EUFC Academy

THE EUFC ACADEMY
EUFC Elite oversees the management and day to day running of all junior teams (U8 – U16s) associated with Ebbsfleet United FC and the academy programme offers an extension to this traditional youth football, by offering players age 16+ with the opportunity to continue on their footballing journey in supporting their dreams and aspirations of building a career within the game.

Our academy is designed to aid and support those players wishing to continuing pursuing a career within the game, with programme designed to offer support and guidance in helping to achieve those aspirations through structure training and developmental sessions to help understand the demands and requirements as they progress into adult football.

All players offered opportunity to join our Academy do so, knowing that the programme they will sign up to has been specifically designed to incorporate a football and educational element that is paramount to aid their development.

WHAT TO EXPECT…
Players receive everything you would expect as a modern-day professional footballer:

  • Training and games on state-of-the-art playing surfaces.
  • Compete in U19 Youth Alliance League.
  • FA Youth Cup
  • Opportunities to be invited to train, play with First Team and/or go out on loan to gain first team experience.
  • Coaching by fully qualified and experienced UEFA qualified coaches with a vast experience having worked across all levels of the game.
  • A fully comprehensive timetable that incorporates both Football and Education which has been designed around their training and games programme.

VENUES
The Academy is delivered daily from Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5ND

Elite Venue has good public transport from London and Kent:

  • Gravesend Train Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Station
  • Gravesend Ferry
  • Arriva Bus Service – 483 Stops Directly Outside Venue

COST
Joining the Academy is FREE, the only costs associated to students include:

  • Daily travel to & from Academy
  • Academy Training & Matchday Kit
  • Educational Resources – General Stationary and a Memory Stick
  • All students will be given opportunity to apply for a bursary towards these costs and will be advised to apply once they have successfully enrolled.

COURSE OPTIONS

Students sign up to a two-year full-time academic programme with course options linked to their GCSE results or alternative academic studies with them being able to enrol onto one of the following courses:

  • BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport
  • GCSE & Functional Skills in Maths and English


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3 GCSEs Grade A-C or 4 and above in Maths and English
  • A minimum of two ID documents to prove eligibility to be educated in England
  • EU Students – an in-date passport, birth certificate or national insurance number.
  • Non-EU students – must provide visa documents that state your residency details along with a national insurance number.


POTENTIAL PATHWAYS/EXIT ROUTES 
There are many potential pathways open to graduates on completion of their academic journey, which may include but not limited to:

FOOTBALL

• Scholarship at a Professional Football Club

• Contract offer at a Professional Football Club, Non- League or Club with the Football Pyramid

FURTHER EDUCATION

• Opportunities to attend University and/or Football Scholarship within America.

EMPLOYMENT

• Football Coaching or Career within Leisure Industry.

NEXT STEPS/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
If you feel that EUFC Academy is the place that you would like to continue developing both as a player and academically, then to secure your place at one of our trial dates please complete the online registration form.

Once you have registered, all you will need to do is attend the trial date selected, where you will be met by members of EUFC Academy who will arrange for you to complete an initial academic assessment, then take part in a training and/or games session that will allow us opportunity to gain a greater understanding of you both on the pitch and within the classroom.

All players who wish to attend the trials will be required to attend with correct kit to take part in a training session including boots and shin pads with plenty of fluids – changing facilities and showers will be accessible to use after training.

You can APPLY NOW for the trials listed below by clicking here.

EUFC Elite & Fleet Leisure Planning Approval

EUFC Elite & Fleet Leisure Planning Approval 

Wednesday 22nd July 2020 will go down in history for EUFC Elite as Gravesham Council awarded full planning permission (subject to conditions) to redevelop of Fleet Leisure in Nelson Road Gravesend DA12 5ND.

In 2016 former EUFC United player Danny Kedwell and business partner Nathan Bullas where asked to take over the management and day to day running of the Youth (U7-U16) and Academy section (U16-18) as they would be able to dedicate the much needed time, effort and knowledge in order to sustain and establish potential growth for players within Gravesham and the wider Kent Community.

Upon taking on this challenge it became clearly evident that in order for this to happen, that not only did we need to identify and secure a suitable site to call home but we also needed to improve access to suitable sport and leisure facilities within the Borough that were somewhat limited.

In 2017 phase one was awarded having successfully securing the lease to Nelson Road, which would form the base for building the foundations and offer us the opportunity for growth as the site had been derelict for a number of years, having had a rich history of football since and was a hub for sport and leisure within Gravesham. 

Upon being awarded the lease, this allowed us opportunity to progress into phase two of submitting plans for a full redevelopment of the site to bring it back to its glory days with regular sporting activity taking place throughout the week and weekends that the borough could be proud off.

Now after 3 years of planning, meetings, discussions and consultations with the council, local community, Kent FA and Sport England we are excited to see the fruits of our labour as we move into phase 3 and look to put “Fleet Leisure” back on the map as the leading sports and leisure hub in the South East of England.

Over the coming months we now look ahead to begin the redevelopment of the site, that will offer the local community, schools and grass root clubs’ access:

  • 2 Full Size Pitches (Natural and 4G)
  • 3 7 a-side Pitches with one Incorporating 2 5 a-side (4G)
  • 1 9 a-side Pitch (Natural)
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Fully Equipment Gym
  • Fitness Suite
  • Spin Room
  • Physio / Sports Rehab 
  • Classroom Facilities
  • Function Rooms
  • Bar Area with Balcony Access to Pitches

U13s Parkwood Rangers

We are looking for a striker/winger to join a very good bunch of hardworking lads in the 2020/21 season. The team is training twice a week on Astro, one technical and one fitness session. Our games are going to be played in the Kent youth North division. If your son is interested in a few training sessions to see if it’s right for him Please call or text Mick on 07957187932

Metrogas U18 (1st Year) Coach / Assistant Manager Wanted.

Our U18’s (first year side, U16N in 2019/20) is looking for coaches/assistant managers to assit with a long term established team.

The team will be representing the club in U18 Central Division in the Kent Youth League this coming season.

The team trains twice a week, once on a Wednesday and on a Saturday morning playing games on a Sunday morning.

Anyone intrested must have up to date FA coaching qualifications and their 1st Aid.

Please contact Manager Tansel Salih on 07824 427310 or Tansel_salih@hotmail.com

Fleetdown United Under 13s

Fleetdown Utd U13’s(2020/21 season) are looking to strengthen our squad for next season as we move to 11 aside and into the Kent Youth League.Therefore, we are looking for players of District/ Academy/Selkent League – Premier or A division standard. We are looking in particular for a defender, a midfielder and striker to add to our already strong squad.

