After a great season, the Kings Hill Football Club celebrated the end of the footballing year with its usual Fun Day event which included mini tournaments, raffle, barbecue and the all-important trophies for each player.
The Club was founded in 2003 when two fathers from Kings Hill decided to enter a team in the Invicta Primary League. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has over 250 enthusiastic boys and girls as members, fields 18 teams from Under 6s to Under 16s across three leagues and has over 50 volunteers.
The Club is fortunate to have local sponsors, one of which is Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, and managing director Andrew Blevins was on hand to present two annual awards.
He presented the Achievement Cup to the Under 9s FC team for coming second in their division and runner up in the league cup final – a great achievement for their first year in competitive football.
The Endeavour Shield was awarded to the Under 16s for showing great spirit after an unsuccessful season last year and players and coaches showed great effort all round.
Jim Huckett, vice chairman of KHFC said: ”The teams have had an enjoyable season with some winning their divisions, making it to Cup Finals and gaining promotion, but, more importantly, it’s about being part of a team and having fun which, as a grassroots community club, is our priority.
“Another plus for this season was that several of our referees took their exams and are now fully qualified, which means that a lot of our teams will be able to have dedicated KHFC refs. The club continues to grow with 30 new players every season – most age groups now have waiting lists as we can only accommodate so many.
“We are grateful to Andrew Blevins and the staff at Liberty for their continued support and the provision of the Kings Hill pitches. We are also thankful to the Parish Council and the local schools for their on-going support. With the revised plans for Heath Farm now submitted, we look forward to it becoming a reality, providing us with a permanent new home with some of the best facilities in Kent.”
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, said that he was delighted to have been asked to present some of the awards. “As developers we are part of the community and enjoy being involved and supporting clubs and organisations where we can.
“The wonderful thing about football is that it is a particularly inclusive sport and you only have to look at the large numbers of children involved and the rate of growth to see just how inclusive it is. We are continuing our sponsorship of the club and wish it a very successful next season.”
Liberty also sponsors the Kings Hill Tennis Academy at the David Lloyd Centre as well as many other local initiatives.
Kings Hill is set in 800 acres near West Malling and is just two miles from junction 4 of the M20. It was a former airfield and is now home to around 6,500 residents and more than 100 businesses employing some 5,000 people.
There is an 18 hole golf course, cricket pitch, David Lloyd leisure centre, further recreation and sports amenities, schools and a village centre with shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a surgery, vets and opticians.
For more information visit www.kings-hill.com
Notes to Editors:
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd (formerly Rouse Kent Ltd) is a subsidiary of US-based Liberty Property Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty Property Trust owns and manages more than 700 properties totalling 80 million sq ft, accommodating 2,000 occupiers and has a market capitalisation of $6.5 billion.
Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council have formed a collaborative public/private sector “partnership” having entered into a Development Agreement to create an exemplar mixed-use community. Kings Hill is the County’s flagship development for attracting inward investment and promoting regional economic growth and it also seeks to deliver in all areas of existing and evolving Government policy priorities.
Liberty Property Trust UK is developing Kings Hill as a rapidly growing new community combining commercial, residential, educational, retail, community, sports and leisure uses within 800 acres of highly landscaped low density park land. The US inspired concept aims to promote quality of life and provide a unique environment in which people can live, work, play and study. In addition to providing accommodation for SME’s, Kings Hill also attracts significant international tenants such as Barclays, Jupiter, Rail Europe, Cabot Financial, Man Group, Genzyme Diagnostics and Kimberly-Clark.
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd is also developing iCO Didsbury Point business park in Manchester – www.ico-office.com, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus adjacent Addenbrooke’s Hospital – www.cambridgebiomedicalcampus.com and Blythe Valley Park in the West Midlands – www.blythevalleypark.com.
For further information, please contact:
Alison Hardy, Maxim on 01892 513033 / Alison@maxim-pr.co.uk