To help us achieve our 20/20 vision and even up numbers in our league 6 new sides have entered our First Division.
Three come as a result of lateral movement from the Combined Counties League and three make the step up from the Kent County League.
Let’s have a quick look at who they are…
Westside join us from the Combined Counties Division One – They have twice finished in the top 3 in the past 3 seasons and play their home games at the Wibbadune Sports Ground, home of Colliers WoodFC, near Wimbledon. Last year they ran Chatham Town close in an FA Cup game while the season before they picked up an FA Vase victory against Forest Hill Park.
Tooting Bec also move sideways from the Combined Counties Division One and have been unlucky to not get promoted in recent years after three successive top four finishes. They play at Tooting & Mitcham FC’s Imperial Fields ground.
Chessington & Hook United
The Combined Counties Division One also supply us Chessington & Hook. They play at the Queen Mary Recreation Ground which is just a stones throw away from the famous World of Adventures Park Theme Park and Zoo.
Faversham Strike Force
Founded in 1999 by Club Manager Gary Axford, Faversham Strike Force FC has grown into one of the largest and well known Youth Football Clubs in Kent.
They have a strong First Team too which joins us from the Kent County Premier Division while they play at Rochester United’s Rede Court Road Ground.
Staplehurst Monarchs finally enter the SCEFL after coming close to joining us a couple of times over the past few years.
Covid and a narrow ground grading issue may have cost them before but they are with us now and are they sure to play a prominent role in the fast-approaching First Division season.
They join us from the Kent County Premier Division and play at Jubilee Field, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0DS.
Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers
Formed in 1976 ‘The Larks’ join us after recently excelling in the Kent County Division One Central & East Division and have a Management Team well known to us from their time at near-neighbours K Sports.
Their home ground in Larkfield is as impressive as any in our Division and their move to the SCEFL is a deserved reward for the hard work put in at the Club over the past few years.
2021/22 SCEFL League Allocations
|Premier Division||First Division|
|Canterbury City||Chessington & Hook Utd|
|Crowborough Athletic||Faversham Strike Force|
|Deal Town||FC Elmstead|
|Erith & Belvedere||Forest Hill Park|
|Fisher||Kent Football Utd|
|Hollands & Blair||Larkfield & New Hythe|
|K Sports||Rochester United|
|Punjab United||SC Thamesmead|
|Sheppey United||Sutton Athletic|
|Tower Hamlets||Staplehurst Monarchs|
|Tunbridge Wells||Tooting Bec|
|Welling Town||Westside FC|
The constitution will now need to be confirmed at the SCEFL AGM in June.