As soon as we are in a position to, we will be arranging training/friendlies etc…
If you are interested in a trial please contact Jon Almond on 07931 705195 or email jalmond9969@gmail.com

Dover Athletic Under 16s

Do you want to be part of Dover Athletic U16’s next season?

If soDover Athletic FC are looking for two outfield players, one a defender to complete their squad for the coming season in the Kent Youth League.

Dover Athletic have a great reputation for continual player development delivered by an enthusiastic and talented Management Team.

Please contact our U16 Manager Colin Wilkins on 07931 783882 or via email beem3rs@yahoo.co.uk for further information.

Metrogas U18s (2nd Year)

Metrogas U18s (2nd Year) KYL are looking to add good quality players to join their current side competing in the Kent Youth League for 20/21.

The side featured in the Kent Youth League U18 North Division in 19/20 and will now play their second season as an U18 in the Kent Youth League North. We have excellent training and playing facilities as well qualified establishes coaches.

We have a clear pathway for development with players given the oppourtunity to progress, train and play with the 1st team and U23’s. players interested in attending

Pre-Season should contact Manager Paul Toloaca on 07719245425 or Pdt31@yahoo.com

Metrogas Under 18s

Metrogas Under 18s

Metrogas U18s (1st Year) KYL are looking for good quality players to join their current side competing in the Kent Youth League for 20/21. The The side featured in the Kent Youth League U16 North Division in 19/20 and will now play their first season as an U18 in the Kent Youth League North. We have excellent training and playing facilities as well qualified establishes coaches. We have a clear pathway for development with players given the oppourtunity to progress, train and play with the 1st team and U23’s. players interested in attending Pre-Season should contact Manager Tansel Salih on 07824 427310 or Tansel_Salih@hotmail.com

Phoenix Sports U13s

Phoenix Sports are looking for  players  to join their new Kent Youth u13’s team for the 20-21 season. Players needs to be of Premier/A Division standard from last season.
Join a great local club with excellent facilities, superb progression for young players into our senior section.

If interested, please call our Manager Keith on 07779 290928.

Tonbridge Angels Football Academy 2020/21

Just finished year 11 and not sure what to do? Or in year 12 and want a change?

Tonbridge Angels football Academy have 2 SPACES left to join our scholarship programme at Hugh Christie School for Septembers 2020/21. 

Tonbridge Angels football academy offer a ride range of A level & BTEC qualifications, alongside a full time football Scholarship at Hugh Christie School. Students are also offered the chance to do their FA level 1 qualification with an option in their 3rd year to do a Level 3 Personal Training Qualification. All scholars train 3 times a week & compete for Tonbridge Angels on a Wednesday Afternoon in the National u19 youth league or Kent Academies league. Tom

The scheme is headed up by UEFA A Licence coach & 1st team coach/Captain Tom Parkinson, alongside coaches, Hugo Langton (UEFA A licence & Welling United assistant manager), Jamie Coyle (UEFA A Licence coach & FA Licensed Tutor), Dom Welsh & Rhys Bartlett. 

In our 2 years of running we have had the following success so far:

  • National u19 League Winners
  • 8 1st team debuts
  • 18 different players train with the 1st team
  • 1 player on trial with Leicester City 
  • 100% BTEC level 3 pass rate 
  • 18 FA Level 1 coaches 
  • 6 players go to University 
  • 1 Academy student Head Boy of the Hugh Christie Sixth Form
  • 1 Academy student Deputy Head boys of the Hugh Christie Sixth Form 

To sign up please use the link: https://eu.jotform.com/form/92911723517357 or email: tafcacademy@outlook.com

For more information please use the link:

Erith & Belvedere FC U15s

Erith & Belvedere FC U15s

Erith & Belvedere FC are looking for talented and committed outfield players to join our U15 team this coming 2020/21 season.

We are looking to add players who can commit to midweek training sessions and push themselves to be the best they can be, we will be playing in the SELKENT league and games will be played throughout London and Kent. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to progress into academy football with direct links to our senior semi-pro team, with the club offering the transition between grass roots and semi-pro football.

We will be training and playing our home matches in Eltham.

If you think you have the right level of ability and would like to come for a trial, then please call Alex on 07958 646489 or email alex.griffiths2010@yahoo.co.uk

Glebe FC Under 18s

Glebe FC Under 18s

Glebe FC Under 18s Players Wanted 
 
Glebe FC Under 18s are looking for talented new players to play in the Kent Youth League for the 2020/21 season. 
 
We are an established and successful club with first-class playing and training facilities in the borough of Bromley. 
 
Players have an excellent pathway into senior football, with the first team currently managed by the former Millwall player Gary Alexander.  
 
To register your interest in joining the club please text 07956 513003.

Tonbridge Angels U13s

Tonbridge Angels U13s

Tonbridge Angels U13s are now holding trials.

We are looking to strengthen our squad which has a great season on the Maidstone A division last year.
We have a superb set up with fully qualified Academy coaches training 2 times a week and dedicated goalkeeper training.
If you want to join our friendly highly motivated team please get in touch.
 
Pat McDonnell-07770667915

Canterbury City U18s

Canterbury City U18s

Canterbury City are holding trials for our U18 Kent Youth League sides. Trials will be held on the fantastic university grass pitches at Stodmarsh which is where both sides will play their home games next season with full use of the excellent university facilities there. 

U18s Trials 

Sunday 12th July | Sunday 19th July 

All those who wish to attend our U13/U18s trials must register their interest via text/email with our Youth Coordinator. Please include players name, position and contact details. 

Trials will follow FA guidelines and times will be allocated upon registration. 

To register please text/email : 07513 755537 / SW-442@outlook.com

Canterbury City U13s

Canterbury City U13s

Canterbury City are holding trials for both our U13 and U18 Kent Youth League sides. Trials will be held on the fantastic university grass pitches at Stodmarsh which is where both sides will play their home games next season with full use of the excellent university facilities there. 

U13s Trials 

Sunday 19th July | Sunday 26th July 

All those who wish to attend our U13/U18s trials must register their interest via text/email with our Youth Coordinator. Please include players name, position and contact details. 

Trials will follow FA guidelines and times will be allocated upon registration. 

To register please text/email : 07513 755537 / SW-442@outlook.com

Tunbridge Wells FC U15s

Tunbridge Wells FC U15s

Tunbridge Wells FC is looking to recruit several players to strengthen its U15 Kent Youth League team for the 2020/21 season.

Players in current Year 9 with KYL, district or Tandridge league experience particularly sought, but willing to consider ambitious and talented players from other A division leagues. All positions considered but particularly looking for a defender, striker and a winger.

The TWFC KYL squad has regular training with the TWFC 1st team coach and the club has ambitious plans and a player pathway to see all its players reach their potential.

