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KINGS HILL ARE FIRST WEST KENT SIDE TO LIFT TROPHY THIS SEASON ings Hill FC’s womens first team have become the first West Kent team to lift a trophy this season after running away with the South East Counties Women’s Football League Kent Division 1 East title. After fourteen games played and just the one loss they secured the championship on Sunday 18th February with a 4-0 win on the road at Castle Colts. They will now play in the Premier Division for the 2024/25 season.

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FebruarY 2024

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kings Hill women lift first trophy of the season

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Club celebrated two promotions in two seasons

sevenoaks vine are on the offensive with new kit

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Cricket club launch new kit and announce new sponsor

tunbridge Wells to fly the flag in kent premier

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Club are West Kent’s sole entrant in this years top flight division

Hockey clubs are set for fantastic end to season

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HC Knole Park, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells all excelling

West kent sides aiming for kent Fa plate glory

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Tonbridge Angels and Tunbridge Wells Foresters head to quarters

tonbridge angels given huge home support

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Vanarama South side on wrong end of 4-2 match against Yeovil

ide Hill issue statement after manager resigns

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Kent County Premier side left in limbo and out of pocket

oaks and tonbridge derby shows no signs of stopping 11 Local grudge match in the National League 2 East is a gift

Looking for local sport in tonbridge?

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We guide you through what’s available on your doorstep

amherst accountancy Monthly statistics report

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Your monthly statistics pullout for football, hockey, and rugby

in brief: aj the ref, council news and gymnastics

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A quick roundup of what we’ve been looking at this month

the kent Football show returns to our screens

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The Kent FA’s magazine show highlights club of the year Kings Hill FC

Fashion: the iconic rugby shirt

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Bridget Devine looks at the iconic shirt that we all know and love

Finding serenity in the mountains

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Visitors to a fampus French resort are being encouraged to relax

the benefits of group based resistance training

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The Better Body Group talk about Young Athlete Development

Managing the impact of oestrogen medicines

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Magdelena Marvell explores the common nutrients and their significane

Healthy recipes with Magdalena

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This month Magdelena brings us an Elevated Broccoli delight

editors comment: grassroots volunteers

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Steve Rowley gives his view on recent issues in local football

22 Finding serenity in the mountains Visitors to a famous French mountain resort are being encouraged to relax, reset, refresh, and unwind.

28 Managing the impact of oestrogen containing medications Magdalena Marvell explores the common nutrients and their significance in maintaining overall wellbeing.


26 the benefits of group based resistance training The Better Body Group talk about their Young Athlete Development program.

11 sevenoaks v tonbridge Local rugby fixture shows no signs of slowing down as two juggernauts go head-to-head..

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he warmest of greetings to the February issue of West Kent Sport & Wellbeing magazine, I hope you enjoy this month’s articles and news updates. Up first is a piece by the guys at the Better Body Group where they talk about their Young Athlete Development program and the benefits of group based resistance training. Magdalena Marvell is back with her nutrition column encompassing the impact of oestrogen containing medicines along with the common nutrients and their significance in maintaining overall wellbeing. Bridget Devine and Frank Baldwin return with their features on the iconic rugby shirt and relaxation in the French mountains, respectively. We look at the latest instalment from the Sevenoaks versus Tonbridge rugby saga, which has no signs of stopping. And I comment on the latest issues going on in grassroots football. As always, please do contact us should you have any content, news articles, or maybe you simply want to share a photo. We’ll do our best to include them for you. Until next month, enjoy the throws of spring.

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CRICKET

SEVENOAKS VINE ARE ON THE OFFENSIVE WITH NEW KIT LAUNCH evenoaks Vine Cricket Club have been busy in recent weeks after launching their new kit and announcing a new sponsor, as they prepare for life in the Kent Cricket League Championship. This is the first time that Sevenoaks will not be participating in the top flight of Kent cricket after being relegated last year alongside local rivals Holmesdale. But with new partnerships and a shiny new kit, they’ll be looking to bounce back straight away. On social media Sevenoaks Vine commented: “We’re extremely pleased to announce that for the coming season our new main club sponsor will be Ardonagh Advisory. We look forward to a promising season ahead with them on board.” They added: “We're pleased to announce we have partnered with Kit Locker to provide Nike playing and training kit for the whole club for the 2024 season onwards. Our new sponsors also looking very good on the kit.”

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TUNBRIDGE WELLS TO FLY THE FLAG FOR WEST KENT IN PREMIER DIVISION unbridge Wells Cricket Club will be going it alone in the Kent Cricket Premier Division this season after Holmesdale and Sevenoaks Vine were relegated in 2023. The season starts on Saturday 11th May and Tunbridge Wells will host Canterbury at the Nevill Ground in their opening fixture. Last year Tunbridge Wells finished the season in third place after winning 10 of their 18 matches. This matches the highest position they have ever finished but another push similar to last year will bolster the sides ambitions of winning their first ever Kent Premier title. The team will no doubt be relying on Sam Smith once again at the crease and Matthew Barker with the ball. During the five month season they will

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take trips to Bexley, Bickley Park, Blackheath, Canterbury, Hayes, Lordswood, Minster, Sandwich Town and St Lawrence & Highland Court.

On Wednesday 5th June, the Nevill Ground will open it’s doors once again to county cricket with the Kent 2’s taking on Sussex County Cricket Club 2’s.

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TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND SEVENOAKS LOCK HORNS IN SOUTH EAST HOCKEY LEAGUE omen’s hockey in West Kent is currently thriving and whilst HC Knole Park are cleaning up in their respective divisions, more on that in a minute, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells are enjoying an almighty tussle in the South East Hockey Women’s Division 1 East Division. Whilst neither team are looking likely to top the table, nor get relegated this season, the two sides gave everything in their recent encounter in February and

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SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 EAST (as of 19/02/24) 1 Holcombe 2nd 2 Canterbury 2nd 3 Marden Russets 4 Tunbridge Wells 5 Sevenoaks 3rd 6 Blackheath & Elthamians 7 Ashford 8 Canterbury 3rd 9 Folkestone Optimist 2nd 10 Sevenoaks Acorns 11 South Saxons 12 Bexleyheath & Belvedere

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it was definitely one for the neutral supporter to enjoy. A seven goal thriller at Holly Bush Lane which eventually went the way of the visiting Tunbridge Wells side 3-4. And we don’t have to wait too long for the reverse fixture as Tunbridge Wells will host Sevenoaks on Saturday 23 March at 1.00pm. We can’t wait! HC Knole Park 2s are promoted HC Knole Park celebrated in February as their women’s second team were gifted promotion with more than a handful of games still to go. There is no doubt that the team will lift the South East Hockey Women’s Division 4 championship soon, maybe they already have if you’re reading this in March. They have scored a whopping 130 goals in 16 games this season, all 16 which they have won of

course, and have only allowed one goal in at the back. Those statistics speak volumes for the young ladies taking to the field of play and we wish them all the very best as they finish their season. • The club is also through to the last eight of the England Hockey Womens Tier 2 and 4 Knockout Championships. The club just keep going from strength to strength. SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 4 INVICTA (as of 19/02/24) P W D L F A D Pts P Knole Park 2nd 1616 0 0130 1 12948 2 Bexleyheath & B’dere 2nd 1610 3 3 38 29 9 32 3 Maidstone 3rd 1610 2 4 36 31 5 32 4 Folkestone Optimist 4th 16 9 2 5 28 27 1 29 5 Dartford 16 8 4 4 34 37 -3 28 6 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 4th 16 8 2 6 30 24 6 26 7 Sevenoaks 7th 16 8 0 8 36 41 -5 24 8 Ashford 4th 16 5 2 9 22 38 -1617 9 Canterbury 5th 16 4 3 9 18 36 -1815 10 Bromley & Beckenham 4th 16 2 3 1116 51 -35 9 11 Herne Bay 3rd 16 3 0 1323 64 -41 9 12 New Beccehamian 2nd 16 2 1 1312 44 -32 6

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FOOTBALL

WEST KENT WOMENS SIDES ARE AIMING FOR KENT FA PLATE GLORY onbridge Angels and Tunbridge Wells Foresters 1st and 2nd womens sides are all aiming for a place at this years Kent FA Plate final, as Sevenoaks Town bow out for fielding an ineligible player. The sides were all kept apart in the quarter finals as Tonbridge Angels now face Sittingbourne after Sevenoaks’ withdrawal, and Tunbridge Wells Foresters 1st taking a trip to Glebe whilst thei 2nd’s host Petts Wood. To have all three teams in the semifinals would be a huge achievement for West Kent as womens football keeps on growing to new dizzying heights.

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tonbridge angeLs on Wrong end oF 4-2 MatcH despite encouraging HoMe support bumper crowd of 1,356 gathered to watch Tonbridge Angels take on Vanarama National League South leaders Yeovil Town in February. With many matches across the region postponed due to the bad weather, it wasnt a surprise to see so many people out to watch their local side and they wouldn’t have been disappointed with the game either, despite the final scoreline. An exciting start to the game saw three goals in the first 20 minutes,

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the first scored by the visitors as Jordan Young slotted it past Angels’ keeper Jonny Henly. Seven minutes later Yeovil doubled their lead after Jake Wannell rose to head home a corner. Angels fans were still in fine voice though and they were rewarded in the 19th minute when Nathan Odokonyero’s shot flew past Joe Day in goal. Halftime 1-2. Yeovil, and more specifically Wannell, added a third after the break but

Tonbridge fought long and hard in the dreary and darkening conditions to get a goal back in the 89th minute through Kodi Lyons-Foster. Tonbridge pushed hard for the equaliser and despite a goalmouth scramble it was Yeovil who would go on to score again. This time it was Matthew Worthington in injury time for a 2-4 win and a 10-point lead at the top of the league and surely a return to the National League itself.

Over 1,300 supporters turned out to watch Tonbridge Angels take on Vanarama South league leaders Yeovil in February.

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FOOTBALL

IDE HILL ISSUE STATEMENT AFTER FIRST TEAM MANAGER RESIGNS de Hill Football Club, who play in the Kent County Football League’s Premier Division, were forced to issue a statement in February after their first team manager decided he no longer wanted to be part of the club. The statement, from Ide Hill Club Secretary Clare Dance, stated that the club were unable to assist manager Brehnan Chidley and his management teams ambition of making the first XI a Southern Counties East Football League (SCEFL) side. The club cited two main reasons for not making their application; the club is not in a financial position to be able to support such a huge commitment; and they do not currently have the right club structure in place. The committee also contacted the Kent FA to see if they had any advice and were advised not to consider putting in a bid for the SCEFL.

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In the statement Clare says: “Their [Chidley and his management team] resignation is very disappointing after a lot of discussions... and a disappointing expense now left to the club due to this decision. We will be recruiting an interim manager ASAP to continue the running of the 1st team.” Player, and even management power, is becoming far too frequent in grassroots football these days, and whilst Ide Hill are supposed to be celebrating their 100 year centenary, they are having to release statements to explain the behaviour of club members. The news follows the club’s decision not to renew their groundsharing agreement with Tonbridge Angels next season, making way for Welling United who will now play at the Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium from the start of the 2024/25 season.

