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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

DX logo_CMYK

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

Thursday with Topkapi

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

Wednesday with Wilmoths


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

[updated] Tuesday with Arrow Taxis


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.

Key Auto Trade

* 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


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 to express an interest.

Internal message
Still waiting for a few Match Sheets from the summer tournaments … please bring me the sheets/cash tonight … thanks DH

Monday with McDonalds

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

Bromley Green Valiants ready for paintballing action yesterday

The Monday Quote
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think
[Adolf Hitler]

Sunday with Colin Batt Removals

CB Removals Lorry

Happy 7th birthday to Chelsea C today

Tournament update

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:

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

Saturday 6am inspection – Tournament postponed due to weather … rescheduled for 2/3 August