Tankerton Football Club is reaching a new and exciting period in its short history, developing a fantastic new ground with 8 pitches and associated facilities.
As we look to the future for our 350+ players we are in desperate need of new pitches. Our new site on the bends between Whitstable and Herne Bay is the perfect place for this, but we cannot do so without your help! We need you to help us fund 8 new pitches so the boys and girls of Tankerton and the surrounding areas can have a sustainable place to play!
Not only will we be having football pitches on the development but also a nature reserve where local schools can come and visit, engage in activities like pond dipping and enjoy the facilites we want to build.
The new ground is something to be utilised by the community as a whole not just the Football Club, there are many different opportunities for people with this development, young and old.
But we are in need of donations to help us develop this exciting project and provide the local children with a site where they can have fun and engage in activities of all kinds! So please donate what you can and help us bring the huge potential of this project forward.
What we offer:
- Inclusive football
- 25+ teams
- Veterans’ teams, a deaf team, girls’ and ladies’ teams and boys’ teams from Under 7’s through to Men’s football
- 350+ players
- Across 6 leagues County wide playing geographically from Charlton to Ramsgate to New Romney
- Youth Council – giving youth a voice in how we are run and developing other skillsets
- Community outreach and engagement and now a Nature Reserve created
- Footballing pathways
- Providing qualification opportunities for coaching and refereeing
- Degree mentoring opportunities
- And many other opportunities for volunteering etc
Tankerton Football Club is really so much more than just a football club:
it is a registered charity, an inclusive, community orientated, and young person focussed club. It looks beyond playing to help our players realise there is a pathway for them through football into employment, helping them grow as people and realising their potential off the pitch. Two of our former Youth Council leaders are currently in full-time work for Kent FA’s Football Development team. Another former player and Youth Council member is currently working in the social media department at Southampton Football Club. Another is working for the National FA at Wembley, another with Colchester United in EFL Div 2. And several of our current and former young coaches and players are studying sport or football related degrees along with such things as media and business at university.
With help from local partners, the FA, Football Foundation, Sport England, Veolia and Canterbury City Council we are nearly there – we just need your help now to raise the rest