Sutton Athletic U15s Striker Signs For Gillingham

Sutton Athletic U15s striker, Chukwuka Uzor-greey  has signed  a year contract with Gillingham FC.


Chuks was signed without a trial after playing two games for Gillingham’s Academy against Peterborough and Charlton. He was offered a year contract immediately.


The League would like to congratulate Chuks and Sutton on this fantastic piece of news.

MAY 2021 (I)

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Rusthall FC U15

Rusthall FC U15 2021/22 squad are looking to recruit new players in all
positions.

The club boasts fantastic playing facilities, with all home games played
on their first team pitch. The team will be run by UEFA A qualified
coach, and professional football scout Jonny Elwood alongside former
professional player Henry Muggeridge.

The team will train 3 times a week, with additional showcase fixtures
against various professional clubs. All fixtures will be filmed on Veo,
and playertek GPS vests will be available for each player throughout the season.

To request a trial please contact Jonny on 07894823459.

Kings Hill U13s

Kings Hill FC are looking for a Striker, a midfielder and a defender to add to the squad for next year, playing U13 in the Kent Youth League. The team is already very strong so we are looking for players of equal ability to complement the players we already have.

We train and will be playing our matches on the 3G pitch at Kings Hill next season. If you are interested in coming down and joining one of our training sessions on a Tuesday night, please contact Perry on 07767 674409. 

Eastbourne Borough U14s

Our u14 team will be u15 at start of next season when we will be entering the Kent Youth League. We will be holding trials immediately and they will be ongoing.

We train twice a week on the superb facilities at Eastbourne Borough and led by an experienced UEFA B coach. Everyone welcome to trial out and contact Emlyn on 07584245131.

Dover Athletic U14s

Dover Athletic will be holding trials for their U14 team playing in the Kent Youth League for the 2021/22 season on

Sunday 6th June 10am – 12pm

at Betteshanger Sports & Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal,

CT14 9HR

Please contact Matt Cummings on 07823 448810 to register your interest or for more information

MAY 2021

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KYL To Support Social Media Boycott

The Kent Youth League will be supporting a social media boycott led by The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and the FSA.

From 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May, the League will be joining many other leagues and clubs in this boycott, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

This has been scheduled to take place across a full fixture programme in the men’s and women’s professional game and will see clubs across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Women’s Championship switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. We will be doing the same with our Twitter and Instagram accounts.

As a collective, the game recognises the considerable reach and value of social media to our sport. The connectivity and access to supporters who are at the heart of football remains vital.

However, the boycott shows English football coming together to emphasise that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate, while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination.

In our letter of February 2021, English football outlined its requests of social media companies, urging filtering, blocking and swift takedowns of offensive posts, an improved verification process and re-registration prevention, plus active assistance for law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute originators of illegal content. While some progress has been made, we reiterate those requests today in an effort to stem the relentless flow of discriminatory messages and ensure that there are real-life consequences for purveyors of online abuse across all platforms.

Boycott action from football in isolation will, of course, not eradicate the scourge of online discriminatory abuse, but it will demonstrate that the game is willing to take voluntary and proactive steps in this continued fight.

Finally, while football takes a stand, we urge the UK Government to ensure its Online Safety Bill will bring in strong legislation to make social media companies more accountable for what happens on their platforms, as discussed at the DCMS Online Abuse roundtable earlier this week.

Edleen John, The FA’s Director of International Relations, Corporate Affairs and Co-Partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “It’s simply unacceptable that people across English football and society more broadly continue to be subjected to discriminatory abuse online on a daily basis, with no real-world consequences for perpetrators. This needs to change quickly, and we continue to urge social media companies to act now to address this. We will not stop talking about this issue and will continue to work with government in ensuring that the Online Safety Bill gives sufficient regulatory and supervisory powers to Ofcom. Social media companies need to be held accountable if they continue to fall short of their moral and social responsibilities to address this endemic problem.

“We have recently seen how powerful it can be when everybody is united for the good of the English game. We are calling on organisations and individuals across the game to join us in a temporary boycott of these social media platforms, to show solidarity and unite in the message that English football will not tolerate discrimination in any form.”

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Racist behaviour of any form is unacceptable and the appalling abuse we are seeing players receive on social media platforms cannot be allowed to continue.

“The Premier League and our clubs stand alongside football in staging this boycott to highlight the urgent need for social media companies to do more in eliminating racial hatred. We will not stop challenging social media companies and want to see significant improvements in their policies and processes to tackle online discriminatory abuse on their platforms.

“Football is a diverse sport, which brings together communities and cultures from all backgrounds and this diversity makes the competition stronger. No Room For Racism represents all the work we do to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and tackling discrimination.”

Trevor Birch, Chief Executive of the EFL said: “EFL clubs have expressed a clear desire to take a united stand against abhorrent racist, discriminatory, and threatening abuse on social media platforms which we fully support alongside the rest of the football family.

“While we recognise the value and role social media plays in our game, online abuse will not be tolerated and we will continue to strongly pursue all avenues open to us to affect change.

“The boycott is only part of the work being undertaken in this area but further highlights the need for social media companies to take additional responsibility for the inappropriate and unwelcome behaviour that appears on their platforms.

Simone Pound, Director of EDI at the PFA said: “Social media channels represent an extension of the working environment for professional footballers, and as the players’ union, we are committed to finding solutions that better protect our membership and the wider community from online abuse.

“As part of our work to address this issue, which started with the 24-hour #Enough boycott of social media channels, the PFA has been pushing for collaboration between the platforms, the game, the Government, police and CPS to find solutions and protect players from the abuse they face daily.

“In 2021, with a collective voice, we can hold social media companies to account and send a powerful message to a global audience – abusive behaviour is unacceptable.”

Sanjay Bhandari, Kick It Out Chair, said: “Social media is now sadly a regular vessel for toxic abuse. This boycott signifies our collective anger at the damage this causes to the people who play, watch and work in the game. By removing ourselves from the platforms, we are making a symbolic gesture to those with power. We need you to act. We need you to create change.

