Antony Hook secures grant for Faversham youth football


I am really pleased to have been able to help this fantastic club for young people. Here is their press release:

Faversham Strike Force FC unveiled their new club banner at The Mount this week – funded with a grant from the town's county councillor Antony Hook.

The huge banner stretches almost the entire length of the club’s 3G pitch and provides all visitors with a snapshot of the club. This includes details of their teams, from the youngest ‘Mini Bolts’ up to the men’s and women’s sides, along with the club’s mission statement to provide a ‘safe, enjoyable learning environment for all’.


This approach to the development of all players, regardless of ability, was crucial for Cllr Hook when he considered the club’s applications for funds

“Faversham Strike Force is a brilliant club for youngsters to come to get some physical activity, learn to be part of a team and make friends,” Cllr Hook said. “I played rugby when I was young but while I wasn’t particularly good, going along and making new friends was really important to me.

“It’s important that children and parents know that they will be welcomed at this club and I was really happy to fund this banner and help get the message out there.”

Following his election in this year’s county council elections, Cllr Hook was provided with a fund that could be spent on community grants. Strike Force made an application, emphasising the health and wellbeing benefits of the club’s activities to Faversham’s young people, and Cllr Hook signed off the money.

Club manager Gary Axford said: “This banner tells all visiting players and parents exactly what we’re about. We’re delighted with what we have achieved here since 1999, along with the progressive reputation that we now have across Kent and beyond. I am very grateful to Cllr Hook for agreeing to fund this banner which emphasises that this is our home – and one we can be very proud of.”