Kent have made massive improvements, insists coach

Monday 21st August 2006
The Kent County Football Association has entered a Women's senior team into the Home Counties competition, which includes Middlesex, London, Berks and Bucks, Sussex and Surrey, writes Stephen McCartney.


The team will play five competitive matches throughout the season, starting with a home game against Middlesex on Wednesday 25th October at Chatham Town’s Maidstone Road ground.

The Kent FA are looking for players for this season’s squad and will be holding trials next month.

Trials will take place on the all-weather pitch at Holcolme Park, Marconi Way, Rochester on 13th and 27th September for an hour and a half, starting at 8pm. There will be changing facilities available.

FA Level 3 coach Tina Martin will oversee squad selection, training and management of the team this season with support of KCFA and invited coaches.

Martin wants the trials to attract as many players as possible to ensure the association can highlight the quality of footballers playing in the county, the trials are totally neutral and no pre-selection of players is in place.

"This will be my third season in charge of the squad,” she told 

“Kent have made massive improvements over this period and thanks to the support of Kent FA and coaching staff are now in a position to compete with neighbouring counties as the standard of women's football constantly rises locally.

”We are looking for players who are reliable and committed and recognise it is an honour to be selected to represent their county side and display the right attitude towards playing at this level as well as possessing high levels of ability, skill, fitness and enthusiasm for the game."

League eligibility states a player shall be born in the county or play for a club affiliated to Kent FA. But Centre of excellence players and international players will not be eligible.

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Mr Suter apologised to players that live in other parts of Kent as the trials are being held in the Medway area.

He explained: “We have had a lot of difficulty finding a venue for the trials and would like to apologise for them being held up in this part of Kent again.

“If anyone knows of an all-weather pitch that we can use for the training sessions in other areas of Kent please let me know.”