Seven Acre & Sidcup change their name to Sporting Club Thamesmead to branch out to their local community
SPORTING CLUB THAMESMEAD FC chairman Sam Taylor says changing the club’s name from Seven Acre & Sidcup will branch out to their local community.
The Southern Counties East Football League First Division (formerly Kent Invicta League) club have controversially decided to change their name owing to the fact that they their matches at Sporting Club Thamesmead, which is based at Bayliss Avenue.
The Acre are one of three clubs that play their home games at the venue, the others being Ryman League Division One North club Thamesmead Town and Charlton Athletic’s Women’s side.
“Seven Acre & Sidcup are proud to announce that with immediate effect we have changed our name and will, from next season, be known as Sporting Club Thamesmead FC,” said Mr Taylor.
“The decision wasn’t taken lightly but the management of the club feel that this is the right decision for its long term future.
“We are also pleased to announce that we will have a youth section known as Sporting Club Thamesmead Youth FC. This will enable us to increase our presence within the local community of Thamesmead and back to our original roots of the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood area.
“The name change will also allow us to reach out to more local sponsors and supporters.
“With new managers (Ross Baker and Danny Joy) joining the first team these are very exciting times for us and hope you can join us next season in what we believe will bring great community spirit to Sporting Club Thamesmead.”
Another club in their division, APM Contrast, have decided to change their name to K Sports this summer. APM Contrast were previously known as Aylesford Paper Mills.