Construct a floodlit stadia-style 3G playing service for football and a floodlit sand-dressed surface for hockey, netball and other sports
Improve the grass pitches to a high standard
Renovate the clubhouse so that it incorporates excellent bar facilities and a high quality restaurant
Construct five brand new squash courts, including a glass show court
Build four team changing block, a clubroom and a gym and health area
New Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs) are available to local teams and community groups from Monday to Friday and used for matches and training at the weekend. The clubhouse, function room and restaurant all compliment sports sections operating out of K Sports and are available for hire to the wider community.
Our elite sports programme, K Sports Soccer, will develop its own delivery capability at Cobdown and through outreach programmes. Heading up the elite football delivery will be Andy Hessenthaler and Darren Hare, UEFA A Licence professional coaches with excellent experience and professional reputations. Delivery will focus on apprenticeships in coaching, developing talented players and fun participation sessions.
The objective is to promote the K Sports brand and have a county wide delivery network. Strategic and delivery partnerships will be set up with Kent County Football Association (Kent FA) and Gillingham FC Community Trust (GFCCT).