“We need social media companies to make their platforms a hostile environment for trolls rather than for the football family. We need the Government to hold its nerve and keep its promises to regulate. The Online Safety Bill could be a game changer and we aim to help make that happen. There should be no space for hate and everyone can play their part. If you watch, work in or love the game, join in.”

Richard Bevan, Chief Executive at the LMA said: “The LMA fully supports the social media boycott across the professional game. A unified silence will send a loud and powerful message to those that perpetrate online abuse that their actions will no longer be tolerated, and to the social media companies that they have a responsibility to do everything in their power to eradicate online hate.

“We also urge Government to understand the significance of this collective action and to ensure that its Online Safety Bill delivers appropriately strong legislation.”

Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the Football Supporters’ Association said: “The Football Supporters’ Association is fully behind the game’s efforts to stamp out online hate and discrimination and will join next weekend’s social media boycott. Much media attention has rightly focused on the vile abuse aimed at players, managers and journalists in the men’s and women’s game and we see that aimed at fans groups too. It has to stop.

“Many of our most active fan groups tell us that they have received disgusting abuse when they are doing nothing more than trying to represent their supporter base. It’s a threat to the very existence of supporter organisations who are run by volunteers in their spare time. As fans we stand with players, managers, referees and all in the game in calling for the social media companies to step up.”

Greenways Aces U16

Greenways Aces are looking for players for their under 16 Kent Youth League team for 2021/22 season.

Training and trials with our

UEFA B Qualified Coaches

start Thursday 29th April  at our home ground 6.30pm until 8.00pm

Old Southfields, Cedar Avenue, Gravesend, DA12 5JT

(Next to MEAPA Gym)

Contact: Head Coach:     Josh White  07821 144262

Club Secretary: Viv Strong 07930 415591

Whyteleafe U13s

Players wanted to strengthen Whyteleafe U13s Kent Youth team. Players need to have played at a high standard.

We train twice a week for two hour sessions in the stadium on an astro pitch . We play in a nice environment where development is key .

If interested then call Corey 07956224262

Tonbridge Angels U13s

Tonbridge Angels are holding open trials for new players to join their new Kent Youth League team for season 2021-22.

Successful players will join the Angels academy where they will receive 2x training sessions a week from UEFA/FA qualified coaches.

Trials are due to take place on FRIDAY 30th APRIL, 1745-1845 at Vizards 4G, Lower Haysden Lane, Tonbridge

For further information please contact Clark at darloclarky@yahoo.co.uk even if this is after the trials date.

APRIL 2021

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Tunbridge Wells Foresters FC U13s

Our U13’s 2021/22 Squad are looking to bring in 3-4 new players who will compliment our tight knit and friendly team to add more depth, quality and character into the squad
Our club and coaching team is led by UEFA B and Level 2 FA qualified coaches who believe in developing progressive team players who value character, teamwork and fun over individual glory. 
We already have a squad in place that competed well in the Tandridge B league at U13 level (playing a year up) in preparation for joining the league next season and we want to welcome you into our club with open arms. We’ve got the facilities, the nucleus of a great team & coaches who care about the kids they coach and who’d love for you to join them
We are currently holding trials but If you’re interested in joining or learning more then please email Matt and Adam @mattnicholson_foresters@outlook.com and adamcdownes@gmail.com and we will be happy to speak with you to find out more.

Red Devils U15s

Red Devils U15s

We are looking to strengthen our U15 side ready for the move into the 20/21 season.
 
Trials will take place after the Covid19 lockdown has ended.
 
Please email us on redd.ufc@gmail.com with your details and playing history to register your interest.
 
All positions considered.
 
We are based in the SE7 area with training on all-weather surfaces on Tuesday evenings, plus additional sessions available on Thursdays and Saturdays.
 

Red Devils U14s

Red Devils U14s

We are looking to strengthen our U14 side ready for the move into the 20/21 season.
 
Trials will take place after the Covid19 lockdown has ended.
 
Please email us on redd.ufc@gmail.com with your details and playing history to register your interest.
 
All positions considered, but particularly interested in GK, defender, midfielder positions. 
 
We are based in the SE7 area with training on all-weather surfaces on Thursday evenings, plus additional sessions available on Saturdays.

Red Devils U13s

Red Devils U13s

We are looking to strengthen our U13 side ready for their move into the KYL 20/21 season.
 
Trials will take place after the Covid19 lockdown has ended.
 
Please email us on redd.ufc@gmail.com with your details and playing history to register your interest.
All positions considered.
 
We are based in the SE7 area with training on all-weather surfaces on Tuesday evenings, plus additional sessions available on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Rusthall FC U14 2020/21

Rusthall FC U14 2020/21

Rusthall FC U14 are looking for new players for next seasons Kent Youth League squad. The club boasts a Premier League standard first team grass pitch.

The side will be run by Uefa A licence coach Jonny Elwood, and England 6 a side player Henry Muggeridge. The side will train 3 times a week on fantastic all weather facilities.

The side also have various pathways into professional clubs, and players will get showcase opportunities throughout the season.

For more information or to request a trial please contact Jonny on 07894823459.

Welling United U16s

Welling United U16s

Welling United U16s 2020/21
 
We are looking for players who wish to trial for Welling United U16s for the 2020/21 season.
 
The team train twice a week with UEFA & FA qualified and experienced coaches, plus have games recorded for players to watch back and analyse.
 
Players have an excellent pathway at Welling United to our successful scholarship programme, U18s football and senior football at National league level.
 
If you are interested in coming along to our trials or wish to discuss further please contact us at wellingutdkyl20@gmail.com

Canterbury City U18s

Canterbury City U18s

Canterbury City FC will be holding trials for both u13 and u18 sides that will be competing in the Kent Youth League next season.
 
