In about 1995 a few dads used to take their lads to the Appledore Road Fields in Tenterden for a kick around on a Saturday morning. People like Colin Feaver, Martin and Nigel Weeks, Martin Brean and Graham Smith became regular attendees and more children began to attend this informal session. Shortly after this the Tenterden Tigers were formed to provide some structure, training and matches for these boys.Colin Feaver was the inspiration behind much of the initial setting up of the Club, working tirelessly to ensure an organisation was formed which could facilitate the growth in numbers which was widely anticipated. People came and went in those early days but Colin continued to strive for his dream of a successful children’s football club.After many years at the helm, Colin stepped down to allow Andy Croucher the chance to develop the Club further. Andy put in place a ‘Quality Team’ to deal with the football issues of the Club to ensure the standard of training and welfare provided to the children was the best that could be achieved for a club of this nature. Under Andy’s leadership the Club’s structure advanced until in December 2002 the Club became the first football team in Kent to be awarded the Charter Standard, Community Club Award by the Football Association. Andy also spearheaded the advancement of the Club to a limited company status enabling it to become a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).The current Club has continued the efforts of both Colin and Andy, and under the watchful eye of a dedicated group of directors has continued to provide an excellent level of youth football to the local community.
Charter Standard Football Club
In December 2002 Tenterden Tigers JFC became a Charter Standard Community Club Tigers JFC become Kent FA Community Club Award Winner.
The Community Club Award was presented to Tenterden Tigers JFC. We were the winning club out of all the Kent Charter Standard Community Clubs. We received this award for our continued achievements throughout last season.This award was presented to Matt Corden, a key member of our club, at Gillingham.
“I was very pleased to be presented with this award on behalf of the club as it acknowledges the clubs endevours over the year.”
Kent Award for Volunteering
Sunday 30 Nov 2003
Mark and Andy on behalf of Club were given the opportunity to collect a Kent award.Kent Volunteers – Awards for Volunteering Excellence 2003
Tenterden Tigers Junior Football Club, for the considerable club developments in providing regular coaching and playing opportunities for young people in the area.
A certificate was awarded to Tenterden Tigers Junior Football Club
Highly Commended -Kent Sports Developments Awards For Sport and the Support of Sport from the Chairman of Kent County Council