To register your interest and find out more please contact Steve Powney at stephenjpowney@gmail.com / 07775 916164 with name, preferred playing position(s) and current club/ experience.

Glebe FC U16s

Glebe FC U16s

Glebe FC Under 16s are looking for talented new players to play in the Kent Youth League for the 2020/21 season. 
 
We are an established and successful club with first-class playing and training facilities in the borough of Bromley. 
 
We train twice a week with UEFA-qualified coaches. 
 
Players have an excellent pathway into the U18s and senior football, with the first team currently managed by the former Millwall player Gary Alexander.  
 
To register your interest in joining the club please text 07946 521 937 

Phoenix Sports U18s

Phoenix Sports U18s

Phoenix Sports U18s are looking to strengthen their squads for their up and coming Under 18’s in the 2020/21 season who will be playing in the Kent Youth League

  • Are you already playing at County level and looking for your next step where you can become part of a great club with first class facilities that will help you develop, play at the highest level and provide opportunities to progress to First team football.

    We will be looking to set trial dates as soon as possible after the current Covid restrictions, would you like to be part of this? If so:-

    Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by contacting Craig on 07411933037 

    Players Name          Mobile Contact number 
  • Date of Birth Position                        Current Club (if Any)

Cray Wanderers U16s

Cray Wanderers U16s

Cray Wanderers Youth FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our team for the new season 2020/21 when they move up to U16s.  We train twice a week normally at Flamingo Park which will become our new home ground in the future.  If you would like to be involved with our ambitious Club and believe you have the attitude and ability to compete every week please contact our Coach Taiwo on 07484 257419.

 

Long Lane U13s

Long Lane U13s


We are looking to strengthen our U13 side ready for their move into the KYL 20/21 season. We train twice a week on the clubs 3G pitch with UEFA B qualified coaches.
 
Trials will take place after the Covid19 lockdown has ended, please register your interest with Dan 07791194353

Chipstead FC U14s

Chipstead FC U14s

Chipstead FC U14s are looking to strengthen their existing squad in all positions ahead of their 2020/21 Kent Youth league campaign (at u14).

Applicants should ideally be at county/district/academy level, however trials will still be considered for players that believe they have the ability to compete in our squad at this level.

We train on Tuesday evenings 8pm-9pm at Knole Academy 3G, Sevenoaks, Kent and play home games at the same venue (Sundays).

If you’d like to come for a trial please call/email Ashley Warren on 07884327513 or ashley.m.warren@gmail.com

https://chipsteadfc.org.uk/

 

Bearsted U18s

Bearsted U18s

Players in all positions needed.

Trials will take place once restrictions are lifted but please notify us of your interest.
 
Call either Wayne on 07894 539744 or Keith on 07456 490587

Fleetdown United U13s

Fleetdown United U13s

Fleetdown United U13s(2020/21 season) are looking to strengthen our squad for next season as we move to 11 aside and into the Kent Youth League. Therefore, we are looking for players of District/ Academy/Selkent League – Premier or A division standard. We are looking in particular for a defender, a midfielder and striker to add to our already strong squad.

As soon as we are in a position to, we will be arranging training/friendlies etc…

If you are interested in a trial please contact Jon Almond on 07931 705195 or email jalmond9969@gmail.com

Metrogas U13s

Metrogas U13s

Metrogas U13s are looking for good quality players to join their current successful side competing in the Kent Youth League for 20/21. The side featured in the Selkent U12 Premier Division and finished runners up in the London Cup. We have excellent training and playing facilities and any player looking for a team please contact Manager Danny Moore on dmoore4@hotmail.com or on 07702 809549

Metrogas U15s

Metrogas U15s

Metrogas U15s current year 9 are looking for an experienced goalkeeper to play in the KYL as our current keeper has just been scouted for a pro club.
We offer excellent facilities and one 2 one goalkeeper coaching from an academy coach.
If interested please contact Barry on 07961923294 or Barrycharlton@sky.com

A message of thanks from Shelia Boswell

Sheila Boswell has asked the Kent Youth League to extend her very grateful thanks for all the very many lovely cards, letters and phone calls she has received after the loss of Colin.

Many thanks to all the clubs, leagues, referees and friends for their memories and tributes paid to him. Colin would never have expected the tremendous reaction to his death and would have been very humbled by it, at the same time glad that he had been able to help so many along the way

If you’d like to make a donation to our Kent Youth League fundraising tribute to Colin Boswell, please click here.

Danson Sports U16s

Danson Sports U16s

Danson Sports FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams this coming 2020/21 season.

The club has U13’s, U14’s, U15’s & U16’s teams competing in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.

Our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with FA/UEFA qualified coaches on the club’s FIFA rated 3G pitch, All games are also played on our 3G pitch.

Players must be of a good standard ideally having experience of the Kent Youth League, District, Ex-Academy or from a top Selkent/Tandridge side, trials will still be considered for players that believe they have the ability to compete in our squad’s at this level.

A good opportunity for those wishing to progress into academy football with direct links to pro teams, with the club offering the bridge between grass roots and semi/pro football.

For a trial please click on the following link which will take you to our player recruitment form:

http://www.dansonsports.com/player_recruitment_form.html

Alternatively please call or text the relevant Manager/Coach:

U16: Stuart 07985 253672 or Pete 07948 196550

www.dansonsports.com

Danson Sports U15s

Danson Sports U15s

Danson Sports FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams this coming 2020/21 season.

The club has U13’s, U14’s, U15’s & U16’s teams competing in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.

Our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with FA/UEFA qualified coaches on the club’s FIFA rated 3G pitch, All games are also played on our 3G pitch.

Players must be of a good standard ideally having experience of the Kent Youth League, District, Ex-Academy or from a top Selkent/Tandridge side, trials will still be considered for players that believe they have the ability to compete in our squad’s at this level.

A good opportunity for those wishing to progress into academy football with direct links to pro teams, with the club offering the bridge between grass roots and semi/pro football.

For a trial please click on the following link which will take you to our player recruitment form:

http://www.dansonsports.com/player_recruitment_form.html

Alternatively please call or text the relevant Manager/Coach:

U15: Paul 07572 425658

www.dansonsports.com

Danson Sports U14s

Danson Sports U14s

Danson Sports FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams this coming 2020/21 season.

The club has U13’s, U14’s, U15’s & U16’s teams competing in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.

Our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with FA/UEFA qualified coaches on the club’s FIFA rated 3G pitch, All games are also played on our 3G pitch.

Players must be of a good standard ideally having experience of the Kent Youth League, District, Ex-Academy or from a top Selkent/Tandridge side, trials will still be considered for players that believe they have the ability to compete in our squad’s at this level.

