Clubhouse open from 5pm today with Libby
Usual Thursday night training except U13s ADYFL and U13s Colts ADYFL
Senior player registrations are now in full swing … please act with bit of urgency now lads … the forms are in the clubhouse
Youth registrations: next Tuesday is the last time Karen will be in the clubhouse
Clubhouse opens tonight at 4.30pm with Miles
Usual Wednesday evening training sessions
For those interested, the link here gives Debby’s summary of the KDL AGM
Summary of the KDL AGM 2014
Karen is NOT at the ground now until Tuesday of next week for youth registrations
Senior football situation
A statement will be published on here tomorrow explaining hard decisions the Executive has had to make regarding senior football for the coming season. Can I ask all the sensible people within BGFC to not get involved in the absolute crap that is being banded about on facebook. 90% of it is inaccurate and I will shoot it down at the right time. The fact is that Mickey Doyle has been badly let down by the vast majority of his senior players who have drifted off to other pastures after last season’s struggle. As always, we wish people leaving us every success and enjoyment for the future. Rest assured all loyal players at our club will be looked after and if anyone wants to talk to me about our exciting plans, I will be at the ground tonight and tomorrow as well as all weekend. Many thanks DH
Under 8s to be sponsored by Key Auto Trade
The club is pleased to announce that local company Key Auto Trade are to sponsor our new Under 8s squad next season in the ADYFL. Many thanks to our friend Khaled … and there will be more on his company shortly.
* Watch this space for new sponsors of the Under 13s EKYL squad
* Colin Batt Removals will extend their sponsorship to include the Under 13s ADYFL squad
* DX are the new sponsors of the Under 15s in the EKYL
Tonight [Tuesday] training as normal except Under 13s ADYFL and U13s Colts
||URGENT MESSAGE FROM KAREN
ALL youth managers PLEASE endeavour to get your boys to sign TODAY. The registrations have to be with the league next week and families are going on holiday. I will be at the clubhouse today from 5.30, after this you will have to arrange a time to come to me to get paperwork signed hoping to have ready for the new season. Thank you for your co-operation in this.
Can the following get their Under 18s registrations completed with Karen tonight please: Callem, Dean, Lewis, Ben, Whippsy, Tom Bates, Connor R, Connor G, Miles, Antony … and anyone else that I have not listed … PLEASE don’t keep leaving it boys! Ring Steve Rollings on 07731526856 if you need further information.
Opportunities to manage
We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable applicants for managerial posts at both senior and junior level. Please email email@example.com to express an interest.
Still waiting for a few Match Sheets from the summer tournaments … please bring me the sheets/cash tonight … thanks DH
Usual training schedule tonight for the Monday night groups
Executive meet 7pm sharp please … senior managers to join at 8pm
Still some U16s and U18s to complete their registrations … please get it done and dusted on Tuesday when Karen will be in the clubhouse … thank you
Message from Duncan: There will be no U13 Colts training for two weeks. Normal training schedule resumes on Tuesday 5 August 2014.
Message from Ian: There will be a two-week break from training for the U13s ADYFL.
What a fearsome bunch!
Bromley Green Valiants ready for paintballing action yesterday
The Monday Quote
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think
Happy 7th birthday to Chelsea C today
We have had one aggressive complaint that the tournament was postponed early on Saturday morning with claims that the pitches were playable. That is true but they were not a few hours later after another storm. But the chief factors in making the decision were based on safety:
 The condition of the field if a hundred or more so cars had been coming in and out both early and lunchtime does not bear thinking about and would have made Sunday a no-go. Apart from ruining the surface for everybody for goodness knows how long, cars sliding about would have been extremely dangerous. Sure enough, we had another downpour during Saturday. As I write this on Sunday afternoon, we have just had yet another storm and more rain … so the decision, however disappointing for all, was the correct one.
 The weather forecast of heavy rain and storms was such that the club was not prepared to put a large number of people, including over 600 children, at risk. There was no cover as a new marquee we had purchased was ripped apart and ended up over the river as a result of typhoon-like conditions during Friday nght. We are just thankful that no-one was seriously hurt … it was that bad!
The date has been rescheduled for 2/3 August when hopefully most teams can still take part and the weather is kind. The club has lost a large amount of money due to the postponement but the consideration of safety to everybody at all times has to be paramount.
