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Scally still has passion for Gills

Scally still has passion for Gills

Both Andy Hessenthaler and Paul Raynor have paid tribute to Chairman Paul Scally for guiding Gillingham through a quarter of a century.

Clubs not adhering to guidelines

With football teams at grassroots level returning to training, it would appear that some are not adhering to the strict guidelines laid down by the Football Association.

Life without football isn’t the same

It’s been four months since I last saw a football match played live at Hayes Lane, me and my son Mikey, made the familiar journey from our house to the ground to see Cray Wanderers play Brightlingsea Regent in an Isthmian League Premier Division game.

Binks glad to have MLS back

Major League Soccer is back in the USA this week and Gillingham’s Luis Binks is going to be right in the middle of it.

Brentford 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Brave Charlton lost 2-1 at Brentford on Tuesday evening after being in front for a long period.

McMahon angered by VCD exit

In his first interview since leaving VCD Athletic, Keith McMahon has told KSN of his complete surprise at losing his job – surprise that has now festered into growing anger at the way it was done!

Raynor hoping for Gills support

Paul Raynor, Gillingham’s assistant manager, has been reflecting with KSN about the potential make-up of SKYBet League One for next season and about the need for the return of supporters to “live” football sooner rather than later…

Willis explains grassroots challenges

Grassroots clubs across the County are finally returning to training following the publication of guidance from the Football Association partially lifting the restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Millwall

Charlton slumped to another defeat against bogey side, Millwall, on Friday evening.

Charlton Athletic v Millwall preview

Charlton announced their initial list of non-retained players on Thursday.

Waiting game for Raynor and Gills

Gillingham assistant boss Paul Raynor has been speaking to KSN about life in lockdown and his increasing frustration over the way that last season was ended and the waiting for a date to possibly start season 2020/2021.

Charles-Cook leaves for Ross County

Regan Charles Cook has decided to leave Gillingham to join Scottish Premier League side Ross County.

Cardiff City v Charlton Athletic preview

Charlton‎ play the third and most difficult mini league match so far when they visit Cardiff on Tuesday evening.

Pratley is Mr Reliable

Darren Pratley is one of football’s unsung heroes. At 35-years-old, he still covers the miles in midfield, does the ugly things well, and weighs in with the odd goal.

Haden working hard for grassroots football

The Kent FA offices at Cobdown have been closed since Lockdown began, but the administrative wheels of Kent’s footballing authority have continued to turn thanks to a hardy few – KSN has been talking to CEO Darryl Haden.

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Knott wanted to be a bowler

Knott wanted to be a bowler

Kent and England’s legendary wicketkeeper Alan Knott has revealed that his boyhood aspiration was to grow up and become a fast bowler.

Denly to fight for Test place

Joe Denly has told KSN just how important the First Test of the summer against the West Indies is to both him and Kent team-mate Zak Crawley.

Counties agree formats for shortened men’s domestic season

The First-Class Counties have agreed to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.

Kent pair set to play for England

Kent pair Joe Denly and Zak Crawley are expected to play for England in the opening Test match of the summer starting on Wednesday.

Walker expecting different experience

With the Test series against the West Indies due to start on July 8th behind closed doors without fans in attendance, what will it be like for the players? KSN has been talking to Kent coach Matt Walker to try and find out what will be in store for the players.

Kent’s season to begin in August

Kent will be playing cricket in August after The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave its approval for the professional men’s county cricket season to begin on August 1st.

Walker offers hope to players

Kent coach Matt Walker has been talking to KSN about how his squad has and will survive Lockdown, and the coach had special words for those for who 2020 would have been the final year of their current contracts.

Denly hoping to shine for England

With cricket just a few weeks away now, Joe Denly has been speaking exclusively to KSN about the upcoming Test series with the West Indies.

Billings looking to take the positives

Kent captain Sam Billings is not a cricketer known for taking backward steps, so it comes as little surprise to find out that the 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is looking to take some positives out of Kent’s three-month Coronavirus lockdown.

Walker is a frustrated man.

After steering his side to fourth place in the Championship last summer on the back of a Lord’s Final in 2018, many, Matt Walker included, had high hopes for the summer of 2020.

Kent pair in England training group

Kent’s Joe Denly and Zak Crawley have been named in a 30 man England training group ahead of the 3 Test series against the West Indies.

Crawley has been keeping busy

People the world over have posted videos and photographs on social media depicting the unusual, humorous and often perverse ways that they’ve survived the Covid-19 pandemic – but I doubt many will compare to the lockdown exploits of England and Kent batsman, Zak Crawley.

Walker proud of England players

With the return of Test cricket now hopefully just a few short weeks away with Kent’s Joe Denly and Zak Crawley in contention to play at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, KSN has been talking to Kent coach Matt Walker about his feelings as at least two of his players will soon be playing cricket […]

Walker frustrated by lack of cricket

With the domestic cricket season delayed now until at least August, KSN has been talking to Kent coach Matt Walker about all of his frustrations as he and his squad have been left kicking their heels under predominantly sunny skies.

Bell-Drummond keeping busy during lockdown

The next time you watch Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond going about his work at the crease, listen carefully and you may hear him shout to his partner; viens un (come one), attendre (wait), or recherchons deux (let’s look for two).