A good opportunity for those wishing to progress into academy football with direct links to pro teams, with the club offering the bridge between grass roots and semi/pro football.

For a trial please click on the following link which will take you to our player recruitment form:

http://www.dansonsports.com/player_recruitment_form.html

Alternatively please call or text the relevant Manager/Coach:

U14: Scott 07738 687239 or Nik 07932 394650

www.dansonsports.com

Danson Sports U13s

Danson Sports U13s

Danson Sports FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams this coming 2020/21 season.
 
The club has U13’s, U14’s, U15’s & U16’s teams competing in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.

Our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with FA/UEFA qualified coaches on the club’s FIFA rated 3G pitch, All games are also played on our 3G pitch.

Players must be of a good standard ideally having experience of the Kent Youth League, District, Ex-Academy or from a top Selkent/Tandridge side, trials will still be considered for players that believe they have the ability to compete in our squad’s at this level.

A good opportunity for those wishing to progress into academy football with direct links to pro teams, with the club offering the bridge between grass roots and semi/pro football.

For a trial please click on the following link which will take you to our player recruitment form:

http://www.dansonsports.com/player_recruitment_form.html

Alternatively please call or text the relevant Manager/Coach:

U13: Pete 07948 196550

www.dansonsports.com

Dover Athletic FC U14s

Dover Athletic FC U14s

We are keen to add a second Goalkeeper to our current squad so that we have more competition in this area.

We will support player development as a goalkeeper and support the extra skills and challenges needed that come playing in the KYL,

Team Training twice a week and most of our KYL matches are Sunday mornings so there are options to be dual sign whilst still playing in other youth leagues so not losing game time if a transition period is needed,

This would be a great opportunity for any goalkeeper who is enthusiastic, ambitious and most important a team player.

 

Contact us via email: youthdover@outlook.com

Twitter: @youthdover  

Instagram: @dayfc_13

Tel:07851064126

KSports U18s Coach Required

KSports U18s Coach Required

K Sports FC are looking to recruit an experienced Coach to join the existing Management team for their above teams for the coming 2020/21 season.

The applicant will be joining a progressive club with excellent facilities whose players will have the opportunity of playing at the highest level and provide opportunities to progress to First Team football.

The applicant must be able to work with others in the Management structure be reliable and dedicated to progress the players to the highest level possible.

For further information or to apply please send a copy of your C/V to the clubs Chairman Rene Bennet by e-mail to Bennet559@btinternet.com or phone 07976 104890.

Cancer Research UK Fundraising, in memory of Colin Boswell

On the 23rd of May, our CEO Ken Brooke had the very sad task of informing you of the passing of a true legend of Kent Football, Colin Boswell.

Colin, our founder and Life President, passed away after a short battle against cancer. 

Colin set up the youth league in 1981 and was formidable in his passion for creating opportunity for players across the county.  Colin was also President of the Kent FA and had served Kent football for over 50 years.

As a tribute to Colin and in line with a request from his family, we are kindly asking the Kent Youth League family – if they are able and would like – to donate to Cancer Research UK.

There is a massive hole in our football world which will be impossible to fill. We thank everyone for their tributes to Colin. As a league, as a committee and as friends of Colin, we will miss him dearly and always be grateful for his dedicated service, friendly smile and warm demeanour.

If you’d like to make a donation to our Kent Youth League fundraising tribute to Colin Boswell, please click here.

A tribute to our Life President, Colin Boswell

A true legend of Kent Football and my very great friend Colin Boswell sadly passed away overnight after a short battle against cancer. I was privileged to take over the role of Chief Executive of the Kent Youth League in 2013 from Colin who set up the youth league in 1981. A former football league linesman in the 60s and 70s Colin shared many stories of his games at places like Highbury and of course Crystal Palace where as a youngster I would have seen him without knowing.

I have so many stories to tell as Colin had a great sense of humour and told the daftest jokes which were funny because they were so corny. Colin was also President of the Kent FA and had served the County for over 50 years.

Many of you know my passion for football and this man exceeded even my commitments to the greatest game – and he gave me a route into football admin that I swore I would never go down! That’s how good he was in persuading me and he has taught me everything I know about running a league.

Even though I have been in charge of the league for a while he was always at the end of the phone and I will so badly miss our chats.

He gave me the opportunity to manage the Kent FA Representative teams and helped me achieve my greatest moment in capturing the FA County Youth Cup for Kent in 2010 the one and only time in 76 years – he was a massive part of this success.

Sheila Boswell his wife has been my surrogate Mum since we first met – some of my best moments were when Sheila told Colin off – but behind every great man is a great woman and Sheila my thoughts and prayers are for you and your boys and your grandchildren.

I have a massive hole in my football world which will be impossible to feel – take a look at our league twitter #kentyouthleague to see the tributes to Colin. It says it all really and to my friend – thank you – I will miss you greatly – and I will continue to remember all the bits of advice that you gave me.

May you Rest In Peace and so pleased you are out of pain – so long my friend and so sorry the dreaded virus stopped me from seeing you at the end – always remembered and never forgotten.

Ken Brooke

Tonbridge Angels U15s

Tonbridge Angels U15s

Tonbridge Angel U15s 20/21, are looking to add 3 or 4 new players to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming season. We are looking for players who preferably have KYL or District experience

but would consider those currently playing for a top A league side that are looking for a new challenge.  All positions considered.

Training twice a week on 3G, with one weekly session taken by an academy coach. Excellent opportunity to progress to the club’s Academy.

Due to Covid-19, dates for trials will be confirmed ASAP but, in the meantime, please contact Steve for more information & to register your interest – 07930 954 733

Lordswood U15s

Lordswood U15s

At Lordswood Football Club we always look to the future and prepare ourselves in the best, most proactive way possible. In this unprecedented time we are unsure of when we can physically restart as a team but want to ensure we are ready and up to speed when given the green light.

With this in mind we are currently looking for players in all positions to join our squad for the 2020/21 season.

Lordswood U15’s have a great footballing environment, great team spirit with great match day facilities.

Home games are played at the Lordswood stadium on the first team pitch.

Training sessions are on Tuesdays at Strood Academy on their 3G pitch, and Thursdays on the Lordswood grass training pitch.

As well as football training lead by fully FA qualified coaches the team also has fitness sessions lead by an exceptional sports science lecturer.

For more information please apply by contacting us by email:

Ronnie – ronan.kald.elevators@hotmail.co.uk or call  Ronnie 07535 671298

K Sports U16s

K Sports U16s

K Sports FC Youth U16s look to build on last seasons progression to a top 5 side int eh competitive Central League by adding experienced players.
 

