It has been a very busy build up to the season for everyone associated with Thanet District Schools Football Association secondary section.
As last season drew to a close it became clear that the Thanet District section was going to struggle to continue running due to a number of ongoing problems.
Shortly after the news was released that it would be folding a huge response from parents, coaches and local businesses meant the section was saved.
Section secretary Matt Wakefield said: “The response we received was truly amazing. Ranging from offers of coaching, help with paperwork and very importantly offers of sponsorship to fund our kits.
“We were lucky to have a large number of volunteers join us in various roles from secretary to managers. All of the volunteers are passionate about putting the pride back into representing Thanet District again. For the first time in Thanet District’s recent history we are fielding boys’ teams from U12s through to U16s and an U12s girls team.
“It’s been great developing relations with local football clubs. Margate FC have been extremely generous, offering their fantastic facilities for trials and allowing our U16s to use their pitch on match day. Thanet Colts have also offered us facilities for trials and training as has the Bradstow school.
“We would like to thank Victoria Reavill who has been key to us securing sponsorship and without her input we would have struggled to fund this season.
“Finally a huge thank you to our main sponsors Combined Frame Makers, MDR Electrical Kent, County Construction, GC Decorating Services, United Lift Services and Sunningdale House Developments Limited. Your support is key to the success of Thanet District.”
Results from December 1 games
U12 girls remain unbeaten and top of the league after a 3-3 draw with second in the table Medway. All three goals from Amelia Woodgate.
U13 boys beat Swale 3-2 with goals from James Newstead, Louis Reavill and Mo Adams.