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A Message from Jack Edmeads


I'm taking part in a charity boxing match. It is for cancer research and all ticket and donations go to the charity.
It takes place on Sunday 2nd April at the Mecure Hotel, next to Brands Hatch.
I'm currently going through 8 weeks worth of training with boxing coaches in prepartion. The event is a black tie event and tickets can be bought for  £20: 
or i can get them at training to avoid the booking fee.
Chaps well done again 
Our last drop off in Mumbai . We deposited the kit and some books pens and sweets to their HQ in Mumbai on our last  day in India . The charity takes in street kids between 5-15 . Especially young girls who have been rescued from brothels and sexual exploitation. 

Dear Mr. Keith McGinn,

Thank you very much for choosing to support our NGO and making the special effort to visit our office with gifts for the children of our projects.

Unfortunately on the day of your visit I was away at one of our many projects and did not get a chance to meet you. However my staff gave me all the information about you.

The gifts that you brought have been distributed amongst the kids of our Street Children Project and were hugely appreciated by all. Am attaching a few pictures taken at the time of distribution, as well as some of our boys playing football. I cannot express in words  how happy they were, but the pictures say it all !

Thank you for your generous gesture and hope you will continue to support us in future too. Our website is and our Facebook page is

Please follow us on Facebook and share information about us with your friends. When you are in Mumbai and would like to visit any of our projects, please let me know and I would be happy to take you around personally.

Thanks and warm regards,

Smita Venkat
Maharashtra State Women's Council

Kent County League Division One East

Updated Saturday 18 February, 2017



    P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Hawkinge Town 13 9 1 3 35 16 19 28
2 New Romney 12 7 3 2 25 14 11 24
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3 Kings Hill 14 7 2 5 28 26 2 23
4 Ide Hill 13 6 3 4 31 25 6 21
5 East Kent College 10 6 2 2 33 17 16 20
6 K Sports Reserves 16 6 2 8 33 43 -10 20
7 Rolvenden 14 6 2 6 28 31 -3 19
8 Hollands & Blair Reserves 13 6 0 7 23 24 -1 17
9 Deal Community Sports 14 4 1 9 23 39 -16 13
10 Sutton Athletic Reserves 12 3 2 7 25 26 -1 11
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11 South Darenth 11 1 2 8 14 37 -23 5

First Team Fixtures

Division One Central & East

SAT 18 MAR 2017 14:45
Hollands & Blair Reserves -v- Ide Hill

Status: Normal
Venue: Star Meadow Sports Club #1
SAT 25 MAR 2017 14:45
Deal Community Sports -v- Ide Hill

Status: Normal
Venue: Betteshanger Sports & Social Club #1





First Team Match Report

Ide Hill 5 - K Sports Reserves 0
3 December, 2016
Kent County League-Division One Central & East


BY Gary Wright

Ide Hill shook off the malaise of last week and thumped five goals past their opponents K Sports Reserves, and kept a clean sheet too. A great day at the office for Ide Hill but not K Sports, formality known as APM FC, who were outplayed in all areas.

Ide Hill set the tempo high from the off and forced their opponents to defend deep and make mistakes under the pressure they applied. It was relentless, pulsating football played at pace with plenty of passing and movement. A great team effort and some strong individual performances.

The front two strikers Tom Wright and Callum Heath led the charge with everyone getting involved and backing up. Midfielder Craig Jackson went close with a header, right winger Jack Edmeads was a thorn in K Sports defence and on the opposite side Shaun Boyle slipped in plenty of chances. 

His cut back and pass across the area led to the first goal after twenty minutes. Edmeads latched on to it and hit the ball sweetly to the far right of the goalie. The second soon followed as Wright and Heath tussled for the ball in the area and it ran clear for Boyle to tap home.

Two nil and K Sports were struggling to get into the game. They were outpaced and Ide Hill offered them very little at the back. Goalkeeper Mike McKay was in a not to be beaten frame of mind and in central defence Phil Alteraic was in solid form with Charlie James calmly and unassumingly going about his work. They make a good pairing supported by the attackingly minded, menacing full backs Luke Steggle and Ben Pearson.

Ide Hill’s verve in the second half again left their opponents stranded. There was one change, James Keyworth replacing Luke Steggle at left back highlighting the competition in defence. Ide Hill attacked in waves and the third goal came from midfielder George Kensell’s run down the right. From his position close to the half way line Wright spotted the opportunity and surged forward to meet the cross with a great well timed run and squeeze home last defender and keeper.

K Sports made substitutions and changes but were unable to influence the game. Heath made several good runs and the defence was reduced to cutting him short with tackles that deserved the bookings the referee awarded. 

Ide Hill were able to make their own changes with Tom Overy coming on at right back and Steve McGinn replacing Kensell who is playing himself back into form after his lengthy layoff through injury. Rob Piper replaced Heath yet none of the changes disrupted their domination.

