Between 1991-2006, Kingston Athletic were a member of Southend Sunday Football League. For the entire duration of its existence, the club was managed by Karl Lansley.
Every year since 2006, the players from Kingston have reunited for an annual match.
As from 2018, this annual reunion match will now be a charity fundraising event for the Foundation.
On 26th August 2018, 29 ex-players from Kingston played in the reunion match, held at Len Forge Centre.
Despite the absolutely atrocious weather conditions, everyone enjoyed the match and an incredible £475.00 was raised for the foundation.
The final score was 8-7 to the claret and blues.
The squads (in full):-
Claret/blues – Peter Morgan, Matt Lansley, Lee Lansley, Aaron Rastall, Marc Lacey, Adam Keene, Darren Graham, Tony Rastall, Ian Rodd, Dan Paveley, Danny Tree, Lee Asquith, Gareth Brown, Roger Morgan, James Roach
Green/golds – Chris Tyrrell, Mark Naulls, Kevin Hilton, Karl Lansley, Danny Gosnell, Ryan King, Jodi King, Colin Sargent, Pete Jelley, Paul Enfield, Simon Brown, Ian Lindsay, Kim Polley, Jason Marchant
There was even a cameo 15-minute appearance at the end by Carli’s son, Ethan (aged 8), who also scored 2 goals!
Our huge thanks go to:-
Mark, Jade and everyone at the Len Forge Centre for all their help in organizing the day
Guy Pell-Ilderton, the secretary of Southend Sunday League, who officiated the match for free
Vanessa Conroy, from Princessparties4u, who kept the kids entertained for nearly 3 hours
Jason Demetriou, Southend United defender, who came along to support our fundraising day