Respected Tomlinson rewarded for dedication
MARGATE legend Ken Tomlinson has been presented with a Long and Meritorious Service Award by the Kent Football Association for his amazing dedication to football in the county.
Ken's involvement with football started in 1952 when he was given a job as a boot boy to Margate.
In 1955 he began his playing career with Hartsdown Utd FC and immediately started to help out with club administration. After spells at Margate Rangers FC, Hilger and Watts FC and later Thanet Gas FC, Ken hung up his boots for the first time in 1973.
His flair for football administration really kicked off in the late 70s, when he became secretary of the Youth Section of Westgate Sports FC.
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Ken joined the management committee of Thanet United in 1980 and little did he know that he would still be undertaking the role of secretary in 2012
As secretary of Margate, Ken is an avid supporter of the club and rarely misses any of their Ryman Premier League games, whether home or away.
Ken said: "I just love football and everything that's involved with it.
"You don't set out and do all of these things because you expect or want to be recognised for it. You do it for the love of the game. Having said that, I am extremely honoured to receive this award from Kent FA."
Kent FA Director, Tony Crosswell, added: "Ken is one of the elite group of volunteer administrators in East Kent, within both the professional and grassroots game, who have devoted practically all of their spare time for the betterment and development of the game.
"After all of these years he continues to earn the utmost respect and appreciation of everyone involved in the game in Kent."