Both teams will be playing at the fantastic Stodmarsh Recreation ground, facilities looked after by Canterbury Christchurch University grounds man.
 
Due to Covid-19 the dates for these trials will be confirmed at a later date, but to register an interest in attending or for more information email Youth Coordinator Sam Wilson on: SW-442@outlook.com
 
  

Canterbury City U13s

Canterbury City U13s

Canterbury City FC will be holding trials for both u13 and u18 sides that will be competing in the Kent Youth League next season.
 
Both teams will be playing at the fantastic Stodmarsh Recreation ground, facilities looked after by Canterbury Christchurch University grounds man.
 
Due to Covid-19 the dates for these trials will be confirmed at a later date, but to register an interest in attending or for more information email Youth Coordinator Sam Wilson on: SW-442@outlook.com
 
  

2020 – 2021 APPLICATION FORM

During these most difficult of times, we know lots of our clubs, coaches and volunteers are looking ahead to plan in a positive manner for when football eventually resumes. The League remains active in supporting the return to football whenever that should be.

As part of this, our new online application form is now live. We accept that trials and even meeting up with players is a long way away. However, we urge you to complete the application forms and return to us at this stage with NO MONEY as we want to get an idea of clubs intentions for next season.

We also understand the huge economic impact of this virus and the heartache for many at this time who have seen their businesses fold, or who have been furloughed by their employers including many staff at the Kent FA. That is why we will insist on no monies being paid at this stage.

I will end by ensuring you all that the League will be here to support the return to football whenever that may be and to hope that you can understand the decision we have taken – we can never please everyone in anything that we do, but surviving the next few months both financially, mentally, and healthily is just too important for us all.

Please click here to fill in your 2020/21 online application form.

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO: CORVID 19 – UPDATE 2

In these unprecedented times it must be said that this season for our League and all other leagues has been a real battle almost from the last weekend in September when the rain began and if I am not mistaken we had at least one or more games called off every weekend until the season was correctly bought to an end by the FA following the Coronavirus outbreak.

It is fair to say that we were always going to struggle to get the number of games outstanding played and we have certainly learnt a lot about division sizes with hopefully next season in mind.

As you are all aware the FA took the decision to end all youth football for season 2019 – 2020 following the outbreak of Coronavirus as we all make huge adjustments to everyday life which far outweigh at present the need to be playing football or indeed any sport. It is often hard to describe the situation we all find ourselves in, and every one of us will be dealing with our own situations of “social distancing” “self-isolation” and the like in our own ways and of course if any of you have loved ones that have the virus and are currently being treated in hospital, we wish them a full recovery.

It is impossible at this stage to know when the enforced lockdown will be lifted and everyone’s health and safety is of course paramount in these “historical times”.

I am personally very aware that my Committee are also facing their own challenges and we have had to take a decision that none of us when we put our hands up to help run this fantastic league thought we would have to make. As I hope all of you know, I ran a youth team for lots of years so I know how much time and effort goes into just getting a team playing on a Sunday and nobody misses football more than I do. I say this as the decision we have made as a League Committee has not been taken lightly and will undoubtedly disappoint a few, but I am sure that having had time to reflect it is the right decision, and my message at the end will I hope leave you all in no doubt that we want to make season 2020 – 2021 the best ever for the players of this League.

I am therefore on behalf of the Committee advising you that the Kent Youth League Management Committee has made the following decision :

The Kent Youth League has unanimously agreed to follow the FA’s recommendation applied to the National League system and Woman’s pyramid. All league results and divisional league tables  will be expunged and no winners and runners up will be determined. To avoid any doubt this will apply to every division in the League.

With regards to Cup Finals. The season would otherwise officially end on 30th June 2020 after which all clubs can then start signing new players for next season. Given that our Cups are age banded and we recognise that players will move on to new teams, it has again been unanimously agreed to cancel all Cup Finals and award a special Cup Final medal to those teams and their players who have made the Finals but unfortunately will not have the chance to play the game.

We will contact those clubs in due course who have made the Finals this season, but of course at present this is “non-essential” as our Suppliers Faversham Trophies are currently not working.

You will have received from Cat in the last few days our new online application form. Whilst again we accept that trials and even meeting up with your players are a long way away, we urge you to complete the application forms and return to us at this stage with NO MONEY as we want to get an idea of clubs intentions for next season. We also understand the huge economic impact of this virus and the heartache for many at this time who have seen their businesses fold, or who have been furloughed by their employers including many staff at the Kent FA. That is why we will insist on no monies being paid at this stage.

We will work with you as we always do but with the proviso that we realistically have no idea when things will change at present and so things will need to remain flexible for the time being.

The FA through Sport England has made some monies available to help clubs in these difficult times. Please click here to find out more.

I will end by ensuring you all that the League will be here to support the return to football whenever that may be and to hope that you can understand the decision we have taken – we can never please everyone in anything that we do, but surviving the next few months both financially, mentally, and healthily is just too important for us all.

For those of you who are working in the NHS and other front line services or who have family in these roles – may I on behalf of the League THANK YOU and please note that your daily efforts in doing what you do receives total admiration from me personally.

Here’s hoping to see you all soon fit and healthy and thank you as always for your continued support.

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO: CORVID 19 – UPDATE 1

Thank you for patience in these most difficult times.

Last Thursday the guidance sent out by the FA via the County office was that all Leagues should where possible follow the FA guidelines to bring our competition to an immediate end with all results expunged. This was also supported by the Management Committee.

However, today, the FA sent out a further email via the Kent FA to suggest that some League’s had opted for the other option to decide League positions by a points per game calculation.

It is now being suggested by County that we may wish to hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) to get the clubs feedback and put the options to a vote.

In order for me to discuss this with the Management Committee and to get some feedback from the Kent FA, no final decision will now be made by the League. We will consider all options and will advise you in the next few days and no later than 5pm Friday of what we will be offering to the conclusion of the season.

This will also include Cup Finals as well.

