The handbook for season 2015 - 2016 is in
preparation and will on the website as soon as the various sections are
confirmed. All member clubs have been circulated with a draft of the
club details and information pages.
The makeup of the League's Divisions is being discussed by the Management Committee tonight and will be published as soon as I have it.
SEVERAL MORE PLAYER ADVERTS AND OFFERS OF PRE SEASON MATCHES
There are a couple more adverts from people who have moved to Tunbridge Wells and looking for a Sunday team - here
. . Cranbrook Town and Goudhurst United have a pitch in August and are looking for friendlies - details here.
St John's Yard are now booked up.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DECISIONS
Rule Changes accepted :
(1) Referee fee now £35
(2) AWAY team pays referee in all WKSFL matches
(3) unlimited substitutions in all WKSFL matches, maximum sixteen named players per team on teamsheet.
Constitution of the League 2015 -2016 season will not be available until the end of next week.
SEASON 2014 - 2015 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
These awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting. Pictures here.
Sportsmanship Green Street Blues
Assistant Referee of the Year Alan Rogers (Simla)
Refereed most Games Ricky Riddall
Referee of the Year Matt Pollington
Secretary of the Year IaIn Lilley Cranbrook Town
Club of the Year St. Johns Yard.
10 Year Award Geoff Mills (Simla) and, Lee Thomson (Tornados)
DECLINE IN NUMBERS
This speaks for itself. The numbers are those teams listed in the final tables for each season. Discuss.
UPDATE TO OUR OLD PICTURES PAGE
Ollie Crees has kindly sent two pictures of very old Speldhurst
Rangers teams, one from 1949-50 and another from 1957. You can see them here.
If any memories are stirred, please let me have them. My guess is that many of those pictured will have passed on.
PRE-SEASON PAGE NOW AVAILABLE
As in past seasons, a pre-season page is available. I have already had some items, so the page is up and running here.
Clubs and individuals can advertise free of charge under
these headings :
Clubs offering pre-season friendlies on their own grounds
Clubs seeking pre-season friendlies
Confirmed friendlies and results
Clubs seeking players; players seeking clubs
Clubs with items for sale
Please send any items for inclusion to email@example.com and please
make sure your name or club name and contact details are included.
FIXTURES SECRETARY CONTACT
Ian Scott, Fixtures Secretary, is temporarily without a mobile phone.
Please use landline or email until a new number is advised.
PLAYER DEBT RECOVERY
If a player owes your club money, start chasing him NOW! It will be
too late if you wait until he has signed for another club next season.
You can use the guideline text here.
YOU HAVE OLD KITS CLUTTERING UP THE PLACE?
This from Jon Hurst at Kent College in Tonbridge -
...writing on behalf of a work colleague who supports
younger people in Malawi through charity work: www.malawiyouthdream.org,
for the donation of old kits that are no longer
required by clubs.'
Clubs interested in doing this can go direct to the
website above (hit ‘contact us’), or contact Karen
Kamundi on 01622 200258 for more details.
The Lighthouse Project, based at Longmead Primary
School in Tonbridge, is involved with a scheme to
donate football equipment to kids in the Phillipines.
Take a look at this YouTube video clip - http://youtu.be/e81AnjPWcVE
If you can offer anything or a small donation, get in
touch with Simeone Honore by email.
SECOND EDITION OF THE WEST KENT SUNDAY LEAGUE
HISTORY IN PLANNING.
Andrew Newman is thinking in advance of a new edition
of the WKSFL history, which was a sellout when it was
published in 2007. This might be a 60th Anniversary
edition, in 2027!!
Andrew is wishing to get hold of copies of photos
from 2007 - 2008 onwards and into future seasons,
particularly of winning teams with their trophies. Any
other photos of interest would be welcomed. Send them
by email if you can to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Andrew at that address if there are
pictures you can't send that way. Andrew may also be
interested in videos, but please speak with him first.
By the time it comes to season 2026/2027 no doubt 3D
holograms will be sought after!
OLD TEAM PICTURES
Team pictures from bygone days can be seen here.
Do you have an old
team picture you can scan or copy? Email me here
For the benefit of new secretaries and new people
generally, I keep a mailing list through which all
subscribers are notified of website updates. All
contact email addresses supplied to the league are
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All messages from me will have WKSL
WEBSITE UPDATE in the title. I recommend that you
include this information in your 'whitelist' or
whatever, as some spam filters have a habit of
dumping my well-intentioned emails in the dustbin.
to the memory of the following, whose
service to the League was invaluable and
League Council Member and Benevolent Fund
Secretary 1969 – 1979
League Council Member and Registration
Secretary 1985 – 1999
League Council Member and Treasurer 1973 -
1985 & 1994 - 2001
Vice President 1985 – 2001
Minutes Secretary, Registrations Secretary,
Benevolent Fund Secretary 1975 – 1985
Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary
1968-1979 & 1979-1987
Minutes Secretary, League Council Member,
Vice Chairman 1984-87, Vice President