To Parents of U10s
As you will have recently heard, James Burnett has stepped down as
manager of the U10s. Over the next few weeks the club will be looking
to recruit a new manager into post, but in the interim period training
will continue as normal on Tuesday and Thursday nights for all
players. In an attempt to make any transition to a new manager as
smooth as possible The Patron and Club Welfare Officer would like to
take the opportunity to talk to the U10 parents this Thursday (24th)
at 5pm in the clubhouse. Thank you.
TOURNAMENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2/3 AUGUST FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT STORMS … SORRY BUT NOTHING WE CAN DO AS MARQUEE WAS BLOWN ACROSS THE RIVER AND WRECKED AND GROUND IS SOMEWHAT WET!
Nice storm … apparently the forecast is for constant sunshine FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARDS!
If we are forced to postpone the tournament due to the weather, notice will be posted on here immediately after the early Saturday morning inspection
Happy birthday to Steve Rollings today
Welcome back to former youth team captain Harrison Eldridge who has realised the grass is not greener elsewhere!
One change to training schedule tonight: U11s [Adrian's group] is now Friday night
Clubhouse opens 4.30pm today with Miles
UNDER 18s REGISTER TONIGHT PLEASE WITH KAREN IN THE CLUBHOUSE FROM 5.30PM … friendlies will soon be here [see Fixtures tab for details]. Any questions, please ring the manager Steve Rollings on 07731526856. Training tonight at 6.45pm for senior teams and U18s. Those U16s that are almost old enough for senior football are cordially invited to take part.
Congratulations to two of our young stars who excelled at school
Bromley Green’s Zac Cowley is ‘School Performer of the Year’
More silverware for Keeley Finn … the North School Girls Player of the Year
Zac and Keeley are pictured receiving their awards from former Great Britain Paralympic Gold Medallist Mark Colbourne MBE
New stock in
We now have the Bromley Green hats in stock again after quickly selling out last time. Still at the trade price of £6. First come, first served. See DH at the ground.
Tracksuit tops half price!
Sylvia, Martyn and young Elliott in the money!
The official club tops [as worn by some of our officials above] are now on sale for a limited period at half price … existing stock only … strictly first come, first served!
Photo from 30.6.2012 Stan Donald presents Martyn Dalby, on crutches, with the Chairmans Award for Endeavour
Winners of our World Cup sweepstake were Sylvia £100, Martyn £50 and U9s Elliott £10 … well done and thanks to all who bought a share and of course Sharon for organising
Birthday greetings today to Lewis Mabb and Ryan Prior
Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm with Miles
‘Meet & Greet’ for next season’s Under 9s with the Patron at 5.45pm
Wednesday training schedule as per normal
Youth team registrations: still a few of you that need to complete the process … Under 18s, Karen will be at the ground on Wednesday and Thursday for those that still have not sorted things [U18s: you don't need birth certificate, just two passport-sized photos and evidence that you have set up the standing order with your bank]
Bromley Green Football Club U9s Trials Announcement
Under 9 Trials
Under 9 Trials will take place on Mondays & Wednesdays at Waterside, Turner Close, South Willesborough TN24 0PQ from 5pm to 6pm
Formed in 1930, Bromley Green is a successful and well respected Charter Standard club
Children are trained and supervised by qualified staff and have lots of fun!
Please just turn up with boots and shin pads or contact Guido 07854612538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
Tournament fixtures and start times for the weekend
2014 tournament fixtures
Many of our members are working hard to ensure everything runs smoothly at the weekend … a big thank you. Above is a link for the fixtures kindly compiled by Steve Mailey. Please remember that team registration is 30 minutes prior to the first game and note there might be minor changes as the odd vacancy is being filled as the fixtures go to print. Those who have volunteered their services for Saturday and/or Sunday, please be at the ground Saturday by 6.30am if you are helping with goals, car parking etc or 7am if generally assisting.
Urgent message from Martin Wirt: Knatchbull are on a school trip and North school have a presentation evening so therefore no training for current U12s ADYL tonight
Under 12 Colts training is now also off tonight
Message from Steven Rollings: U18 registration on Tuesday with Karen in the clubhouse … if you can’t bring documents etc on Tuesday then you must bring them Thursday please
Clubhouse opens at 5pm today with Libby
Damian Morse after a useful work-out against Folkestone Invicta on Sunday: “Very pleased with the boys but there is a lot of hard work to do” … go to the Youth Football tab and hover down to U13s EKYL 2014-2015
Happy 39th birthday today to former Green manager Richie Moore