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MMKSFL and Kent Sands receive Kent FA awards

The MMKSFL and Kent Sands Utd pick up League and Club of the Year for 2020

The League were delighted to have been nominated and win the Kent FA League of the Year award for 2020. League Chairman David Boughton and League Secretary Steve Taylor were presented the award in a Covid friendly ceremony at the Kent FA HQ on Thursday 1st April. The league's Charter Standard project and support for clubs was a highlighting factor for the league who have enhanced their offer to adult grassroots clubs over the last two years. The "All Around The Leagues" podcast published by SELK was also highlighted along with funding opportunities and CPD for clubs. David Boughton said he was "Delighted and extremely proud" of the work achieved, and spoke f the team effort from the League Committee all the way down to club officials and players, all of which have embraced and supported the recent positive changes.


It was a double celebration for the League, as one of it's member clubs Kent Sands Utd. were also awarded Club of the Year earlier in the day. The team who have been recognised nationally for their community work and team ethos joined the MMKSFL in 2018. League Secretary Steve Taylor said he was "Honoured that they chose to join us" and spoke about the mental health work the team have undertaken as part of their community offer. 


Podcast Host Ian Knight caught up with League officials David Boughton and Steve Taylor, along with Jordan Glen from Kent Sands in a exclusive Podcast which was released at 4pm that day by the SELK Podcast. Ian talks to the winners to get their thoughts on the awards, the current season and all things football. Visit the SELK Podcast section of the website to listen to this interview. 

MMKSFL season set to restart early April

With grassroots football allowed to return from Monday, 29 March, the league has posted its opening weekend of fixtures of the restart, which feature all teams and will be on Sunday, 11 April 2021.


Kent Sands v Invicta Sunday will be the first game of the re-start, scheduled on Good Friday (the weekend before) due to fixture congestion, with all sides then starting on the following weekend. 


The remaining fixtures for the season will be posted on Monday, 22 March and will run every weekend until the end of June. Teams are reminded that no team football (training or matches) should be played before restrictions are lifted by the Government and Football Association. 

MMKSFL Clubs Vote to Extend Season
The result of the SGM vote to continue the league until the end of June 2021 was a carried by a large majority this week as results were published to clubs on Friday evening.

This means that subject to all restrictions being unlocked by the government in line with the estimated timelines forecast the MMKSFL season will resume on Good Friday with a single fixture, then a full weekend of fixtures on Sunday, 11 April 2021. The season will then continue until the end of June.

Keep an eye on the social media account and website, as the first set of fixtures will be released on Monday, 15 March 2020 and there is some more good news for the league on the horizon.

We ask all teams to remember that you shouldn't be participating in any team football activity until Monday, 29 March at the earliest. We're also expecting updates from the Kent FA and National FA on the current Covid-19 guidelines.. 
MMKSFL Teams feature on latest SELK show

SELK Host Andrew Wheaton hosted "The Big Interview" with guests that included Marden Chairman Danny Bird, White Horse Manager Ian Knight and Kent Sands Manager Mike Pollard. They discuss the latest at their clubs, the league, as well as the impact of lockdown and the mental health of players. 


You can find the link to this podcast and all the other podcasts featuring MMKSFL for the 2020/21 season in the SELK Podcast section of the website. If you would like your club or an individual featured on the podcast, please let us know via the submission form on the 

the SELK Podcast page.
League Update - Returning to football

The League Committee have released an update about the return to the 20/21 season

As the time approaches when the Government are preparing to announce their plans about getting the Country back open for business again, the League have discussed ways to finish the 2020/21 season.


It's anticipated that Schools will be returning around the 8th March, which will hopefully lead to the unlocking of other activities including grassroots football. The league are looking at managing fixtures, venues and dates every few weeks to try to get the best possible solution to finishing the League by 31st May 2021.


