Kent Youth League confirm new Nike Retail Partnership with Discount Football Kits (2018-08-10) (2018-08-31)

From August 2018 Discount Football Kits are delighted to be the Kent Youth League new Nike Retail Partner.

Established in 1979, Discount Football Kits are a family owned business that has evolved in to the UK's leading specialists in solely supplying branded team wear to grassroots teams across the UK.

The Kent Youth League become Discount Football Kits most recent League partner, which as a grassroots specialist, provides invaluable insight into understanding how they can best service all clubs and leagues at a grassroots level.

Discount Football Kits have a dedicated partnership team covering the entire UK who are ready to begin supporting and working with all affiliated clubs in partnership with the Kent Youth League.

All member clubs can benefit from this partnership through regular League exclusive offers, promotions and competitions. Discount Football Kits are constantly looking for ways in which they can benefit all crucial figures in the game, from referees to coaches.

By working with their League partners closely they are able to identify areas in which they can support local football and benefit all involved.

As well as the UK's leading branded team wear specialists, Discount Football Kits are one of the UK's leading Club Web Shop providers, passionate about aiding grassroots clubs in resolving the most common team wear problems they are challenged with.

Clubs who are eligible to form their own partnership with our retailer on a unique tailored package can receive the following benefits.

Club Web Shop benefits include:

• Providing partner clubs with exclusive discounted and competitive prices.
• Dramatically improving the supply process and stock availability of clubs home kit.
• Facilitating clubs in building and maintaining a coherent visual identity across all teams.
• Free origination of your club badge.

Different levels of partnerships are available dependant on each clubs individual needs. To find out more, visit their unique club web shop platform and register your interest, where a member of the team will be in contact with you at

In addition, as part of this exciting new partnership, all Kent Youth League teams will receive one free match ball from the sponsor and the League. Alongside news of Stagecoach's sponsorship earlier in the week, the means each team will have three complimentary footballs playing in the League this campaign.

Speaking about the ground-break deal, Kent Youth League Chief Executive, Ken Brooke said:

"We have been negotiating for a while with FD and are delighted to have secured a two-year deal. It will give our clubs and teams an opportunity to purchase goods from Nike."

"We will have our own online shop and aligned with our brand-new website launching very soon, there's never been so much positive development and I'm excited for clubs to benefit from the hard work taking place behind the scenes."

"Our priority is always to create partnerships to benefit our players and I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to Richard and Reece from Nike HQ for making this happen. The League is proud to be a Nike League Partner "

Watch this video to learn more about our Nike Retail Partner, Discount Football Kits:

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South East Counties Youth Championship Sponsorship (2018-08-09) (2018-08-31)

The Kent Youth League is delighted to announce it will be sponsor of the South East Counties Youth Championship at U16 and U18 Representative football for another season.

The League is dedicated to supporting any opportunities for young players to develop and enjoy their football which made the decision to renew sponsorship a relatively easy one for Chief Executive Ken Brooke, who said:

"I'm delighted to announce the Kent Youth League will be sponsoring the South East Counties Youth Championship for another season. The League passionately believes in supporting opportunities for young players to progress and this competition is a prime example of one of the most successful methods."

"My committee and I look forward to attending matches and keeping a keen eye on the progress made by teams across the age groups. I wish everyone involved a successful and enjoyable season with the Kent Youth League's full-hearted support behind them."


Gillingham FC ballboys required for 2018/19 season (2018-08-09) (2018-08-31)

The Kent Youth League is looking to recruit Under 13s teams from the League to perform ball boy duties at Priestfield Stadium for the 2018/19 season.

If your team would like to express an interest, please email


Stagecoach Announced As A League Sponsor (2018-08-07) (2018-08-31)

Ahead of another exciting, new season which will see hundreds upon hundreds of talented young players across the county compete, the Kent Youth League is delighted to announce the first of our major 2018/19 sponsors.

Stagecoach South East is part of the Stagecoach Group and is one of the main bus operators in Kent.

They operate local bus services across the county and their services play an important role in helping people in rural and urban areas access work, education, health, shopping and leisure.

Thanks to Stagecoach's generous support, each of our 199 League teams will be gifted a Nike match ball.

Kent Youth League Chief Executive, Ken Brooke expressed both his delight and gratitude to Stagecoach.

"I am delighted to confirm an initial one-year sponsorship deal with Stagecoach for season 2018-19. Stagecoach have kindly agreed to purchase a Nike match ball for each team in the League which is a great idea to support all clubs and teams across the County."

"Stagecoach are celebrating 25 years as a business in the county and I would like to thank Matthew and his excellent marketing team for making this possible. It is fantastic recognition for the League."

"I wish also to thank Colin and Terry from the League's team for their part in making this happen. We look forward to an excellent year with Stagecoach as a major sponsor."

Stagecoach Commercial Director, Matthew Arnold added;

"In the wake of an historic world cup effort from England, nothing unites and inspires people like the game of football."

"The Kent Youth League is a fantastic endeavour which brings young people together, empowering them in their communities to achieve."

"At Stagecoach we've been serving Kent's communities for 25 years and we're excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the League for the 2018-19 season, providing a match ball for each of the 199 teams across the county." 

If you'd like to find out more about Stagecoach please click here.

Would you like to team up with the Kent Youth League this season? Get in touch!

Tonbridge Angels Academy 2018-19 (2018-08-03) (2018-08-31)


Tonbridge Angels NEW Football Academy 


With GCSE results day in just under 3 weeks & still not sure what to do. Don't worry Tonbridge Angels Football academy still have 2 spaces left to start exciting new Football Academy in September. 


As part of the programme you can study A Levels, BTEC level 3 in sport or a mixture of both aswell as train daily with weekly fixtures in the National u19 youth League or The Kent Academies Premier League. In addition to this you will gain your FA Level 1 coaching qualification.

If interest Make sure you apply ASAP by or by emailing as soon as possible for more information.


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Strengh and Conditioning Session with Rob Horswell Training (2018-07-25) (2018-08-14)

Pre-season is a key time for players of all ages and abilities, in and out of the professional game, to prepare physically and mentally for the campaign ahead.

Former Kent Youth League player and now professional goalkeeper at Gillingham FC, Tom Hadler works for Rob Horswell Training and is offering KYL teams the chance to have the best preparation possible.

Tom and a team of highly qualified Strength and Conditioning coaches are supplying and delivering sessions to teams across Kent.

Whilst helping players, they provide support to coaches who utilise their expertise to get the best out of their pre-season work.

They have devised a pre-season package to support KYL clubs across the grassroots and professional game, adult to youth, who want to hit the ground running.

The package includes a structured programme to cover the whole of pre-season; pay £250 for 5 sessions to be delivered to your team of up to 20 players.

Sessions will be devised to match the age of groups and teams, planned around the five basic principles:

1) speed
2) power
3) strength
4) endurance
5) agility

Besides planning sessions, the team deliver and ensure participants are given correct nutritional information focused on:

Key age groups
Health and wellbeing

Tom and other trainers at Rob Horswell Training have worked with professional and semi-professional teams including Gillingham FC and Maidstone United.

To make an initial enquiry, please contact Tom Hadler via email at or phone on 07807093473

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