Chipstead FC, who are in the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield, had a #MagicOfTheCup moment during their match against Hildenborough FC.
Chipstead FC had invited the U7s squad to meet the club’s first team, and have the opportunity to experience the senior side of competitive football.
The U7s visited the pre-game changing rooms, watched the warm-up, had a Q&A session with the manager, and walked out, onto the main pitch as mascots before the 1sts played (and beat) Hildenborough in the Kent Cup match.
The Club thanked Fred the first team manager and Jason the U7s coach for organising, and everyone who helped on the day, along with Hildenborough FC who were very sporting and made it such an occasion for the boys.
For East Kent College FC, it’s a year of firsts! Three seasons ago, when the team of boys originally started playing football together, their then U12 team went through the whole season without winning a single game.
Following a few years staying together, working hard, listening and improving their game; and in true #MagicOfTheCup, this season the team have progressed past the first round for the first time in the Kent Reliance County Cup.
Not only did they win this game, they did it in true style, beating their local derby rivals Thanet Colts 9-0!
After their victory, the now U15 team are in the last 16 of the Kent Reliance Youth Cup! The squad are immensely proud of this team’s achievements and really believe that this season could be their most successful together so far.
As the winners of October’s #MagicOfTheCup, both teams are to receive football equipment on behalf of Kent Reliance our County Cup sponsors.
Congratulations to both teams.
For more information about the #MagicOfTheCup competition, please contact Amy Rutland (Marketing & Communications Officer) on Amy.Rutland@KentFA.com.