The Thanet and District Veterans League have entered nine teams and the Canterbury and District League six teams into the newly established leagues.
The formation of these two leagues comes in part as a result of the Veterans County Cup, which having run for the past two years has been hugely successful leading to teams wanting to play in a structured league.
Both leagues have put in a lot of hard work to get these veterans divisions up and running and see that the structure will give players already in the league the opportunity to continue playing once they feel that weekly football is too much.
The County Cup is still open to veteran’s teams that do not play in a league. To register for the Cup teams need to affiliate to the Kent FA and then enter the competition.
The Canterbury and District League are still happy to receive teams with a deadline of the 31st July 2014.
Football Development Officer, Liz Symons expressed her delight at the announcement: “After recently announcing the sponsorship of our Veterans County Cup, I’m really pleased veterans players in Kent will now have the opportunity to play within a league structure.”
“It’s an extremely exciting time for the development of veterans football. Offering players aged 35+ as many different options is important to ensuring we retain more players and provide a platform for individuals to carry on playing football when they may not have before.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with the two leagues and carry on helping other areas of the county facilitate further opportunities for the Vets game in Kent.”
If you’d like more information about Veterans Football, the leagues or the Cup, please contact Liz Symons at firstname.lastname@example.org