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Old King's Club Football

The team was founded in 2005 and plays in The Arthurian League, an Old Boys Public School League with several FA cup winners in its ranks. The side is made up of Old King’s Boys and selects from a number of leavers years.

The original team is in Division 1 and the 2nd XI, after only four years, have been promoted to Division 3 which demonstrates the excellent progress made by the club.

The club is always seeking new players to strengthen the 1st XI squad and also to join the new 2nd XI, so please do get in touch. A ladies’ team next?

Training takes place in Raynes Park every Monday with games on Saturday afternoons.

Pre-season training is starting on 5th August on Clapham Common and continuing through August until the start of the season in September.

www.kcsoldboysfc.com 

 

Mike Tilles
Flat 4 35 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG
07887 880 825 • miketilles@hotmail.com

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KCSOBFC January 2016

OK Football Club V The School

January 2, 2016

On January 2nd the annual match against the school took place at Kingsway, giving everyone a valuable opportunity to run off any festive over-indulgence! For the first time in the club’s history, our 2nd XI took to the pitch alongside the 1st team, which made for a great day with nearly 60 current and former pupils involved. The club is hugely appreciative of the support shown by the School and in particular the Director of Football Mark Culverhouse, who helped move the fixture from its Monday afternoon slot in April and has continued to show an incredible amount of support to the club as a whole.

The 1st XI ran out comfortable5-1 winners, while the 2nd XI’s 6-1 win did not accurately reflect what was a tight contest at times. Days like this are vital if the club is to continue its growth and we hope that many of the school’s talented young footballers will find their way into our ranks once their studies are completed.

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Old Boy's Football Club – Fan's Day is here!

March 16, 2015

The KCS Old Boys Football Club would like to invite you to its annual ‘Fan’s Day’, to be held at Kingsway (formerly West Barnes Lane) on Saturday March 28th.

 

The Old Boys FC are celebrating their 10th year in existence and have grown from strength to strength during the past decade. With 2 teams up and running successfully within the Arthurian League, we hope that we will be able to put on a real footballing feast! Over the past few years, Fan’s Day has provided plenty of people associated with both the school & the football club with a fantastic and unique chance to meet old and new acquaintances, while also giving us a chance to say thank you for your continued support.

 

Across the two squads, we are proud to represent over 15 years’ worth of school leavers, so there is a very good chance that you will know somebody out there!

 

Please feel free to bring any friends/family (a couple of beers…) and enjoy some cracking amateur football back at West Barnes Lane. Similar to last year, we hope to have the current Headmaster, members of the Old Boys Club and representatives from the Arthurian league all in attendance and will be heading to the Village for some drinks afterwards.


Format for the day is as follows:

12pm: KCS OB’s 2nd XI v Old Milfieldians 1st XI (JLC Semi Final)
2pm: KCS OB’s 1st XI v Old Etonians 1st XI (Arthurian League)
4:30pm: Tea/Drinks at the Hand in Hand, opposite the school

The 1st XI will be seeking revenge for their cup ¼ final defeat against Old Etonians 1st XI, who find themselves in a scrap to stay in the league’s top flight. The 2 sides are evenly matched and this should be a closely contested game.

The 2nd XI entertain Old Milfieldians in the semi-final or the Junior League Cup. It’s been an incredible reversal in fortunes for the 2nd XI this season and they will need plenty of support against a very strong Milfield side that are new to Arthurian football, with a spot at final’s day awaiting the winner…

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Arthur Dunn 1/4 Final v Old Etonians FC – Feb 14th

February 10, 2015

The KCS Old Boys 1st XI will play Old Etonians FC this Saturday in the quarter final of the Arthur Dunn Cup. In a repeat of the 2010 final, the OB’s will be looking to progress into the semi-finals for only the second time in their realtively short history.

When the two teams met earlier in the season, OK’s ran out 6-2 winners, however the score certainly does not to justice to game and Saturday is expected to be a tightly contested affair. Old Carthusians, Lancing Old Boys and Old Reptonians await the winners in the pot for the semi-final draw.

The Arthur Dunn Cup was inaugurated in 1903 to be contested by clubs made up of former pupils of public schools and colleges. Still running today, it is the second oldest cup competition in the country behind the FA Cup. Teams are made up entirely of school leavers, and OKs are represented by over 15 years worth of leavers.

Unfortunately, in a break with cup tradition, the game will not be played at the school grounds but rather at the Old Boy’s adopted home in Teddington (St Mary’s University, Lock Sports Fields, Broom Road). Kick Off is 12pm and there will be a tea served in the White Hart pub afterwards for both teams and all spectators.

Please contact 1st XI captain Nick Perry with any questions relating to this on nick.perry@badenochandclark.com.

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Football: Christmas update

December 25, 2014

The KCS Old Boys FC 1st XI have continued their good form in their return season to the Arthurian Premier League and find
themselves in a promising position at Christmas. An injury-hit October saw two poor results against Old Brentwoodians (2-3) and Old Harrovians (1-3) but the side bounced with an impressive run of three consecutive victories. Firstly, they overcame their old adversaries Old Tonbridgians 3-2 in an entertaining game (followed by an entertaining club social!) before defeating bottom side Old Salopians 2-0 and squeezing through 1-0 in the return fixture against Old Brentwoodians with Dan Phipps (OK 2003) scoring a fine winning goal. This set up a show-down with Old Foresters in the last game before Christmas with the winning side knowing that they would end the year as the top-placed team in the league – something that the KCS Old Boys have never achieved. A ding-dong game ensued with KCS finding themselves 0-2 down at half-time before scrambling back to with 20 minutes remaining. Sadly, though, a strong Forest side found a second wind and struck twice in 5 minutes and, despite a late goal from Jonny Corbett (2002), they held on for a 4-3 win.