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RUGBY

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SEVENOAKS AND TONBRIDGE DERBY SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN onbridge Juddians had been on a good run of form in their National League 2 East campaign but they came up short against Sevenoaks in February with a 24-22 scoreline in front of a lively home crowd. Sevenoaks’ Ben Adams and Juddians’ Tom White were the pivotal figures in the match as they went head-to-head in their own game of skill between the posts. Sevenoaks started by going behind in the early stages of the match as Tommy Nicoll found himself with acres of space to run in Juddians’ first try of the day which was duly converted by White. Oaks’ James Simmons then got himself on the scoresheet moments later and Adams converted to set the tone for the afternoon. Additional tries from Shadyn Osgood

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and Will Holling plus two conversions and a penalty from White weren't quite enough against an Oaks squad who played with passion and pace to secure a memorable win after Barney Stone and Henry Galligan scored for the home side. Ultimately, White’s performance on the day was not enough to match Adams’ three conversions and a penalty, as Sevenoaks secured the local bragging rights for another season. Tonbridge Juddians remaining fixtures are: March 9: Esher (home) March 16: Wimbledon (away) March 23: Worthing (home) April 6: Dorking (away) April 13: Barnes (home) April 27: Westcombe Park (away) Whilst Sevenoaks’ run-in looks like this: March 9: Wimbledon (home)

March 16: Worthing (away) March 23: Dorking (home) April 6: Barnes (away) April 13: Westcombe Park (home) April 27: Canterbury (away) Both teams are set to avoid relegation this year and must be applauded for bringing such high intensity rugby to West Kent for all to enjoy. ENGLAND RUGBY NATIONAL LEAGUE 2 EAST - AS IT STANDS ON 19/02/24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

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LEISURE

Looking For Your sports Fix in tHe Heart oF tonbridge, Look no FurtHer onbridge is home to several sports clubs that cater to a wide range of interests and age groups. If you are looking for a club to join for fitness or simply as a leisure activity, here are some popular clubs in Tonbridge:

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Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club: The rugby club was founded in 1936 and is based at The Slade. The club has a thriving youth section and competes in various leagues, including the National League 2 East. The club also has a comptetitive women’s side. Contact them at tjrfc.co.uk.

Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club has a competitive ladies side who play in the National Conference. Credit: tjrfc.co.uk

Tonbridge Angels Football Club: The club was established in 1947 and is based at The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium. The club competes in the Vanarama National League South and has a loyal following of fans. Contact the club at tonbridgeangels.co.uk.

and has a range of facilities, including eight all-weather courts. The club has an active junior section and offers coaching for all levels of players. Contact them at tonbridgetennisclub.co.uk.

Tonbridge Swimming Club: The swimming club was established in 1889 and has a long and proud history. The club is based at Tonbridge School and caters to swimmers of all ages and abilities. For more information on all their activities, visit their website at tonbridgeswimmingclub.co.uk.

Tonbridge Bowls Club: The bowls club is based at Tonbridge Sports Ground and has been in existence since 1910. The club has a range of outdoor and indoor facilities and welcomes bowlers of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit their webste at tonbridgebowlingclub.com.

Tonbridge Tennis Club: The tennis club is based at Hugh Christie Technology College, in north Tonbridge

Angel (Tonbridge) Bowling & Social Club: A not-for-profit members bowls club, run by members for members,

The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium, home to Tonbridge Angels FC. Credit: Twitter.com/tonbridgeangels.

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offering first class sporting facilities within a recently fully refurbished club building. Contact the club for more information at angelibc.co.uk. Tonbridge Canoe Club: The canoe club is based on the River Medway and offers a range of water-based activities, including kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. The club has a strong youth section and offers coaching for all levels of ability. For more information on all their activities, visit their website at tonbridgecanoeclub.org.uk. Tonbridge Athletics Club: The athletics club, formed in 1947, is an all-abilities club based at Tonbridge School. It is run entirely by volunteers and has a range of facilities, including an all-weather track and field area. The club offers coaching for athletes of all ages and abilities. Contact them at tonbridgeac.org.uk. These are just a few examples of the many sports clubs available to the public in Tonbridge. Whether you're looking for a high-intensity workout or a leisurely activity, there is something for everyone in this vibrant and active community. Please contact the club’s individually for more information.

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GET INTO LOCAL CRICKET THIS SUMMER hether you are a seasoned hitter or a newbie bowler, there is a cricket club out there just waiting for you to contact them. Cricket is a physically demanding sport and this helps improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, balance and overall endurance. Additionally, cricket requires hand-eye coordination and reflexes, which can improve a person's balance and overall coordination. Playing cricket regularly can help people stay fit and healthy.

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And West Kent is really spoilt for choice when it comes to cricket clubs with over 40 of them to choose from. Each is individual and may offer Senior, Social, Junior, Indoor or Disability cricket. So to find a cricket club near you, use the ECB’s find a club webtool at ecb.co.uk/play/find-a-club. The full list of cricket clubs in West Kent is as follows: Bidborough, Chevening Amblers, Chiddingstone, Cowdrey, Cudham Wyse, Edenbridge, Eynsford, Farningham, Fordcombe, Four Elms, Hadlow, Halstead, Hartley Country Club,

Holmesdale, Horsmonden, Horton Kirby, Ightham, Kemsing, Kilndown & Lamberhurst, Kings Hill, Knockholt, Leigh, Pembury, Penshurst Park, Plaxtol, New Ash Green, Sennocke, Sevenoaks Vine, Shipbourne, Shoreham & Otford, Sissinghurst, Snodland, Southborough, Speldhurst, Stonewall Park, St Lawrence, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Underriver, and Weald. There are also womens teams who play in the Kent League, these are Sevenoaks Vine, Town Malling and Tunbridge Wells,

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VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH P W D L F A D Pts 3222 6 4 62 33 29 72 1 Yeovil Town 3319 5 9 76 49 27 62 2 Worthing 3216 9 7 49 30 19 57 3 Chelmsford City 3215 9 8 47 40 7 54 4 Maidstone United 3115 8 8 52 34 18 53 5 Bath City 3316 4 1359 48 11 52 6 St Albans City 3114 8 9 46 33 13 50 7 Braintree Town 8 Hampton & Richmond B. 3114 8 9 45 40 5 50 3214 7 1147 42 5 49 9 Aveley 3313 8 1260 53 7 47 10 Slough Town 3412 9 1349 49 0 45 11 Tonbridge Angels 3214 3 1552 55 -3 45 12 Torquay United 13 Hemel Hempstead Town 3412 8 1444 49 -5 44 3111 9 1151 53 -2 42 14 Farnborough 3310121143 45 -2 42 15 Chippenham Town 3112 6 1348 51 -3 42 16 Weston-super-Mare 3210111143 48 -5 41 17 Weymouth 3210 7 1543 47 -4 37 18 Dartford 2810 5 1339 43 -4 35 19 Truro City 29 7 121031 45 -1433 20 Taunton Town 31 6 111436 56 -2029 21 Welling United 32 7 6 1935 60 -2527 22 Eastbourne Borough 32 7 3 2238 65 -2724 23 Havant & Waterlooville 33 3 121834 61 -2721 24 Dover Athletic

ISTHMIAN LEAGUE - SOUTH EAST 1 Ramsgate 2 Cray Valley PM 3 Sittingbourne 4 Lancing 5 Herne Bay 6 Chichester City 7 Sheppey United 8 Three Bridges 9 Sevenoaks Town 10 Hythe Town 11 Ashford United 12 Burgess Hill Town 13 Horndean 14 Littlehampton Town 15 Broadbridge Heath 16 Merstham 17 East Grinstead Town 18 Phoenix Sports 19 Erith & Belvedere 20 Beckenham Town

P W D L F A D Pts 2620 3 3 69 24 45 63 2518 7 0 60 18 42 61 2616 6 4 60 24 36 54 2716 2 9 51 41 10 50 2613 7 6 53 39 14 46 2712 5 1051 34 17 41 2511 7 7 48 35 13 40 2511 5 9 58 49 9 38 2610 6 1046 40 6 36 21 9 6 6 39 30 9 33 2510 3 1238 47 -9 33 24 8 8 8 39 39 0 32 22 8 4 1036 39 -3 28 25 7 5 1333 54 -2126 26 6 7 1337 45 -8 25 26 6 6 1439 56 -1724 25 7 3 1532 58 -2624 27 5 5 1734 74 -4020 27 5 4 1815 61 -4619 25 3 5 1733 64 -3114

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST - PREMIER 1 Glebe 2 Corinthian 3 Deal Town 4 Faversham Town 5 Bearsted 6 Whitstable Town 7 Erith Town 8 Punjab United 9 Snodland Town 10 Lydd Town 11 Lordswood 12 Fisher 13 Holmesdale 14 VCD Athletic 15 Hollands & Blair 16 Tunbridge Wells 17 Kennington 18 Sutton Athletic 19 Stansfeld 20 Rusthall 21 Welling Town

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1 Dartford 2 Fulham 3 Dulwich Hamlet 4 Ebbsfleet United 5 Dorking Wanderers 6 Saltdean United 7 Millwall Lionesess 8 Ashford United 9 Sutton United 10 Aylesford 11 Enfield Town 12 Crawley AFC

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SE COUNTIES WOMENS - PREMIER DIVISION 1 XL 2 Sevenoaks Town 3 Tun Wells Foresters 4 Sittingbourne 5 Parkwood Rangers 6 Margate 7 Maidstone United 8 London Road 9 Bromleians 10 Woodcoombe 11 Glebe

P W D L F A D Pts 1412 1 1 42 7 35 37 1610 3 3 48 24 24 33 16 9 3 4 55 28 27 30 12 6 3 3 26 18 8 21 13 5 6 2 21 14 7 21 13 6 2 5 31 29 2 20 14 5 1 8 17 33 -1616 14 4 3 7 25 27 -2 15 12 3 1 8 14 35 -2110 14 1 2 1126 61 -35 5 12 1 1 1012 41 -29 4

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P W D L F A D Pts 1310 1 2 83 12 71 31 Tonbridge Angels 1110 1 0 42 4 38 31 Cray Wanderers 1310 0 3 62 35 27 30 Petts Wood 9 6 0 3 14 16 1 18 Gravesham 8 4 0 4 25 16 9 12 Oakwood 10 4 0 6 25 38 -1312 Danson Sports Tun Wells Foresters 2nd 8 1 0 7 8 31 -23 3 11 0 2 9 6 64 -58 2 Crayford Arrows 13 0 2 1112 64 -52 1* Borough Green

SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 2 CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

P W D L F A D Pts 1212 0 0 92 3 91 36 Hollands & Blair 9 8 0 1 40 7 33 24 Sittingbourne Reserves 10 7 0 3 53 8 45 21 Larkfield 8 6 0 2 27 11 16 18 Guru Nanak 13 6 0 7 40 28 1216* Kings Hill Reserves 13 3 2 8 22 86 -6411 Barming Staplehurst Monarchs Utd 12 3 1 8 27 65 -3810 13 2 1 10 6 64 -58 6* Lenham Wanderers 10 1 0 9 8 45 -37 2* New Ash Green