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Strong test session for Hill

Strong test session for Hill

“Very productive but most of all, it’s just been fantastic to be back in my BTCC car!” was how MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill summed  up his return to the cockpit of the #24 Honda Civic Type-R, as he and the Kwik Fit BTCC field returned to action today at Snetterton.

Lidsey targeting podium finish

Just days since his excellent maiden appearance in the Nurburgring Endurance Series, British racing driver Brett Lidsey is preparing to return to the fearsome Nurburgring-Nordschleife this weekend, for the only double-header race meeting of the 2020 season.

CMR set to test with LCM Kart Team

CMR are excited to announce that they will be taking part in the F100 spirit of the 90’s test day at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit at the start of July with LCM Kart Team.

Sensor failure costs Lidsey podium finish

Brett Lidsey made his long-awaited return to competitive track action during the opening round of the rescheduled Nurburgring Endurance Series in Germany on Saturday, where a luckless VVT sensor failure cost the him a likely class podium on his debut in the category. 

Hill achieves ambition in Historic Action

BRDC ‘Superstar’ Jake Hill achieved a life time ambition by driving a 2001 Lola B2K/00 LMP2 Le Mans car at a soaking wet Donington Park, working with John Danby Racing (JDR) to develop Simon Watts car in preparation for the 2020 season.

Monk’s love of sport

Today we catch-up with Charlie Monk to see how the current situation has affected life and his plans on returning to racing.

Conway targeting Le Mans victory

Ahead of the weekend’s virtual Le Mans 24 hours race Mike Conway has been looking back at the season before lockdown.

Brands Hatch retains BSB finale for 2020

Bennetts British Superbike Championship organiser MSVR has today announced an updated 2020 calendar following approval by its governing body, the MCRCB.

Motorbase ready for BTCC start

Motorbase Performance will tackle the British Touring Car Championship with three examples of its brand new fourth-generation Ford Focus ST when the series resumes at Donington Park on August 1-2.

Hill looks back on love of BSB

Tommy Hill is one of the best known names in the British Superbikes because of his 2011 victory in the title decider over John Hopkins.

BTCC changes for Brands Hatch

The two scheduled 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship events at Brands Hatch will now switch layouts.

Yardley-Rose joins VW Cup with Team Hard

The 2019 MSUK kart series vice champion Harry Yardley-Rose will make his circuit racing debut with Team HARD.

Stephenson siblings love of racing

On the eve of the 2020 British Karting Championships the UK went into lockdown. Two of those drivers that were about to take on the challenge of a national championship for the first time were brother and sister Riley and Poppi Stephenson, this was their time to show off their talents.

Kibble remains in British GT

Patrick Kibble will be returning to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship for the 2020 season continuing where he left off in 2019.

Unfinished business for Nevill

Alex Nevill recently announced that he would continue racing in the Mini Challenge for 2020 in the pro class.

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Stedman sticks with the Dynamos

Stedman sticks with the Dynamos

21 year old homegrown forward Jake Stedman has today committed to another season at the Invicta Dynamos after penning a new deal for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.

Dame Kelly to Go The Distance for NHS

Double Olympic gold medalist, Dame Kelly Holmes, is encouraging people to take part in a new active fundraising event in support of a Kent NHS Trust.

Kent Kings opt for Tuesdays

Kent Speedway, looking positively to the future of the club in the changing environment, have announced that when the motor cycle sport is able to resume at Central Park Stadium in Sittingbourne, the regular race night will be Tuesdays.

Dynamos “Defenceman of the Year” returns

The Invicta Dynamos have announced the return of the club’s 2019/20 Defenceman of the Year Henry Aiken who commits to the team for a second consecutive season.

Webster back with the Dynamos

The Invicta Dynamos have announced the return of 25 year old physical forward Mason Webster who re-joins the club following two seasons away with the Raiders IHC in Romford.

Cannons is new Kent County Golf captain

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club member Paul Cannons has been confirmed as their new county captain by the Kent Golf Union.

Davis decides to stay with Dynamos

29 year old forward Tom Davis has become the fifth player to return to the Invicta Dynamos ahead of the 2020/21 season after committing to a second consecutive campaign in Kent.

Webster sticks with the Dynamos

The Invicta Dynamos have added another player to the roster for the upcoming 2020/21 season by securing the return of soon to be 20 year old forward Brandon Webster.

Canterbury forced to let Pratt go

Canterbury Rugby Club’s full time Head of Rugby, Andy Pratt, has become a casualty of the financial fall out of the Covid 19 virus.

Lillis commits future to Dynamos

Player-Coach Anthony Leone has continued his preparations for the 2020/21 season by securing the return of 26 year old defenceman Harrison Lillis who pens a contract for a tenth year at the Invicta Dynamos.

Royal St George’s Open postponed

The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021.

Dynamos pair commit futures

Invicta Dynamos joint owner Kevin Parrish has announced that the club has begun plans for the 2020/21 season with the return of Player-Coach Anthony Leone and Slovakian forward Tomas Banovsky.

Porter fully immersed in sport

With no sport currently taking place in the UK, today at Kent Sports News we look at the rising starts in motorsport.

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.

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