Goal number four came from Edmeads' free kick outside and to the right of the box and if it was helped along with a slight deflection it was still deserved. There was a late flurry by K Sports as they looked to at least score but Ide Hill’s defence was not to be breached and the game ended with McGinn’s long distance lob that sweetly beat the keeper. As the ball cleared from a corner he let it bounce once, steadied himself and stuck with intent from thirty yards. 

A good way to end a powerful performance that lifts Ide Hill into third place in the league and in touching distance of the leaders.

Kings Hill 1- Ide Hill 2
Bill Manklow Inter Regional Challenge Cup
5 November, 2016


BY Gary Wright

This truly was a game of two distinct halves. In the first Ide Hill dominated and deserved their two goal lead but in the second they faded as Kings Hill motored but failed to bounce back despite their best efforts. For this credit goes to Ide Hill who this season have played with great resilience and all round strength. Snatching victories and earning draws that a season or two ago they failed to do. 

Both teams attacked from the whistle but Ide Hill soon settled into a routine of pass and move play that saw them own the midfield and suppress Kings Hill’s flair. They forced their opponents to play deep enabling wingers Shaun Boyle and Columb Grant space to push on in support of the up-front pairing of Tom Wright and Callum Heath, who increasingly link well together. 

Heath’s pace and darting play is well suited to Wright’s well timed runs and eye for goal. With twenty five minutes gone Boyle back-heeled to Heath who slipped the ball across Kings Hill’s area for Wright to side step his marker and angle home low and hard pass the keeper.

Although Ide Hill had the greater possession King’s Hill had their moments but the defence did well to snuff out the danger. Captain Phil Alteraic commanded the back four with Charlie James in support and Ben Pearson alongside him tirelessly working the line and linking with the midfield pairing of Jack Edmeads and Craig Jackson. Mention also to left back Luke Steggle who looks stronger every game he plays.

Ide Hill’s second goal came with ten minutes left as Heath again picked up the ball on the right and passed across the area to an open space. Grant saw the chance, controlled the ball and hit a sweet shot home.

The half time talk was of the need to push on and not allow their opponents early chances to strike back. Only one change was made with James Keyworth taking over from Steggle at left back, making a promising start on his debut. 

King’s Hill reversed the play and kicked off with energy and pace Ide Hill struggled to deal with in the opening fifteen minutes. Their substitutions and greater defensive pressure created chances with Ide Hill offering little in return as they were overrun.

They looked dangerous and scored with twenty two minutes on the clock. Keeper Mike McKay made several good blocks but there was little he could to this time.

Shortly after Heath was clattered and had to come off with a leg injury. Ide Hill switched to  a 4-5-1 formation with Wright upfront. 

Steve McGinn moved into midfield to help stifle attacks and made his presence known with a intuitive block on the line to stop a certain goal.
Rather than wilt Ide Hill’s squad has strength in depth and does not crumble easily. They absorbed Kings Hill’s pressure, closing them down and battling as a team to hold on to their lead and a well deserved victory despite a frenetic last ten minutes and a severe blow to Pearson's manhood. 

King’s Hill may feel they deserved a point but Ide Hill most definitely merited the win.


Sevenoaks & District


League 3

Updated Saturday 18 February, 2017



    P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Wilderpark 12 9 1 2 28 15 13 28
2 The Bull, Horton Kirby 13 8 3 2 38 20 18 27
3 Kingsdown Racers 12 5 4 3 35 19 16 19
4 Ide Hill Reserves 11 5 2 4 28 19 9 17
5 Woodlands Reserves 13 4 2 7 27 44 -17 14
6 St Lawerence Reserves 8 3 2 3 16 20 -4 11
7 Seal Reserves 13 3 2 8 30 39 -9 11
8 Otford United 3rd 12 2 0 10 16 42 -26 6

Ide Hill Reserves Fixtures

SAT 18 MAR 2017 
      Fisher Shield Semi-Finals
      Boro Lane or Westerham Vs Ide Hill Reserves
     SAT 25 MAR 2017
     Ide Hill Reserves Vs Woodlands Reserves

Ide Hill Reserves

Ide Hill Reserves 6    Saint Lawerence Reserves 2


17 September, 2016


BY Ben Buhagiar


Ide Hill Reserves welcomed Saint Lawrence Reserves to Wrotham School 3G pitch for the 2nd league feature of the season. With new manager Billy Cornwell absent, veteran and team captain Nick Capon took charge for the day. 

The reserves kicked off in an unfamiliar 352 formation and took their time to get a grip of the game. It was a scrappy first half performance from both teams and Ide Hill were struggling to string more than 2 passes together but against the run of play they took the lead through a Dean Taylor goal. Moments later centre back George Winstone delivered a free kick into box for Sam Coleman to calmly take down on his chest and spectacularly volley into the net making the score 2-0. The first half ended with the visitors claiming a goal back as goal keeper Charlie Bush let slip of a direct free kick and allowing Saint Lawrence back into the game. The first half ended 2-1, which flattered the home team with an unimpressive performance. 

