletic. Athletic won all their six games amassing a total of 38 goals in those games. The presentation followed success in the Kent Reliance Junior Cup Group A final when they secured a 1-0 win with a 90th minute goal from Riley Alford.  

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. 


LEADING GOAL SCORERS

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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. 

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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


KCL-TV CHANNEL

kcl-tv-tablet-youtube-4With the help of @MikeT_football 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 Welling park v Crayford Arrows from Division 2 West, the Premier Division game between Kennington and Punjab United and in Division Three West, Sydenham Sports v HFSP & Ten-En-Be, see Sydenham score their 100th league goal in the season.

To visit the page and view the video 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.


BECOME A KENT REFEREE!

Referee Course Flyer (1)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 


SITUATIONS VACANT

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.

TONBRIDGE INVICTA FC – Our 1st team are looking for 2/3 good quality players for next season to add to our strong squad.

HALLS AFC – The First team are currently looking for a new manager for the 2017/2018 season. The side play in the Kent County Division 1 and are based in Dartford.

OTFORD UNITED FC – Have a Physio opportunity for a willing or trainee physio student. Also we are looking for players especially strikers and a goalkeeper coach. 

SOUTH DARENTH FC –  Are looking for players for the 2017-18 Season, we train weekly on the 4G pitch at Dartford Football Club.

IDE HILL FC – Are currently seeking a new first team manager to run their Division 1 Kent County League side.

AEI SPORTS FC – Are looking for players for the 2017-18 Season, must be committed to training and weekly fixtures.

MANAGER/COACH LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGE – I have managed and coached at Academy, Kent County League,  SCEFL Division 1 and Premier level.

ROCHESTER CITY FC – Are looking to add one or two more quality additions to our squad next season.

HALLS AFC RESERVES – Are currently looking for a new manager for the 2017/2018 season.

HILDENBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC – Are looking for new players for the 2017-18 Season.

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

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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.   SLTIposterKCFLSupported 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.

Find out more information by visiting kentfa.com or following @KentFA


DIARY DATES

Wednesday, 17th May 2017 – Invitation Cup Final – Rochester United FC, Rede Court Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 3TU – Kick-Off 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