Kent FA Intermidiate Shield

DFDS Renews Commitment to The Kent Football Community Through Kent FA Partnership

This partnership is entering its third year and will continue until June 2026.

Kent FA is thrilled to announce that DFDS, the leading ferry provider in Kent, will continue supporting grassroots football in Kent through Kent County Cup competitions and Kent Green United. This renewal underscores DFDS's ongoing commitment to uniting football and local communities. 

This partnership is entering its third year and will continue until June 2026. By providing crucial funding, DFDS supports Kent FA in developing Kent County Cup competitions and resources to drive our ambition for a greener game across the county. 

"We are thrilled to renew our support for the Kent FA with another two-year partnership," said Will Sonner, DFDS's Partnerships Manager. Our commitment to the community in which our colleagues and customers serve extends beyond transportation. We believe in the power of football to bring people together, promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and build stronger, more vibrant Kent communities." 

Highlights of the partnerships include:

Enhanced cup final experience for players, spectators, and match officials.

Increasing number of spectators enjoying the Adult Kent County Cup finals across the last two seasons.

Prize money for the winners and runners-up across three senior cup finals. 

Player of the Match awards now also include a DFDS ferry crossing voucher. 

Increased community engagements with Kent Green United clubs.

DFDS became the winners and runners-up in the Kent FA Business Sixes Cup.

Hosting various online fun competitions for the football community to win exciting prizes. 

DFDS joined Kent FA on the judging panels for the Grassroots Workforce Awards and Kent Green United Green Hero Award. 

"We are incredibly grateful to DFDS for their unwavering support," said Darryl Haden, CEO of Kent FA. "This partnership continues to go from strength to strength and has been a cornerstone to enhance our Kent County Cup competitions. This, coupled with their support to create a greener game for Kent, makes this a partnership that drives change to create thriving communities within the county."

As part of this ongoing collaboration, DFDS will offer exclusive discounts to clubs, leagues, players, and volunteers, further strengthening the bond between ferry services and the local Kent football community.