KSports U15s

KSports U15s

K Sports are looking to strengthen their existing Kent Youth League squad for their up and coming Under 15s in the 2020/21 season.

Do you want to take your football to the next level and play within a club with a pathway programme to semi-pro in a dynamic club with excellent facilities.

Highly qualified coaches with continued personal development at its core for both players and coach.

We will be looking to set trial dates as soon as possible after the current Covid restrictions, would you like to be part of this? if so:-

Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by email to Christian Tolley with the following information at tolleybm@mail.com

Players Name                Mobile Contact number                              Date of Birth                  Position                            Current Club (if Any)

Langton Green U13s

Langton Green U13s

Do you want a Kent Youth League experience that’s about player development, loyalty, friendship & teamwork with UEFA B coaching? 

Then come & talk to us at Langton Green. Our Hurricanes U13’s 2020/21 Squad are looking for a GK & 2 or 3 athletic players to develop into top class footballers. 

We have great record of player development at Langton Green.  Our coaching team is led by a UEFA-B licensed, FA Youth Award Level 3 and Coerver Youth Diploma coach. 

We already have a squad in place that competed strongly in the Tandridge A league in preparation for joining the Kent Youth League next season.  We are looking for a goalkeeper & 2 or 3 hardworking & committed players to help complete our squad.

Are you Year 7 (2007/8 birth) and want to develop and build long term friendships with your teammates. We’ve got the facilities, the nucleus & the coaches, what we need now is you. 

Contact 2020/21 U13’s – Duncan Shrimpton – furiousd9@gmail.com

Tel: 07905 713481. @KYL_Coach

KSports U18s

KSports U18s

K Sports are looking to strengthen their squads for their up and coming Under 18’s in the 2020/21 season who will be playing in both the Kent Youth and Isthmian Leagues.

Are you already playing at County level and looking for your next step where you can become part of a great club with first class facilities that will help you develop, play at the highest level and provide opportunities to progress to First team football.

We will be looking to set trial dates as soon as possible after the current Covid restrictions, would you like to be part of this? if so:-

Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by email to Darrell Courtman with the following information at KsportsU18@gmail.com

Players Name            Mobile Contact number                              Date of Birth                  Position                          Current Club (if Any)

KSports U14s

KSports U14s

K Sports are looking to strengthen their existing Kent Youth League squad in all positions for their up and coming Under 14’s in the 2020/21 season.

Do you want to take your football to the next level and play within a club with a pathway programme to semi-pro in a dynamic club with excellent facilities.

Highly qualified coaches with continued personal development at its core for both players and coach.

We will be looking to set trial dates as soon as possible after the current Covid restrictions, would you like to be part of this? If so:-

Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by email to Dean Ruddy with the following information at Deanruddy@gmail.com

Players Name            Mobile Contact number                              Date of Birth                  Position                          Current Club (if Any)

 

GLEBE RECEIVE SPORT ENGLAND GRANT

Glebe FC has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s
Community Emergency Fund towards ground costs, maintenance, utility bills and other
essential running costs during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23rd has
left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and
physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community
Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who
have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial
hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.

Rocky Mc Millan, Chairman, Glebe FC, said:

“We are extremely grateful for the help Sport England have given us with this grant. Without
these funds, the club would have found itself in a very testing financial position. With this
support, we now look forward to providing best in class facilities for our members in the new
season”

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said:

As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want
the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this
country to not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the
future. The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is
part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a
huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to Glebe FC to help it through these
extremely challenging times.”

Sevenoaks Town U18s

Sevenoaks Town U18s

Sevenoaks Town FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams next season (2020/2021).
 
Next season, the club will be running an U13’s team, U14’s team, U15’s team, U16’s team and two U18’s teams (first-years and second-years) in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.
 
All of our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with UEFA B or Level 2 qualified coaches on the club’s main 3G pitch at Greatness Park. The club has proven pathways to transition into senior football – including potential training and match exposure with our First Team who play in the Isthmian League. 
 
To register your interest, please complete the following form which will take you 3 minutes to complete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw5Y4WKa5cP-HvlQi9agk1wKK7xMw5NXRFVA1duYknZFfVkg/viewform.

Sevenoaks Town U16s

Sevenoaks Town U15s

Sevenoaks Town FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams next season (2020/2021).
 
Next season, the club will be running an U13’s team, U14’s team, U15’s team, U16’s team and two U18’s teams (first-years and second-years) in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.
 
All of our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with UEFA B or Level 2 qualified coaches on the club’s main 3G pitch at Greatness Park. The club has proven pathways to transition into senior football – including potential training and match exposure with our First Team who play in the Isthmian League. 
 
To register your interest, please complete the following form which will take you 3 minutes to complete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw5Y4WKa5cP-HvlQi9agk1wKK7xMw5NXRFVA1duYknZFfVkg/viewform.

Sevenoaks Town U15s

Sevenoaks Town U15s

Sevenoaks Town FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams next season (2020/2021).
 
Next season, the club will be running an U13’s team, U14’s team, U15’s team, U16’s team and two U18’s teams (first-years and second-years) in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.
 
All of our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with UEFA B or Level 2 qualified coaches on the club’s main 3G pitch at Greatness Park. The club has proven pathways to transition into senior football – including potential training and match exposure with our First Team who play in the Isthmian League. 
 
To register your interest, please complete the following form which will take you 3 minutes to complete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw5Y4WKa5cP-HvlQi9agk1wKK7xMw5NXRFVA1duYknZFfVkg/viewform.

Sevenoaks Town U14s

Sevenoaks Town U14s

Sevenoaks Town FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams next season (2020/2021).
 
Next season, the club will be running an U13’s team, U14’s team, U15’s team, U16’s team and two U18’s teams (first-years and second-years) in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.
 
All of our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with UEFA B or Level 2 qualified coaches on the club’s main 3G pitch at Greatness Park. The club has proven pathways to transition into senior football – including potential training and match exposure with our First Team who play in the Isthmian League. 
 
To register your interest, please complete the following form which will take you 3 minutes to complete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw5Y4WKa5cP-HvlQi9agk1wKK7xMw5NXRFVA1duYknZFfVkg/viewform.

Sevenoaks Town U13s

Sevenoaks Town U13s

Sevenoaks Town FC are looking for talented and committed players to join our Kent Youth League teams next season (2020/2021).
 
Next season, the club will be running an U13’s team, U14’s team, U15’s team, U16’s team and two U18’s teams (first-years and second-years) in the Kent Youth League and we are looking for players across all of these teams.
 
All of our Kent Youth League teams train twice a week with UEFA B or Level 2 qualified coaches on the club’s main 3G pitch at Greatness Park. The club has proven pathways to transition into senior football – including potential training and match exposure with our First Team who play in the Isthmian League. 
 
