The new season has started and the Gallery returns with a completely new look. On 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.
League Photographer, Julie Hoare, watched the Gravesend derby match on Saturday when Guru Nanak entertained Punjab United. The visitors took the spoils with a convincing 5-0 win, George Goodwin bagged a hat-trick and Luke Adams and William Johnson-Cole were the other scorers. Julie’s photographs can be viewed by clicking here
HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY MOBILE APP NEW VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!
As we start the new season the League Mobile App has been updated to version 1.2, the main update is that we can now send notifications direct to your ‘phone or tablet! Other small changes have been made and it is now optimised to work with the iPad.
The App includes full Club details, Referee Panel listing, League News, links to Fixtures, Results and Tables, links to all of our Sponsors & Partners, League and League Cup Rules and Football Contacts.
The App is designed with one-touch functionality for calls, texts and emails so that communications with clubs, referees and league officials can be made quickly and easily.
There is a one-touch ground mapping /direction function to help players, officials and supporters find their way to the game.
The League Handbook & Directory App will be continually updated and when changes are made the App automatically updates on all installed phones and devices. You will always have the latest, most accurate version with you!
Download the App now from either the App Store or Google Play, use the links in the right hand column.
Stansfeld Oxford and Bermondsey FC & Other Anecdotes
This is an eclectic account of John’s 2016/17 sporting season who, with Andy Clay (photographer), followed Stansfeld OB FC 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, mainly in the Kent County League. It also covers the three Cup Finals that the Club won last season.
It is not a concise handbook of the club, most of it centres around following them and other projects that John and Andy were involved in during the season, including their time with Cricket for Girls in Bexley and covers their journey to Lords in the London Youth Games indoor cricket competition.
It contains 60 pages and has great colour images on almost every page.
Proceeds from this sale will split and donated equally to Stansfeld Oxford and Bermondsey FC and Cricket for Girls in the London Borough of Bexley
Price: £9.00 + P&P
Click on the book cover or email to email@example.com to contact John for order details.
The fixtures for September have been released for all divisions and cup competitions. The forthcoming fixtures page will be further updated to show these as soon as possible.
For the September fixtures click here
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 August fixtures click here
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
Click here for full 2016-17 draw
Do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
SOUTH DARENTH FC – Require a 1st team coach. The successful candidate will ideally have minimum Level 1 FA coaching badge.
SOUTH DARENTH FC – We are still looking for players in all positions to strengthen our squad for the new 2016/17 season in Div 1 East & Central.
AEI SPORTS FC – Are looking for 2-3 players top complete their squad for the 2016-17 season.
WELLING PARK FC – In Kent County Division 2 are looking to add a goalkeeper to their talented squad of players.
AYLESFORD FC are in need of a experience goalkeeper and defenders urgently, as we have games and training lined up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Be Advised