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - PREMIER DIVISION 1 Hawkinge Town 2 Halls AFC 3 Ide Hill 4 Fleetdown United 5 Borden Village 6 Cuxton 1991 7 Kent United 8 Tenterden Town 9 Peckham Town 10 Minster 11 New Romney 12 Ashford 13 Bexley 14 Bermondsey Town 15 Stansfeld (O&B) 16 Welling Park 17 Chipstead

P W D L F A D Pts 2216 1 5 64 38 26 49 2115 3 3 49 22 27 48 2013 3 4 49 23 26 42 2212 5 5 36 23 13 41 2112 2 7 51 36 15 38 2510 5 1050 46 4 35 2210 4 8 49 52 -3 34 18 9 4 5 45 30 15 31 18 9 1 8 47 42 5 28 15 7 4 4 32 22 10 25 23 7 2 1429 54 -2523 17 6 3 8 43 47 -4 21 22 5 3 1434 56 -2218 25 3 7 1531 56 -2516 20 5 0 1536 59 -2315 23 3 3 1729 68 -3912 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - DIVISION ONE EAST P W D L F A D Pts 1612 1 3 66 23 43 37 1 Deal Town Reserves 1611 2 3 45 22 23 35 2 Rochester City 3 Snodland Town Reserves1610 4 2 51 22 29 34 4 Hollands & Blair Reserves 1810 3 5 47 33 14 33 17 9 4 4 36 24 12 31 5 Woodnesborough 18 9 3 6 46 35 11 30 6 Kings Hill 21 7 4 1040 52 -1225 7 Minster Reserves 19 7 3 9 34 40 -6 24 8 AFC Rangers 14 6 2 6 28 33 -5 20 9 Guru Nanak 19 6 2 1129 46 -1720 10 Greenways Aces 20 5 2 1341 60 -1917 11 Whitstable Town U23s 19 4 2 1327 60 -3314 12 Lordswood Reserves 17 3 0 1425 65 -40 9 13 Otford United

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - DIVISION TWO EAST P W D L F A D Pts 1311 1 1 63 24 39 34 1 Aylesford 1311 1 1 48 23 25 34 2 Chilham 16 7 6 3 50 43 7 27 3 Cinque Ports 4 Tenterden Town Reserves 17 9 0 8 50 45 5 27 14 6 5 3 37 29 8 23 5 Kings Hill Reserves 14 5 4 5 42 36 6 19 6 Baypoint 13 4 2 7 33 39 -6 14 7 Cuxton 1991 Reserves 13 4 2 7 23 32 -9 14 8 Sellindge 9 Sittingbourne Reserves 17 3 0 1428 75 -47 9 11 2 1 8 23 41 -18 7 10 Paddock Wood 11 Tunbridge Wells Reserves13 4 0 9 27 37 -10 6*

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - DIVISION TWO WEST P W D L F A D Pts 1 Fleetdown Utd Reserves 1810 3 5 51 31 20 33 1610 1 5 49 26 23 31 2 Glebe Reserves 12 9 2 1 40 15 25 29 3 AMG Ballerz 14 9 0 5 44 27 17 27 4 Farnborough OBG 12 8 2 2 46 17 29 26 5 Orpington 16 7 2 7 38 41 -3 23 6 FC Greenwich 10 7 0 3 32 18 14 21 7 Halls AFC Reserves 8 Stansfeld (O&B) Reserves 12 6 2 4 31 17 14 20 18 6 2 1034 52 -1820 9 Bexley Reserves 15 6 3 6 39 41 -2 18* 10 Welling Town Reserves 15 2 1 1217 52 -35 7 11 Bromleians Reserves 13 1 2 1015 51 -36 5 12 Crockenhill 15 1 2 1213 61 -48-1* 13 Belvedere

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - DIVISION THREE EAST SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST - FIRST 1 AFC Whyteleafe 2 Staplehurst Monarchs 3 Rochester United 4 Lewisham Borough 5 Larkfield & New Hythe 6 FC Elmstead 7 Canterbury City 8 Croydon 9 K Sports 10 Faversham Strike Force 11 Bridon Ropes 12 Tooting Bec 13 Forest Hill Park 14 Meridian VP 15 SC Thamesmead 16 Greenways

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P W D L F A D Pts 2016 3 1 59 23 36 51 1913 3 3 34 14 20 42 1912 2 5 46 26 20 38 1811 4 3 42 21 21 37 1811 3 4 51 23 28 36 17 9 3 5 39 27 12 30 20 9 2 9 36 32 4 29 17 8 2 7 41 30 11 26 21 6 6 9 44 62 -18 24 19 7 2 1030 39 -9 23 22 6 5 1131 48 -1723 20 6 4 1031 34 -3 22 19 6 2 1127 36 -9 20 20 4 3 1333 58 -2515 18 3 3 1218 51 -3312 21 2 3 1631 69 -38 9

SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 2 WEST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Foots Cray Lionesses Long Lane Sevenoaks Town Dev. Ide Hill & Sundridge Old Pepys Orpington Junior Reds Roses Oakwood Reserves

P W D L F A D Pts 1110 0 1 41 10 31 30 7 6 0 1 48 8 40 18 11 6 0 5 29 13 1616* 9 5 0 4 23 18 5 15 13 4 1 8 29 54 -2513 10 1 3 6 10 31 -21 5* 11 1 2 8 11 57 -46 4* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

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P W D L F A D Pts 1412 0 2 75 13 62 36 1 FC Revo 1510 2 3 62 24 38 32 2 Bocca Juniors 1610 2 4 42 19 23 32 3 Len Valley 15 7 2 6 32 37 -5 23 4 Lokomotiv Canterbury 12 6 3 3 23 15 8 21 5 Gillingham Town 6 Larkfield & New Hythe R. 16 6 3 7 33 38 -5 21 16 6 2 8 30 29 1 20 7 Tankerton 16 4 3 9 29 61 -3215 8 Lenham Wanderers 15 4 2 9 26 48 -2213* 9 Lydd Town Reserves 11 3 1 7 20 29 -9 7* 10 New Romney Reserves 16 2 0 1418 83 -65 6 11 Charing

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KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - DIVISION THREE WEST

SEVENOAKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE - PREMIER

P W D L F A D Pts 11 8 2 1 34 11 23 26 Agenda 10 8 1 1 31 15 16 25 Ide Hill Reserves 13 7 1 5 40 24 16 22 AFC Lewisham 11 7 1 3 22 17 5 22 Dartford Celtic 12 5 2 5 34 20 14 17 All Starz 12 2 2 8 22 27 -5 8 Dulwich Village 9 0 2 7 10 30 -20 2 Long Lane Reserves Otford United Reserves 12 2 1 9 17 66 -49 1*

P W D L F A D Pts 1110 1 0 48 11 37 31 8 7 0 1 28 13 15 21 9 6 0 3 29 11 18 18 13 4 3 6 34 32 2 15 11 4 1 6 19 38 -19 13 8 4 0 4 18 15 3 12 9 3 2 4 29 32 -3 11 9 2 1 6 16 32 -16 7 12 1 0 1121 58 -37 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Hawkenbury Southborough St Lawrence Westerham Ide Hill 3rd Tun Wells Foresters Kemsing United Aylesford B EMC Academy

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - VETS DIVISION 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

APM Aylesford Snodland Town Fox New Ash Green Anchorians Rovers Sheppey United Rubicon Limerick FC Ditton

P W D L F A D Pts 8 7 1 0 37 15 22 22 8 6 0 2 39 15 24 18 8 5 1 2 19 18 1 16 10 4 1 5 27 22 5 13 6 4 1 1 13 13 0 13 11 3 3 5 19 30 -1112 9 3 1 5 28 31 -3 10 7 1 0 6 9 24 -15 3 7 0 0 7 6 29 -23 0

WFA NATIONAL LEAGUE - PREMIERSHIP P W D L F A D Pts 8 7 1 0 27 4 23 22 1 Aspire 8 7 0 1 37 4 33 21 2 Teesside 8 6 1 1 28 5 23 19 3 West Bromwich Albion 9 5 2 2 15 7 8 17 4 Villa Rockets 5 Newcastle Utd Foundation 9 5 1 3 21 13 8 16 9 4 2 3 10 10 0 14 6 West Bromwich Albion 8 3 3 2 12 9 3 12 7 Leeds Chariots 9 2 2 5 3 15 -12 8 8 Manchester United 9 1 3 5 2 14 -12 6 9 Nottinghamshire 9 1 2 6 2 14 -12 5 10 Nomad Knights 9 0 4 5 3 21 -18 4 11 Sevenoaks 9 0 1 8 0 44 -44 1 12 Hull & East Yorkshire

SEVENOAKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE - DIVISION 1 P W D L F A D Pts 12 7 3 2 37 25 12 24 1 TJFC Seniors 13 6 5 2 34 22 12 23 2 Horsmonden 9 6 2 1 27 13 14 20 3 Chelsfield 4 Green Street Green Rovers 13 6 1 6 22 22 0 19 9 5 2 2 19 13 6 17 5 Penshurst Park 14 4 2 8 31 35 -4 14 6 AFC Green Court 10 4 2 4 21 26 -5 14 7 West Farleigh 14 3 4 7 17 37 -2013 8 Fleetdown United A 10 4 0 6 14 16 -2 12 9 Malgo 9 2 4 3 18 16 -1 10 10 Cudham United 13 3 1 9 15 27 -12 10 11 Eynsford

SOUTH EAST POWERCHAIR LEAGUE - DIV 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Sevenoaks Nomad Knights Aspire Muscle Warriors Norwich City Crystal Palace Evergreen

P W D L F A D Pts 4 3 0 1 24 3 21 9 4 3 0 1 22 3 19 9 2 2 0 0 13 1 12 6 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 6 4 1 0 3 5 14 -9 3 4 1 0 3 2 34 -32 3 3 0 0 3 2 12 -10 0

KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - VETS DIVISION 2 ORPINGTON & BROMLEY LEAGUE - DIVISION 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Kings Hill Insulators Cuxton 1991 Larkfield & New Hythe MPE Cobham Colts Medway United Vinters Anchorians United

P W D L F A D Pts 1110 0 1 43 8 35 30 8 7 0 1 35 7 28 21 9 6 0 3 30 18 12 18 11 6 0 5 26 29 -3 18 8 4 1 3 11 12 -1 13 10 4 0 6 21 31 -1012 10 2 1 7 10 29 -19 7 12 1 2 9 13 44 -31 5 5 0 0 5 7 18 -11 0

SOUTHERN VETERANS LEAGUE - DIVISION 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

P W D L F A D Pts 1310 2 1 44 19 25 32 AFC Kumazi Strikers 1210 1 1 42 19 23 31 Old Pepys 13 6 2 5 27 22 5 20 Croygas Phoenix 10 5 2 3 33 22 11 17 AFC Lewisham 14 5 1 8 23 33 -1016 Blythe Hill Sporting Club Th’msmead 13 4 3 6 48 39 9 15 London South Utd Mav’s 13 4 3 6 26 31 -5 15 13 4 2 7 19 45 -26 14 Westerham Seniors 13 1 0 1220 52 -32 3 SP Athletic 2nds

