Maidstone United Raiders – the club’s disability section – enjoyed success at the Kent FA disability tournament.
The Gold and Silver teams took part in the Kent Reliance Disability Cup. Silver team were knocked out at the semi-final stage, with Gold beating Swale in the final. It was 0-0 after extra time and the Stones clinched the cup 5-4 on penalties.
In the Kent Reliance Disability Trophy, Copper team were beaten in the semi-finals and the Bronze team came runners-up to Charlton Athletic. The final ended 2-2 after extra time but it was the Charlton who came out on top in the penalty shoot out by three goals to one.
James McKee from Maidstone United Bronze was awarded player of the tournament by the Kent FA for his performances in attack.
The club’s head of disability football Lorraine Humm said: “I am very proud of all the teams that took part. They all did extremely well against some very good opponents. I’d like to thank everyone at the Kent FA for organising the tournament and we’re delighted to be the first winner of the Kent Disability Cup.”
The weekend’s cup success adds to an impressive league campaign. In the Kent Disability League, Gold won the Premiership, Bronze were runners-up in the Championship, Cooper won Championship 4 and Titanium secured the Championship 5 title.
Maidstone United Gold are in with the chance of a treble when they take part in the CSIS Tournament on Saturday 3 June at the Gallagher Stadium.
A trial for the Raiders, which includes a new mental health team, will take place later this summer. Anyone interested in joining can contact Lorraine on 07880 907188.