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Kent FA End of Season Review 2022/23

We Reflect Back On Last Season.

As we complete and review another fantastic season, it’s time to reflect on our achievements from the 2022/23 season.

It gives us great pleasure to share with you our End of Season Review 2022/24.

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This past season has seen substantial progress against our key strategic objectives within our Play-Protect-Promote strategy. We are in the middle of delivering this strategy, and work to achieve the targets continues at a pace. Through our strategy, we continue to support investment into grassroots football facilities across the county, grow participation across all areas of the game, and ensure that the game is safe, inclusive, and accessible for all. Our recertification of the Preliminary Level of the National Equality Standard for Sport has provided more focus on our work around Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, and we are working hard to create a game in Kent that is free from discrimination.

There are challenges; unfortunately, we have seen an increase in unacceptable behaviour in grassroots football. This is something the Kent FA and the FA are proactively addressing through initiatives and campaigns to improve behaviour across the game.

Safeguarding remains central to everything we do, and we are working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all who wish to play the game in Kent. Key to this is the work that our Club and League Welfare officers undertake, and through their support, we are making great strides in ensuring that football in Kent is safe and enjoyable for our young people.

As we move into the 2023/2024 season, we will ensure that we have the correct governance structure to drive the association forward. Key to this will be achieving the FA Code of Governance for County FA’s, ensuring that we have effective governance across the association and enables us to meet the Sport England Governance Code criteria, an important requirement moving forward.

We extend our gratitude to our players, volunteers, match officials, coaches, parents, and carers for being part of this incredible journey with us. 
As we bid farewell to the old season, we eagerly look forward to the 2023/24 season. The team is geared up for the season with an unwavering commitment to bring more joy and excitement to the grassroots game in Kent.