Today was meant to be the day that we put applications on the website for next season (2020-21) but I will hold this back until the weekend so that we can finalise this season first.

Any applications that are submitted after next weekend will not need any payment at this stage as would normally be the case.

The League will work with clubs to ensure that no fees are payable until players are back training, and we will focus on this when the time is right.

These are unchartered waters for us all, so please bear with us.

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO: CORVID 19

This is the statement from the FA – “Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.”

“Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.”

“We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.”

I have taken the decision this evening to postpone all matches up to and including Sunday 5th April and will speak with the Kent FA tomorrow to see what options we have – sadly the U13, U14 and U16 Cup Finals are postponed. I will update further tomorrow. I am equally gutted as most of you are but we are part of something that is going to change our everyday life for a good while and we must protect those who are at risk from this horrible virus.

Langton Green U13 Trials 2020/21

Langton Green U13 Trials 2020/21

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 is competing strongly in the Tandridge A league in preparation for joining the Kent Youth League next season.  We are looking for 2 or 3 hardworking & committed players to help build our squad.

Are you Year 7 (2007/8 birth) and want to develop with the best? Have you got what it takes to improve our current squad?  

Do you want to play and train at some of the best facilities in Kent?

Want to feel part of a great, growing club who focus on player development and who reward loyalty & effort?

Contact 2020/21 U13’s – Duncan Shrimpton – furiousd9@gmail.com
Tel: 07905 713481. @KYL_Coach

Trial sessions 26th March, 2nd, 23rd & 30th April.

Metrogas U16s

Metrogas U16s

Metrogas FC are looking to expand their Youth Football Section for the 2020/2021 season. We are keen to add players, managers and teams at all age groups including our Kent Youth League set up from U13 – U18 and mini soccer at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 to compete in the Selkent League with the ultimate progression to Kent Youth League at U13 and then senior football.

Metrogas is a fully affiliated Youth Charter Standard Club with fantastic playing facilities with club house for players and parents and 4G training facilities. The club will support managers with their relevant FA checks, coaching badges and first aid requirements.

Metrogas is a club with over 130 years of history in local football. Come and be apart of our next chapter. 

Anyone interested please contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on MetrogasFC@gmail.com or 07961 075957 or please contact the current Kent Youth League Managers for 20/21 season.

Tansel Salah (U16’s) 07824 427310

Metrogas U18s

Metrogas U18s

Metrogas FC are looking to expand their Youth Football Section for the 2020/2021 season. We are keen to add players, managers and teams at all age groups including our Kent Youth League set up from U13 – U18 and mini soccer at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 to compete in the Selkent League with the ultimate progression to Kent Youth League at U13 and then senior football.

Metrogas is a fully affiliated Youth Charter Standard Club with fantastic playing facilities with club house for players and parents and 4G training facilities. The club will support managers with their relevant FA checks, coaching badges and first aid requirements.

Metrogas is a club with over 130 years of history in local football. Come and be apart of our next chapter. 

Anyone interested please contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on MetrogasFC@gmail.com or 07961 075957 or please contact the current Kent Youth League Managers for 20/21 season.

Constantin Toloaca (U18’s) 07519 273360.

Metrogas U15s

Metrogas U15s

Metrogas FC are looking to expand their Youth Football Section for the 2020/2021 season. We are keen to add players, managers and teams at all age groups including our Kent Youth League set up from U13 – U18 and mini soccer at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 to compete in the Selkent League with the ultimate progression to Kent Youth League at U13 and then senior football.

Metrogas is a fully affiliated Youth Charter Standard Club with fantastic playing facilities with club house for players and parents and 4G training facilities. The club will support managers with their relevant FA checks, coaching badges and first aid requirements.

Metrogas is a club with over 130 years of history in local football. Come and be apart of our next chapter. 

Anyone interested please contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on MetrogasFC@gmail.com or 07961 075957 or please contact the current Kent Youth League Managers for 20/21 season.

Barry Charlton (U15’s) 07961 923294.

Metrogas U14s

Metrogas U14s

Metrogas FC are looking to expand their Youth Football Section for the 2020/2021 season. We are keen to add players, managers and teams at all age groups including our Kent Youth League set up from U13 – U18 and mini soccer at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 to compete in the Selkent League with the ultimate progression to Kent Youth League at U13 and then senior football.

Metrogas is a fully affiliated Youth Charter Standard Club with fantastic playing facilities with club house for players and parents and 4G training facilities. The club will support managers with their relevant FA checks, coaching badges and first aid requirements.

Metrogas is a club with over 130 years of history in local football. Come and be apart of our next chapter. 

Anyone interested please contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on MetrogasFC@gmail.com or 07961 075957 or please contact the current Kent Youth League Managers for 20/21 season.

Frank Windsor (U14’s) 07534 991798

Metrogas U13s

Metrogas U13s

Metrogas FC are looking to expand their Youth Football Section for the 2020/2021 season. We are keen to add players, managers and teams at all age groups including our Kent Youth League set up from U13 – U18 and mini soccer at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 to compete in the Selkent League with the ultimate progression to Kent Youth League at U13 and then senior football.

Metrogas is a fully affiliated Youth Charter Standard Club with fantastic playing facilities with club house for players and parents and 4G training facilities. The club will support managers with their relevant FA checks, coaching badges and first aid requirements.

Metrogas is a club with over 130 years of history in local football. Come and be apart of our next chapter. 

Anyone interested please contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on MetrogasFC@gmail.com or 07961 075957 or please contact the current Kent Youth League Managers for 20/21 season.

Danny Moore (U13’s) 07702 809549

K Sports U13s

K Sports U13s

Current Under 13s Players Wanted for Kent Youth League.
 
The current K Sports U13’s team are looking to recruit players for next season to play in the Kent Youth League.
 
Good standard of matches, high level of training twice a week, play at K Sports Stadium.
 
Please fill out the ‘new player enquiry form’ on the K Sports FC website.

