Bromley 'A' 2 -1 Hollands & Blair - Under 18 KitToFit Challenge Cup Final (2017-04-23) (2017-04-30)

By Luke Bissett

Bromley come from behind to cause cup final heartbreak for Hollands & Blair with 88th minute winner.


Hollands & Blair, who currently sit at the top of the Under 18 South table, started the Under 18 KitToFit Challenge Cup final the more livelier side of the two with a quick succession of free kicks in the opening 10 minutes testing the Bromley goalkeeper, Morgan Wilkins-Oliver.


And the early pressure soon payed off. As in the 16th minute, a long ball sent up from defence was knocked on by Reece Jenkins, to the feet of Ross Borg on the edge of the area. The number 9 with an outside of the boot finish, sent the ball past Wilkins-Oliver, with it clipping off the post on its way in. It was advantage Hollands & Blair, with Bromley needing to step their game up a gear to compete with well-drilled opponents.


The Hollands & Blair attacks continued, with a physical Bromley side struggling to contain the opposing forward players. The 26th minute saw Bromley defender Edward Jones mistime a tackle on striker Ross Borg, resulting in a Hollands & Blair free kick just outside the box. The free kick, taken by captain Jack A'Court, was bent over the wall and looked to be making its way into the roof of the net. However, the ball didn't come down soon enough, with it striking against the bar.


Minutes later, Bromley displayed the attacking threat they pose with a fast flowing counter-attack. Captain Luai Suliman looked to be through on goal with a ball being played over the top, until a last ditch tackle halted his progress.


Hollands & Blair continued to control the remainder of the half with numerous enticing crosses being delivered into the box, just lacking a final touch to send it past Wilkins-Oliver. And things seemed to get worse for Bromley, as in the dying seconds of the half, Hollands & Blair striker Ross Borg caught Wilkins-Oliver as he attempted to take the ball round him. The Bromley goalkeeper was down for a considerable amount of time during the interval, and had to be stretchered off the field.


The start of the second half saw the introduction of Bromley striker, Andy Somo, who came on for the injured Wilkins-Oliver. Somo's introduction made an almost immediate impact on the game with his fresh legs causing a nightmare for the Hollands & Blair defenders to mark.


The balance of the game had shifted in Bromley's favour, with Hollands & Blair struggling to pick up from where they left off in the first half. And Bromley went extremely close to balancing the score line in the 65th minute, as Jordan Gadd beat a defender out wide and looked to send the ball into the box. His attempted cross however, looked more likely to be going in, with Hollands & Blair goalkeeper Alex Deney just getting fingertips on the ball to tip it over the bar.


But in the 69th minute, the Bromley attacks became all too much for Hollands & Blair. A shot from outside of the box was parried by Deney straight into the path of an unmarked Jordan Gadd, who calmly dispatched the ball into the roof of the net to make it 1-1. The game was all to play for in the remaining 20 minutes.


Tensions began to mount as both sides looked to snatch a winning goal in the dying embers of the match. And as the game looked to be heading towards extra time, two Bromley substitutes, Martin Inanov and Andy Somo, combined to give their side the lead. It was in the 88th minute as Inanov's cross from the left fell to Somo, whom whilst holding off two Hollands & Blair defenders, sent the ball flying into the top corner with a left foot finish. It was 2-1 to Bromley, with minutes left to be played.


Hollands & Blair attempted to get back into the game, but Bromley hung on to see the game out as 2-1 winners. A game of two halves, that resulted with the side that controlled the latter crowned champions of the Under 18 KitToFit Challenge Cup.




Bromley 'A'

1. Morgan Wilkins-Oliver

2. Toby Bennett

3. Callum Flynn

4. Tom Collins

5. Adebola Oluwo

6. Edward Jones

7. Jordan Gadd

8. Nicholas Gadd

12. Trey Small

10. Luai Suliman

16. Nodirbek Bobomurodov



9. Andy Kabuiku Somo 

11. Cameron Okomi

15. Reece McGivan

14. Martin Inanov

17. Yibalafobase Omini



Hollands & Blair

1. Alex Deney

2. Jack Howard

3. Joe Balderston

4. Brandon Wells

15. Connor Morgan

6. Jack A'Court

7. Reece Jenkins

8. George Hadley

9. Ross Borg

10. Bailey Pearce

11. Dylan Budge



12. Dean Edmunds

14. Jevan Clare

19. Lewis Keene

17. Tommy Martin



Man of the match

Andy Kabuiku Somo



Match Officials



Joe Dann-Pye


Assistant Referees

Chris Cannon & Matt Sell


Fourth Official

Rob Lavery

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Future Schools Trust Post 16 Academy (2017-04-14) (2017-05-31)

Future Schools Trust Post 16 Academy is aimed at male and female students aged between 16 and 18 years old, who are interested in combining their academic studies with the life of a professional footballer.