Along with this good league form, the 1st XI have also progressed to the ¼ Final of the Arthur Dunn Cup as a couple of kind draws set up heavy victories against lower division sides Old Eastbournians (7-1) and King’s Scholars (7-1). The Arthur Dunn Cup in the second oldest cup competition in the world – pre-dated only by the FA Cup – and KCS will be looking to reach their second final in the New Year after the 1-2 loss to Old Etonians in 2010 who are, coincidentally, their 2014/2015 quarter-final opponent.

The game will be played on the 14th February at the impressive new facilities at Kingsway as The School have kindly allowed us to use the 1st XI pitch during half-term.
The 2nd XI have had some slightly more mixed fortunes as their injury-ravaged squad found themselves on the wrong side of some close games against Old Citizens, Old Salopians II and Old Epsomians and in a precarious position at the beginning of December. However, the timely return of some key personnel such as goalkeeper and vice-captain Greg Stoddart (OK 2008) along with midfielder Angus Dunsire (OK 2005) led to crucial wins against Old Brentwoodians II (2-0) and Old Malvernians II (3-2). With captain Ramon Selvakumaran (OK 2008) due to return from long-term injury in the New Year, the side can start looking up the league rather than over their shoulders and are confident that they can put together a late promotion push.

You can follow the fortunes of both teams in the results section of their new website, which was brilliantly put together by 1st
XI Goalkeeper Andy Tyler (OK 2001): www.kcsoldboysfc.com. You can also follow them on Twitter (@KingsOBFC).

Finally, KCS continue to be well-represented in the Arthurian League Rep XI with centre-backs Nick Perry (OK 2003), Rob Macdonald (OK 2005) joining Mike Tilles (OK 2002) and Alex Angel (OK 2010) in the side. A tight game against Oxford University was lost 2-3 but a great performance against The Navy saw the side win 3-2 at Corinthian Casuals with Alex Angel scoring the second equaliser in the match.

Training (above) takes place on Monday night at Raynes Park High School and on Clapham Common during pre-season. It combines fitness and football drills and is designed and run by the Old Boys.

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Football: Season Start

October 15, 2014

And what a start to the 2014/15 season the 1st XI have made! Following on from their unbeaten promotion season in 2013/14, they were handed a tough start to their return to the Arthurian League Premier Division with games against three of last season’s top five in September. First up were Old Carthusians – last season’s unbeaten champs – and the OKC came so close to causing an upset. Following a deserved first half goal, we were leading 1-0 until the 70th minute before an equaliser and a late winner snatched away the points for Charterhouse.

The Old King’s Club were not to be perturbed, however, and a battling point was earned in a 1-1 draw against last season’s runners-up Lancing Old Boys before we registered our first win of the season against Old Cholmelains with a hard-fought 2-0 victory in the rain. This was followed last Saturday by perhaps our most satisfying moment so far when we took on Old Etonians – who defeated us in the Arthur Dunn Final in 2010 and confined us to relegation in 2012/13 – and we romped to a 6-2 victory with Dan Phipps (OK 2003) scoring a hattrick.

The 2nd XI have had a slightly more disjointed start to the campaign with skipper Chris Tolley (OK 2008) and vice-captain Ramon Selvakumaran (OK 2008) both falling to injury in the opening weeks before narrow defeats against Old Harrovians II (2-3) and Old Millfieldians (1-3) found them languishing near the bottom of the table. However, a morale-boosting 1-0 win against table-topping Old Berkhamstedians has done much to raise spirits and they will look to use to momentum to rise up a very evenly-matched league.

Finally, the Old King’s Club have been well-represented in the Arthurian League Representative XI over the past few months. Mike Tilles (OK 2002) captained the side to only their fourth victory over the SAL in 30 years in April (also scoring the only goal of the game!) while 1st XI captain Nick Perry (OK 2003) and winger Alex Angel (OK 2010) have been selected for the side. There are several games this season against the likes of Oxford University, The SAL, The AFC, The London Legal League and The Navy and we will be striving to get more of our star-players included in the squads.

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KCS OB's FC v Old Carthusians – 1pm – Sat 13th

September 8, 2014

This Saturday sees the Arthurian League get underway with a mouth-watering tie to kick off proceedings. The newly promoted KCS Old Boys 1st XI will host Old Carthusians, last season’s Premier League Champions and established Arthurian powerhouse.

 

Both teams went undefeated in their respective leagues last season and will put these impressive records on the line at Kings’ new home ground in Teddington (St Mary’s University Sports Grounds).  Charterhouse hold an impressive record over Kings in previous years, with the boys from Wimbledon yet to claim a victory over the former FA Cup winners, however there have been some exciting draws and closely fought encounters in recent seasons.

 

KCS have gone unbeaten throughout pre-season, with excellent victories in the last week against Old Tiffinians (9-1) and Old Malvernians (5-0), to accompany two 1-1 draws against Old Bradfieldians and Montpelier Villa FC. With some new faces joining last season’s established squad, as well as some new stash, there is a real sense of optimism around the camp.

 

It promises to be a cracking game of football and all Old Boys are welcome to come down and watch/support/heckle as appropriate. There shall be a tea afterwards in a local establishment, to discuss the many highs and lows of the previous 90 minutes.

 

For more info, results and news,  please see the club website:  http://www.kcsoldboysfc.com/club-news/ and follow us on twitter: @KingsOBFC

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