Football

The Grove Grovellers

The Grovellers meet every Sunday morning from October to March and play in the region of 25 games per season. Players currently range in age from 27  to 70+, and play friendly association rules football against such sides as Aspendos, Canterbury Dynamo, Holiday Extras, and West Farleigh.

After the long break imposed by the covid pandemic, football resumes in 2021 on 4th April, with 2 home and 3 away games to complete the season.

The Grovellers have always sought to do more than just play football and the traditions of quizzes, curry nights, presentation evenings, friendly cricket matches, and supporting Folkestone Invicta FC continue to endure, alongside gatherings in the bar to watch games on Sky Sports.

The Saltwood Boxing Day run has introduced a new event on the social calendar and every season completes with the renowned International Football Fiesta, 8 senior teams, on one day, competing for the coveted shield.

As Manager Andy Boorman says ‘Grovellers is proper grass roots football, what is important is the team spirit, the team ethic’.

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