Meridian VP

Address
Meridian Sports & Social Club, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London SE7 8QS
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Stadium
Affiliated to:
Kent FA
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Chairman: Dwinder Tamna
07977 274179
dtamna@meridianfc.co.uk
Secretary & Fixtures Secretary: Darren St Ledger
07519 732056
secretary@meridianfc.co.uk
darrenstledger@hotmail.co.uk
Correspondence Address: Dwinder Tamna, Meridian VP, Bowmans Court, Swan Lane, Dartford, DA1 3QL
Programme Editor: Grant Wilbur
thebournester@gmail.com
Colours: Shirts: Pink Shorts: Black Socks: Pink;
Keeper Shirt: Fluo Yellow
Change strip: Shirts: Royal Blue; Shorts: Royal Blue; Socks: Royal Blue;

Keeper Shirt: Fluorescent Pink

Manager: Dwinder Tamna
Midweek home games Tuesday
Matchday pass numbers: Away = 271-276, All = 277-278

 

MVP CLUB HISTORY

 

The club was originally started as a five aside team which consisted of four Tamna brothers and colleagues playing for other teams. The club was incorporated in 1995 to give it an identity and progression into the world of grassroots football.

The club joined the Dartford & District League in 1995 playing at Mayplace Playing Fields, Perry Street, Crayford. Many successes were achieved, winning the Bawcutt League Cup twice and also losing finalists on three occasions and the club also finished League Runners up on two occasions.

At its forefront as always has been Chairman Dwinder Tamna, who has been involved in the club now for over twenty years being the driving force from day one. The club has grown from strength to strength eventually becoming a member of the FA Football Pyramid in 2003, plying its trade in the Kent County Football League at Step 7. In 2010 the club were proud to achieve FA Charter Standard Status.

In 2011 the club became a founder member of the Kent Invicta League at Step 6. Following a merger with Valley Park F.C. the club changed its name to Meridian V.P. in 2013. In 2016 the Kent Invicta League became the Southern Counties East League (SCEFL) where the club have remained to date. The long term ambition of Chairman Dwinder Tamna is for the club to progress to the Isthmian League at Step 4.

Season 2015-16 saw Meridian VP enter the FA Vase for the first time enjoying a magnificent 7-2 away win at St. Francis Rangers before bowing out in the First Round losing 1-4 at home to Lordswood. Two years later the club went one better reaching the Second Round proper after victories against Deportivo Galicia and Hollands & Blair however, the run came to an end following a
3-0 defeat at Horley Town. The club also reached its highest ever points tally (49) in a league season, unfortunately it was not enough for the points per game ration to qualify for entry into the FA Cup.

The club also had a youth system which covered all age ranges and the highlight of this was our first ever FA Youth Cup entry where our U-18’s achieved far beyond what was expected of them reaching the Third Qualifying Round before finally being defeated by Shoreham away. The U-18’s were one match away from playing Millwall FC in the First Round Proper.

Following the disappointment of the last two seasons which saw the incompletion of fixtures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the club were looking for a successful 2021-22 Season under the new Management Team by Owen Jones. In December Owen Jones stood down along with Player/Coach George Jones and Dwinder Tamna took over the helm to try and steady the ship. The new Management Team: Dwinder Tamna, Assistant Manager Rupert Jones, Technical Operations Manager Mickey Cooper, Head Goalkeeper Coach Paul Daley, Goalkeeper Coach Alfie Glazebrook and Assistant Goalkeeper Coach and Club Secretary Darren St. Ledger along with Club Physio Rob Carney.
Fixtures
Latest Matches
SCEFL First Division 2021/22
23 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Meridian VP
3 1
Croydon
SCEFL First Division 2021/22
18 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Stansfeld
1 0
Meridian VP
SCEFL First Division 2021/22
15 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Meridian VP
0 4
Larkfield & New Hythe
SCEFL First Division 2021/22
9 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Kent Football Utd
4 2
Meridian VP
SCEFL First Division 2021/22
2 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Meridian VP
0 0
Lydd Town
Squad
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Forwards
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First Team Manager
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Owen Jones
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Dwinder Tamna
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