Wednesday with D Harkness Bathrooms

Birthday greetings today to Joey Argar, Dorian Budckowski and Callem Simmons

Morse: “I want to manage the firsts in the future”

New sponsors of the U13s EKYL

New sponsors of the U13s EKYL squad for 2014-2015

On the back of a fantastic sponsorship deal with D Harkness Bathrooms, the U13s EKYL manager Damian Morse has declared his future intention to manage the Saturday Firsts. “I have a two-year agreement with the club with my current squad and after that the boys won’t be far away from senior football,” said the former Green striker. “My father and myself had some great times here and my ambition is to be in charge of a senior side when these lads start coming through. I want to put something back and help to take this club back to the top”.

Stay tuned for news of another sponsorship coup that will see the Under 11s, managed by Connor Robbins, in a brand new strip next term!

Tonight’s action at Waterside
Our friends from Canterbury-based Dayspring visit for a pre-season match tonight with a 6.30pm kick off at Waterside.

Under 18s

Urgent message from Karen:
Miles Christian, Ben Barrett, Connor Robbins, Kurtis Hooper please remember your photos for TONIGHT! All U18s not signed on need to act TODAY.
Tom Bates, Lewis Mabb, Callem Simmons, Dean Lee and anyone I’ve missed in the rush … photos please tonight between 6-7pm … thanks.
Message from Steve Rollings
Next Under 18s game is on Monday 4 August at home to Ashford United Ryman League side. Players please meet in the clubhouse by 6pm. Our tournament is this Sunday, so no game for U18s.

Tuesday with Wilmoths


Clubhouse opens today at 5pm with Miles

Youth players/U18s registrations must be completed tonight please with Karen between 6-7pm in the clubhouse

Gary’s squad for tomorrow’s match with Dayspring do not have to train but Martyn will be taking clubnight training with U16s, U18s and seniors

[No training for U13s ADYFL or U13 Colts tonight ... resume as normal next week]

Enjoyable weekend with the young and the ‘mature’ excelling

Fifty-something Mark Day donned his boots again for charity on Saturday

Fifty-something Mark Day donned his boots again for charity on Saturday

Here is a random slideshow of more images from a weekend that saw all ages enjoying their football and raised large amounts for the Pilgrims Hospice and Headway East Kent … thanks to everybody who contributed to the two-day football fest

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Exciting times for Sundays
The emphasis in the coming season will be on youth and rebuilding again on Sundays as we compete in both the Ashford & District Sunday League and the East Kent Youth League (U18s managed by Steve Rollings).

Gary Penfold Junior April 2014We have a fantastic bunch of loyal young players [mostly 17 and 18 years of age with the oldest currently 23] and between the two leagues and the Saturday sides under Gary Penfold, Lee McRobert, Martyn Dalby and Josh Ahmad the boys have a real opportunity to build for a successful future.

Luke Parsonage, Tom Collins and Gary Penfold Jnr [right] have now committed to playing both days for the club while Keirran O’Leary and Jordan Griffin also return full-time. Callum Rose, Emmanuel Awuni and Kieran Shrimpton will be available when university commitments allow.

We are still looking for pre-season friendlies during August to try out different things, preferably against teams from other districts, on any evening or weekend. Please text Dave Homewood on 07761101988 if you are a club from another area and looking for match practice, home or away.

Coming up, we welcome Ryan Mills and his Bachelors SSC to Waterside on Sunday 10 August and we go to Sandyacres on Sunday 17 August to face Kennington – with both games kicking off at 10.30am.

Any players who have not touched base since last season, or new lads interested in joining us, are welcome to come into the clubhouse tonight by 6.45pm for an informal chat and light training … ask for Steve Rollings, Martyn Dalby, Josh Ahmad or Dave Homewood.

Ready for the challenge!

