|Fixtures Secretary||Phil Gurr
|Correspondence address:||14 Blackburn Road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7RJ|
|Colours:||Shirts, Socks: Burgundy; Shorts: Burgendy; Keeper Shirt: Yellow|
|Change strip:||Shirts & Shorts: Green; Socks: Green; Keeper Shirt: Blue|
|Midweek home games:||Wednesday|
|Matchday pass numbers:||Away = 151-156 All = 157-158|
|Brief Directions:||Car – Set your SatNav to ME9 8AD (will take you past our entrance on the left so keep alert!) ME9 8AG (will take you into the Kent Science Park so ignore it when the voice tells you turn right but go up the hill and turn left into the ground!)
From the M2 exit at Junction 5 or the M20 at junction 7 take the A249 towards Sheerness. If you have taken the A249 from the M20 go straight across the roundabout after approximately 3 miles. Leave A249 at the A2 turn off (this is the first junction after the M2). Go up the raised section to the Key Street roundabout and take the A2 to Sittingbourne.
Cars: After about a mile turn right at Adeleide Drive (just past Wickes). Go to end of road and turn left (into Borden Lane) and then immediate right (into Homewood Drive). At end of road turn right into Ufton Lane. At end of road by the pub turn right into Park Road (Becomes Gore Court Road). At mini roundabout go straight on into Woodstock Road, Woodstock Road becomes Ruins Barn Road.
When houses disappear after, approximately half a mile, turn left (signposted Kent Science Park) into Broadoak Road. Go down hill pass the Science Park on right (SAT NAV WILL TRY TO TAKE YOU INTO SCIENCE PARK). Carry on up the hill for another 50 yards, turn left into the car park of Woodstock Park.
Canterbury City - A History
n the early days it was Canterbury Waverley FC who competed in the Kent League between 1924-39 but we were reformed after the war, as Canterbury City FC in 1947 playing at Bretts Sports Ground in Wincheap. Matches were played in the Kent League, until 1959 when we had one season in the Metropolitan League at Kingsmead Stadium and gained promotion to the Southern League for 1960.
During the 1960s City twice reached the first round of the FA Cup. In 1964 we lost 0-6 at home to Torquay United before a Club record of 3001 and in 1968 were vey unlucky to lose away 0-1 to Swindon Town, who with goal scorer Don Rogers, later went on in the League Cup to beat Arsenal 3-1 in the memorable final.
City struggled in the Southern League through the 70s and 80s and with financial pressure mounting in the 90s and the sale of the Kingsmead Stadium by owners Canterbury City Council, the Club became homeless. We returned to the Kent League, but after two consecutive seasons of finishing bottom, the Club folded in 2001.
In 2007 the Club was revived and became the first Club in the country to be formed as a CIC (Community Interest Company). We won promotion from the Kent County League Division 2 East in our first season and secured promotion to the Premier Division in 2011 after an unbeaten run and winning the Les Leckie Cup. With no ground of our own, a nomadic life followed at different Clubs.
Under the management of Ben Smith/ Ade Gower/ Darren Beale, City’s 2015/16 season produced our best finish of 8th
since reforming. In 2019 we had our longest run in the FA Vase, losing in the two-legged semi-final by one goal, to Cray Valley PM and just one step away from a Wembley final.
Like many Clubs, the covid pandemic took its toll on any progression the Club was making and 2021-22 found the Club in financial difficulties once more. Rescued by a mystery donor and Keith Bird being appointed Team Manger in January 2022, the Club finished 16th in the SCEFL league and a decision was made to groundshare with Sittingbourne FC.
A new Board of Directors was appointed in June 2022 to face the uphill struggle of being further away from our support base and requiring alternative sponsorship funding. But we are still standing and look forward to returning to Canterbury one day, in our own stadium, where we will be able to provide facilities for future Youth, Women’s, Disability, Homeless and Walking Football teams for the benefit of the local community.
|Per Match||Total||Per Match||Total||Per Match||Total|
|Shots on Goal||0||0||0|
|Noel Reion McFarlane||6||6||540||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Zachar Paul Farmer||3||0||52||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|