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“CHAPPO” PICKS UP TWO AWARDS AT “VIRTUAL” PRESENTATION EVENING

“CHAPPO” PICKS UP TWO AWARDS AT “VIRTUAL” PRESENTATION EVENING

The Hoops held their end –of-season “presentation evening” on Friday but, like so much else at the moment, it took place in unusual circumstances. Because a clubhouse gathering was not possible assistant-manager Steve King instead set up an online “virtual” presentation evening involving various players, board members and volunteers,  and it was particularly pleasing to […]

HOOPS’ ATTENDANCES IN TOP-50 IN STEP 5/6 LEAGUES

HOOPS’ ATTENDANCES IN TOP-50 IN STEP 5/6 LEAGUES

The Hoops’ average attendance of 187 in this truncated season was the 48th highest across all the Step 5/6 leagues in the country according to the “NonLeagueMatters” website.Jersey Bulls, playing their first season in the Cherry Red Combined Counties League, led the way with an average of 697 followed by Stockton Town with 493 and […]

TWENTY YEARS ON…

TWENTY YEARS ON…

Twenty years on, Terry Martin remains the only captain of a Kent club to have lifted a winners’ trophy at Wembley, and here, in an interview with Mike Green, chief football writer for the Kent Sports News website (www.kentsportsnews.com), the Hoops skipper relives his memories of that special day.   “I’m surprised if I’m honest,” Terry […]

TOMMY SAMPSON – “WE WERE LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE”

TOMMY SAMPSON – “WE WERE LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE”

Although it’s difficult to predict anything with confidence during the current times one thing is certain: Tommy Sampson will be marking the 20th anniversary of the club’s FA Vase triumph on Wednesday by re-living once again that momentous day at Wembley . The man who was in charge of the team on May 6th, 2000 […]

CHIPPENHAM TOWN 0 DEAL TOWN 1 (A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE)

CHIPPENHAM TOWN 0 DEAL TOWN 1 (A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE)

To help mark the 20th anniversary of the Hoops’ FA Vase triumph today here is the match report by the “East Kent Mercury” sports editor at the time, Graham Jones, reproduced by kind permission of the Kent Messenger Group Roly Graham swung his leg at a cross with only three minutes left on the clock in […]

THE NIGHT THE HOOPS FACED SEVERAL “BIG NAMES” AT THE CHARLES GROUND

THE NIGHT THE HOOPS FACED SEVERAL “BIG NAMES” AT THE CHARLES GROUND

If you had to pick a game during the Hoops’ long history that featured the most “big names” amongst the opposition it would be the friendly match which took place against Coventry City at the Charles Ground on November 20th 1984. The match was arranged as part of the deal that took Spencer Creedon, the […]

COLIN ADAMS – “I WAS THERE WHEN WE WON KENT LEAGUE CUP IN 1958”

COLIN ADAMS – “I WAS THERE WHEN WE WON KENT LEAGUE CUP IN 1958”

When it comes to compiling a list of long-standing Hoops supporters the name of Colin Adams would be right up near the top. Colin has been coming to the Charles Ground for over 60 years and, apart from watching the action on the pitch, he has served continually on the ‘Board’ for over 45 years […]

MY FIRST VISIT TO THE CHARLES GOUND

MY FIRST VISIT TO THE CHARLES GOUND

During lockdown a few of our supporters have decided to share with us their first game they experienced at the Charles Ground..this week is our avid supporter Phil Chalk ⚽️🖤🤍 “Firstly thanks must go to Eric Diver, Paul Bates and finally Colin Adams for dotting the “eyes” and crossing the “teas” to help me put this […]