MARCH 2020

MARCH 2020

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  • Chatham U18s v Folkestone U18s
  • Herne Bay U15s v Lordswood U15s
  • Metrogas U16s v Welling Utd U16s
  • Herne Bay U13s v Faversham U13s
  • Phoenix Sports Red v Dover U18
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VCD Athletic U13s

VCD Athletic U13s

VCD are looking for good quality selkent A or B division players from last season to join our new Kent Youth under 13’s team for this new season. The team will be coached by our 1st team manager and there will be a great pathway through to our 1st team.

Please contact keith@maine-plc.com  or 0777 9290928 for further details.

FREE GOALKEEPER COACH DEVELOPMENT EVENT

All coaches and managers from the Kent Youth League are invited to attend a free coach development evening centred around supporting your goalkeeper. This exciting CPD will be tutored by Dover Athletic’s current first team goalkeeper, Lee Worgan.

The details of the free event are below:

  • Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
  • Time: 18:30 – 20:30
  • Open to: all Kent Youth League Coaches
  • Venue: Abbey School,  London Road,  Faversham, ME13 8RZ
  • Cost: FREE
  • Set up: 1 hour theory, 1 hour practical with goalkeepers from Faversham Strike Force

This event is exclusively for Kent Youth League coaches but we anticipate the 24 spaces will go very quickly. If you wish to attend then please book yourself on as soon as possible by scrolling down on this link, finding the ‘Developing Your Goalkeepers in the Youth Development Phase’ and clicking to book: http://www.kentfa.com/coaches/development-and-courses/cpd-and-in-service.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Luke.Baker@kentfa.com

Dover Athletic Trials U13 2020/21

Dover Athletic Trials U13 2020/21

Dover Athletic FC will be holding trials for their U13 team who will be competing in the Kent Youth League next season.

Saturday 21st March at Betteshanger Sports & Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, CT14 9HR from 10am – 12pm.

Players will need to arrive by 9.45am to register ready for a prompt 10am start. Changing rooms will be available if required.

If you are a player wanting to improve your all round footballing ability at a Club that has a strong focus and proven track record on player development then Dover Athletic is the Club for you.

Please contact our U13 Manager Matt Cummings on 07823 448810 or Jon Barrett our Youth Section Secretary on 07967 813316 to register your interest or if you require more information.

Maidstone United U15s

Maidstone United U15s

Maidstone United U15s are looking for an attacking minded player / striker to strengthen their current squad…

We will consider players who are currently playing in the KYL or district football

Players have access to one / two sessions a week with UEFA and FA qualified coaches, two full kits and various other bits. Most of our home games are filmed for analysis purposes

We are looking for players who committed, hard working and punctual. If you believe this is you, please get in contact for a trial on rmgouldson67@blueyonder.co.uk

Advertise at the KYL Cup Finals

The Kent Youth League finals are the pinnacle of our season. Each and every year, clubs across the county battle it out for a spot at a #KYLFinals. Our competitions travel across the county, engaging clubs, players, coaches, parents and officials county-wide.

Without the support of partners and sponsors, the KYL Cup Finals simply wouldn’t be the outstanding occasions that they are. In supporting youth football, in turn as a League we like to welcome and host our sponsors at Cup Finals.

This season, finals take place on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • Under 13s sponsored by Colour ‘n Cover – 12th March at Maidstone United
  • Under 14s sponsored by Reader & Phillips – 19th March at Glebe FC
  • Under 15s sponsored by Faversham Trophies – 5th May TBC at Gillingham FC
  • Under 16s – 26th March at Sheppey United
  • Under 18s – 23rd April at Corinthian FC
  • President’s Cup – 30th April at Corinthian

Gold Package Package – £400 – Cup sponsor

  • Sponsor of age group competition for example; The Soccer Elite U16s KYL Final
  • Full page advert in your relevant Kent Youth League Cup final programme
  • Advertising spot on our Kent Youth League homepage until 31 May (hyperlinked to your site)
  • Website article on KYL website
  • Shout out on social media
  • Tagged in relevant content corresponding to your age group competition

Silver Package – £200

  • Full page advert in each of our Kent Youth League Cup final programmes
  • Advertising spot on our Kent Youth League homepage until 31 May (hyperlinked to your site)
  • Shout out on social media 

Bronze Package – £50

  • 1/4 page advert in each of our Kent Youth League Cup final programmes
  • Advertising spot on our Kent Youth League homepage until 31 May (hyperlinked to your site)

If you’d be interested in supporting the League’s Cup Finals whilst promoting your business, please email charlotte.richardson@kentyouthleague.co.uk

Welling United U15s

Welling United U15s

Welling United U15s are looking for a Striker or Left/Right Winger to fill a new space in their squad…

We will consider any players who are currently playing in the KYL or higher divisions of SELKENT/Maidstone leagues who wish to make the step up

Players have access to two sessions a week with UEFA and FA qualified coaches, two full kits, tracksuits and various other bits. All our games are filmed for analysis purposes, which players have access to watching it back.

We are looking for players who committed, hard working and punctual. If you believe this is you, please get in contact for a trial on wellingutdkyl20@gmail.com

I’M A COMMITTEE MEMBER, GET ME OUT OF HERE!

The Kent Youth League is proud to support our charity partner for the 2019/20 season, Redthread. Redthread’s mission is to empower young people to thrive as they navigate the challenging transition to adulthood by integrating trauma-informed youth work into the health sector.

Since its formation in 1981, the Kent Youth League runs with the aim of giving our players an opportunity to showcase their talents in the best possible environments. With 195 teams across 16 Divisions and 6 Cup Competitions, we take great pride in running a League that provides a safe haven for young people to develop, both as footballers and as citizens in society.

We are now giving clubs the chance to bid to select a committee member to perform a range of challenges at their club. Each month, we will announce what the challenge is and by donating you’ll be putting in your bid to have your selected committee member complete an arduous task.