SOUTHERN VETERANS LEAGUE - DIVISION 6 P W D L F A D Pts 11 8 1 2 34 16 20 25 1 Hoo Red 2 South East Athletic 2nds 9 7 0 2 26 13 13 21 9 6 2 1 32 13 19 20 4 Segas Super 4 London South Utd Seniors 11 6 2 3 38 22 16 20 9 5 0 4 17 19 -2 15 5 Crayford Arrows New 9 3 1 5 13 28 -12 10 6 Chipstead 11 3 1 7 20 31 -1310 7 Longlands Athletic 9 2 3 4 11 16 -5 9 8 Orpington 6 2 0 4 15 23 -8 6 9 Welling Park 10 Slade Green Knights Green 12 1 0 1111 36 -28 3

SOUTHERN VETERANS LEAGUE - DIVISION 7 1 The Manor 2 Long Lane 3 London South Utd Lions 4 Sydenham Sports 5 Westerham 6 West Wickham 7 Bexley United 8 Royal Southwark 9 LSC Giants 10 Ex Blues Deo Volente

P W D L F A D Pts 9 8 0 1 29 13 16 24 9 6 2 1 31 14 17 20 8 5 2 1 25 14 11 17 10 5 2 3 29 23 6 17 9 4 3 2 26 18 8 15 10 4 1 5 20 25 -5 13 12 3 1 8 26 33 -7 10 7 1 0 6 20 30 -10 3 10 0 1 9 7 43 -36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

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SEVENOAKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE - DIVISION 2 P W D L F A D Pts 11 9 2 0 49 8 41 29 1 Five Oak Green 2 Tun Wells Foresters Res. 11 7 3 1 36 14 22 24 10 7 2 1 44 13 31 23 3 Roselands 4 Kemsing Utd Reserves 12 7 1 4 38 20 18 22 5 Dartford Celtic Reserves 9 6 2 1 17 6 11 20 12 6 1 5 29 31 -2 19 6 Rusthall Development 8 6 0 2 31 12 19 18 7 Cudham Utd Reserves 8 Chipstead Development 15 3 2 1013 38 -25 11 9 St Lawrence Reserves 11 3 1 7 14 27 -13 10 10 2 2 6 16 30 -14 8 10 Ide Hill Development 13 1 1 1112 53 -41 4 11 Wateringbury 12 0 3 9 16 63 -47 3 12 Ightham

P W D L F A D Pts 1 Green St Green Rovers 1612 1 3 51 15 36 37 1612 1 3 56 26 30 37 2 Westerham Wolves 3 London South Utd Lions R. 12 8 1 3 38 22 16 25 4 South London Spartans 14 7 4 3 31 21 10 25 12 7 3 2 23 10 13 24 5 Shortlands Spitfires 14 7 0 7 30 32 -2 21 6 Orpington Colts 11 6 1 4 30 20 10 19 7 Kingsdale 8 Petts Wood Road Runners 11 6 1 4 21 19 2 19 16 3 4 9 17 29 -1213 9 Bexleyheath 17 4 1 1224 49 -2513 10 AFC Joiners 15 2 2 1120 49 -29 8 11 Highfield Rovers 18 2 1 1525 74 -49 7 12 Brockley Reserves

ORPINGTON & BROMLEY LEAGUE - DIVISION 5

SEVENOAKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE - DIVISION 3 1 Hawkenbury Reserves 2 Westerham Reserves 3 West Farleigh Reserves 4 Kings Hill U23s 5 Tatsfield Rovers 6 FC Sutton Dynamo 7 The Oaks 8 Leigh 9 Weald Wolves 10 Tunbridge Wells 3rds 11 Wilderpark 12 Woodlands

P W D L F A D Pts 10 7 2 1 30 8 22 23 10 7 1 2 25 19 6 22 13 6 2 5 25 25 0 20 13 5 2 6 26 18 8 17 10 5 1 4 18 27 -9 16 7 5 0 2 22 13 9 15 8 4 1 3 23 21 2 13 9 3 1 5 14 22 -8 10 13 4 0 9 28 37 -9 10 9 3 0 6 23 28 -5 9 11 3 0 8 17 35 -18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

P W D L F A D Pts 1 Green St Green Rovers 1612 1 3 51 15 36 37 1612 1 3 56 26 30 37 2 Westerham Wolves 3 London South Utd Lions R. 12 8 1 3 38 22 16 25 4 South London Spartans 14 7 4 3 31 21 10 25 12 7 3 2 23 10 13 24 5 Shortlands Spitfires 14 7 0 7 30 32 -2 21 6 Orpington Colts 11 6 1 4 30 20 10 19 7 Kingsdale 8 Petts Wood Road Runners 11 6 1 4 21 19 2 19 16 3 4 9 17 29 -1213 9 Bexleyheath 17 4 1 1224 49 -2513 10 AFC Joiners 15 2 2 1120 49 -29 8 11 Highfield Rovers 18 2 1 1525 74 -49 7 12 Brockley Reserves

WEST KENT SUNDAY LEAGUE - DIVISION 1 1 Pembury 2 Simla 3 Kemsing United 4 Insulators 5 Tun Wells Youth R’waye 6 Odukwe 7 AFC Valour 8 Westfield 9 Brenchley 10 Dormansland Rockets 11 Royal Oak

P W D L F A D Pts 14 9 4 1 41 18 23 31 11 9 1 1 59 13 46 28 16 7 5 4 55 40 15 26 11 8 1 2 32 21 11 25 15 7 2 6 54 40 14 23 14 5 2 7 27 38 -11 17 16 5 2 9 31 50 -1917 8 4 1 3 20 16 4 13 12 4 1 7 31 45 -14 13 12 2 1 9 18 40 -22 7 13 1 0 1215 62 -47 3

WEST KENT SUNDAY LEAGUE - DIVISION 3 1 Artois United 2nd 2 Goudhurst Dynamos 3 Edenbridge 4 Titans 5 AFC Hadlow 6 Insulators Reserves 7 Ide Hill & Sundridge 8 AFC Green Court 9 Speldhurst Rangers 10 AFC Tonbridge

P W D L F A D Pts 12 9 0 3 42 19 19 27 11 7 2 2 41 21 20 23 12 6 3 3 29 21 7 21 8 4 2 2 31 19 12 14 8 4 1 3 21 16 5 13 9 4 1 4 23 20 3 13 11 4 1 6 22 30 -8 13 9 3 3 3 19 22 -3 12 11 2 1 8 20 36 -16 7 13 1 2 10 7 51 -44 5

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HOCKEY ENGLAND HOCKEY WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 SOUTH

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 3 INVICTA

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 2 INVICTA

P W D L F A D Pts 1212 0 0 41 14 27 36 12 8 2 2 38 19 19 26 13 8 1 4 29 23 6 25 13 6 2 5 18 17 1 20 13 4 4 5 19 23 -4 16 13 4 2 7 20 26 -6 14 13 4 2 7 12 24 -1214 13 4 0 9 19 26 -7 12 13 3 2 8 18 28 -1011 13 3 1 9 23 37 -1410

P W D L F A D Pts 1 Bromley & Beckenham 3rd1613 1 2 38 9 29 40 1611 2 3 43 18 25 35 2 K Sports 3 Old Williamsonians 2nd 16 8 5 3 31 12 19 29 15 8 3 4 35 20 15 27 4 Gore Court 2nd 5 Folkestone Optimist 3rd 16 5 6 5 15 15 0 21 16 5 4 7 19 19 0 19 6 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 3rd 16 5 3 8 17 29 -1218 7 Deal 15 4 4 7 27 30 -3 16 8 Sevenoaks 6th 16 4 4 8 19 40 -21 16 9 Tunbridge Wells 4th 16 4 2 1021 31 -1014 10 Holcombe 4th 16 3 5 8 26 41 -1514 11 Marden Russets 3rd 16 4 3 9 24 51 -2712 12 Meopham

P W D L F A D Pts 1511 1 3 42 27 15 34 1 Sevenoaks 4th 1610 2 4 36 17 19 32 2 Marden Russets 2nd 15 9 3 3 38 29 9 30 3 Maidstone 2nd 16 8 2 6 51 33 18 26 4 Herne Bay 2nd 16 7 5 4 42 35 7 26 5 Gore Court 2nd 16 8 1 7 31 29 2 25 6 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 2nd 14 6 4 4 33 28 5 22 7 Holcombe 5th 16 6 1 9 35 38 -3 19 8 Knole Park 15 4 4 7 27 35 -8 16 9 Holcombe 4th 10 Blackheath & E’mians 3rd 16 4 2 1028 45 -1714 14 3 3 8 21 43 -2212 11 Deal 15 2 0 1330 55 -25 6 12 Ashford 3rd

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 4 INVICTA

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 3 INVICTA

P W D L F A D Pts 1616 0 0130 1 12948 P Knole Park 2nd 2 Bexleyheath & B’dere 2nd 1610 3 3 38 29 9 32 1610 2 4 36 31 5 32 3 Maidstone 3rd 4 Folkestone Optimist 4th 16 9 2 5 28 27 1 29 16 8 4 4 34 37 -3 28 5 Dartford 16 8 2 6 30 24 6 26 6 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 4th 16 8 0 8 36 41 -5 24 7 Sevenoaks 7th 16 5 2 9 22 38 -1617 8 Ashford 4th 16 4 3 9 18 36 -1815 9 Canterbury 5th 10 Bromley & Beckenham 4th 16 2 3 1116 51 -35 9 16 3 0 1323 64 -41 9 11 Herne Bay 3rd 16 2 1 1312 44 -32 6 12 New Beccehamian 2nd

P W D L F A D Pts 1413 1 0 99 5 94 40 1 Sutton Valence 1511 3 1 57 16 41 36 2 Old Williamsonians 3rd 3 Gravesham & Wellcome 1511 1 3 38 21 17 34 14 8 0 6 30 36 -6 24 4 Tunbridge Wells 3rd 14 7 2 5 36 21 15 23 5 Gore Court 3rd 15 6 2 7 36 46 -10 20 6 Sevenoaks 5th 15 4 4 7 22 46 -2416 7 Canterbury Millers 14 3 4 7 28 35 -7 13 8 Herne Bay 3rd 9 Bexleyheath & B’dere 2nd 14 3 1 1024 68 -4410 10 Gillingham Anchorians 2nd 15 2 2 1112 57 -45 8 15 1 2 1223 54 -31 5 11 Sittingbourne 3rd

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 5 INVICTA

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 5 INVICTA

P W D L F A D Pts 1615 0 1103 6 97 45 1 Sittingbourne 2nd 2 Gillingham Anchorians 2nd 1613 2 1 57 7 50 41 1610 2 4 23 29 -6 32 3 Cliftonville 2nd 16 8 3 5 39 32 7 27 4 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 5th 5 Blackheath & E’mians 4th 16 8 2 6 41 33 8 26 6 K Sports 2nd 16 7 3 6 22 38 -16 24 7 Bexleyheath & B’dere 3rd 16 5 3 8 17 35 -1818 8 Gravesend 2nd 16 5 2 9 30 43 -1317 9 Dartford 2nd 16 4 0 1217 54 -3712 10 Tunbridge Wells 5th 15 4 1 1018 37 -19 11 11 Marden Russets 4th 16 3 1 1218 44 -2610 12 Holcombe 5th 15 2 3 1013 40 -27 8

