Corinthian Football Club
is an English association football
club formed in 1972
by a millionaire builder named Ron Billings, mainly to give his sons a club to play for. The club fielded an adult side which played at the Gay Dawn Farm sports complex and enjoyed a sudden short run of success in the 1980s. The club returned to the Kent League
in 2009 after a lengthy absence.
Corinthian FC was founded in 1972 by Ron Billings to provide football in a safe environment, whilst teaching the players the principles that he believed to be important in sport.
The motto was simply “pro omnium beneficio”- for the benefit of all, but on the pitch the principles were simple; “Hard, but fair”. Losing wasn’t considered before the game, but if the result went against them then the team were taught to take it graciously.
For the first ten years of the club's existence they welcomed such teams as Tottenham Hotspur
, Charlton Athletic
and Norwich City
amongst other league teams as well as county and district representative sides as opposition. On top of these games these were many regular visitors to Gay Dawn Farm from local clubs making up a fixture list of 60 games per season.
During the 1980s with the arrival of an experienced football manager, Tony Sitford, they progressed from youth football into competitive men’s football playing in the Southern League
, at the time a level 7 league... Read More