KHFC celebrate end of season
After a great season, the Kings Hill Football Club celebrated the end of the footballing year with its usual Fun Day event which included mini tournaments, raffle, barbecue and the all-important trophies for each player.
The Club was founded in 2003 when two fathers from Kings Hill decided to enter a team in the Invicta Primary League. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has over 250 enthusiastic boys and girls as members, fields 18 teams from Under 6s to Under 16s across three leagues and has over 50 volunteers.
The Club is fortunate to have local sponsors, one of which is Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, and managing director Andrew Blevins was on hand to present two annual awards.
He presented the Achievement Cup to the Under 9s FC team for coming second in their division and runner up in the league cup final – a great achievement for their first year in competitive football.
The Endeavour Shield was awarded to the Under 16s for showing great spirit after an unsuccessful season last year, players and coaches have showed great effort all round.
Jim Huckett, vice chairman of KHFC said: ”The teams have had an enjoyable season with some winning their divisions, making it to cup finals and gaining promotion, but, more importantly, it’s about being part of a team and having fun which, as a grassroots community club, is our priority.
“Another plus for this season was that several of our referees took their exams and are now fully qualified, which means that a lot of our teams will be able to have dedicated KHFC refs. The club continues to grow with 30 new players every season – most age groups now have waiting lists as we can only accommodate so many.
“We are grateful to Andrew Blevins and the staff at Liberty for their continued support and the provision of the Kings Hill pitches. We are also thankful to the Parish Council and the local schools for their on-going support. With the revised plans for Heath Farm now submitted, we look forward to it becoming a reality, providing us with a permanent new home with some of the best facilities in Kent.”
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, said that he was delighted to have been asked to present some of the awards. “As developers we are part of the community and enjoy being involved and supporting clubs and organisations where we can.
“The wonderful thing about football is that it is a particularly inclusive sport and you only have to look at the large numbers of children involved and the rate of growth to see just how inclusive it is. We are continuing our sponsorship of the club and wish it a very successful next season.”
Liberty also sponsors the Kings Hill Tennis Academy at the David Lloyd Centre as well as many other local initiatives.