P W D L F A D Pts 1310 2 1 54 14 40 32 1 Newenden Nomads 15 9 4 2 47 26 21 31 2 Sevenoaks 6th 3 Folkestone Optimist 4th 1410 0 4 40 18 22 30 14 8 2 4 39 22 17 26 4 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 3 5 Gravesham & W’come 2nd15 7 4 4 38 20 18 25 6 Maidstone 3rd 14 7 2 5 31 31 0 23 7 Old Williamsonians 4th 13 6 1 6 19 14 5 19 8 Canterbury Squires 15 4 2 9 23 39 -1614 9 K Sports 2nd 15 3 3 9 23 43 -20 10 10 Holcombe Hawks 15 2 1 1216 61 -45 7 11 Blackheath & E’mians Os 15 2 1 1216 58 -42 3 12 Tunbridge Wells 4th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

ENGLAND HOCKEY MEN’S DIVISION 1 SOUTH

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 6 INVICTA

1 Surbiton 2nd 2 Holcombe 3 Barnes 4 Sevenoaks 5 Slough 6 Harleston Magpies 7 Canterbury 8 Southgate 9 Team Bath Buccaneers 10 Wimbledon 2nd

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S PREMIER DIVISION 1 Guildford 2nd 2 Sevenoaks 2nd 3 Woking 4 Oxted 5 Folkestone Optimist 6 Bromley & Beckenham 7 Epsom 8 Aldershot & Farnham 9 Brighton & Hove 10 Eastbourne 11 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 12 Maidstone

P W D L F A D Pts 1612 0 4 41 18 23 36 1511 1 3 39 9 30 34 1610 3 3 39 17 22 33 16 9 2 5 38 26 12 29 16 9 1 6 33 20 13 28 16 8 3 5 25 20 5 27 15 8 2 5 30 22 8 26 16 7 2 7 26 22 4 23 16 7 1 8 35 31 4 22 16 3 1 1210 41 -3110 16 3 0 1313 43 -30 9 16 0 0 16 7 67 -60 0

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 EAST P W D L F A D Pts 1613 3 0 81 13 68 42 1 Knole Park 1613 2 1 72 14 58 41 2 East Grinstead 2nd 1611 2 3 39 26 13 35 3 Lewes 16 8 3 5 35 31 4 27 4 Old Georgians 2nd 16 7 3 6 25 26 -1 24 5 Hailsham 16 6 5 5 29 26 3 23 6 Guildford 3rd 16 7 2 7 32 35 -3 23 7 Horsham 2nd 8 Reigate Priory 16 6 1 9 30 30 0 19 9 Woking 2nd 16 5 3 8 32 48 -1618 10 Brighton & Hove 2nd 15 1 4 1011 29 -18 7 11 Camberley & Farnborough 16 1 3 12 8 65 -57 6 12 Brighton & Hove 3rd 15 0 3 1212 63 -51 3

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 WEST 1 Holcombe 2nd 2 Canterbury 2nd 3 Marden Russets 4 Tunbridge Wells 5 Sevenoaks 3rd 6 Blackheath & Elthamians 7 Ashford 8 Canterbury 3rd 9 Folkestone Optimist 2nd 10 Sevenoaks Acorns 11 South Saxons 12 Bexleyheath & Belvedere

P W D L F A D Pts 1614 1 1 57 15 42 43 1612 3 1 45 16 29 39 1611 3 2 43 13 30 36 15 9 2 4 45 15 30 29 15 8 2 5 35 24 11 26 16 8 1 7 35 22 13 25 16 6 2 8 19 22 -3 20 16 6 0 1015 34 -1918 16 5 1 1020 36 -1616 16 4 2 1020 50 -30 14 16 2 3 1120 43 -23 9 16 0 0 16 4 68 -64 0

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 INVICTA P W D L F A D Pts 1 Old Williamsonians 1614 1 1 64 21 43 43 2 Bromley & Beckenham 2nd 1611 4 1 37 15 22 37 3 Gore Court 1610 1 5 40 20 20 31 4 Gillingham Anchorians 1610 0 6 32 19 13 30 5 Sevenoaks 4th 16 7 4 5 40 31 9 25 6 Holcombe 3rd 16 7 3 6 23 28 -5 24 7 Tunbridge Wells 2nd 16 7 2 7 25 32 -7 23 8 Ashford 2nd 16 3 6 7 28 32 -4 15 9 Canterbury 4th 16 3 5 8 19 34 -1514 10 Blackheath & E’mians 2nd 16 3 3 1013 35 -2212 11 Sittingbourne 16 3 2 1122 47 -2511 12 Cliftonville 16 1 3 1214 43 -29 6

1 Richmond 2 Teddington 3 University of Exeter 4 Old Loughtonians 5 Canterbury 6 Old Cranleighan 7 Sevenoaks 8 Havant 9 Team Bath Buccaneers 10 Brighton & Hove

P W D L F A D Pts 1311 1 1 38 21 17 34 13 7 3 3 34 26 8 24 13 7 2 4 36 24 12 23 13 7 1 5 35 22 13 22 13 5 4 4 29 30 -1 19 13 5 2 6 31 33 -2 17 13 4 4 5 24 27 -3 16 13 3 4 6 23 34 -1113 13 3 3 7 28 33 -5 12 13 1 0 1222 50 -28 3

SOUTH EAST MEN’S PREMIER DIVISION 1 Tunbridge Wells 2 Woking 3 Sevenoaks 2nd 4 Aldershot & Farnham 5 Oxted 2nd 6 Sittingbourne 7 Blackheath & Elthamians 8 Horsham 9 Holcombe 2nd 10 Canterbury 2nd 11 Marden Russets 12 Lewes

P W D L F A D Pts 1615 0 1 66 21 45 45 1411 1 2 37 18 19 34 1510 2 3 51 28 23 32 1610 1 5 46 23 23 31 16 9 2 5 47 36 11 29 15 5 2 8 33 40 -7 17 16 5 2 9 28 35 -7 17 16 5 2 9 39 49 -1017 14 5 1 8 29 43 -1416 16 4 3 9 39 48 -9 15 16 4 2 1028 50 -2214 16 1 0 1518 70 -52 3

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 1 INVICTA

P W D L F A D Pts 1 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 4th 1310 2 1 38 12 26 32 2 Sutton Valence 2nd 15 9 1 5 49 34 15 28 3 Marden Russets 6th 15 8 2 5 41 30 11 26 4 Tunbridge Wells 5th 15 7 4 4 33 24 9 25 5 Folkestone Optimist 5th 14 6 4 4 34 26 8 22 6 Holcombe Harriers 14 6 3 5 17 17 0 21 7 Gore Court 4th 14 5 3 6 28 35 -7 18 8 Herne Bay 4th 15 5 0 1038 45 -7 15 9 Sevenoaks 7th 14 4 3 7 25 38 -13 15 10 Old Williamsonians 5th 15 5 0 1016 37 -2115 11 Bexleyheath & B’dere 3rd 14 1 4 9 16 37 -21 6 12 Blackheath & E’mians D’s 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 8 INVICTA P W D L F A D Pts 1 Gillingham Anchorians 4th 1614 0 2 64 24 40 42 2 New Beccehamian 3rd 1510 1 4 31 23 8 31 3 Sutton Valence 3rd 16 8 1 7 40 41 -1 25 4 Herne Bay 5th 15 7 3 5 32 31 1 24 5 Folkestone Optimist 7th 16 6 4 6 35 30 5 22 6 K Sports 3rd 16 6 4 6 33 29 4 22 7 Sittingbourne 4th 16 6 3 7 29 27 2 21 8 Marden Russets 8th 15 5 2 8 27 35 -8 17 9 Gravesham & W’come 4th 16 5 2 9 30 38 -8 16 10 Sevenoaks 9th 16 3 6 7 27 37 -10 15 11 Holcombe Heroes 15 5 2 8 19 40 -2115 12 Maidstone 4th 16 4 2 1019 31 -1213

SOUTH EAST WOMEN’S DIVISION 2 INVICTA P W D L F A D Pts 1 Herne Bay 1614 2 0 59 12 47 44 2 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 2nd 1613 1 2 44 10 34 40 3 Marden Russets 2nd 1611 4 1 53 13 40 37 4 Tunbridge Wells 3rd 16 5 6 5 28 26 2 21 5 Gravesend 16 6 3 7 29 29 0 21 6 Edenbridge 14 6 3 5 27 30 -3 20 7 New Beccehamian 15 5 5 5 26 34 -8 20 8 Sevenoaks 5th 16 4 3 9 20 28 -8 15 9 Blackheath & E’mians 3rd 16 3 6 7 22 41 -1915 10 Herne Bay 2nd 16 3 3 1023 54 -3112 11 Ashford 3rd 15 3 2 1020 41 -2111 12 Maidstone 2nd 16 1 2 1312 45 -33 5

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P W D L F A D Pts 1 Folkestone Optimist 2nd 1612 3 1 49 21 28 39 2 Blackheath & E’mians 2nd 1612 2 2 51 32 19 38 3 Sevenoaks 3rd 1610 2 4 58 34 24 32 4 Old Williamsonians 2nd 1610 2 4 48 27 21 32 5 Canterbury 4th 16 9 2 5 53 45 8 29 6 Ashford 2nd 16 8 3 5 54 32 22 27 7 Gillingham Anchorians 16 7 1 8 41 49 -8 22 8 Sittingbourne 2nd 16 6 1 9 45 44 1 19 9 K Sports 16 4 1 1125 56 -31 13 10 Tunbridge Wells 2nd 16 3 1 1220 50 -30 10 11 Canterbury 5th 16 3 0 1330 54 -24 9 12 Bexleyheath & Belvedere 16 3 0 1332 62 -30 9

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SOUTH EAST MEN’S DIVISION 9 INVICTA P W D L F A D Pts 1 Burnt Ash (Bexley) Dev. 1412 1 1 45 19 26 37 2 Herne Bay 6th Dev. 1410 0 4 40 23 17 30 3 Old W’msonians 7th Dev. 14 8 1 5 31 22 9 25 4 Tun Wells 6th Hoppers 14 7 2 5 48 32 16 23 5 Maidstone 5th 14 7 0 7 45 40 5 21 6 Gravesham & W’come Us 14 7 0 7 33 29 4 21 7 Sittingbourne 5th 13 6 2 5 33 24 9 20 8 Burnt Ash (Bexley) 6th 14 4 2 8 23 29 -6 14 9 Gore Court 5th 15 3 2 1016 32 -1611 10 K Sports 4th Dev. 13 3 2 8 18 40 -22 11 11 Knole Park 2nd Dev. 11 2 0 9 11 53 -42 6

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RUGBY KENT METROPOLITAN LEAGUE A

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2 EAST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

P 18 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 18

Esher Barnes Dorking Bury St Edmunds Henley Tonbridge Juddians Canterbury Old Albanians Sevenoaks Westcombe Park Guernsey Wimbledon Worthing North Walsham

W 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 9 9 6 8 4 4 0

D 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 2 733 412 321 15 2 81 4 654 452 202 12 4 76 4 733 466 267 16 2 76 6 593 446 147 11 2 63 6 536 461 75 12 2 60 8 576 504 72 13 5 60 10 599 558 41 11 4 51 10 549 577 -28 11 3 50 9 470 527 -57 6 4 48 12 562 597 -35 13 8 47 10 446 526 -80 10 2 44 14 480 684 -204 11 4 33 15 514 690 -176 12 5 33 17 268 813 -545 3 0 5

