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Football season over for some clubs

Football season over for some clubs

The waiting and wondering is over – season 2019/2020 is officially cancelled – or is it?

Golding confused by FA statement

Following the announcement from the FA that all Leagues on the pyramid from Step three to seven would end immediately, yet they wanted to finish the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase has left many in the Non-League game confused… none more so than Corinthian boss Michael Golding.

Evans speaks to KSN

Gillingham boss Steve Evans has been talking to KSN’s chief football writer Mike Green as the current suspension of the EFL enters its’ third week.

How does the season end? Part 2

In Part 2 of our discussion, KSN football writers Colin Head, Ryan Clark and Mark Doig explore the financial reality for non-league clubs, contractual concerns and the changes the non-league game should make for when football returns.

How does the season end? Part 1

Following today’s announcements that Steps 3 – 6 in non-league football intend to end their season immediately some of the Kent Sports News football writers sat down to explore what they believe should happen at the National League Level.

Bromley offer care in the community

Since the suspension of the National League season due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, things have still been busy at Bromley Football Club as they have maintained their place as a vital part of their local community.

Vines talks double-whammy

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to have a stranglehold on football and other sports the financial implications begins to hit home for clubs and players alike, many of whom face a double whammy of running their own business too.

Hessenthaler discusses finances

“I’m worried for football certainly for the lower leagues because of the financial repercussions this current crisis is going to bring…”  Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler’s stark warning to the rest of football as the sport faces up to life in the current crisis.

No surrender at Charlton Athletic

The latest episode in the saga surrounding the ownership of Charlton Athletic FC occurred on Thursday evening.

McKimm hoping football recovers

Tonbridge Angels were left reeling this week as after what seems an age trying to get Longmead fit to play National League home games, the League imposed the suspension that has now covered football and many other sports!

EFL details plans for football

The EFL released this statement following its meeting on Wednesday:

Scally – Gills running out of money

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally says the League One club risk running out of money in the next three months amid the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

Football suspended for foreseeable future

There will be no further football played in Kent until the end of March at the earliest following announcements made on Monday afternoon.

Tim Thorogood obiturary

With all the current bad news around and the postponement of football, some very sad news has been announced that puts the whole of the crisis into a certain amount of perspective.

AFC Halifax Town 0-1 Ebbsfleet United

Gozie Ugwu’s 14th goal of a frustrating season was enough for Ebbsfleet United to secure three vital points in their survival battle in the National League as the Fleet defied the odds in front of the BT Sport cameras.

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150th Year Samurai Sportswear range launched

150th Year Samurai Sportswear range launched

Kent Cricket have revealed its 150th Year clothing range produced by the Club’s official kit supplier, Samurai Sportswear.

Kent Cricket progresses package of financial measures

The Kent Cricket COVID-19 Task Force is continuing to meet daily via online video conferencing.

Kent Cricket continues community support beyond the boundary

The Kent Cricket COVID-19 Task Force is continuing to meet daily via online video conferencing and has reaffirmed the Club’s commitment to the Government’s current “Stay Home, Save Lives” policy.

ECB announces delay to season

The ECB Board has today agreed that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least May 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kent Cricket to review guidance

The start of the cricket season seems almost certainly going to be delayed with Kent Cricket having issued a statement about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Kent forced to cancel South Africa trip

Kent Cricket have announced that they will be cancelling their pre-season tour to South Africa due to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Kent’s finances showing progress

Kent County Cricket Club has announced its financial results for the year ending 31st October 2019.

Kent cap ten more women

Kent Cricket have announced the names of ten former Kent Women stars that will receive cap numbers six to fifteen during the Club’s 150th Year.

Kent Women fixtures released for 2020 season

Kent Women will play two T20 matches at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence as part of their schedule in the 2020 season.

Crawley extends Kent contract

Kent Cricket have announced that opener Zak Crawley has signed an extension to his contract for the next three summers with the Club.

Yardy joins Kent coaching staff

Kent Cricket have announced the appointment of former England all-rounder Michael Yardy as a specialist Batting Coach from April.

Billings signs Kent contract extension

Kent Cricket have announced that Club Captain Sam Billings has signed a two-year extension to his current contract, which sees him commit his future to the Club until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Kent pair named in England squad

Kent pair Joe Denly and Zak Crawley have been named by the England National Cricket Selectors in a 16-strong squad for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting at Galle International Stadium on March 19 2020.

Kent unveil 150th year shirt

Kent Cricket has revealed its County Championship playing jersey for the 2020 season, in the Club’s 150th Year.

Kent pair in MCC squad

Kent’s Imran Qayyum and Fred Klaassen have been named in a 12 man MCC squad to tour Pakistan.

