Congratulations to Ernie McGarvey for scooping a Thanet Sports Award at the Winter Gardens.

In the category of 'Long Service', Ernie pipped rival sports, following his 60 years of dedication to football and refereeing in particular.

Football in Thanet is very lucky to have a character like Ernie, who first qualified to referee in 1952, at the tender age of 16. He estimates that he has taken charge of 2300 matches in that time and he has been a big part in many changes for the good of local football. 

From 1984 he took up the role as Chairman of the Thanet Works League and he was part of the team that amalgamated the two Sunday leagues in 2005.

Long may he continue to be a popular and important part of our footballing weekends.

Published: 07 February 2013


Coastal data systems FC are currently looking for a "reliable" goal keeper. They have had two keepers this season and by all accounts neither have been reliable, so they're hoping it'll be third time lucky!

Anyone interested please contact Lee O'neill on 07848402470 or email @ stiffyoneill@yahoo.co.uk

Published: 06 February 2013


The next week of fixtures, February 17th, have now been confirmed and can be viewed in the usual place.

In the Premier Division Cup teams will play each other once, with the top four going into a draw to make up the semi-finals. Shared expenses in these games as per usual in TSFL cup games, with the home team responsible for the pitch and payments.

No friendly game for East Kent College on this weekend as no spare teams available.

Published: 05 February 2013


Westgate Social Club FC are actively looking for new experienced players to join an up coming football team.
Westgate Social Club FC has a good group of lads and anyone who is interested will be made very welcome by the whole team.
Anyone interested should contact Lee Martin on 07985 612649 or send the club an e-mail at lee.hula@yahoo.co.uk.

Published: 03 February 2013


All league and cup results are now in and can be viewed in the usual way.

Important - Jackey Bakers

Thanet Leisureforce have recently painted the dressing rooms at Jackey Bakers. Can all teams using the facilities note not to remove the mud from your boots using the dressing room walls or using the showers to clean your boots. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Important - Birchington

There is still a problem with parking at Birchington, please park with consideration for the local residents and not to block access. We are at risk of losing Birchington if this continues.

Published: 13 January 2013


Please find attached information about our new FREE 'Sport 4 Life' activities aimed at anyone aged 16+.  The FREE programme will be launching next week and will run for 8 weeks to encourage sedentary participants to get involved in sport.

Futsal is a sport  the council are keen to develop locally and keen to boost the numbers for the first campaign.  As well as Futsal they also have a range of activities on offer so click on the link to find out more.

Sport 4 Life A5 Jan13.pdf

Published: 11 January 2013

Hon.League Secretary - Matt Dixon
65 Balcomb Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 3XJ