REGIONAL 1 SOUTH CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

P 18 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Camberley Havant Tunbridge Wells London Welsh Bracknell CS Stags 1863 Brighton Maidenhead Hammersmith & Fulham Marlborough Horsham Bournemouth

W 14 14 13 12 12 10 8 6 6 4 3 3

D 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 3 625 368 257 15 2 75 2 635 399 236 14 2 74 4 514 405 109 13 0 65 6 632 455 177 13 4 65 6 527 377 150 13 3 64 8 485 391 94 9 5 54 9 507 522 -15 13 4 51 12 483 554 -71 10 3 37 12 412 623 -211 9 2 35 14 372 569 -197 6 5 27 15 374 587 -213 7 5 24 14 423 739 -316 6 2 22

COUNTIES 1 KENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

P 18 17 18 18 18 18 17 17 18 17 17 17

Canterbury II Beccehamian Dartfordians Bromley Crowborough Dover Heathfield & Waldron Deal & Betteshanger Ashford Thanet Wanderers Charlton Park Cranbrook

W 18 14 14 13 12 7 5 6 6 2 3 1

D 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 1

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 0 783 305 478 17 0 89 2 671 242 429 13 1 72 4 575 376 199 15 1 72 5 513 321 192 11 2 66 4 438 385 53 7 0 59 10 408 465 -57 8 3 41 10 373 392 -19 5 5 34 11 305 498 -193 5 2 31 12 275 417 -142 3 1 28 14 301 585 -284 4 3 17 14 284 544 -260 3 3 13* 15 266 662 -396 1 4 11

COUNTIES 2 KENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

P 17 18 18 17 18 18 17 18 18 17 18 18

Sevenoaks II Park House Folkestone Westcombe Park II Aylesford Bulls Vigo Sidcup II Maidstone Dartford Valley Medway II Gillingham Anchorians Old Dunstonians

W 15 15 14 13 10 8 8 6 5 4 5 3

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 2 739 218 521 14 1 75 3 574 321 253 11 1 73 4 459 242 217 10 0 68 4 600 240 360 12 4 68 8 416 385 31 9 3 52 10 293 595 -302 7 2 41 9 368 404 -36 5 2 39 12 279 488 -209 5 3 32* 13 274 532 -258 3 4 27 13 377 495 -118 5 5 26 13 341 606 -265 5 0 25 15 303 497 -194 5 4 16*

COUNTIES 3 KENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

P W 14 14 15 13 14 9 13 8 15 6 14 4 14 5 13 3 13 2 13 3

Old Elthamians Old Alleynians II Tonbridge Juddians II Tunbridge Wells II Gravesend II Sittingbourne Hastings & Bexhill Faversham New Ash Green Whitstable

D 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 0 665 103 562 10 0 68 2 561 196 365 10 1 63 4 355 244 111 6 2 46 5 443 170 273 6 3 41 9 258 416 -158 3 3 30 9 229 375 -146 2 3 23 9 281 336 -55 4 1 20* 9 195 459 -264 2 2 18 10 180 502 -322 2 2 14 10 166 532 -366 0 0 12

COUNTIES 5 KENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Old Colfeians II Bromley II Sevenoaks III Canterbury III Askean Ashford II Beccehamians II Greenwich Cranbrook II

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P 11 10 10 10 11 12 11 11 0

W 8 7 7 7 5 4 2 2 0

D 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 2 3 2 3 6 8 9 9 0

PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 445 193 252 5 0 40 289 193 96 7 2 38 335 196 139 6 1 37 312 165 147 6 1 36 228 380 -152 4 0 25 249 375 -126 4 1 16* 243 428 -185 4 2 9* 185 356 -171 3 0 6* 0 0 0 0 0 0*

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Old Alleynians XA Beckenham ExA Westcombe Park III Park House II Dartfordians III Old Colfeians III Swanley Guys Kings & St Thomas H. Southwark Lancers II Charlton Park II

P W 13 12 14 10 11 9 12 7 13 6 13 4 12 2 11 3 10 1 9 2

D 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0

L 1 4 2 3 7 8 9 7 8 7

PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 455 110 305 0 0 49 432 212 220 0 0 44 357 143 214 0 0 38 303 220 83 0 0 37 362 353 9 0 1 30 264 409 -145 0 0 22 174 377 -203 0 2 22 147 295 -148 0 0 18 192 354 -162 0 2 17 123 336 -213 0 0 12

KENT A RURAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

P W Rye 14 13 Dover II 12 11 Folkestone II 15 8 E’Peckham & Paddock Wood 13 8 Thanet Wanderers II 13 7 Snowdown C.W. 14 5 Ash 13 5 Medway IV 15 3 Aylesford Bulls II 13 3 Canterbury IV Deacons 12 3 Gillingham Anchorians II 0 0

D 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 1 532 167 365 0 1 54 1 447 118 329 0 0 45 7 416 306 110 0 2 41 5 360 243 117 0 0 37 6 244 313 -69 0 1 35 8 259 382 -123 0 0 31 8 255 329 -74 0 1 29 11 300 541 -241 0 2 27 10 284 451 -167 0 1 22 9 145 392 -247 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0*

KENT B RURAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Edenbridge Tunbridge Wells III Weavering Warriors Vigo II Sittingbourne II Canterbury V Zingari Deal & Betteshanger II Ashford Barbarians Maidstone Mustangs II Thanet Wanderers III Leigh

P W 17 12 15 11 17 11 16 9 16 9 16 7 13 7 14 5 14 3 13 4 13 2

D 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 4 524 188 336 0 0 55 3 549 293 256 0 2 52 6 498 304 194 0 1 49 7 376 310 66 0 1 41 6 402 335 27 0 1 41 8 332 493 -161 0 1 38 6 340 356 -16 0 0 33 9 232 376 -144 0 1 27 10 225 359 -134 0 2 27 9 228 438 -210 0 0 21 11 141 355 -214 0 0 17

KENT C RURAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Gravesend III Dover III Sheppey II Old Gravesendians II Whitstable II Deal & Betteshanger III Lordswood II New Ash Green II Faversham Castaways Folkestone III

P W 14 12 13 10 12 8 13 7 12 6 15 5 14 4 14 5 11 3 12 3

D 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

L 2 3 4 6 6 9 9 9 7 8

PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 437 178 259 0 1 51 486 229 257 0 0 42 394 250 144 0 1 37 244 312 -67 0 0 32 344 271 73 0 1 31 284 460 -176 0 0 31 240 357 -117 0 1 25 256 395 -139 0 0 24 293 374 -81 0 1 23 200 352 -152 0 0 20

WOMEN’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE 1 SOUTH EAST (SOUTH) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Guildford Gazelles Horsham Canterbury Farnham Pulborough Dartford Valley Heathfield & Waldron Tonbridge Juddians Guernsey Aylesford Bulls

P W 14 14 14 12 14 9 14 8 13 7 14 6 14 5 14 4 13 1 14 1

D 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

L PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 0 452 155 297 11 0 68 2 485 198 287 10 0 59 4 325 172 153 10 3 51 6 432 232 200 7 3 42 6 327 247 80 6 1 35 8 308 387 -79 7 2 33 7 216 236 -20 5 3 32 10 289 335 -46 7 1 14* 11 115 536 -421 1 1 8 13 132 582 -451 3 1 8

WOMEN’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE 3 SOUTH EAST (SOUTH) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Uckfield Tunbridge Wells Sheppey Maidstone Folkestone New Ash Green Heathfield & Waldron II

P 7 7 7 8 6 9 0

W 6 3 2 2 4 5 0

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 1 4 5 6 2 4 0

PF PA +/- TB LB Pts 231 72 259 0 0 29 161 151 10 0 0 19 84 210 -126 0 0 19 93 334 -241 0 0 17 134 41 93 0 0 14* 225 120 105 0 0 7* 0 0 0 0 0 0*

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IN BRIEF

AJ The Ref Amari Taylor is a qualified referee and you may have even had the pleasure of him officiating one of your matches in West Kent this season. From first hand experience, he commands the whistle and is extremely fair in his decision making, but what Amari is doing now, is taking his role to the next level. With the permission of both teams, Amari is now uploading match day coverage of the games he is in charge of, and then commentates on his own performance as a referee, explaining his decisions and posing questions for the audience. We think it is extremely refreshing to see a referee taking this step forward, and long may it continue. Well done Amari! Follow him on X (formerly Twitter) at twitter.com/amaritay14 or tune in to his YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@Aj_TheRef for the latest episode and comments.

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Bayham clubhouse finally condemned A clubhouse used by football clubs in Tunbridge Wells has finally been condemned as not fit for purpose anymore. The Bayham pitches, adjacent to the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery and Chapel, are used by a number of football clubs including Tunbridge Wells Foresters FC. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are said to be replacing the changing facilities soon, but we won’t be holding our breath as it took them months to replace a mobile cabin, which we believe is still not open for the public on match and training days.

New manager at Otford United Ben Ashdown has been appointed the new first team manager at Otford United where he succeeds Paul McDonagh in the role. Ben commented on social media: “It’s a privilege to be able to manage Otford United in its 125th year and to be a part of both this clubs hostory and future.”

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Grammar School Gymnastics At the end of January, the U19 Elite Gymnastics team from Tonbridge Grammar School travelled to Aberdour School to compete in the BSGA Floor and Vault Competition. The event is a team competition and floor routine and vault scores are combined. Congratulations to the team who came second, narrowly missing out on first place by 0.4 points.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council launch free membership scheme Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have launched a free membership scheme offering generous discounts at sport, recreational, leisure and cultural facilities provided by themselves and other participating organisations. The Go scheme provides a range of discounted activities, whether you are looking to get more active or fun for the whole family. Tunbridge Wells residents should visit gotunbridgewells.co.uk for more information and how to apply online.

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IN BRIEF Cup finals are upon us! As the football season nears it’s season end we thought we’d go through the cup matches remaining for local West Kent sides. • Tonbridge Angels and Tunbridge Wells Foresters 1st and 2nd teams are all in the Kent FA Womens Plate Quarter Finals. • The Angels are also through to the Quarter Finals of the Combined Counties Midweek Cup after a 2-1 win over Margate. • Ide Hill Womens have a date with Sittingbourne Reserves at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Thursday 4th April to see who will win the South East Counties Womens Football League Kenf Divisional Cup. • Corinthian take a 3-0 lead into their Challenge Cup Semi-Final Second Leg against AFC Whyteleafe on February 27th. • Ide Hill have progressed to the latter stages of the Kent County Football League (KCFL) Senior Invitational Cup whilst their Reserves are in action in the Semi Finals of the AFA Junior Cup. • Snodland Town Reserves will play Stansfeld (Oxford & Bermondsey) in the Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup Semi Finals. • Kings Hill Reserves are still in with a shout as they progress in the KCFL Junior Invitational Cup. • Aylesford will host FC Revo in the Semi Finals of the Eastern Section Les Leckie Cup. • Tunbridge Wells Reserves and Southborough will do battle in the Sevenoaks & District Football League’s Senior Charity Cup Semi Final where the winners will get to play TJFC Seniors in the Final. • In the Junior Charity Cup, Hawkenbury Reserves play Westerham Reserves in a Semi Final clash whilst Kemsing United await their opponents between Leigh and Roselands. • The Smith’s Senior League Cup sees Hawkenbury face Westerham and St

Lawrence host Ide Hill 3rd for places in the Final. • Penshurst Park take on Cudham United in the Final of the Smith’s Premier League Cup on Tuesday 19th March. • Five Oak Green will play St Lawrence Reserves in the Smith’s Intermediate League Cup Final, although a date for this match has yet to be decided. • The Smith’s Junior League Cup Final will take place on Tuesday 5th March at The Jockey Stadium, home to Rusthall FC, between Hawkenbury Reserves and Westerham Reserves. • The Craske & Wells Memorial Trophy sees Hawkenbury face local rivals Tunbridge Wells Foresters. Chelsfield take on The Oaks and Cudham United host TJFC Seniors at the Quarter Final stage, whilst Ide Hill 3rd wait for their opponents, either West Farleigh or Kemsing United. • Roselands or Westerham Reserves are playing for a place in the FInal of The Fisher Shield, although their opponents will not be known for a while and could come from Rusthall Development, FC Sutton Dynamo, Five Oak Green,

Tunbridge Wells Foresters Reserves or Kemsing United Reserves. We wish the very best to all teams competing across all these remaining cup matches this season, a great achievement for all of them.