To register your interest, please complete the following form which will take you 3 minutes to complete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw5Y4WKa5cP-HvlQi9agk1wKK7xMw5NXRFVA1duYknZFfVkg/viewform.

Applications are now open for trials at Ebbsfleet United’s Academy side for the 2020/21 season.

Applications are now open for trials at Ebbsfleet United’s Academy side for the 2020/21 season.

Applications are welcome from players aged 16–18 years of age and currently studying in Years 11/12.

If you feel that EUFC Academy is the place that you would like to continue developing both as a player and academically from September 2020, then to secure your place at one of our trial dates please complete the online registration form confirming which date you would like to attend.

The club actively seeks to offer players a pathway to first-team senior football together with a full-time education, all under the watchful eye of UEFA-qualified coaches.

Managed by former Fleet, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon striker Danny Kedwell, our Academy side has opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup, the U19 National League Alliance and the U19 Tactic League. Numerous members of our current Academy side have played in first-team games in the Kent Senior Cup this season and trained alongside our experienced first-team professionals. The most recent success stories are Zach Dainkeh and Mathew Achuba who have both been part of our first-team squad this season, being handed shirt numbers 17 and 18 respectively.

The trials for the Fleet’s 2020/21 intake will be held in Gravesend, Kent on the dates below.

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 Monday 17th February 2020, 10am – 1pm (9.30am Registration)

 Monday 6th April 2020, 10m – 11pm (9.30am Registration)

 Tuesday 14th April 2020, 10am – 1pm (9.30am Registration)

 Saturday 9th May 2020, 10am – 1pm (9.30am Registration)

• Candidates MUST register online beforehand at www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/academy/apply-now and await a confirmation email from the organisers. These follow-up confirmation emails will be sent by our admin team in due course, nearer the trial date. Please await these emails before contacting the Academy team.

• The Gravesend trial takes place at Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5ND.

• An overview of the Academy programme can be found at www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/academy.

Match Report: Glebe Youth 3 v 2 Ramsgate Youth

Adrian Swan

Glebe Youth 3 v 2 Ramsgate Youth
1-0 Whitmore (19), 2-0 Abiru (22), 2-1 Farmer (31), 2-2 Anderson (54),
3-2 George (69).

This was an entertaining game played between two good footballing sides that saw the home team take the points in a closely fought encounter.

Despite the very wet weather on Saturday the pitch was in excellent condition and both sides kept the ball down and played some good passing football on the good surface.

Glebe had the first chance of the game on 4 minutes when a Jonas Whitmore free kick from wide left found Ben James rising highest at the far post but his header flew wide of the goal.

They had another opportunity minutes later when from a Ramsgate corner the ball was quickly cleared upfield by Opeyemi Abiru to Oscar Powell who in turn sent a defence splitting pass inside the Ramsgate full back for Hakeem Jallim. He got to the bye line before pulling the ball back for Powell, who had continued his run into the box, but his rasping drive was pushed away to safety by Ramsgate keeper Oliver Haines high above his head.

The visitors went close shortly afterwards when Tom Wells hit a long range free kick from the half way line into the home box that was cleared out to the edge of the area where Jack Miller hit a low shot narrowly wide.

Glebe then took the lead on 19 minutes when Whitmore’s right wing corner was cleared out to the left of the area and collected by Powell who then chipped the ball back across to the far post where Whitmore scored with a close range drive beating Haines low at his left hand post.

The home side then doubled their lead on 22 minutes when another swift break saw Powell feed Jallim down the right and he surged into the box before hitting a low shot that Haines diving full length to his right managed to claw away but the loose ball fell to Abiru who touched home from close range.

Glebe then nearly gifted the visitors a way back minutes later when Nathan

Agyapong’s back pass was seized upon by Charlie Shonk but with only Glebe keeper Baldwin Kaluya to beat he shot over. On 27 minutes another Whitmore corner was cleared out to Joshua Peiris some 30 yards from goal and he hit a powerful first time half volley that flashed into the side netting.

James then tried his luck with a 35 yard free kick that flew straight at Haines, who with the sun in his eyes, knocked the ball up and only managed to gather at the second attempt.

Just after the half hour mark the visitors halved the deficit when a Sam Belsey corner from the left was not cleared by the Glebe defence with several shots being blocked before the ball fell to Elliott Farmer whose fierce shot flew home through the crowded box beating Kaluya low to his left.

Just before half time Glebe almost restored their two goal lead when a Haines clearance fell to Jallim who hit a low shot that flashed narrowly wide across the face of goal.

Early in the second half Ramsgate went close to equalising when Shonk did well to win the ball near the half way line and race through on goal but his fierce drive deflected off a covering defender into the side netting.

Glebe then went close to increasing their lead when Powell’s deep right wing cross found Jallim beyond the far post and although his volleyed shot beat Haines low to his right, the ball crashed against the post before falling out to the tireless Abiru whose follow up shot flew over from close range.

Ramsgate were then denied an equaliser thanks to resolute Glebe defending. Farmer got through on goal but Kaluya was quickly off his line and made a good close range block with the loose ball falling out to Shonk whose effort was blocked by a Glebe body with the ball then flying up to Jordan Anderson whose close range header beat Kaluya high to his right but was nodded off the line to safety by Agyapong.

However Anderson was not to be denied as he drew the visitors level on 54 minutes with an absolutely superb strike from all of 30 yards that saw the ball arrow home low to the left of the diving Kaluya, who got a hand to the ball but could not prevent it flying into the bottom corner of the net.

Glebe’s Zak Long then tested Haines with a 25 yard shot that the Ramsgate keeper saved diving high to his left. Just after the hour mark the visitors went close to taking the lead when James Turner put Anderson in on goal but Kaluya was again quickly off his line to make a good close range block.

Ramsgate problems of defending set pieces almost caused them trouble again when Abiru’s deep left wing corner found Long free at the far post but his header flew wide.

Glebe then re-took the lead on 69 minutes when Kai George, who had only been on the pitch a few minutes, let fly with a ferocious dipping shot from the edge of the box that Haines diving forward could only shovel into his net.

Minutes later Glebe had the chance to make it four after Abiru’s though ball had put Louis Henry in on goal but Haines in trying to save brought down the Glebe forward and a penalty awarded.

This was taken by Powell who hit the ball firmly but Haines diving full length low to his right made a superb save pushing the ball out for a corner. However the visiting keeper was fortunate minutes later when Abiru’s left wing cross deceived him as the ball flew over his outstretched hand but bounced off the bar and away to safety.

On 80 minutes good pressing by George on Miller saw him rob the Ramsgate player as he received a pass from Haines, and spotting Haines off his line George tried to chip the back pedalling keeper but the ball flew over.

