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Chatham Town

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After formation in 1882 the Kent club has spent most of its life switching between The Southern League and their own County League.  Te years bewteen 1959 and 1968 they did stray into The Aetolian League and the Metropolitan League but since 1968 ‘ Chats’ have been concentrating on building a club strong enough to stay in the Southern League.

A good run between 1979 and 1983 challenging for honours for four seasons led to a move up to The Southern League Southern Division. But after five tough seasons they were back in The Kent League, where fourteen years of steady development eventualy brought the championship and promotion in 2001.

After six more difficult seasons in The Southern Division One a switch to the Isthmian League at a similar level hasn’t made life any easier and the club is working hard to achieve top ten finishes.

 

Club Factfile

Ground:
The Sports Ground, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 6LR
Telephone:
01634 812 194
Directions:
M2, A229 Chatham turn-off, follow signs to Chatham, ground is one and half miles on the right opposite garage. One mile from Chatham BR.
Capacity:
2000
Seats:
600
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
 

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Kent League Division TwoArthur Hughes
 1979-1980 Kent League Division One1stArthur Hughes & J.Whightly
1980-1981Kent League Division One2ndArthur Hughes
1981-1982Kent League Division One3rd
1982-1983Kent League Division One7th
1983-1984Southern League Southern Division14thBarry Watling
1984-1985Southern League Southern Division16thBarry Watling
1985-1986Southern League Southern Division19thR.Harrison
1986-1987Southern League Southern Division9thD.McClachlan
1987-1988Kent League Division One21stBrian Thompson
1988-1989Kent League Division One19thBrian Thompson
1989-1990Kent League Division One16thBrian Thompson
1990-1991Kent League Division One12thBarry Zillwood
1991-1992Kent League Division One19thBarry Zillwood
1992-1993Kent League Division One6thBarry Zillwood
1993-1994Kent League Division One3rdBarry Zillwood
1994-1995Kent League Division One2ndJohn Adams
1995-1996Kent League Division One3rdJohn Adams
1996-1997Kent League Division One8thJohn Adams
1997-1998Kent League Division One17thJohn Adams
1998-1999Kent League Division One6thJohn Adams
1999-2000Kent League Division One3rdSteve Hearn
 2000-2001Kent League Division One1stSteve Hearn
2001-2002Southern League Eastern Division16thSteve Hearn
2002-2003Southern League Eastern Division15thPeter Coupland
2003-2004Southern League Eastern Division13thPeter Coupland
2004-2005Southern League Eastern Division11thClive Walker
2005-2006 Southern League Eastern Division17thSteve Binks
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One South16thPhil Miles
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One South18thPeter Coupland
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One North10thSteve Binks
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One South17th
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One South21stPaul Foley
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One North15thKevin Watson
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One North14thKevin Watson
2013-2014Isthmian League Division One North
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