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LEISURE

THE KENT FOOTBALL SHOW RETURNS he Kent Football Show, sponsored by Kent Reliance, were thrilled to announce the release of its latest episode, set to captivate Kent grassroots clubs and leagues with interviews, challenges, and thrilling highlights. The latest episode went live on the Kent FA YouTube channel on Thursday 25th January. They kickstarted 2024 with their host, Kweku Afari, by heading over to the home of Bromley Football Club, Hayes Lane, to deliver an action-packed show that shines a light on clubs, leagues, and individuals across the Kent football community. The show promises an engaging, fun, and informative experience for fans of the beautiful Kent game. Claire Whybrew, the Kent FA’s Head of Marketing & Partnerships said: “We are excited to bring another episode filled with passion for the beautiful game to our Kent football community. Our goal is simple. To give clubs, leagues, and

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individuals a voice and provide a unique perspective that goes beyond the goals scores.” “The show's heart continues to lie in the football community we serve. That's why we are encouraging everyone to get involved. Whether you are a coach, club, league, volunteer, or match official, share your story, and you might find yourself featured on an upcoming episode.” “As we gear up for the second half of the season with thrilling football action, we are grateful for your continued support of the Kent grassroots game. “Don't miss out on the excitement – join us as we kick off another thrilling chapter in Kent football.” On the latest episode you can enjoy: • Club interviews with Bromley, Ashford United and Kent FA's Club of the Year for 2023, Kings Hill • Kent FA’s Rebecca Moore discussing Kent's first women's casual league for over 30s

• A catch up with the East Kent Youth and Faversham Strikeforce to discuss spectator sideline behaviour • Kent FA’s Aiden Ainsley heads to Cuxton 91 Football Club to talk grass pitches • Mackenzie, a young volunteer who has reached 250 volunteering hours through the Next Gen app. • Kent FA’s Harry Burgess heads to Whitstable Town FC to learn more about their Walking Football provision • The latest Moments of The Match • A County Cup match report with Margate vs XL Academy for the DFDS Kent Women's Plate Quarter-Final • And finally, they have the everpopular Crossbar Challenge with Rusthall FC Enjoy watching the episode on the Kent FA website at kentfa.com/about/kentfootball-show or on their YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@thekentfa.

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TRAVEL ith the ski season well underway, the world-renowned French ski resort of Val d’Isère is offering visitors a host of new wellbeing activities and experiences surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains. The activities include new spas, wellness programmes, yoga retreats and outdoor experiences such as ice floating.

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Seasonal yoga retreats Hotel Les Barmes de l'Ours has teamed up with Le Tigre Yoga Club Paris and welcomes yogi Camille Satya from the 4 - 8 February 2024 for a five-day yoga retreat designed to harmonise energy, refocus and slow down the rhythm of daily life with various forms of yoga and meditation practices. From 6 - 10 April 2024 there is another five-day Yang-Yin Yoga retreat led by the founder of Tigre Yoga, Elodie Garamond,. This retreat will focus on personal transformation and discovery of the elements to help guests energise their bodies through dynamic yoga practices. • For specific yoga and accommodation package prices go to hotellesbarmes.com. Spa openings The 5* La Mourra, a private mountain hamlet with five luxury chalets and eight suites, has unveiled its new Spa by Susanne Kaufmann. Created in the Austrian Alps, the Susanne Kaufmann brand has developed a range of beauty and cosmetic products by selecting mountain plants for their natural qualities. Promising a sensory journey where nature and wellbeing meet, the different treatments use various massage techniques such as lymphatic drainage, fascial release, shiatsu, deep massage and trigger point work, to deliver holistic benefits. Signature hour long treatments priced from €160. Personalised treatments Le Yule has joined forces with two new French brands for 2024. They are Biologique Recherche, which offer personalised treatments adapted to various skin types, and the eco-

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responsible cosmetic brand Wesak Paris, which has the philosophy of ‘taking care of the body and soul’ using precious plant essences, delicate oils and refined fragrances to create a unique spa experience. RESET at Le Refuge de Solaise Le Refuge de Solaise hotel and spa has a new RESET wellness post-exercise relaxation programme based on the five key principles and steps - regenerate, respire, recharge, reconnect, and restore. It achieves this through a blend of physical activities, holistic treatments and experiences designed to allow mind and body to intertwine. Guests can also use facilities such as a Nordic bath, Hamman, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and an outdoor massage bubble, as well as yoga classes and a healthy restaurant menu. The programme includes experiences such as alternating hot and polar baths, stretching, light therapy, sound healing and more, promising complete disconnection from the outside and reconnection within yourself. The two-hour Recharge Ritual is priced from €245. It can be booked as a complete package or in individual stages. • Go to lerefuge-valdisere.com for more information. Ice floating Val d’Isère has a new ice floating experience. Visitors can enjoy a moment of pure relaxation while drifting on the idyllic Quillette Lake during a sensory experience designed to reconnect you with nature Price: €80 for 1 hour. The resort’s Aqua Leisure Complex has a variety of sports and wellbeing facilities such as a gym and weights room, swimming pool and children’s pool, wellness area and the Pure Altitude spa. Those who purchase a 6-11 day ski lift pass receive two free entries for the swimming pool, offering an opportunity to stretch sore muscles after a day on the slopes. • For more information, visit valdisere.com.


Finding serenitY in tHe Mountains Visitors to a famous French mountain resort are being encouraged to relax, reset, refresh, and unwind, surrounded by nature. Frank Baldwin reports.

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take refuge in the breathtaking setting of the spa, nestled at an altitude of 2551 meters in the heart of a majestic mountain. the spa du refuge is the ideal place to experience a timeless moment, offering the ultimate escape in an exceptional natural setting. credit: lerefuge-valdisere.com


q Channel your inner preppy student with an iconic rugby shirt from Ralph Lauren. Photo credit: ralphlauren.co.uk

tHe iconic rugbY sHirt With the Six Nations well underway, Bridget Devine looks at the iconic shirt that we all know and love.

n honour of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations Rugby currently taking place, it is only right to take a look at the iconic rugby shirt and how it has become a high street fashion staple. As someone who isn't a huge fan of rugby I won’t pretend I know much about the technical side of the sport, however it's the rugby shirt that we are interested in and how it has evolved as a fashion symbol. For some the rugby shirt might seem gimmicky like the ones you see in Dublin airport emblazoned with the Guinness logo, for others it’s something you might see elderly generations wearing down the pub, and of course for rugby players, it's an essential part of their kit. But for fashion it's much more than you might realise. It’s hard to pinpoint where the sport originated but evidence shows the sport was first played in the early 1800’s at Rugby School, hence the name. Since then it has become a sport loved by many all over the world and is a cherished part of England’s sporting history. The kit in the early days featured wool jumpers, often embroidered with the team's crest, paired with white trousers. Back in the day, wool was a popular fabric for most sports until it quickly became apparent it didn’t provide maximum comfort nor function for the wearer. Not long after, the boom in the cotton industry meant cotton fabrics became the new wool and the rugby shirt evolved. It had long sleeves made from thick yet breathable cotton fabric that had a shirt collar and a few buttons. Most were striped or one solid colour that represented the rugby team and soon enough the iconic rugby shirt that we know today was born. The rugby shirt really gained prominence in mainstream highstreet fashion when Polo Ralph Lauren created their version of the rugby shirt and sold it all over the country. It's rather ironic though as the polo shirt often gets mixed up with the rugby shirt due to the similar fabrics, features and collars - so just to clarify we aren't talking about the short sleeve fitted polo’s you would see on an equestrian, but the long sleeve straight fit striped

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Mick Jagger and David Hockney were not just pioneers in art and music but also in styling the striped rugby shirt as an everyday staple. Both were often photographed wearing the style which gave it a much cooler, effortless status in the fashion world. jerseys worn by rugby players throughout the 20th century. In the 1950’s the garment became fashionable for preppy university students who wanted to represent their college teams, not just on the pitch. After that in the 60’s and 70’s celebrities adopted the style too. Mick Jagger and David Hockney were not just pioneers in art and music but also in styling the striped rugby shirt as

Striped Cropped Jersey Rugby Shirt White/Royal Blue £189 ralphlauren.co.uk

an everyday staple. Both were often photographed wearing the style which gave the rugby shirt a much cooler, effortless status in the fashion world. Since then fashion brands all over the world, like Polo Ralph Lauren, Barbarian and Crew, have produced rugby shirts for both men and women to wear as part of their everyday wardrobe. But the question is where is the rugby shirt now and, with the exception of rugby players themselves, who is still wearing it? Recently, fashion has seen a resurgence of the 1970's whether that's afghan coats or platform boots, vintage styles are becoming increasingly popular. Not to mention the popularity of shopping second hand vintage for environmental reasons and often for financial reasons, with the constantly rising cost of living, there’s every reason to be buying from vintage stores. Newly released films such as Saltburn have been all the rage recently, at least from a fashion point of view, with the awful but brilliant early 2000’s fashion. The male characters, wealthy Oxford university students, are seen wearing Abercrombie & Fitch rugby polos and Ralph Lauren shirts. Meanwhile during 2024 Fashion Week, brands like Fendi and Armani have been rocking the ‘Grandpacore’ trend while Louis Vuitton and Acne Studios are bringing back Y2K nostalgia. It just so happens the rugby shirt fits into both these categories so long as it's styled with baggy jeans or oversized knitwear. Harry Styles recently wore a rugby shirt style knit that was rather like one the Princess of Wales wore in the 80’s. Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and Hailey Bieber have also been wearing the

Striped Heavy Rugger Green Sale Price £60 gant.co.uk

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rugby shirt in recent years, albeit designer rugby shirts that will set you back £500! The bottom line is the rugby shirt is seeing a revival as we speak and it would be criminal not to wear it this February. Swap a plain t-shirt for a rugby shirt for the added colour and dimension it gives to an outfit, this goes for both men and women. Try and find a vintage rugby shirt from your favourite team or get a new one from Ralph Lauren to channel your inner preppy student! However you wear it is up to you, but it's a great way to incorporate classic athleisure into your 2024 wardrobe. Below are a few options that I would suggest if I have successfully persuaded you to invest in one, and if you have one already, think about how you can style it in a modern way!

