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Last season's play-off finalists Folkestone Invicta will start the new Ryman League Division 1 South season away to Three Bridges on August 9.
Three Kent clubs are at home on the opening day.
Tim Dixon's first game in charge of Hythe Town will be against Burgess Hill Town at Reachfields, while a new era for Whitstable Town starts when Jim and Danny Ward's new-look side host Walton & Hersham.
Elsewhere, Faversham Town are at home to Worthing.
Herne Bay travel to Carshalton Athletic on the opening day, Sittingbourne go to Corinthian Casuals and Ramsgate are away to Whyteleafe.
Just three days later, on August 12, come the first Kent derbies of the season.
Folkestone entertain Faversham at the Fullicks Stadium and Herne Bay host Hythe.
More derbies follow on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25. They are Faversham v Herne Bay, Folkestone v Sittingbourne and Whitstable v Ramsgate.
And the pick of the fixtures are on Boxing Day.
Faversham and Sittingbourne contest the Swale derby at Salters Lane and local rivals Whitstable and Herne Bay go head-to-head at Winch's Field, although the biggest Christmas crowd is likely to be at the Fullicks Stadium, where Folkestone clash with Hythe.
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