Erith Town Football Club – the Dockers – have made their next home game a designated a ‘Football For Food’ match.
The Southern Counties East Football League home match against Crowborough Athletic on Saturday November 30 will collect food for less-well-off families.
Please bring especially biscuits, noodles, pasta sauce, tins of fish, long-life milk and fruit juice.
This is the second Erith Town initiative of the club’s commitment to Bexley Foodbank, whose headquarters are nearby.
Last December, Erith Town hosted Punjab United in a South East Counties Football League
Premier Division fixture at Erith Stadium, asking people to bring food items that could be donated to the Bexley Foodbank for people who live locally and have to use the foodbank.
The day was so successful that Erith Town are repeating this again.
Erith Town chairman Mark Deveney has already returned the club back to Erith last season, as they
were previously ground-sharing with VCD Athletic in Crayford when he took over. They have also
equalled their best ever FA Cup and Vase records in that time and finished sixth in the league last
The club continues to grow as a community club and now has eight youth sides in Selkent and Kent
Youth League. They also run the Dockers Community Scheme, which provides coaching for boys
and girls to play football every Saturday morning in Erith at King Henry School.
Mr Deveney said: “The club is growing at a great pace and is expanding both on and off the pitch
each season. We are very ambitious at The Dockers, but it is important to us to ensure that we take
the local community with us at the same time.
“I have had numerous meetings with Bexley Council and other local stakeholders to ensure that
everyone knows the club and understands what we can do for the local community here. It is
essential that everyone is able to share our vision for the club and also to bring some success to
Erith. Supporting Bexley Foodbank is just another indication that when we start a project we stay
fully committed to it.”
Supporters who bring non-perishable foods to the collection point at the turnstile will gain free entry to the match at Erith Leisure Centre, Avenue Road DA8 3AT.
Any contributions will be gratefully received and could make a big difference for the festive period.