Block Striped Heavy Rugger Desert Brown Sale Price £62.50 gant.co.uk

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FITNESS he Better Body Group Young Athlete Development (YAD) sessions are designed to help youngsters build self-confidence in the gym through supervised group resistance training, where they learn the movement patterns and physical skills both for improvements in the gym as well as performance benefits in their chosen sports. So why group training? The psychological and social benefits of resistance training in youth populations is well documented, guaranteeing the achievement of a common goal and the connected experience of everyone involved. This allows the participants to increase their confidence both as individuals successfully completing tasks, but also builds social confidence within their peer group. The positive interactions between individuals in the training environment will help them learn new skills faster and develop their existing abilities. This positive peer group environment is one we take pride in cultivating through the YAD program at BBG and it’s yielded fantastic results for our athletes both for their performance and self confidence in the gym. Further, having a positive body image and good relationship with training and the gym will help youngsters maintain and improve their health as they mature, which will lay the foundation for a healthy life. This is especially important in the current day and age as the increasing prevalence of sedentary lifestyles/jobs and the associated health issues make maintaining a regular exercise regimen vital to avoiding and offsetting many of the issues correlated with lower levels of activity. This perception of physical strength and confidence built through regular, supervised resistance training is important for participation in physically challenging scenarios such as sport or playground games with their peers. Resistance training also produces positive changes in youngsters with depression/depressive symptoms. This effect is stronger in those with clinical diagnoses and the intervention of

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regular, supervised, group based training has been shown to be a good predictor of mental health improvements in those suffering with depressive symptoms. Moreover, regular exercise regimens have been highly suggested to assist in the development of cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control, and inattention in children and adolescents with ADHD. The Better Body Group is focused on helping youngsters develop their global self-confidence through success in competitive speed and agility games with their peers as well as social development via group based games and activities in which communication and enjoyment are prioritised over performance. This balance creates a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which everyone is invested in both their own and the groups’ growth, alongside their physical performance and progress. • For any questions or to get in touch in our friendly team, call 01732 451979.

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tHe beneFits oF group based resistance training For YoutH popuLations Matt Walters, a strength and conditioning coach at the Better Body Group, talks about their Young Athlete Development program.


Managing tHe iMpact oF oestrogen containing Medications on essentiaL nutrients Magdalena Marvell explores the common nutrients and their significance in maintaining overall wellbeing.


n the United Kingdom, millions of women rely on oestrogen-containing medications like the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). While these medications serve crucial purposes, from preventing unwanted pregnancies to alleviating menopausal symptoms, it is important to be aware of their potential impact on essential nutrients. In this article, we explore the common nutrients that may be impacted by oestrogen-containing medicines and their significance in maintaining overall wellbeing.

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Understanding Nutrient Depletion: Iodine: Oestrogen-containing medications often feature synthetic forms of oestrogen that may affect cellular iodine uptake. Iodine is vital for fertility, thyroid hormone production, immune function, and supporting liver detoxification. Magnesium: An essential mineral frequently lacking in Western diets, magnesium is depleted by fast-paced

lifestyles and may be further affected by oestrogen-containing medications. With involvement in over 300 metabolic pathways, magnesium deficiency can lead to issues like chronic pain, cramps, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Manganese: Oral contraceptives may interfere with manganese absorption, impacting enzyme functioning, nutrient absorption, wound healing, antioxidant function, and bone development.


NUTRITION Zinc: Another essential mineral susceptible to depletion, low zinc levels associated with oestrogen-containing medications can lead to weight gain, hypothyroidism, chronic diarrhoea, compromised immune function, and reduced libido. B Complex Vitamins & Folate: Both HRT and oestrogen-containing oral contraceptives can affect B complex vitamins and folate levels. Deficiencies in these nutrients may manifest as symptoms ranging from fatigue and depression to headaches, nausea, numbness, and even weight gain. Vitamin C: HRT and contraceptive pills may deplete Vitamin C, a water-soluble nutrient crucial for the immune system, collagen formation, antioxidant activity, and iron utilisation Nourishing Strategies Invest in a high-quality daily multivitamin and mineral supplement featuring essential nutrients such as iodine, magnesium, manganese, zinc, B complex vitamins (including the 5MTHF form of folic acid), and vitamin C. This ensures comprehensive support for your body's nutritional needs. Di-indolylmethane (DIM): Derived from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, DIM is a natural substance that aids in the safe metabolism of oestrogen. Especially important when taking oestrogen-containing medications, DIM supports the body's ability to metabolise and eliminate hormones, contributing to a healthier hormonal balance1. Calcium-d-glucarate: This natural compound plays a role in supporting a balanced oestrogen level in the body. Calcium-D-glucarate represents the calcium salt derived from D-glucaric acid, a compound naturally produced in minimal quantities by mammals, including humans. Rich sources of glucaric acid include various fruits and vegetables, with oranges, apples, grapefruit, and cruciferous vegetables boasting the highest concentrations2. Maintain a daily dose of high-quality

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beneficial bacteria to foster a healthy gut microbiome. A thriving gut microbiome contributes to a balanced oestrogen level. Opt for an or organic diet rich in whole-foods, emphasising colourful fruits and vegetables, fibre, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and phytoestrogen-rich foods such as miso and tempeh. Include fermented foods and drinks like kefir, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut to further enhance microbial diversity. Bloating is a common side effect of HRT and can be a result of taking oestrogen or progestogen. Foods with a bitter taste have the remarkable ability to activate your digestive juices and prompt the secretion of bile, ultimately enhancing the digestive process and reducing bloating. Enhance your main meal by incorporating a variety of the following bitter herbs and foods: fennel, endive, chicory, dandelion, rocket, ginger, dill, kale, bitter melon, olive leaf and artichokes. If the taste of bitter foods doesn't appeal to you, consider incorporating a bitter supplement at the start of your main meals3/4. Stay hydrated with fresh, filtered water and minimise plastic usage whenever possible. Plastic’s oestrogen-like properties categorise it as a hormone disruptor, akin to numerous other chemicals found in plastics. Hormone disruptors have the potential to interfere with the normal functioning of oestrogen and other hormones in the body, either by blocking or mimicking them. This disruption can lead to an imbalance in the body's hormonal regulation5. • Actively manage stress by incorporating self-care practices into your routine. Cortisol (stress hormone) can negatively impact your digestive system and impact the production of oestrogen and progesterone6. • Pay attention to your sleep hygiene, ensuring quality rest.

individuals to take proactive steps in maintaining a balanced and nourished body. By addressing potential depletions and adopting a holistic approach to nutrition, individuals can support their overall wellbeing while benefiting from the therapeutic effects of these medications. References 1. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC3048776 2. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12197785 3. avogel.co.uk/health/menopause/ symptoms/bloating 4. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7630222 5. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC3222987 6. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC2749064

Magdalena Marvell is a Nutritional Therapist and founder of the Persea Clinic which helps support clients who want to optimise their health in areas such as gut health, weight management, hormonal balance and skin conditions. Magdalena also consults from the Children's Wellness Centre in Tunbridge Wells where she offers baby, child and adolescent nutritional support. To find out more about Magdalena’s work please visit www.persea.clinic and childrenswellnesscentre.co.uk/kent/ nutritional-therapy

Being mindful of the impact of oestrogen-containing medications on essential nutrients empowers

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Healthy recipes with Magdalena - Elevated Broccoli Delight Broccoli, belonging to the cruciferous vegetable family, stands out as a fibrous powerhouse beneficial for our digestive system. This nutrient-rich vegetable plays a crucial role in aiding the elimination of metabolised oestrogen. Broccoli contains diindolylmethane, a natural compound that contributes to lowering elevated oestrogen levels and promoting the detoxification of oestrogen in the liver.

Ingredients • 1 large broccoli •Sauce: • Handful of basil • 3 tbsp tahini • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • Plant-based cream cheese or burrata • 1/2 lemon, juiced • 1 clove garlic • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • Pinch of salt and pepper How to make it: 1. Boil the broccoli for 6-8 minutes. 2. Transfer the partially cooked broccoli to a baking tray and bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes. 3. Blend all the sauce ingredients until smooth. 4. Serve the roasted broccoli on a bed of the luscious sauce, and finish with a drizzle of chilli oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Enjoy!


EDITORS COMMENT

IT’S TIME TO RAISE A GLASS TO GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEERS AND CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS! fter news broke that the management team of Ide Hill Football Club's 1st XI has departed due to a misalignment of aspirations, it's high time we address those who presume to dictate the direction of grassroots football. This isn't the first instance of such discord. Recently, Chipstead FC, also competing in the Kent County Premier Division alongside Ide Hill, witnessed a similar rift. Their 1st XI management disagreed with the club's committee and subsequently left, taking their players with them. Chipstead had no choice but to withdraw from the league, facing public backlash on social media. Both Ide Hill FC, celebrating its

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centenary this year, and Chipstead, operating for 88 years, have endured, and thrived without the current managers and players. It's essential to recognise that the success of grassroots club’s hinges on effective behind-thescenes management, a fact exemplified by these longstanding institutions. Just last month, Ide Hill encountered turmoil when their 3rd team refused to play due to committee concerns, resulting in the dismissal of their manager. Despite this, the development team stepped-up and faced Hawkenbury in a fixture they ultimately lost 14-0. Adding to the incredulity, the sacked manager, and his band of merrymen showed up at the match, apparently to support their development colleagues. While passion fuels football, it must be channelled constructively. Those who disrespect their clubs should face accountability rather than receiving

opportunities elsewhere. Ide Hill's committee has admirably navigated recent challenges amidst pressure from disruptive elements. It's time to applaud grassroots volunteers and club committees who sustain these institutions through adversity. West Kent boasts a vibrant football scene across all levels in the men’s and women’s game, from junior to senior, and participants should cherish their involvement. Failure to address misconduct perpetuates these issues. A century of football is a monumental achievement deserving of proper celebration with the right individuals at the helm. • In the coming months, we'll be bringing you an in-depth feature on Ide Hill FC and their centenary celebrations, along with a comprehensive examination of their tumultuous season thus far.

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The Bricklayers Arms is just a short drive from Sevenoaks town centre and easily accessible from other parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey from the A21 and M25. Despite being so accessible, we sit opposite a beautiful sailing lake in the picturesque village of Chipstead. We serve Harvey's beer straight from the barrel, along with freshly prepared, good quality British pub food. You can be sure to put a spring in your step this month with one of our fantastic dishes and a cool gin & tonic on the side! Every Tuesday evening at 8.00pm we host our ever popular Quiz Night, remember to book a table as it can get very busy. Plus Live Music on Friday’s and Sunday’s (please check our social media pages for up-to-date artists and times).

We are a Harvey’s Brewery pub which maintains a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you soon, so please do come down to see what you’re missing! Eat, Drink, Relax and Repeat.

The Bricklayers Arms, Chevening Road, Chipstead, Kent, TN13 2RZ 01732 743424 www.the-bricklayers-arms.co.uk ChipsteadHQ thebricklayersarmschipstead



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