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Webb loving being back

Webb loving being back

Danny Webb is back racing on the world stage for 2020, as part of the World Supersport package supporting the World Superbikes.

Black ready to step-up

Today on Kent Sports News we are handing over the motorsport section to an up and coming racing driver.

Wilmot looking forward to going racing

With the recent announcement that there will be no motorsport until 30th June at the earliest, we decided to speak to drivers, teams and owners to keep you updated with their plans.

Solid media day test for Motorbase

All three Motorbase Performance British Touring Car Championship drivers were riding high after the first official test session of the season at Silverstone this week, with Rory Butcher setting a lap time good enough to put him in the top four.

Great action at Bayford Meadows

In what was probably the last weekend of action at Bayford Meadows for some time, there was some great action.

Hill stars as BTCC launch

Kent’s Jake Hill showed what he could do when the season finally gets underway at the BTCC launch at Silverstone.

BTCC postpone first three races

Motorsport fans wanting their fix of racing at Brands Hatch will have to wait as the first three BTCC races of the season have been postponed.

Strong start for Lidsey test

Nurburgring Endurance Series debutant Brett Lidsey made a strong start to life in the category during official pre-season testing at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife on Saturday with impressive pace at the wheel of his Sorg Rennsport BMW M240i.

Hill happy with Brands Hatch test

Kent’s Jake Hill continued his BTCC testing programme at his local circuit, Brands Hatch on Tuesday and summed up his day as ‘very productive’.

Right Choice for Team Hard Racing

Team HARD. Racing have announced that Right Choice Insurance Brokers (RCIB) is returning to the team as a title partner in 2020 making this season the 10th consecutive year that the two have joined forces in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Back to school for Crees

Callis Grange Nursery and Junior school in Broadstairs got the week off to a thrilling start on Monday thanks to a specially-arranged visit from local British Touring Car Championship racer Michael Crees, and the BTC Racing team.

Fuller to fill in for Bushell

Howard Fuller is set to replace Mike Bushell in Team HARD. Racing’s third Volkswagen CC after the latter fell ill in January.

Neate seals Motorbase BTCC deal

British Touring Car Championship returnee Andy Neate will complete Motorbase Performance’s three-car line-up for the 2020 season.

Mitchell joins Hasse-Clot in Silver Cup Vantage

One of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship’s most successful teams, Beechdean AMR, will field two Aston Martin GT3 entries for the first time ever in 2020.

Conway maintains championship lead

Mike Conway and his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team earned another podium finish in the six-hour Lone Star Le Mans race in Austin, Texas, to maintain his championship lead in the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship standings.

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The Open staging in doubt

The Open staging in doubt

With the sporting calendar being extended into the summer and beyond, thoughts are beginning to turn towards the fate of arguably Kent’s biggest sporting event of the summer and whether or not it will take place.

Blog: Running for our lives

There has never been a more important time to get out and go for a run.

Start of speedway season delayed

The current measures put in place to deal with the Coronavirus crisis which are affecting all sports across the UK and indeed beyond have, as was sadly inevitable, forced a delay to the start (due next month) of the Kent TouchTec Kings’ season. 

All parkruns in Kent cancelled

Every parkrun in Kent and across the world have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Running clubs to halt activities

Running clubs and events across Kent will come to an end until the end of April due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

RFU suspends all rugby

Following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Dynamos season comes to an end

The English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) have confirmed that all remaining fixtures in the 2019/20 season have been cancelled with immediate effect.

England Hockey suspends all activity

In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and government advice, England Hockey has taken the decision to suspend its nationally run hockey activity.

Chance for Junior Kent golfers

Young Kent golfers are being offered the chance to play with one of the county’s club PGA professionals in a new team pro-am tournament.

Invicta Dynamos 3-5 Solent Devils

Invicta Dynamos fellow to a narrow 5-3 defeat against title challenging Solent Devils despite being without player/coach Anthony Leone.

Canterbury 24-15 Hull Ionians

After thirteen weeks without a victory the long wait ended for Canterbury as they saw off fellow strugglers Ionians with a second half burst.  

Invicta Dynamos 1-5 Streatham

Invicta Dynamos failed to claw their way back into the game after first period against local rivals Streatham as they lost 5-1 on home ice.

Richmond 27-10 Canterbury

If the league leaders entertained thoughts of an easy afternoon against lowly Canterbury they were made to think again.

Invicta Dynamos 4-7 Chelmsford Chieftains

Invicta Dynamos fell short with a 7-4 defeat to rivals Chelmsford Chieftains with a late collapse in the third period.

Golf in Kent still growing

Kent Golf Union chairman Peter Long has challenged a claim made in a BBC news report that the number of people playing the sport in the south-east is falling.

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