Bourney's Blog

With the new season upon us, and all possible preparation complete, the squad is all fit and excited to get started again! As always the Kent league is wide open with Greenwich Borough heavily investing, and a pick of probably another 4-5 others in the mix as serious title contenders. Getting a good start is going be key to ensuring a push for promotion.

Martin has, without doubt, put together a team of leaders and winners, and with a good blend of exciting youngsters, the back four has had a few adjustments that we will build a team upon.

It was good to see all pre-season friendlies well supported, and I'm sure the club will not sit back and settle without raising the attendances yet again this year.

On a personal note it's a big season for me, being my 11th at the club, and am told I have ten more appearance to break a long standing club record currently held by Tony Atkins (410). That would be an immensely proud moment for me and my family. I just hope to add the Kent League to that record so the club can move forward to where it belongs!


Tunbridge Wells boss Martin Larkin reacted quickly to pull off a coup and secure the services of central defender Nick Davis. He was joint-manager at Sittingbourne last season and has hundreds of games under his belt playing Ryman and Conference level football before becoming available in July.

By way of welcoming him to Culverden, caught up with Nick to find out more about The Wells’ latest signing.

Nick Davis has joined Tunbridge Wells. Davis stepped down as joint manager of Ryman League side Sittingbourne earlier this month. An experienced central defender, he also lists Maidstone United, Tonbridge and Ramsgate among his former clubs.

Season 2014/15 kicks off with an away game at Cray Valley PM on August 9th, breaking a long run of years in which the campaign has kicked off at Culverden. Lingfield – newly transferred from the Sussex Countly League – will provide the opposition for The Wells’ first home game on Tuesday, August 12th.

Tunbridge Wells have announced the signing of two more additions for Season 2014/15. As Martin Larkin’s squad takes shape, George Benner (pictured) and Matt Parsons have put pen to paper.

George Benner joins from Herne Bay. Prior to joining Bay, however, he was with Erith & Belvedere and was a key figure is their Kent League and Cup double winning season two years ago.

Goal scoring last season wasn’t a problem for Tunbridge Wells. Goals conceded was an area that needed addressing, and Tunbridge Wells manager Martin Larkin has moved to freshen up his defence during pre-season.

Last week, a defensive addition was made in the form of Tom Bryant, who brings a wealth of experience playing further up the pyramid. As a happy coincidence, he also chips in with the odd goal. caught up with Tom to delve further into the winning mentality that Larkin’s been looking to recruit…

Danny Powell, Courtesy of Hildenborough AFC

Following last night's friendly at Rusthall, first team boss Martin Larkin was delighted to secure the signings of defender Tom Bryant and forward Danny Powell (who marked the night scoring the first goal). In addition goalkeeper Stephen Lawrence has opted to stay at Culverden for the coming year.

Brendon Cass

With the first three summer signings revealed, it's an exciting prospect having Brendon Cass added to the core of a side that produced 90 league goals last season. Cass has been a goal-scoring hit at all of his previous clubs and has winners medals to show for his exploits, yet as found out in an interview with the player - he has the success of the team at heart for this coming season, ultimately...

TWFC: Firstly, welcome to Culverden! Tell us something that few people know about Brendon Cass…

Aaron Lacy in action for Faversham

Martin Larkin outlined earlier in the summer that he wanted to add some leadership to the mix to support Jason Bourne and Joe Fuller. It would appear he’s succeeded as today he discusses the signings he’s made to support a serious title assault for 20014/15 season with

The draw for the FA Competitions has been made at FA HQ today:

FA Cup
Tunbridge Wells will visit fellow SCEFL outfit Holmesdale in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday, August 16 (KO 3pm). The prize for the winner will be an away match with either our near neighbours Sevenoaks Town or East Preston (Sussex County League) in the Preliminary round on Saturday, August 30. Peacehaven & Telscombe (Ryman Premier League) await the side to emerge victorious from the Preliminary Round tie.

Chris Seenan: Image courtesy of The Courier

Tunbridge Wells first team manager Martin Larkin remains tight-lipped about who his squad includes for this coming season – at least for the next few days. One piece of news that many at Culverden will be pleased to hear is that Chris Seenan remains, waiting to show the club that there’s more to come from him. That’s pretty encouraging when you consider he hit 10 goals in 17 games for the club last year.

We caught up with Seenan to discuss the off-season so far; his expectations for the new season; and English World Cup failure through Scottish eyes…

Martin Larkin and his Tunbridge Wells side came into last season with some high standards set from the preceding year. During the course of Season 2013/14, the board, headed by new chairman Clive Maynard, set about preparing Culverden to host Ryman League football should the team follow up on the silverware and Wembley appearance of 2012/13 with a league win. Promotion wasn’t forthcoming, however, and ultimately The Wells had to be content with a fourth place finish in the Southern Counties (East) Football League.


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