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Junior Club of the Year
Junior Club of the Year - Sponsored by Flip Out
Awarded to clubs demonstrating excellence in management,
development and competition in the last year.
Questions considered when judging a nomination are:
- What have been the club's competitive successes?
- What demonstrable growth in participation has there been?
- What plan exists for future development of the club?
- Does the club have a good committee structure?
- Is the club applying for, or does it already have, national
governing body accreditation or Clubmark?
- Is there a demonstrable commitment to developing
- Is there a strong commitment to developing a successful junior
section that encourages children to take part in sport?
- Does the club provide a safe environment for children to enjoy
Gold - Anchorians Football Club
Since October 2014 Anchorians has continued to
develop, diversify and grow to offer as many playing opportunities
as possible. The club was awarded the Kent FA Charter Standard
Community Club of the year award in 2015, the second time in three
years the club achieved this accolade. Anchorians 500 young
players make up 43 of the 50 teams within the club. The girls
section has been at the heart of the club’s growth. Known as
the Angels, it is the biggest girls club in Kent, boasting 16 teams
from under 8s to under 18s.
Silver - Holcombe Hockey
Over the past two seasons the junior section
has increased by over 100 members, with 50 new junior players
already signing up this season after Team GB success in Rio.
The club committee has implemented parental team managers at each
age group, keeping parents up-to-date and involved with club
activities. At over 300 members strong, Holcombe HC’s junior
section is the largest it has ever been and for the first time in
our history, Holcombe HC junior section was able to field at least
one team in every age group last season.
Bronze - Medway
Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club
In the last two years Medway Mermaids
Synchronised Swimming Club has continued to grow and develop. In
2014 Mermaids had 23 swimmers. At the time of judging there
are 32 swimmers, the youngest being 8 years old. The club has
achieved this by endeavouring to raise the profile of synchro in
Medway. In Kent Championships Mermaids won a total of 40
medals. They competed at national age groups in December 2014
and are returning this year with two teams.