Once the Government and FA release restrictions, it will mean all scheduled fixtures must be played, including any double headers. Unfulfilled fixture will be dealt with in the usual manner via the League Committee and Discipline Panel. The league are aware that clubs would like to get some game time under their belts before recommencing but it's envisaged that this is a luxury that wont be possible given the severe time restraints in place.


Given the time restrictions it has been decided by the Management Committee that all Cup competitions for the 2020/21 season have now been cancelled. The League Committee will issue further updates as announcements are made by the Government, National and County FA.


League pay tribute to president Mick Filmer

Tributes have been paid to MMKSFL president who has died aged 70

The news that Mick Filmer passed away was met with sadness by clubs, officials and the league committee. Mick was described as “a person we all looked up to, a true friend and colleague and incredibly well respected” by league chairman David Boughton. Filmer was an excellent footballer in his younger days and his goalkeeper skills meant he was in huge demand, plying his trade on a Saturday and Sunday in Maidstone.

“His real passion, though, was becoming a referee,” said Boughton. “He picked up his whistle when he was 30, going on to referee for over 30 years. So many players and club officials will have come in contact with him, and no one had anything but kind words. He was so well-liked.” Filmer became the league referees officer in 2008, a position he held for 10 years, before becoming president. Boughton said: “Having personally known Mick for 35 years, he wanted the best for everyone.


“A thoroughly decent man, held in the highest regard, and is irreplaceable in his contribution to football in Maidstone.” League secretary Steve Taylor holds fond memories of Filmer, who was known for his dislike of the cold and talking football with a bottle of Coke in his hand. “Mick was a lovely bloke, an all-round decent guy,” said Taylor. “He was great with the new refs, always very encouraging. “He’s say before the game, ‘Do your best, don’t let them get you down’ and after the game he’d be the first one to ask how it had gone.

“Everyone has their memories of Mick. I always remember he never used to drink. “He’d be sat talking about his beloved Man United with a full-fat bottle of Coke. He wouldn’t drink anything else. It had to be full-fat Coke and it had to be out of a bottle, it couldn’t be a can. “Another thing is he never liked refereeing in the cold weather - there wasn’t an ounce of fat on him and it used to cut him in half. “He’d have his gloves and about three jumpers on. He’d still get out and watch, all wrapped up, but he much preferred refereeing when it was warm! He’ll be sorely missed."

The funeral will be held on Friday, 26 February 2021, with limited numbers attending the funeral due to current restrictions. The funeral procession will be doing a lap of Bearsted Green at 9.45am and those wishing to pay their respects can stand along the route if they wish.

A page has been set up for those wishing to donate to a memorial for Mick. Many individuals and organisations have made contributions to this already, and it is suggested that a memorial bench will be erected on Bearsted Green, a place that was close to Mick's heart. If you'd wish to make a donation - please visit the Go Fund Me page.
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 MAGIC OF THE CUP 

Challenge Cup
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Consolation Cup
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Challenge Cup

Consists of all teams from MMKSFL which always provides great cup matches and some upsets throughout the season. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the 2020/21 season this cup competition has been cancelled.

Presidents A Cup
Teams from the upper divisions of the league are placed in this competition to compete in a top tier cup. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the 2020/21 season this cup competition has been cancelled.
Presidents B Cup
Teams from the lower divisions of the league are pitted against each other to provide a path to finals night. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the 2021 season this cup competition has been cancelled.

Consolation Cup
Teams knocked out of the first round of the Challenge Cup continue move into the Consolation Cup.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the 2020/21 season this cup competition has been cancelled.
Invitation Cup
Selected teams from the lower division are drawn with teams from the U18 league to support transition to MMKSFL Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the 2020/21 season this cup competition has been cancelled.

About Us

Established in 1962, the Maidstone & Mid Kent Sunday League has been facilitating local football for over 60 years. Affliated with the Kent FA, and now recognised as a Charter Standard League, we strive to offer the best experience for all clubs, players and officials as we look to raise the bar for grassroots football.