Larkfield & New Hythe

Address The Taray Group Community Stadium, 251a New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 6PU
Website www.larkfieldfc.com
Founded 1961
Stadium Taray Community Stadium
Affiliation: Kent FA
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Co-Chairmen: Lawrence Coppen / John Michel
07709 662349
John.michel@sky.com
Secretary: Adam Handy
07920 051833
adam.handy@albatrossgroup.com
Fixtures Secretary: Adam Handy
07920 051833
adam.handy@albatrossgroup.com
Correspondence address: 41 Holt Wood Avenue, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7QH
Program Editor: Sam Cudby
07369 223106
medialnhfc@gmail.com
Colours: Shirts: Yellow; Shorts: Black; Socks: Black; Keeper Shirt: Silver or Green
Change strip: Shirts: Light Blue Shorts: Light Blue Socks: Light Blue Keeper Shirt: Dark Blue or Yellow
Manager: Kris Browning
kris.vanman@blueyonder.co.uk
Midweek home games Tuesday
Matchday pass numbers: Away = 131-136 All = 137-138
Brief Directions: Just off the M20

Sat Nav post code: ME20 6PU

Larkfield & New Hythe History

Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers was formed back in 1961 and has been established for over 60 years. Originally the club only had men’s teams but after the merger with Larkfield FC in 2012 there are now over 30 teams consisting of men, Ladies and youth teams of both boys and girls. The club was awarded the FA Charter Community standard status in 2015 with an ethos to grow and support the club in the local Community and promote the success of all the teams.

In the beginning the club played in the Maidstone & District Saturday league and in 1997 gained acceptance into the Kent County League. The club was in Division 2 East for many seasons without realising the success it strived for. A very strong team in 2016 just missed out on promotion but was successful in winning the Les Leckie Cup in a very tight game 3-2 against Rolvenden FC.

In 2020 the club was promoted to Division 1 of the Kent County League, and a new Sponsor, Committee and management team was put in place to push the Club for further promotion and ultimately into SCEFL.

The plan was going very well with the team 7 points clear at the top of the league when unfortunately, Covid19 brought the season to an end. However, the club was undeterred and continued to enhance the whole stadium and make our aspirations known to enter the SCEFL Division 1.

The stadium was re-branded as the ‘TARAY COMMUNITY STADIUM’ and the ground was significantly improved with new seated stands, covered standing, new dugouts, pitch barrier surrounding as well as renovated clubhouse and changing rooms. Very importantly, we also received Football Foundation funding for pitch maintenance and secured the services of Scott Byers who has transformed the playing service.
Additionally, the club has had new Floodlights installed replacing the old ones from 1996!

In 2021, the club’s hard work paid off with the announcement we had been accepted to join the Southern Counties East Football League at Step 6 of the non-league pyramid. This is an outstanding achievement for the club and great reward for the hard work that has gone on at Larkfield & New Hythe over the past few years.

We can’t wait for the new season and welcoming new clubs to our stadium and visiting new ones ourselves.

History
1961 – Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers formed and play in the Maidstone and District Saturday league.
1967 - Purchased land in Larkfield, remains current stadium location
1976 – Larkfield FC Youth formed
1976 – First clubhouse built
1996 - Clubhouse extended with Lottery Grant
1996 – First floodlights installed
1997 – Joined Kent County League
2004 – Awarded Charter Standard
2012 – Larkfield & New Hythe FC and Larkfield FC Youth are merged
2014 - Ladies section formed
2015 – Winners of Maidstone District Cup
2015 – Awarded Charter Community Standard​
2016 – Winners of Les Leckie Cup
2020 – Promoted to Kent County League Division 1
2020 – TARAY GROUP COMMUNITY STADIUM renamed
2021 – New Floodlights installed
2021 – Promoted to SCEFL Division 1

Up the Larks!

Fixtures
7 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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Forest Hill Park
7 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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Forest Hill Park
10 Aug 2021 7:45 pm
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Faversham Strike Force
10 Aug 2021 7:45 pm
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Faversham Strike Force
14 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
Westside FC
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14 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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21 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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Meridian VP
21 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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Meridian VP
28 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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Tooting Bec
28 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
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