Into the last 10 minutes of the match Ramsgate’s Shonk turned well before flashing a shot narrowly wide across the face of goal before Belsey’s right wing corner deceived Kaluya but James rescued his keeper with a clearing header from under the bar.

Shortly afterwards the final whistle went with Glebe victorious and with this win moved level with Ramsgate and Sevenoaks at the top of the table, albeit both themselves and Ramsgate having played two games more than Sevenoaks.

Fundraise this Christmas with the KYL

Get into the festive spirit and help the Kent Youth League raise funds for those who need it most this Christmas period.

On Sunday 15th December, we are asking all our clubs to support our #KYLChristmas efforts to fundraise for our Charity Partner, Redthread.

It’s a simple, festive ask. We’d like to encourage all teams to come together on our final official game before the Christmas break, to enjoy post-match hospitality alongside each other – and most importantly – wearing their best Christmas jumpers!

Not only is this a chance to bring players, coaches, volunteers and clubs together at Christmas, we will be offering a prize* to the two teams who share the best and most creative photo with us either on our Twitter or Instagram page using the hashtag #KYLChristmas.

All teams and their respective coaches, players and parents will be asked to consider donating a £1 to the initiative with every penny going to Redthread, a charity supporting young people to be healthy, safe and happy through work in A&Es and primary care.

It’s an important cause – and one the League will be supporting throughout the season – but with Christmas approaching, we have further cause to demonstrate that support to Redthread during a challenging time of year. 

Those taking part in #KYLChristmas will be able to donate to our Christmas campaign by clicking here.

Tonbridge Angels FC Academy 2019/20

Tonbridge Angels football Academy are having an Opening evening for current year 11/12 students on Wednesday 27th November at The Longmead Stadium for next September’s intake.

Tonbridge Angels football academy offer a ride range of A level & BTEC qualifications, alongside a full time football Scholarship at Hugh Christie School. Students are also offered the chance to do their FA level 1 qualification with an option in their 3rd year to do a Level 3 Personal Training Qualification

The scheme is headed up by UEFA A Licence coach & 1st team coach/Captain Tom Parkinson, alongside coaches, Hugo Langton (UEFA A licence & Welling United assistant manager), Jamie Coyle (UEFA A Licence coach), Dom Welsh & Rhys Bartlett. 

In our 15 months of running we have had the following success so far:

  • 7 1st team debuts
  • 18 different players train with the 1st team
  • 1 player on trial with Leicester City 
  • 100% BTEC level 3 pass rate 
  • 18 FA Level 1 coaches 
  • 6 players go to University 

To sign up please use the link: https://eu.jotform.com/form/92911723517357 or email: tafcacademy@outlook.com

Match Report: Sevenoaks Town Youth v Chatham Town Youth

Match Report: Chatham Town v Cray Wanderers Youth

Adrian Swan

Chatham Town Youth 3 v 0 Cray Wanderers Youth
1-0 Dos Santos (16), 2-0 Dos Santos (30), 3-0 Pinto (78).

Chatham Town moved into the next round of the KitToFit Challenge Cup with an excellent victory against a battling Cray Wanderers side.

Although there were many good performances in Chatham’s victory they was a virtuoso performance from forward Luis Dos Santos who scored twice and kept the visiting defence on edge throughout the game.

Indeed it was Dos Santos who tested Cray keeper Adam Bennett with an early shot from the edge of the box that he gathered well at his feet. Shortly afterwards Dos Santos got free down the right and raced to the bye line before fizzing over a low cross that fell to De Niro Pinto whose shot on the turn flew over.

Cray had their first chance of the game on 5 minutes when Christopher Alhassan surged forward to the edge of the box before playing the ball into Akolawole Salami whose close range shot went narrowly wide as he was quickly closed down by home defenders.

Minutes later Jack Palmby’s throughball found the run down the right of Dos Santos who then cut into the box and hit a fierce drive that flashed across the face of goal and just wide of Bennett’s left hand post. Dos Santos then made space well on the edge of the box before hitting a powerful shot at Bennett.

Chatham took the lead on 16 minutes when Dos Santos curled a 25 yard right footed free kick around the Cray defensive wall and low to the right of the diving Bennett into the bottom corner of the net. A neat passing move from the home side then saw them go close to increasing their lead when a Tyler Juggins pass found the run down the right of Alfie Bates who then pulled the ball back to the edge of the box for the on-rushing Pamlby whose first time shot ran narrowly wide.

Palmby then had another effort fly just over before Chatham made it two on 30 minutes when Pinto played the ball up to Dos Santos on the edge of the box and he jinked one way and then the other creating space before rifling home an unstoppable left shot that beat a diving Bennett low to his left.

It might have been three on 34 minutes when Dos Santos sent over a deep corner from the right that fell to Pinto at the far post and he clipped the ball back for Palmby, who racing into the box saw his stooping header fly wide.

On 40 minutes a neat interchange between Oscar Pantry and Dos Santos saw Pantry play the ball down the right for Dos Santos who, spotting Pantry continuing his run into the box, whipped over a low cross that a sliding Pantry narrowly failed to get to.

In the final couple of minutes of the half Dos Santos twice tested Bennett with shots from the edge of the box that the busy Cray keeper saved well.

The second half continued with Chatham on the attack. Dos Santos had a 25 yard free kick fly just over before a deep left wing corner from Juggins found Nicky Hunt at the far post but his diving header flew wide.

Cray then hit the woodwork on 52 minutes when Max Gayle’s left wing cross struck the outside of Harvey Mills’s left hand post although the Chatham keeper had his post covered.

Cray’s Tion Cudjoe then turned well on the edge of the box before hitting a low shot that flashed narrowly wide. Chatham nearly made it three on 56 minutes when another good passing move saw Palmby find Bates whose throughball put Dos Santos in on goal but Bennett was quickly off his line to make a good close range block.

Just after the hour mark Cray’s Jake Parrott made a good run down the left to the bye line before hitting a fierce shot from an acute angle that flew into the side netting with Mills again getting his angles right covering his near post. An incisive pass from Dos Santos then put Pinto through on goal but Bennett was again quickly off his line to block his close range shot.

On 74 minutes an excellent pass from Bates put the tireless Palmby in on goal but his shot flew over with only Bennett to beat. However minutes later the home side made it three after Bates made a strong run into the box where his close range shot was well blocked by Bennett, the rebound flying out to Pinto who deservedly scored after his fine performance, firing the ball home low to the left of Bennett.

Into the dying moments of the game Dos Santos went close to completing his hat-trick but was thwarted three times by fine saves from Bennett.

