Valley Express Kent Youth League

Chief Executive: Ken Brooke - 8, Wellhouse Road, Beckenham. Kent. BR3 3JR

Phone: 0208 460 6779 - Fax: 0208 460 3867 - Mobile: 07850 840175 - Email: ken.brooke@kentyouthleague.co.uk

The Kent Youth League was formed in 1981, an idea of our joint Life President Dick Mace, the then secretary of Dartford F.C.. It started with just 8 clubs in an Under 18 section. It nearly folded twice, in 1985 due to only having 5 clubs and in 1986 due to finance. Our late Patron, John Ullmann, came to our rescue and it has grown rapidly with many players going on to play top class football, the most famous being Ian Wright who started off with Greenwich Borough F.C. and more recently Chris Smalling now of Manchester United who played for Maidstone United at junior level.

For season 2016 - 17 the League now has 185 teams across 17 Divisions and 6 Cup Competitions and regularly teams from this League win County Cups from both Kent and London. It has historically aided the Kent FA in running the Representative teams at under 16 and under 18 level, and the majority of the Representative team squads are from players in this League.

We are delighted this season to have set up a new Partnership arrangement with Gillingham FC which will see many good things happening for players in this League such as opportunities to be ball boys for home games, as well as offers of tickets to come and watch live matches. We are very grateful to Gillingham FC for this opportunity.

The League runs very smoothly, and tries to maintain high standards and has strict Disciplinary Codes.

One reason it runs so smoothly is thanks to a bunch of dedicated Officers who work many hours unpaid to maintain these standards. We are very proud of what we have achieved but are never complacent.

This is my third season in the "hot seat" as Colin Boswell our previous Chief Executive for 32 years has hung up his pen. Colin is now a Life President of the League and his name will always be synonymous with the Kent Youth League.

Please enjoy your time with us. Our aim is to give the players an opportunity to showcase their talents in the best possible enviroments. Please use the website. It has most things that you need to know.

Ken Brooke
Chief Executive

 

Click here for CONTACT link which will give you the details of the League Officers and how they can be contacted.

Click here for League Welfare link.