Gary Penfold and Lee McRobert look forward to the new season, starting with Wednesday's visit of in-form Canterbury outfit Dayspring

Gary Penfold and Lee McRobert look forward to the new season, starting with Wednesday’s visit of in-form Canterbury outfit Dayspring

Monday with Key Auto Trade

Key Auto Trade

Happy birthday today to Duncan Randall

Monday training as normal tonight

The Monday Quote
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” [John F Kennedy]

Green youngsters win Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup

Sunday's Memorial Cup at Waterside ended in victory for the hosts

Sunday’s Memorial Cup at Waterside ended in victory for the hosts … scroll down for more photos

Sauflon and Bromley Green FC working together for charity

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe weather was perfect and the footballers from pharmaceutical giants Sauflon enjoyed their charity tournament on Saturday with over £500 being raised for the local Pilgrims Hospice. Thanks to all who contributed, especially referees Martyn Dalby and Shawn Dadd. Great fun with the winning team being ‘They think it’s Moldova’! Please scroll down to the Saturday Page for more photos.

Saturday's winning squad

Saturday’s winning squad … scroll down for more photos

Sunday with McDonalds: Charity the winner from weekend football fest

Thanks to all who supported the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup

Joe receives the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup on behalf of the Green boys

Joe receives the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup on behalf of the Green boys

Another great boost for charity today as four local sides fought for the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup. Results: Fox 0-3 Aldington; Bromley Green 3-1 Market; Final: Aldington 0-1 Bromley Green

On target for the winners were Joe Kalungiadi and Tom Collins (2) and in the final a fine strike from Shqipron Ahmetaj. Some terrific displays from all the young lads plus some match-winning saves from stand-in keeper Martyn Dalby.

The event was organised by Gary Kirton and proceeds went to Headway East Kent. Thanks go to referee Martin Bagshaw and young linos Andy and Jim.

Miles in action for the Green today

Miles in action for the Green today

All smiles as the boys emerge victors

All smiles as the boys emerge victors

£500 raised for Pilgrims Hospice

Well done to all from Sauflon and BGFC who helped raise £500 for charity yesterday with the fun tournament at Waterside

26.7.2014 Family fun

26.7.2014 Play it again Joe

More photos later!

Saturday with KC Scaffolding: lots of fun at Waterside this weekend

Den call it a day on Sundays

Awful news from the Sunday League with last year’s Premier Division champions Bethersden folding due to lack of players

BGFC Juniors 6-a-side tournament next weekend

Waterside 6-a-side logoThe new weekend of 2/3 August means several teams cannot make it due to holidays and we have slots available now in U7, U9, U11, U15 and U16 age groups. Any teams that have paid [and had to withdraw] but now wish to enter in another age group will of course be welcomed free of charge. Unfortunately the rules state that entry fees are non-returnable if the weather causes postponement … but we have tried to give the children football by fixing another date [and we do accept it is a blessed nuisance!] The focus of our tournament for kids is always fun so if you have boys and girls that want to join in please contact Steve Rollings on 07731526856 this weekend if possible to enable a new fixture schedule to be put together. You must have your KCFA affiliation number at hand. All registration times for the Saturday and Sunday remain the same as the original fixture list.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday [Saturday] we welcome our friends from Sauflon who continue to work in close relationship with Bromley Green FC. Josh Ahmad is in charge of their tournament and the clubhouse opens at 9am with Miles. Everyone welcome as always.

11.4.1999 Barry Cunningham

11.4.1999 Barry Cunningham: a Val Helen Cup win for the Green

On Sunday we host the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup and Martyn Dalby will be fielding a very young Green side in what is hoped will be a fun match with old rivals Market. Before that, Aldington and Fox Sunday meet at 11am. Barry grew up at Bromley Green, progressing from the youth ranks into our senior sides, and we hope to raise a good sum for the Headway charity.

Draw for the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup
11:00   Aldington v Fox Sunday
12:15   Bromley Green v Market Hotel
13:45   Winners SF1 v Winners SF2

Friday with DX: sponsors of the Under 15s

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All ready for a fun weekend … let’s hope the weather is kinder than last week!

Penalty-ShootOut-football-game-v1.0.3-APK-705x344Saturday and Sunday see charity events while ALL youth teams are asked by Stan to remember that the Sponsored Penalty Competition gets under way next week. Every player should by now have their individual form and the respective admin person a record/payment sheet … monies should be collected and handed in BEFORE taking the penalties. Those on holiday can take their kicks when they return. There will be prizes in each age group. Thank you.

Under 10s: Mr Barry Castle will be in charge of the squad on match and tournament days. Also, please note training on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Sam will be from 5.30pm from this point on.

Those expecting a statement from the club re senior football: out of courtesy, I am waiting for clarification from Stan to confirm the situation. DH