The visitors almost got a consolation goal in stoppage time when Parrott again did well down the left before having his powerful shot deflected just over. From Parrott’s left wing corner the ball was headed backwards by defender Oliver Kent-Smith forcing Mills into a low save diving back to gather the ball on the line.

NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

  • all
  • Bridon Ropes U18s v Welling United U18s
  • Dover Athletic U15 v Ramsgate U15
  • Faversham Town FC U18s v Phoenix Sports Club U18s
  • Glebe U18s v Ramsgate U 18s
  • Cray Wanderers U18s v Dartford U18s
  • Dover Atheletic FC U18s v Bridon Ropes FC U18s
  • Crockenhill U18s v Dartford Whites U18s
  • Margate U15s vs Bearsted U15s
  • Shuffle
  • Asc
  • Desc

Match Report: Sevenoaks Town Youth v Chatham Town Youth

Match Report: Sevenoaks Town Youth v Chatham Town Youth

Adrian Swan

Sevenoaks Town Youth 3 v 0 Chatham Town Youth
1-0 Harris (17), 2-0 Edwards (21), 3-0 Duncan (43).
This second Kent Youth cup tie was an excellent advert for the Kent Youth League with two currently unbeaten sides playing attractive passing football. It was the home side that started the game brightly going close to taking the lead after only 3 minutes when Chatham Town keeper Harvey Mills saw his clearance from wide left of his goal only find a Sevenoaks player who quickly crossed in to Elliot Duncan who controlled the ball well before turning and flashing a low shot narrowly wide as Mills scrambled back across his goal. Minutes later it was the visitors who had a chance when their impressive midfielder general Luis Dos Santos sent over a free kick from wide right that found Oscar Pantry on the edge of the box but his shot on the turn flew over. Dos Santos then fired in a long range effort that home keeper Tom Cleary gathered low down before the action quickly switched to the other end with a Sam Harris in-swinging corner from the right finding Harry Edwards at the far post but stretching he could only head wide of the target. On 13 minutes Sevenoaks midfielder Charlie Greenwood played the ball up to Duncan who made space well on the edge of the box before flashing a low shot just wide. Minutes later it was Charlie Pickard’s pass that found Duncan who again turned well but his curling shot from the edge of the box was superbly tipped away by the diminutive Mills diving high to his left to claw the ball over for a corner. However from this taken by Harris they did take the lead when his excellent in-swinging corner from the right flew over the outstretched hand of a leaping Mills and into the far corner of the net. Sevenoaks then quickly doubled their lead with a goal that had a touch of good fortune to it as Edwards hit a 25 yard shot that took a massive deflection off a Chatham defender, totalling wrong footing Mills as he moved to his left, with the ball spinning into the net off his right hand post. Chatham’s Pantry then made a strong run forward before hitting a fierce shot that flew just wide. Just after the half hour mark a high cross from Caleb Edorh found Edwards but his volley flew straight at Mills before Edorh then had a low shot well saved by Mills diving low to his left. Chatham’s Jack Kelly then forced Cleary into a good save high to his left to keep out his long range shot. Sevenoaks were then awarded a penalty just before half time when Luke Salmons made a strong run into the box where Mills dived at his feet to gather the ball bringing down Salmons in the process. The Referee deemed that Mills had brought the player down before touching the ball and awarded a spot kick. This was taken by Duncan who fired home low to the left of the diving Mills. In the second half Chatham had the lion’s share of possession but could not break down the home defence. Indeed it was not until the 63rd minute that the visitors had their first chance of the half when Dos Santos burst into the box but from an acute angle sent his low shot into the side netting. A minute later it looked as if Chatham would pull a goal back when a Tyler Juggins right wing corner was powerfully headed goalwards by George Green, the ball beating the diving Cleary high to his left but was headed off the line by Sid Smith guarding their left hand post. On 69 minutes Dos Santos flashed a long range effort narrowly wide before on 76 minutes his clever free kick found Joshua McIlherson but close range header was well saved by Cleary moving to his left. Cleary then made another good save a minute later diving low to his left to keep out another Dos Santos long range shot. Into the final 10 minutes of the match Dos Santos again tested Cleary with another long range shot that home keeper saved diving low to his left. Then in stoppage time a Juggins right wing corner found Green whose towering header flew just wide. Dos Santos then fired a shot from an acute angle over before Juggins had a long range shot fly straight at Cleary.

Sponsor Charlotte’s Half Marathon

Kent Youth League Committee Member, Charlotte Richardson, ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday morning.

The 13.1 miles were run to raise funds and awareness of our charity partner, Redthread.

Charlotte’s endeavours are one example of the kind of fundraising activities we will be undertaking this season to reach our target of £10,000.

If we were to get a pound for every time Charlotte uploads a Players Wanted advert, the soggy Sunday run will have made a huge difference.

Click here to sponsor.

Referee Secretary Vacancy

Following on from the recent resignation of Chris Myatt the League is looking to appoint a new Referee Secretary to lead a team responsible for :

  1. Taking overall charge of appointments of all League matches.
  1. Working with a team of a minimum of 3 so leadership is essential.
  1. Working closely with the Referee Development Officer at Kent FA.
  1. Helping support new younger referees on the League.
  1. Being part of the League Management Committee
  1. Dealing with club correspondence and low referee marks
  1. Recruiting new Referees for the League

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 21st October at 5pm.

Please email : office@kentyouthleague.co.uk if you are interested in joining our League.

U16s Fixture Secretary Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for an U16 Fixture Secretary to work with our fixture team to help provide fixtures for our Under 16s until the end of the season.

The League now uses Full Time and whilst some knowledge of the system would be advantageous it is not essential as full training will be given.

The role will also give the successful applicant a place on the League Management Committee and the chance to influence decisions made to ensure the League remains one of the best youth league’s around.

The closing date for this is Monday 21st October 2019 at 5pm.

Please send an email to express your interest to :

Steve Rowedder – Senior Fixture Secretary – steve.ref@outlook.com

Copy to office@kentyouthleague.co.uk  

OCTOBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

  • all
  • Cray Valley U15s v Danson Sports U15s
  • Margate FC U16s v Lewisham Borough Youth FC U16S
  • Thanet Colts U15s v Hastings United U15s
  • Bexley FC U18s v Langton Green U18s
  • Folkestone Invicta U14s v Margate U14s
  • Shuffle
  • Asc
  • Desc

Tonbridge Angels FC Academy

Didn’t get the GCSE’s you wanted or want to change pathway?

Tonbridge Angels Football Academy still have places avaliable for this September start. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to study A Levels &/or BTEC Level 3 sport whilst training daily by UEFA A Licenced coaches. 

If interested please email tafcacademy@outlook.com