Today the Football Association would like to confirm that a licence has been approved for Canterbury United, better known as Project RED. The club is under fine management who all passed the verification checks that are needed to gain a license.
Today is a day that I’ll never forget. I finally get to fulfil a long-time dream of mine, to run and have my own football club. It’s amazing. I chose Canterbury to be the home of my football club for a number of reasons, firstly, it’s my home town, and it’s an amazing city which doesn’t currently have a football club playing in the city, and somewhere with the history and importance of Canterbury needs a football club.
Kent is very much an untapped market in terms of a big football club, and we aim to bring Kent, and Canterbury, some top football at the highest level.
Along with the license, the club’s logo was also revealed, along with a nickname and motto.
The club’s nickname will reportedly be the Bishops, which takes inspiration once again from the cathedral, with it being the home of the Arch Bishop of Canterbury.
The ‘United’ comes from the club is owned from all different people from all different walks of life, and they are united to achieve one goal, according to Wilmont.
We have thought about everything, even down to the name. You may think it sounds like a generic English football club name, but it actually means something. The ‘United’ is meant to represent that the people behind the club, including myself, are from all different paths, but we are together to achieve one goal – making Canterbury United the most successful football club on the planet