The Gallagher Stadium hosted the inaugural game for new club Sands United Kent this evening.
This unique team, which was set up by Jack Brockman and Mike Pollard, is made up of dads from the local area who are all united by the loss of the child.
From an idea last December, the team are set to start the forthcoming season in the Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday League.
Writing in his programme notes, Mike Pollard said: “The creation of this team was designed to give the players a different way of coping, through a sport we all know and love.
“The bond that has been made already is like nothing I have been a part of before.”
The team featured on BBC South East Today earlier. Watch the report here.