Home   Ashford   Sport   Article

Kent Girls & Ladies Football League team Kennington under-12s take title in their first season together

Kennington Juniors under-12 Girls have been crowned champions on average points in their debut season.

The Kent Girls & Ladies Football League decided to finalise placing on average points per game following the FA's decision to cancel all remaining fixtures.

Kennington under-12 Gitls (34267709)
Kennington under-12 Gitls (34267709)

There was just one game left for Kennington, a winner-takes all match against Margate, but that fixture was called off just two days before it was scheduled to be played, on Mother's Day.

It meant Kennington, who were playing in their first season as a competitive team, clinched the title ahead of Margate by just 0.3 of a point.

But having beaten their league rivals earlier in the season and also defeating them in the cup, they felt justified in being crowned champions.

One of their players was just a goal off making it 60 in total. Her 59 goals came in 15 matches. Half of their players were playing up a year.

Kennington under-12 Gitls (34267711)
Kennington under-12 Gitls (34267711)

The team are managed by Adam Ransley and he said: "I feel really proud of what the girls have done, they have been really good and worked hard to have got where they are.

"We also want to thank our sponsors for all their support - County Square, Andy Davis and Rift Tax Credits."

Ransley's daughter Kaelyn was a major factor in the team being formed. She had been playing for Crystal Palace but missed playing with her mates. So a team was put together.

After winning four of the five summer tournaments they played in, they asked the KGLF League if they could go into Division 2, rather than the third division, which would be usual for new teams. They were eventually placed in Division 1 - the top division - and they smashed it.

The team are now looking for additional players for next season, please call Adam on 07960 015616 for more information.

Read more sports news from Kent

More by this author

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More