A new football club in Kingston has taken up residence at Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium.

Cavaliers AFC has been admitted into the Surrey South Eastern Football Combination for the upcoming season, in the 12th tier of the football pyramid, and are seeking local players to join them.

The clubs says it aims to win promotion, progressing up the leagues, and achieve this through “dynamic attacking football, hence the name Cavaliers”.

Chairman Ben Gage, the club’s founder, said: “We are really excited to be admitted into the football pyramid for the new season, and we are hoping that the local community will get behind us as we venture into our first campaign.

“We want to be able to progress in the football world.

Ben also stated he hopes that people will come down to watch the Cavaliers this season and everyone who does so is “assured a warm and friendly welcome”.

He also has a long-term aim to develop Cavaliers into a “true community team”.

Mr Gage added: “It is our long-term aim to run junior teams at all levels up to the first team, and we will be working hard behind-the-scenes to ensure that is possible in time for next season.

“Hopefully we will be able to start community training sessions for local youngsters in the spring, leading into the following season.”

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help pay for training equipment for community coaching programmes.

Volunteers for matchdays are also wanted, as well as an assistant manager and a first team shirt sponsor.

Open trials for new players begin on Saturday, September 2, at Prince George’s Playing Fields in Raynes Park, with a start time of 11.45am.

It is said that anyone who think they have the talent to play and to progress further are welcome to attend.

To confirm your attendance and find out more, you can contact: cavaliers.afc@gmail.com

To donate to the crowdfunding campaign, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cavaliers-afc/

You can also visit: www.clubwebsite.co.uk/cavaliersafc

Alternatively, you can email: cavaliers.afc@gmail.com