This month, have one of the KYL Committee come to your club to clean your team’s boots. You can pick between:

  • Charlotte
  • Richard
  • Ken
  • Cat

Simply make a donation, and the largest donation will have a committee member come to their club to complete the task! Please give generously by clicking here. The ‘winner’ will be announced at the end of the month.

MARGATE FC ACADEMY OPEN TRIAL

Margate Academy players have recently been selected by Jay Saunders, as the set-up continues to grow from strength to strength in partnership with Herne Bay High.

Margate’s full-time Academy offers those aged 16 and above the chance to study A Levels and BTEC qualifications -with a total of 42 different courses on offer – whilst training and playing at HDP.

The players are developed ready for the first team, as Academy Manager Ricky Owen explained.

“Our Academy is growing from strength to strength and it is pleasing to see the boys’ hard work rewarded with first-team call ups. Opportunities have to be earned but the player pathway structure is now fully embedded and offers something to unique for those thinking about what they’d like to do after GCSEs are complete.”

“There is no better chance to develop than those match day experiences and under the guidance of Jay, Mike, Craig and senior first team players, the boys learn so much and will continue their progression.”

Owen added, “Pathway opportunities play a huge part in our recruitment because we can offer genuine progression for talented and hard-working players. Jay fully supports our Academy and has a great record in developing talented players so as we begin to look ahead to the next academic year, there is no better time to join our full-time set-up.”

Margate FC Academy hosts its first trial at Hartsdown Park on 21st February from 10am-12pm. To come along or find out more, please email footballacademy@hernebayhigh.org

TONBRIDGE ANGELS FOOTBALL ACADEMY OPEN TRIAL

TONBRIDGE ANGELS FOOTBALL ACADEMY are having their 1st open Trial on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February 2020, for September 2020 intake. The trials will be held at Hugh Christie School, TN10 4PU from 10am-12pm on both days
If you are in year 11/12, love football and want to gain qualifications then Tonbride Angels Football Academy could be for you. Tonbridge Angels Football academy is in partnership with Hugh Christie school and gives you the opportunity to study A Levels &/or BTEC courses alongside training daily and competing in fixtures every Wednesday.
In our 1st 16 months of opening we have already had the following success:

  • 8 players making 1st team debuts
  • 20 different players training with the 1st team
  • 100% BTEC level 3 sport pass rate
  • Academy is head boy of the sixth form
  • Academy scholar is deputy head boy of the sixth
  • 3 scholars going to university
  • 1 Player on trial at Premier League side Leicester city

If you are interested in joining our scholarship scheme please sign up via: https://form.jotformeu.com/92911723517357

Tonbridge Angels U14

Tonbridge Angels U14

Tonbridge Angels U14 are looking to add a KYL or District “standard” defender to their KYL squad. (Preferably a CB or LB)
 
Training every Wednesday & every other Friday. If interested DM or contact Steve on 07930954733.

Bearsted FC Tournament 6/7 June 2020

Bearsted Football Club has pleasure in inviting teams from your Club to attend our Festival of Football on the weekend of 6th & 7th June 2020 at The Sports Ground, Honey Lane, Otham, ME15 8RG.

Academy, KYL & SYL Teams are welcome but may have to play up an age group.

The tournament will be 11-a-side (max 16 players per team) for the following age groups:

U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s

The tournament will be 9-a-side (max 14 players per team) for the following age groups:  U10s & U11s.

The tournament will be 7-a-side (max 12 players per team) for the following age groups:  U8s & U9s.

The tournament will be 5-a-side (max 10 players per team) for the following age groups:  U7s.

Expected Timetable (Subject to change depending on entry level per age group)

Saturday 6th June 2020 AM   11-a-side tournament – U14s   ————–   9-a-side tournament – U10s

Saturday 6th June 2020 PM   11-a-side tournament – U15s & U16s   —-   9-a-side tournament – U11s

Sunday 7th    June 2020 AM   11-a-side tournament – U12s   —————   7-a-side tournament – U9s

5-a-side tournament – U7s

Sunday 7th June 2020 PM       7-a-side tournament – U8s    —————- 11-a-side tournament – U13s

An opportunity for you to play full side games at a Tournament in preparation for your forthcoming season

The age groups will be as at 2019/20 season. Please note under FA Rule 4(a)(i) that a player who had not attained the age of 6 as of midnight on 31 August 2018 is not eligible to play in this tournament.

Bearsted FC Festival Entry Form 2020, as team spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Closing date for entries is 30th April 2020.

The entry fees for the Festival are £30 per team for the 5-a-side & 7-a-side tournament, £40 per team for the 9-a-side tournament and £60 per team for the 11-a-side tournament.

Cheques should be made payable to Bearsted FC and sent to the Tournament Organiser.

BACs to S.P.Nixon Sort code –  20-54-11  Acc – 00028207. Using your Team and age group as reference.

Further information regarding the Football Festival will be sent to you by email during May 2020.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing teams from your club at the tournament.

Simon Nixon

Bearsted FC Tournament Organiser   

The Orchard House, Chart Rd, Sutton Valence, Maidstone. ME17 3AW

FEBRUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

  • all
  • Kent Youth League Under 18s Final: Sevenoaks versus Folkestone
  • Maidstone United U16 v Ebbsfleet U16
  • Hastings United U16 v Ashford United U16
  • Bridon Ropes U18s v Folkestone Invicta U18s
  • Margate Youth U15 v Hastings Youth U15
  • Shuffle
  • Asc
  • Desc

Corinthian U15s

Corinthian U15s

As a result of long-term injuries, Corinthian FC u15s are looking for a few quality players, in return we offer excellent coaching and training facilities,  and home matches on arguably some of the best pitches in Kent.

