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Herne Bay

Currently Playing In:

Isthmian League Divisiion One South


There are not many clubs who have played in the same league for the last thirty five years, but as these notes are written, Herne Bay have begun a new chapter for their history after promotion to the Isthmian League Division One South having won the Kent League Championship at the end of the 2011-2012 campaign.

Herne Bay had enjoyed a spell in the old Athenian League but since settling in their home County’s senior competition they had celebrated four championships before their latest triumph had brought them promotion.

Tommy Sampson ‘s five year managerial spell was perhaps the club’s most exciting, with three titles, but recent seasons have seen a steady improvement and great consistency, so the club looks forward to a long and successful future as an Isthmian club.


Club Factfile

Safety Net Stadium, Winch's Field, Stanley Gardens, Herne Bay CT6 5SG
01227 374 156
Record Attendance:
2,303 v Margate FA Cup 4th Q Rd 1970-1971
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Kent Premier Cup 2010-2011

Club History

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1977-1978Kent League12th
1978-1979Kent League13th
1979-1980 Kent League13th
1980-1981Kent League16th
1981-1982Kent League14th
1982-1983Kent League6th
1983-1984Kent League7thP.Clark
1984-1985Kent League13thP.Clark
1985-1986Kent League11thG.Burden
1986-1987Kent League5thG.Burden
1987-1988Kent League18thJ.Wickens
1988-1989Kent League20thJ.Wickens
1989-1990Kent League14thJ.Wickens
1990-1991Kent League3rdTrevor Gowan
 1991-1992Kent League1stTrevor Gowan
1992-1993Kent League2ndTrevor Gowan
 1993-1994Kent League1stTommy Sampson
1994-1995Kent League7thTommy Sampson
1995-1996Kent League4thTommy Sampson
 1996-1997Kent League1stTommy Sampson
 1997-1998Kent League1stTommy Sampson
1998-1999Kent League12thGeoff Record
1999-2000Kent League12thGeoff Record
2000-2001Kent League2ndNick Denly
2001-2002Kent League7thNick Denly
2002-2003Kent League10thNick Denly
2003-2004Kent League10thNick Denly
2004-2005Kent League2ndJason Lillis
2005-2006 Kent League7thJason Lillis
2006-2007Kent League9thJason Lillis
2007-2008Kent League6thBarry Morgan
2008-2009Kent League8thBarry Morgan
2009-2010Kent League2ndBarry Morgan
2010-2011Kent League2ndSimon Halsey
 2011-2012Kent League1stSimon Halsey
2012-2013Isthmian League Div One South19thSimon Halsey
2013-2014Isthmian League Div One South18thSam Denly

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