The Academy is a two-year, full time course that provides you with the opportunity to participate in a professional coaching and games programme, without disrupting your academic studies. The course is designed for students with aspirations of playing football at a higher standard, or for those who wish to develop as a player while completing your studies.


With links to clubs at all levels within the football pyramid, as well as very broad range of subjects on offer, the Post 16 Academy is a unique package.


All students will be required to attend assessment training sessions prior to being offered a place within the Academy. In addition to this, successful applicants must obtain the relevant grades to enrol within Future Schools Trust (FST) Sixth Form. Students who are offered a place on the programme, which is fully funded by FST, will be required to purchase suitable footwear for training and games, as well as subsided training kit.


The Post 16 Academy aims to:

Create and develop well-mannered individuals, who demonstrate self-confidence, determination, modesty and respect

Provide a unique opportunity to young students within the local community

Develop and improve players' technical and tactical understanding of the game

Improve and enhance students' physical fitness

Ensure players are nurtured and supported to aid development and completion to highest standards possible for each student.

Expose students to an environment that is able to challenge and stretch their learning.

Encourage students to continue within education using football as the medium to stay engaged

Help raise standards in academic achievement at Post 16

Support lifelong learning skills, such as team work, discipline, responsibility and co-operation

Improve students' mental approach to improve performance

Promote self-discipline and good sportsmanship


Post 16 Academy package includes:

Fully comprehensive educational courses that have been timetabled to compliment your training and games programme

UEFA A qualified coaches who are actively working within a Professional Football Club Academy environment

Weekly training and games programmes

Opportunities to gain additional qualifications. such as FA Level 1, First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications.

Unique and bespoke training and playing kit

Support and advice around nutrition, diet and healthier lifestyles





Trial Dates and Times:

Thursday 20th April, 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 24th May, 5pm - 7pm


Candidate Requirements:

Male and Female. Must be aged between 16-18. Players will need to come ready to play with sessions held on Grass


Venue and Meeting Point:

Main Reception at New Line Learning Academy, Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone ME15 9QL



How to Register/Apply:

 To register your interest and book a place at the trials please do so by emailing the following information to


Full Name 


Contact No Home & Mobile

Email Address 

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Playing Position

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Glebe FC Summer Tournament (2017-04-02) (2017-06-30)

Details of Glebe's Summer Tournament can be found here

Ebbsfleet Require a Coach for U16 - 2017-18 (2017-04-02) (2017-05-31)

Details can be found by clicking here

Metrogas Development Team - Manager Required (2017-04-02) (2017-05-31)

Metrogas Development Side


Metrogas Football Club, based in New Eltham and competing at Step 7 in the Kent County League are looking for a manager to assist with entering a development side into either the Kent County League or the South London Alliance league for the 2017/2018 season. The side will be targeting players aged between 16 and 23 who wish to develop into adult football. Metrogas has both excellent training facilities and playing facilities at their home ground at Metrogas Sports Club in New Eltham. The manager would work closely with 1st team manager to help with development with the goal of bringing players into the 1st team and the players would all train together overseen by UEFA qualified coaches. The role would be ideal for someone looking to make the transition from Youth Football to Saturday adult football and would be able to attract players who would be interested in this excellent opportunity. Anyone interested in this role should contact Club Secretary Tim Morgan on 07961 075957 or



Application Forms 2017 - 2018 (2017-03-31) (2017-04-30)

By Ken Brooke - Chief Executive

Please find attached an application form for season 2017 - 2018. Clubs are asked to complete the application form in full. TBA answers will see the form returned. The closing date for applications is 30th April 2017. 

Any new clubs applying must forward a cheque for £250.00 (per team) and any existing club wishing to add an extra team must also forward the same amount (£250). All current clubs and teams have NOTHING to pay until the AGM in June for the season's fees.

All completed forms should be emailed please to : 

ALL application forms will be acknowledged by the office.

Any new clubs wishing to apply will be subject to an interview with the Management Committee and these meetings will take place early in May so that you will have an early indication of whether you have been successful.

Any queries pleas use the League office phone 0208 460 6779, Thank you.

We look forward to receiving your applications.


Ken Brooke

Chief Executive

Update 4th April:

We are still happy to accept paper based applications, however we would also welcome you to use the new electronic application form which may save many of you some time.

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Sporting Club Thmesmead Football Academy (2017-03-30) (2017-04-30)

Trial Date @ Sporting Club Thamesmead Football Academy



Are you in Year 11 or 16-18 years of age?


Trial Date @ for the Football Academy run by Spiral Solutions in association with Leyton Orient on 10th April: 3pm to 6pm.