If interested please contact Rob email: robert.sillince@gmail.com mobile: 07973 706226

Match Report: Phoenix Sports U18s v VCD Athletic Youth

Match Report: Phoenix Sports U18s v VCD Athletic Youth

Adrian Swan

Phoenix Sports Youth 2 v 1 VCD Athetic Youth
1-0 Debenham (57), 1-1 Marsh (62) (pen), 2-1 Holland (90).

Phoenix Sports won their first game of the season against near neighbours VCD Athletic.

The result was in doubt until the very last minute when a deflected strike from the hard working Frankie Holland gave the home side the points.

VCD started the game brightly and had the first chance of the game on 2 minutes when Eren Musa made a good run into the box but his close range shot was well saved by home keeper Jack King.

Minutes later Musa’s through ball put Billy Marsh in on goal but his shot was blocked by a defender for a corner.

On 10 minutes Marsh’s deft pass saw Noah Agbinone race through on goal but King was quickly off his line to make a close range block on the edge of his box.

VCD’s positive start continued with Reece Mclellan’s cross finding Agbinone on the edge of the box and he made space well before hitting a shot on the turn that flew just over.

It was not until the 18th minute that Phoenix created a real opening when Holland did well to win the ball on the edge of the VCD area before flashing a low shot narrowly wide.

After this the home side had a good spell of possession with Liam Giles hitting a fierce shot on the turn at VCD keeper Harry Ebdon on 29 minutes and then shortly afterwards Daniel Westray hitting a 20 yard shot just wide.

Phoenix then nearly took the lead on 37 minutes when Jaydan Davy’s right wing corner fell to Dean Neary in the box and although his toe poked effort beat Ebdon low to his right, Ollie Aldrich was covering their right hand post and was able to hack the ball off the line to safety.

Neary then had another shot fly straight at Ebdon before the last chance of the half fell to the visitors when Marsh’s free kick found Agbinone in the box but his shot was deflected over for a corner.

Phoenix went close to opening the scoring early in the second half when Westray made a strong run down the left before cutting into the box and hitting a powerful shot that forced Ebdon into a good diving save low to his right.

VCD’s Mustafa Ouattara then turned well on the edge of the box before hitting a fierce shot that King did well to catch high above his head.

The home side then took the lead on 57 minutes when Charles Bissett launched a free kick into the VCD box where Ebdon came off his line to make a good punched clearance sending the ball out of the area but it was immediately headed back and fell to Ryan Debenham who swept the loose ball home from close range.

On the hour mark VCD had an opportunity to equalise when Mclellan’s neat through pass put Agbinone in on goal but King made a good close range block to deny the visiting striker.

However minutes later they were awarded a spot kick when Mclellan, making another good forward run, cleverly drew a foul in the box when he was brought down by Neary’s challenge.

Marsh took the penalty powerfully firing home low to the right of King, who dived the right way but could not the prevent the ball finding the bottom corner of the net.

Phoenix then had a great chance to regain the lead on 70 minutes when a high ball forward saw Ebdon race off his line to clear but perhaps being fooled by the strong wind, the ball held up and he missed his attempted clearance leaving Davy a clear run through on goal but he took an extra touch before shooting goalwards, enabling Patrick Jackson to get back and make a great clearance on the line.

Into the final minutes of this absorbing contest it was Phoenix again who went close to scoring when Giles pumped a free kick from the half way line into the VCD box where the loose ball fell to Neary whose close range shot was blocked by Ebdon.

Minutes later it was VCD who nearly scored when Harry Taylor’s pass found McLellan racing into the box but his rasping shot was well beaten away by King moving high to his right with the loose ball falling out to Harry Paul whose follow up shot flew narrowly wide.

The visitors then went close again to a winner on 89 minutes when Musa’s pass found Ouattara in the box but his shot on the turn was well saved by King diving low to his right.

Phoenix then took the points in the 90th minute when a loose ball in the box fell to Holland whose shot took a deflection off a VCD defender sending the ball looping up high and to the right of Ebdon into the net. This local derby was played in a very good spirit by both teams and well officiated by Referee Liam Vitoria.

Kings Hill FC Tournament 30/31 May 2020

After the success of previous year’s events Kings Hill Football Club has
pleasure in inviting teams to attend our 7th Annual Summer Football Tournament
on the weekend of 30th & 31st May at the
fantastic Kings Hill Sports Park, Beacon
Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4QP
. Matches will be played on
either grass or 3G pitches.

We will be running sections from U7’s to
U15’s as well as U10, U11, U13 & U15 Girls age groups and a Frame Football
section

U7
& U8

The tournament will be 5-a-side (max 10 players per team)

U10
Girls & U9

The tournament will be 7-a-side (max 10 players per team)

U11
Girls (playing U12 Girls format), U13 Girls, U10 (playing U11 format), U11
& U12

The tournament will be 9-a-side (max 12 players per team)

U13,
U14, U15 & U15 Girls

The tournament will be 6-a-side (max 9 players per team)

Projected Timetable
(subject to change, depending on number of entries)

Saturday 30th
May AM – U9s & U12s

Saturday 30th
May PM – U10 Girls, U11s & U14s

Sunday 31st
May AM – U8s, U13s, U11 Girls and U13 Girls

Sunday 31st
May PM – U7s, U10s, U15s & U15 Girls

*Under 7’s will play in a non-competitive
fun day
with all players receiving a medal at the end of their session. There
will be no knockout stages in this age group.

**Under 7’s – 12’s (excl. Under 10s & U11 Girls) standard rules will
apply for the format of football being played (i.e. 5, 7, 9 a side)

*** U11 Girls and U10s will
give an opportunity to play the format of football you will be playing next
season. U10 Girls will remain at 7 a side.

NB;
Based upon FA requirements, for the U10 section (playing U11 format), players
must have attained the age of 9 years old by 31/8/19 (i.e. must not have been
playing up from U9 to U10 in the 2019/20 season).

Please
note: As with previous years there will be cup and shield competitions in most
sections meaning more games and more teams having a chance to reach a final and
win a trophy.
For all age groups except U7, winners and runners up of both the Cup
and Shield only receive medals.

