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Welcome Back Chatham Town

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Chatham Town return to step 5 where they last competed in season 2000-01 in what was then the Kent League.
Since then they have been in either the Isthmian League Division 1 North or Division 1 South as their geographical position made then ideal for either placing.

But, although being relegated is the last thing any football club wants, it is far from doom and gloom down at Maidstone Road.

Jeff Talbot has stood down as club chairman to be replaced by an enthusiastic Kevin Hake who sees a bright future for the club as they embark on a 'new chapter' in the Southern Counties East Football League. Mr Hake was manager of ground-share tenants Gravesham Borough last season and his father, Tom Hake was a previous Chats manager. Kevin also played for them alongside his brother Gary.

He said "Chatham Town have a great history and I am honoured to be the chosen one to take the club forward".

It is also great to welcome back club stalwart Henry Longhurst who has been part of the club for at least 30 years.

Welcome back Chatham Town

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Welcome to SCEFL Punjab United

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Kent County League Premier Division Champions in their 1st season in the KCL Punjab United look to be a side to be reckoned with.

Although the club name may suggest otherwise Punjab United is open to members and players 'regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation or ability' which is as it should be for any member of the SCEFL.

The club first affiliated to Kent FA in 2003 as part of current chairman Jugjit 'Chipie' Sian's, secretary Jindi Banwait's and Ajit 'Sonny' Sian's plan to bring entertaining football with an ethical approach to youth and senior football in the Gravesend area. They played in the North Kent Sunday League and the committee were all still active players for the club at this time.

The club had mixed fortunes over the following seasons, with the original players getting a bit past it, to the point where they almost folded after being relegated back to their starting point in Division 2 in 2009. But this proved to be a starting point for the club's renaissance. They went on to win Division 2, came runners up in Division 1 and became part of the elite Senior Division.

The club applied for membership of the Kent Invicta League in 2015 but, although their application was supported by the League and County it was blocked by the FA Leagues Committee. They did, however, receive good advice and were successful in their application to join the Kent County League Premier Division last season where they won the Kent Intermediate Challenge Cup as well as the League title.

The Chaiman and Secretary along with Ben Stunt form the 1st team management team while Nevin Pal is head of youth development. Their home ground at Elite Venue is graded 'E'.

Division 1 watch out. This club is on a forward roll.

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