Please register your interest at : or


See leaflet for further information.



Ebbsfleet United U15's Season 2017-18 (2017-03-24) (2017-05-31)

We are holding our trials for next seasons under 15s and are looking to strengthen our already talented squad, we are a hard working and committed team and want like-minded players to join us.
The youth sections main focus is getting players to eventually represent our Academy and First team.

All trials will be held at 
Wrotham School
Borough Green Road
Wrotham TN15 7RD

24th April,
1st 8th and 15th May
18:30 - 20:00 

Please email for a player interest form or call 07739173691 for more information.

Maidstone United Easter Aacademy Trials (2017-03-21) (2017-04-30)

Easter academy Trial:


Maidstone United have announced the next two trial dates for the club's football academy.

Students currently in Year 11 and looking for a sports course from this September, can come along to the Gallagher Stadium during the Easter holiday:

·         Monday 10 April (10:00-13:00)

·         Tuesday 11 April (10:00-13:00)

Successful trialists will join the two-year programme, which is provided in association with MidKent College. Students have the opportunity to study a BTEC Sport at Level Two or Three, while training and playing at the home of the Stones.

First team manager Jay Saunders and player/coach Jamie Coyle are part of the academy's coaching team, alongside Tom Parkinson (first teamer at Tonbridge Angels) and Jim Bodle (former player and reserve team boss).

Two academy squads compete in the National League Under 19 Alliance - one of the largest leagues in the country - featuring academy teams backed by professional or semi-pro clubs. Academy players also represent the club in the prestigious FA Youth Cup.

A number of players have been called up to the first team squad, with several others dual-registered with clubs in the Isthmian and Southern Counties East leagues.

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Volenti Academy (2017-03-21) (2017-04-30)

Dear Players/Parents

Please find attached details regarding Volenti Academy's upcoming trials for our football and education programme.

Over the past 12 months, Volenti Academy has established itself as one of the leading football and education providers for 16-18 year olds in the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality football programme that provides players with a professional experience and offers them the best opportunity to reach their full potential within the game.

We offer players:

* Daily training from highly qualified FA coaches with experience of the professional game
* A competitive games programme, playing in national leagues such as the National Football Youth Development League
* Showcase games against professional academies
* Strong links into the professional game
* Guidance on individual football fitness
* Nutritional advice
* Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch

Our football programme is underpinned by the delivery of a high quality BTEC level 3 Diploma in Sport, which is delivered on site by our academic partner SCL Education. At the end of the two year programme, we offer proven exit routes into universities, apprenticeships or the professional game.

We would kindly ask you to share this information with any players who you feel might be interested in attending the upcoming trials.


Which will be held at Ten-em-bee sports centre,120A Old Bromley Road, Downham, Bromley, BR1 4JY . 10:30am till 12:30pm on the 5th and 12th of April.



Kind regards,

Bobby Bowry
Head of Football

Mobile 07971090051


Email -

Kings Hill Summer Tournament (2017-03-21) (2017-06-30)

Details of Kings Hill Summer Tournament can be found here 

Future In Football Academy Programme (2017-02-24) (2017-05-31)

Future in Football are recruiting for players their new 16-19 BTEC/Scholarship program starting September 2017 in the Eltham/Bromley area. Please see attached PDF for all information on our set up and how the program will work.

If you would like to find out more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We do plan to run trials ASAP, so please get in touch should you wish to book your space.

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Whyteleafe FC Summer Tournament (2017-02-23) (2017-06-30)

It takes place on 17 & 18th June at Church Road and details can be found on our website here.

Bearsted FC Summer Tournament - 3rd and 4th June (2017-02-12) (2017-05-31)

Full details can be found by clicking here

Kent Football United Summer Tournament (2017-02-04) (2017-05-31)

   Details can be found here

Crystal Palace Foundation Academy (2017-02-04) (2017-04-30)

New partnership for A Level students to join our successful Crystal Palace Foundation Academy and play in National U'19 Alliance.See Flyer for details of upcoming trials in February and April Half terms

K Sports U13s - Season 2017-18 (2017-01-31) (2017-04-30)

K Sports FC U13s 2017-18 season are holding trials for a new Kent Youth League side on Thursday 27th April 5.30pm at K Sports Cobdown, Station Road, Aylesford ME20 6AU. All positions welcome.

Please contact to confirm your place.



Fulham FC Foundation Football and Education (2017-01-24) (2017-04-30)

Please find attached details of the Fulham FC Foundation up coming Football & Education Programme trials. 




For further information regarding the programme please click on the following link.

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me.



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Rusthall Summer Tournament (2017-01-16) (2017-05-31)

Please find attached details of Rusthall's Fiesta Tournament in the Summer and an application form attached

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