Currently we have six teams ranging from U9ís through to U18ís who play in a number of different leagues across the area depending on their age group. The U9ís play in The Kent Invicta League, U11ís in the Faversham & District Youth Football League, the two U12ís in the Maidstone Express Cabs League, the U15ís and the U18ís both play in their respective age divisions of the Kent Youth League. This youth programme, in its current form, is a relatively recent addition to the Sittingbourne club and it is our fervent desire that it will evolve and gain recognition as being the future for bringing talented, home grown players to the First Team making it a truly local club at all levels.
Secretary, Youth Programme.
Express Cabs Maidstone Boys Primary League U12 Challenge Cup Final. 22nd April 2018
Sittingbourne Colts U12ís 3 West Kent U12ís 0
On Sunday 22nd April, in the beautiful sunshine, these two teams met at the Castle Colts ground in Allington to contest the final.
Sittingbourne took the lead very early in the game and followed it up with a second shortly after. But West Kent showed why they had got this far with some attractive football and over the remainder of the first half created a number of chances that were either just over or cleared after more than a few frenetic goalmouth scrambles.
However, it wasnít all one way traffic by any means. At every opportunity Sittingbourne pushed forward and stretched the West Kent defence, but without any reward.
The second half began with West Kent coming out the stronger for the first ten minutes or so, creating a number of chances that were fortunately for Sittingbourne, only close shaves. After one such attack, the ball was cleared and Sittingbourne took advantage of the high line of West Kent, broke out of defence and after a long run downfield, scored their third goal.
Although to their credit West Kent never gave up, they could not deliver a killer ball, and the final score was 3-0 to Sittingbourne. This means that they are double champions, winning both this cup and also the league with a highly impressive record of fourteen wins out of fourteen and are currently eleven points clear of their nearest rival with only two games left to play
A very entertaining match was enjoyed by quite a crowd of supporters and friends from both sides.
Thanks to KFC Halle St Martinus Youth from Belgium for providing international opposition for our U18 side on Sunday 8th April 2018. Sittingbourne were a goal down at half time, but came back to win 5-1 in front of 163.
Pics and Video from the Youth game by Ken Medwyn
Photographs by Glen Parkes and Michael SayceSunday 18th February 2018
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