Staplehurst Monarchs United officials have spoken of their frustration after suffering criminal damage at their Jubilee Field ground.
The current Kent County Premier Division Champions were once again top of the table when the past season came to an abrupt ending in March.
A club statement said: “With great frustration we report that we suffered criminal damage last night to the fence around our pitch at Jubilee Field (below).
“We are having to find £3,000 to replace the damage, also to replace the panels on the dug-outs that suffered damage last week.
“The stolen fence panels have been reported to the police and if you have any information then please contact the police of you can drop the club an email to .”
The club have set up an Just Giving Page where they aim to raise £3,000.
The dug-outs cost the club £4,000, while the total cost of the fencing was over £18,000.
“The fencing was put in place to allow the senior team to get promotion into the Southern Counties East Football League First Division,” said the club.
“The club is trying to build a club and ground facility for the future generations in the village.
“Staplehurst Monarchs are asking the local communities and business to help raise some money to repair this.
“We understand it’s hard for everyone at the moment but please consider donating.”
Fellow Kent County side Peckham Town also revealed a break-in at their Club this week.
With great frustration we report that we suffered criminal damaged last night to the fence around our pitch at Jubilee Field
We are having to find £3000 to replace the damage also to replace the panels on the dugouts that suffered damage last week. pic.twitter.com/phvmFzVJKC
— Staplehurst Monarchs (@staplehurstmon) June 17, 2020