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Junior Club of the Year

Junior Club of the Year - Sponsored by Flip Out Chatham Flip Out Chatham Logo

Awarded to clubs demonstrating excellence in management, development and competition in the last year.

Questions considered when judging a nomination are:

  • What have been the club's competitive successes?
  • What demonstrable growth in participation has there been?
  • What plan exists for future development of the club?
  • Does the club have a good committee structure?
  • Is the club applying for, or does it already have, national governing body accreditation or Clubmark?
  • Is there a demonstrable commitment to developing coaches?
  • Is there a strong commitment to developing a successful junior section that encourages children to take part in sport?
  • Does the club provide a safe environment for children to enjoy sport?


Gold - Anchorians Football Club Junior Club of the Year 2016 Anchorians FC

Since October 2014 Anchorians has continued to develop, diversify and grow to offer as many playing opportunities as possible. The club was awarded the Kent FA Charter Standard Community Club of the year award in 2015, the second time in three years the club achieved this accolade.  Anchorians 500 young players make up 43 of the 50 teams within the club. The girls section has been at the heart of the club’s growth.  Known as the Angels, it is the biggest girls club in Kent, boasting 16 teams from under 8s to under 18s.



Silver - Holcombe Hockey Club

Over the past two seasons the junior section has increased by over 100 members, with 50 new junior players already signing up this season after Team GB success in Rio.  The club committee has implemented parental team managers at each age group, keeping parents up-to-date and involved with club activities.  At over 300 members strong, Holcombe HC’s junior section is the largest it has ever been and for the first time in our history, Holcombe HC junior section was able to field at least one team in every age group last season. 


Bronze - Medway Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club

In the last two years Medway Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club has continued to grow and develop. In 2014 Mermaids had 23 swimmers.  At the time of judging there are 32 swimmers, the youngest being 8 years old.  The club has achieved this by endeavouring to raise the profile of synchro in Medway. In Kent Championships Mermaids won a total of 40 medals.  They competed at national age groups in December 2014 and are returning this year with two teams.