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 … scroll down for more photos
Sauflon and Bromley Green FC working together for charity
The 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 … scroll down for more photos
Thanks to all who supported the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup
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
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
Liam explains [yet again!] that he was the tournament’s leading scorer
Billy dries up … everyone did their bit for the Pilgrims Hospice
More photos later!
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
The 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.
Today [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: 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
All ready for a fun weekend … let’s hope the weather is kinder than last week!
Saturday 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!