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Folkestone Invicta Football Club is an association football club, based in Folkestone, Kent. Founded 87 years ago in 1936, the team currently compete in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Cheriton Road, and are nicknamed "The Seasiders".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Macron.


Folkestone Invicta Football Club was formed in 1936 and played in the East Kent Amateur League.

In 1991, the club took over the Cheriton Road ground after the demise of the old Folkestone club and joined the Winstonlead Kent League.

The club achieved senior status and joined Division One of the Winstonlead Kent League, where it was managed by Gary Staniforth, Tim Hulme, Micky Dix, Darren Hare, and Denis Hunt.

In 1997, Neil Cugley took over as manager and the club achieved promotion to the Dr Martens League Southern Division.

In 1999-2000, they were promoted to the Dr Martens League Premier Division, and then switched to the Isthmian Premier League in 2004-05.

In 2008-09, Invicta suffered a financial crisis, but in 2009-10 they won promotion back to the Isthmian Premier League.

They were relegated back down to Division One South in 2010-11, but achieved promotion again in 2015-16.

In 2016-17, they stayed in the Isthmian Premier Division, and in 2021-22 they reached the Fourth Round Qualifying of the F A Cup and the semi finals of the League Cup.