31 January 2017
Kent Reliance has been serving the Kent community since 1847 and the Kent FA has been serving the grassroots football community since 1881 so it seemed a natural fit for us to work together towards a common community purpose.
As the headline partner for 20 County Cups, we sponsor grass roots football across Kent and cater for all standards from professional clubs to local amateur teams. The competitions, which feature over 1,000 football teams, include Men and Women's cups through to Senior and Disability categories - watch our video below to see how we are working with the Kent FA to support sport in Kent.
Kent Reliance and the Kent FA from Kent Reliance on Vimeo.
Kent Reliance also provides additional support through Personal Development Training Centres (PDCs) for Girls and Disability groups which includes coaching, kits and funding to improve the standard of girls and disability grassroots football in Kent. This support has enabled the transition of young players to elite football as well as providing a community exit route for players leaving the elite talent pathway.
The opportunity to trail and play within the Kent Reliance Disability PDC has seen a 20% increase in disabled football players playing in the Kent Disability Football League, with six players selected to attend FA Regional Impairment Football Talent Camps and one player selected to represent the England Cerebral Palsy team. From the Kent Reliance Girls PDC, three girls progressed to play for Gillingham Girls Centre of Excellence, one girl signed for Millwall FC, eight girls now represent their districts and three players now play for Kent Schools’ FA.
Outside of football, we also sponsor the Kent County Cricket Club Academy, helping the club to continue to produce some of the best cricketing talent in the country.