Kennington Football Club founded 1888
The formation of Kennington Football Club dates back to before 1890. The Kent County Football Association records show our existence in 1888, however The Football Association put our birth in 1885. What is not in dispute was that Kennington Football Club was the oldest junior club in Kent. Both the associations marked the fact and presented the club with illuminated addresses to mark the achievement in 1988.
Throughout most of the last century the club competed in the local Ashford and District League where the opposition was mainly drawn from village sides, together with a large number of military teams along with sides representing strong railway connections. The advent of the company sponsored teams began to emerge around the seventies. The Club has fixture cards and photographs dating back to the 1900’s.
The Club took the decision to step up the football pyramid into the prestigious Kent County League in the 1980’s. This was an attempt to mix with stronger opposition, better playing conditions, and in turn, a higher standard of officialdom both on and off the pitch.
The Club currently fields one team on a Saturday and one playing in the Premier Division of the local Sunday League.
Kennington Football Club has a long established and well respected Junior Section from where many of todays squad began their playing careers.
Our step up into the Southern Counties East Football League is the result of our success in winning the Kent County Premier League. The Club are extremely grateful to Ashford United’s willingness to enter into a ground share agreement allowing the Club to enter a new phase in its history.