Tonbridge Angels: National League South club launches Angels in the Community initiative

Monday 22nd March 2021

TONBRIDGE ANGELS have launched Angels in the Community, which is an initiative that will deliver football and healthy lifestyle projects, increase sporting participation and assist disadvantaged sections of the local area while encouraging more junior supporters to the club.


A team of FA qualified coaches attached to the club will be working with local schools, community organisations and junior football clubs to inspire, nurture and enrich through the medium of football.

Tonbridge Angels chairman Dave Netherstreet said in a statement: “We are very proud to launch Angels in the Community and feel we can make a real positive difference in the local area.

“This initiative will deliver football and healthy lifestyle programmes to benefit young people in Tonbridge and help to ensure we are at the heart of the sporting community.”

Steve McKimm, who manages the club in the Vanarama National League South, added: “Football can be such a force for good and it’s great to see the club is committed to helping the local area through the launch of Angels in the Community.

“Our management and first-team players will also be involved in this new community programme and we’re all delighted to be making a positive contribution to help the people of Tonbridge.”

Angels in the Community will be hosting regular football coaching courses in the school holidays to help to develop the skills of young footballers of all abilities in a fun, and friendly environment and from the end of June.  Football themed children’s birthday parties at the Longmead Stadium will also be offered.

The first school holiday coaching course for young people will take place during the late spring half-term holiday between 1-4 June 2021.

For further details, contact the clubs community coach Don Welsh by email

Meanwhile, the National League has confirmed the start dates for the 2021-22 season.

The National League North and South kicks off on Saturday 14 August 2021, while the National League top-flight will start seven days later.

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