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County Cups

The Kent FA run 20 County Cups, with finals held in Spring. Full fixtures, details and dates for each cup are available on the links at the foot of the page.

 

The Kent Senior Cup, sponsored by Kent Reliance celebrated its 125th anniversary last season by taking the final back to Priestfield Stadium, home of Gillingham FC, Ebbsfleet United lifted the iconic trophy, defeating Dover Athletic.

Click here for the full Kent Reliance Senior Cup Round 1 and 2 draws

   
 Senior Trophy Kent FA Senior Trophy

This year’s competition will see all first round ties will played on Saturday 18th October, with the second round played on Saturday 29th November.

Tunbridge Wells, 2012-13 winners, will look to go on another trophy run after being knocked out by eventual winners Ebbsfleet United in the Senior Cup last season when they open their campaign at home to Woodstock Sports. The winner of that tie will travel to the victors of Rusthall and Gravesham Borough for a place in the quarter finals.

Last seasons Challenge Shield winners Sheppey United also enjoyed promotion to the Kent Invicta League and will be looking to make an impression on this competition as well.  They start their campagin at home to Sevenoaks Town, with the winners at home to either Greenwich Borough or West Wickham in the next round.  

The final is scheduled for Sunday 12th April 2015

   
 Intermediate Cup Kent FA Intermediate Cup sponsored by Darenth Print & Design

Holders Hollands & Blair open the defence of the trophy at home to Sutton Athletic, with the winners earning a home draw against either Lewisham Borough or West Wickham. Tonbridge Angels, Intermediate Cup winners 5 times in the last 10 years, have a rich heritage in this competition and will face Meridian VP at Longmead in the opening round, with an away tie with Corinthian awaiting the winners.  The luck of the draw sees last year’s beaten finalists Lordswood have a bye into the second round, where they will host Ramsgate for a place in the Quarter Finals.

The final is scheduled for Wednesday 8th April 2015.

   
 Kent FA Challenge Shield Kent FA Intermediate Challenge Shield supported by 

The first round of this competition will be on Saturday 27th September and the second round Saturday 25th October.

Last season’s beaten finalists Long Lane will start their campaign at home to Faversham Strike Force, with the winners at home to either Farnborough Old Boys Guild or Hildenborough Athletic.  Newcomers East Kent College,  promoted to this competition after winning last season’s Saturday Junior Cup A, face a trip to Belvedere, with either AFC Mottingham or Halls AFC lying in wait for the victors.

Last year’s Junior Cup A finalists AFC Mottingham are at home to Snodland Town, with the winners rewarded with a home tie against Bexlians, while Fleetdown United will host the winners of Sheppey & Sheerness United and Tudor Sports.

The final is scheduled for Saturday 28th March 2015.

   
  Kent Women’s Cup sponsored by She Kicks

Current holders Gillingham Ladies Firsts have won the competition 3 years in a row and will look to continue their dominance in the competition.  Last season’s beaten finalists Charlton Athletic Reserves will again be strong contenders and looking to reclaim the trophy. This seasons dark horses may come in the shape of Herne Bay, who won back to back Women's Plates and achieved back to back promotions. Ebbsfleet United Ladies will again be a threat, last season going out in the semi finals to the Gills. The first round will be played on 16th November.

The Women’s Cup final is scheduled for Thursday 26th March 2015.

   
 

Kent Women’s Plate sponsored by She Kicks

The Women’s Plate is wide open with the holders Herne Bay in the Women's Cup, so several clubs will be fancying their chances. Last seasons finalists Bromley will be looking to go one better than last year, while the reserve sides of Anchorians, London Corinthians and Long Lane will all be looking to add some silver

Faversham Town Elizabethans last season took their first round match to extra time despite only having 8 players and may look for a cup run while Margate will be looking to be this seasons surprise package in their first season.  The first round will be played on 16th November. 

The Women’s Plate final is scheduled for Wednesday 18th March 2015.

   

Kent Saturday Junior Cups & Sunday Cups sponsored by Kent Reliance 

This season will see changes to the Cup final events, and a rewards programme in partnership with sponsors Kent Reliance.

Saturday & Sunday Junior Cup Finals

All junior Cup finals will be played for the first time this season at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium.  The Saturday Junior Cup finals will be played on Saturday 18th April and the Sunday Junior Cup finals on Sunday 19th April, with all three finals games played back-to-back on each day.

The Gallagher Stadium is a FIFA 2-star rated all-weather surface, the highest standard of artificial surface and sanctioned for World Cup qualifying matches.  The stands will be open for supporters on the finals day, as will the catering and bar areas.  Entry fees will allow spectators to see all three games if they wish and the finals day will be more heavily promoted in the lead up to the event than in recent years.  There will also be a series of additional football development events on the finals day to promote adult men’s 11-a-side football.

The revamped finals days are part of the county’s strategy to promote adult men’s 11-a-side football, where participation is in decline across the country.

Rewards Programme

This season will also see a rewards programme for teams entered in the grassroots football cups as part of the sponsorship package from Kent Reliance.  Clubs can win a series of prizes of kit and equipment over the season, including the finalists in all 6 Cups. 

  • 6 teams still in the competition in November will be selected at random by sponsors Kent Reliance to win a bag of Nike footballs.
  • 6 teams still in the competition in February will be selected at random by sponsors Kent Reliance to win footballs and Nike kit and equipment vouchers.
  • All 12 Cup finalists in both the Saturday and Sunday Cups will receive a three Nike footballs, £100 Europa Sports gift voucher and their Kent FA club affiliation and cup entry fee paid for the 2014-2015 season 
   

 Boys Youth Cups sponsored by Europa Sports

u13 & u14 Final Sunday 22nd March

 

u15 & u16 Final  Sunday 29th March

 

u18 Sunday 26th April

   

Girls Youth Cups sponsored by Europa Sports

U16s Girls County Cup holders Kent Football United will look to retain the trophy they won at Sittingbourne, but will face strong opposition particularly in the form of Phoenix Sports who won the u14 competition in 2012-13.  Gravesham Girls defeated Ebbsfleet United in the u14 cup final in spring. The first round of both competitions will be in November. 

The Girls u14 and u16 Cup finals are scheduled for Sunday 15th March 2015.

   
  Veterans Cup sponsored by Kool Pak

The second season of the Veterans Cup will start on Saturday 11th October. Phoenix Sports will return to try and make it a hat trick of cup wins, but will face stiff competition from sides such as the last 2 finalists Chartham Sports Club and Tankerton as well as new entrants Hollands & Blair.  

The Veterans Cup final will be held on Wednesday 1st April 2015.

   

For enquiries regarding County Cup fixtures or cup administration, contact Dwayne Ellis on dwayne.ellis@kentfa.com.

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