Erith & Dartford Town change name again to Kent Football United

Saturday 23rd June 2012
ERITH & DARTFORD Town have confirmed that they have changed their name to Kent Football United.

The Kent Invicta League held their annual general meeting in Rochester today, and confirmed that the club have been granted permission to change their name once again.

The club will be competing in the FA Cup, FA Vase, London Senior Cup, Kent Intermediate Cup, Kent Invicta League Challenge Cup and Hospitals Cup next term.
They will continue to play at VCD Athletic’s Oakwood ground in Crayford and Roy Macneil remains chairman.
Erith & Dartford Town suffered a miserable first season in existence.  They finished in thirteenth-place (out of sixteen sides), but went through managers like it was going out of fashion.

Michael Morgan, Darren Anslow, Gary Abbott and Steve O’Boyle all managed the club before Sam Macneil was drafted in to settle things down.

A club statement said: “Kent Football United, a FA Charter Standard Club, officially became a semi-professional football club after the Kent Invicta League AGM this afternoon.

“The club has made great strides since forming in 2010 and following today’s news will allow us to continue in the rapid development the club is experiencing.

“Kent Football United has amalgamated with Erith & Dartford in the Kent Invicta League and will compete at Step 6 in the National System from the 2012-13 season.

“With the club having a senior side at this level will raise the profile of the club across the county and the hard work being done behind the scenes is there for everyone to see.

“Pre-season training for the seniors has already begun with first team manager Sam Macneil on his way to forming a good side for next season.

“With a large committee now available and a big working party for the senior side we are sure that the 2012-13 season can be enjoyable and successful first season in senior football for Kent Football United as we look to write another chapter in our club’s history.”

Meanwhile, Eltham Palace, who are based at Green Court Road, Crockenhill were accepted into the Kent Invicta League and South London Alliance side Crown Alexandra, who are based in Dartford, will join them if their appeal to The Football Association is successful.

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