Stand in manager Nick Capon made a tactical change at half time and reverted to a traditional 4411 formation. Ben Buhagiar came on at left back for Dave Lansley and Nathan came on for Dean Taylor to take up the right wing position. 
Early into the half left back Ben Buhagiar intercepted a ball in the 18 yard box but instead of simply clearing the ball, he ridiculously opted to dribble across his own box, taking on the opposition striker, losing the ball and giving away a penalty. Comparisons to Titus Bramble were mentioned around the ground. Despite the goal keepers best efforts, the opposition were back into the match with the score at 2-2. 

Thankfully minutes later through some skilful dribbling from striker Nick Capon, Ide Hill were back in the lead with the score at 3-2. It didn't take long for the home team to increase their lead through some quick passing down the left flank with Ben Buhagiar, James Cooke, Andy Rudden and new addition Raj Phull linking up nicely for Nathan to slot home. 
Ide Hill continued to pile forward and soon got a fifth goal through Nick Capon beating the keeper again and in the final minutes of the match, Sam Coleman cushioned down a header for Andy Rudden to volley into the net. 

The final score finished 6-2 to Ide Hill reserves which was a well deserved victory. Special mentions to new central midfield Raj Phull who took to the game well and a man of the match performance from George Winstone who controlled the defence.

Just look at our new kit!

Ide Hill FC are pleased to announce the new adult kit for season 2016-2017 .


Thanks to the continued magnificent sponsorship of FMS ( Financial Management services) and GWA ( Gary Wright Associates) 

Billy Cornwell - Reserve Team Manager

Billy has recently returned to Ide Hill after a leave of absence. Having previously played at the club for around 8 years, injury has taken him into management, making this his first full managerial role.


He also brings a wealth of playing knowledge having played in Kent Youth teams and also Kent League as an adult with Ide Hill. 


Pre-Season Training

Ide Hill beat Kemsing 2-1 to win the Sevenoaks Senior Charity Cup. A great day for the Club. 

A full match report will follow.


Ide Hill proved too strong for Kemsing as they came from behind to win the Sevenoaks Senior Charity Cup at Greatness Park on Good Friday. 


After a faltering start and at half time being a goal down Ide Hill came back stonger and proved too much for their opponents. A well worked free kick was rammed home by Shaun Boyle and he linked up well with striker Tom Wright who scored the second.


A great day with fantatsic support from a crowd of close to three hundred. It was a real club day with the mini teams all there to join in the fun and celebrations.


Thanks to everyone for their support and congratulations to the first team squad for their great win.


​League leaders New Romney nearly come unstuck against a battling ten man Ide Hill


Ide Hill's cracking first half performance stunned league leaders New Romney as they were outplayed in every department. They were second to everything and two rocket shots from midfielders Jack Edmeads and Craig Jackson gave them the lead.


But things changed quickly in the second half as Rob Piper was red carded for tripping New Romney's striker in a goal scoring position in the penalty area. Keeper Mike McKay stopped the shot but New Romney pounced on the rebound to score. They pulled another back and an unfortunate own goal gave them the lead.


Ide Hill's battling saw them dominate large parts of the second half but they had to concede the points.


A full report will be available in the websites Match Centre shortly.



First team reach the final of the Sevenoaks Senior Charity Cup for the fouth successive season


Ide Hill's convincing 3-1 win over Farnborough OB Guild meant they reach the final again. Goals from George Kensell, Columb Grant and Tom Wright secured the win and Ide Hill's defence had a stand out game.


A battling effort from Ide Hill that Farnborough simply could not handle and a well derserved win to cap a series of successful qualifying games aganst strong opponents and another final appearance on Good Finday 25 March


A full report will be available in the websites Match Centre shortly.


First team turn tables against APM Contrast following recent defeat


Ide Hill were almost unrecognisable from the recent defeat to this weekend's opposition as they played a fluid passing game from defence to attack, creating chances regularly and remaining resolute at the back.


The pick of the goals came from central midfielder Craig Jackson with a dipping first time drive struck from outside the box.


In a noteworthy defensive performance captain Phil Alteirac, suffering from flu this week, stood out for his reading of the game - ceasing the visitor's moves before they gained momentum.


Hill's 14 man squad was their best of the season with a well established starting 11 and most bases covered on the bench. This was reflected by a performance described by Hill's management as the most impressive so far this season.


A full report will be available in the websites Match Centre shortly.

Magpies Receive New Jackets

The Ide Hill Magpies have received brand new sports jackets courtesy of Nigel Hill at Clearwater Marine Services.


Ide Hill FC's next generation of superstars can be seen in the accompanying photo showing off their new coats which come in good time as the colder weather arrives with some rainy match days ahead.


The club wishes to thank Nigel and Clearwater Marine Services for their generous support.

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About Ide Hill FC

Ide Hill FC are a charter standard club who play in the Kent County League and the Sevenoaks & District League. They were formed in 1923 and became an affiliated member of the FA in 1924. The football club's home pitch is located behind The Cock Inn pub in the picturesque village of Ide Hill and is reported to be the highest football pitch in Kent. Read more

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