Belmont Banter Ep91: KEVIN SUGRUE: Whitstable Town Football Club

Belmont Banter

Dec 12 2021 • 34 mins

DECEMBER 12th 2021: Belmont Banter Episode 91 KEVIN SUGRUE Official podcast of Whitstable Town F.C.

Kevin started off in football with aspirations of becoming a footballer but a sending off by a teacher in a school game brought a halt to his football when he was fourteen. He started again after he left school at about seventeen and played for the district side. The years not playing meant that others were now better than he was and ever the organiser, at nineteen Kevin started running teams. His first job on leaving school was for the council and he found himself running the sports department, says he was the blue eyed boy, and started Southwark Sports but that changed when the councils merged.   Kevin moved to Beckenham took a few of the boys with him as part of Beckenham Town, the remainder who were Southwark Sports which became Dulwich Hamlet. He says they were ahead of Chelsea and all the other as they were to first club to have a ‘pathway to the first team ‘says Beckenham was the start of the Academy’s.