The tournament
is not open to academy teams. Kent Youth League teams are allowed to play in
their 2019/20 season age groups.

The age groups will be as at 2019/20 season. Please note under FA Rule
4(a)(i) that a player who had not attained the age of 6 as of midnight on 31
August 2019 is not eligible to play in this tournament.

If you wish to enter a team(s)
please complete the entry form and return, with entry fee, as soon as possible.
Entry forms with the option to pay by bank transfer can also be completed at
this link; Kings
Hill FC Tournament 2020

Team spaces will be
allocated on a first come, first served basis and are strictly limited.

No spaces will be reserved until both entry form and payment is received.
Excluding Kings Hill Football Club, there is a limit of 2 teams per club per
age group. It is extremely disruptive for entered teams to subsequently drop
out near the tournament date so please confirm availability with your players
before entering.

The closing date for entries is 30th April 2020.  The entry fee for the tournament is £40 per
team.  Please
do not delay in returning your entry. 
Last year some age groups were oversubscribed by between 50% and 100%

Cheques should be made payable to Kings Hill FC and sent to the name and address details at the end of the entry form.  Cheques will not be banked until we have
confirmed that you have a place at the tournament.  Further information regarding the football
tournament including format and rules, the facilities and parking will be sent
out to you by email in early May 2020.

We thank you for your
support and look forward to seeing teams from your club at the tournament.

For all tournament related
correspondence please use the email address tournamentkhfc@gmail.com and
follow us on Twitter @kingshillfc1
& like our Facebook page.

Tournament Team,

Kings Hill Football Club

Tunbridge Wells U14

Tunbridge Wells U14

Tunbridge Wells Youth FC U14s are looking to recruit a striker to fire them up the KYL Central Division. KYL or district standard players in current Year 9 can apply.

Training, including professional input from TWFC 1st team coach, every Thursdays. For more information contact Steve Powney on 07775 916164

Match Report: Sevenoaks Town Youth V VCD Athletic Youth

Match Report: Sevenoaks Town Youth V VCD Athletic Youth

Adrian Swan

Sevenoaks Town Youth 6 v 0 VCD Athletic Youth
1-0 Deal (11), 2-0 Muzunye (12), 3-0 Edorh (29) (pen),
4-0 Edorh (54), 5-0 Edorh (59), 6-0 Duncan (68).

This was a commanding performance from league leaders Sevenoaks Town against a good battling VCD Athletic side that never gave up.

After an even start Sevenoaks had the first chance of the game on 6 minutes when Charles Greenwood’s through ball put the powerful Caleb Edorh through on goal but his fierce shot flashed into the side netting.

The visitors then had an opening with a move straight from the training ground when Joe Bolton played a short corner to the edge of the box that was dummied by Reece Mclellan, allowing the ball to run onto Eren Musa whose curling shot from the edge of the box flew just over landing on the roof of the net.

Sevenoaks then stunned VCD scoring twice in as many minutes. Firstly a Sam Harris free kick from near the half way line was pumped high into the box where it was missed by VCD keeper Harry Ebdon, perhaps blinded by the bright sunlight, the ball falling kindly for Archie Deal who bundled home from close range.

A minute later it was two as another great through pass from Greenwood saw Lovejoy Muzunye race through on goal and although Ebdon was quickly off his line to make a block on the edge of his area, the ball rebounded back off Muzunye who slotted home from an acute angle.

The Sevenoaks midfield of Greenwood, Harry Edwards, and Charlie Packard were controlling proceedings with their good distribution making it difficult for the visitors to get into the game.

On 26 minutes it was nearly three when Edorh’s pass put the tireless Edwards in on goal but his curling shot was well saved by Ebdon diving high to his left for a corner.

Minutes later another strong run into the box by Edorh was stopped when he was brought down and a penalty awarded.

This he took himself hitting the ball home slightly left of centre as Ebdon dived right. VCD nearly pulled a goal back on 37 minutes when a Sevenoaks corner was cleared up to Mustafa Ouattara on the half way line and he showed good control before racing forward but his shot from the edge of the box flew narrowly over.

Just before half time Sevenoaks dead ball specialist Harris created two further openings.

On 43 minutes his left wing cross found Edwards racing into the box but his stooping header flew just wide of the target and then on the stroke of half time a Harris free kick from wide right found Deal in the box but his header was held by Ebdon moving to his right. Sevenoaks made it four on 54 minutes when Greenwood played the ball up to Edorh who then showed great strength to bulldoze his way through the middle of the VCD defence before dribbling round the on-rushing Ebdon and tapping home.

VCD then went close to reducing the arrears when Noah Agbinone’s pass found Mclellan on the edge of the box and he made space well before hitting a rising shot that forced home keeper Nicky Tolhurst into a good save high to his left to turn the ball out for a corner.

On 59 minutes it was five as another superb Harris left wing cross found Edorh racing in at the near post and he scored with a deft shot sweeping the ball home low to the right of Ebdon and completing his hat-trick in the process.

Both were then rewarded for their excellent performances by being ‘rested’ and replaced by Elliott Duncan and Oluwatosin Afolabi, the depth of the home squad being demonstrated as both made good contributions.

On 68 minutes Sevenoaks made it six when the versatile Deal, who started at centre half and was now playing at full back, played a great through ball onto the forward run of Muzunye who raced into the area where his close range shot was blocked by Ebdon, the loose ball falling back to Muzunye who showed good composure to then square the ball across to Duncan for a simple close range tap in.

Despite falling further behind VCD never gave up and were unlucky not to get a consolation goal on 74 minutes when Mclellan’s floated cross from the left found Bolton racing in at the far post but his powerful header clipped the bar before flying over.

After this no further clear cut chances were created. The match was well officiated by Liam Vitoria who played a number of good advantages throughout to keep the game flowing. Furthermore, despite the heavy overnight frost the 3G pitch was in excellent condition.