Getting to know: White Horse FC

A great deal of clubs are very charitable and work especially hard for themselves and their local community. One such club doing amazing things is White Horse FC, members of the Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday League.

The club recently raised £1600 through hosting a football match against their sponsor, the Fox and Goose in Bapchild. The money is set to help out a member of their local community who has been in and out of hospital recently. Charity work has also been carried out by this amazing club recently for other causes such as, ‘Building Smiles’ and ‘The Little Princess Hair Trust’.

White Horse FC, was taken over by the current committee in 2013, after folding a season earlier. The club was given a new badge, brand and entirely knew ethos, the club became committed to “raising the standard of grass-roots football and always aim to raise the bar on whatever the club was associated with” or in short “Forward. Together” .

The club was awarded Adult Charter Standard status in 2014, in recognition for listening to their players and meeting the benchmark standards set out by the National FA. It was a reward for the hard work off the pitch and re-enforced that as a club they were on the right track. The club has continued to achieve this status each year since.

Just four seasons after taking the reins of a very tired and weary White Horse back in 2013 – The club had its second promotion in those four years to reach the Maidstone & Mid Kent Premiership something the club had worked very hard for, on and off the pitch.

The promotion helped the team link up with a new sponsor in 2018 and the team is now known by locals and supporters as #TheBreadmen due to the generous sponsorship received from Hovis Bakery, who’s logo sits proudly on the front of all the team shirts.

With the season finished the club has teamed up with Kent FA and Mars to deliver weekly “Just Play” sessions as a recognised Community Amateur Sports Club. Plus June will see the club hold its first SummerSevens tournament, they plan to bring together everything that makes football great and showcase that in a seven-a-side tournament at their home ground in Sittingbourne. So far teams from Kent, Surrey, London and Essex are going to be getting involved.

From everyone here at ‘ClimbingTheLadder’ we’d just like to congratulate “The Breadmen” for all their hardwork on and off the pitch, and we can’t wait to see what you have instore for the future!

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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