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[updated] Sunday with stac-a-truc

* Clubhouse open from 4.45pm on Monday
* Training as normal for the usual groups
* Karen will continue with youth registrations on Tuesday … can each player/parent have all documents ready and please be patient when it is busy

Weekend results
John Myers Cup: Bromley Green v Deal [details on Monday's Page]
U15 Friendly: Bromley Green v Lenham [sorry no details received]
U13 Friendly: Folkestone Invicta B 6-3 Bromley Green [ADYL]
U13 Friendly: Bromley Green [EKYL] 2-6 Folkestone Invicta A

Last-minute chance to enter tournament for U8s and U12s
The BGFC Juniors Tournament next week is full-up EXCEPT we could do with one more entry in both the U8 and U12 sections to even the teams up. Any side interested is welcome to contact the Tournament Fixture Secretary Steve Mailey on 07710240397 today if possible.
Editor’s update: Ashford United have filled the U12 space

Happy 27th birthday today to Shawn Dadd

Home draws for local sides in the Faversham Charity Cup

Bromley Green FC have supported the FCC for many years ... here is the line-up on 29 December 1979 prior to a 6-0 defeat of Whitstable Old Boys

Bromley Green FC has supported the FCC for many years … here is the line-up on 29 December 1979 prior to a 6-0 defeat of Whitstable Old Boys at Carters Field

Good luck to our three local teams competing in the Faversham Charity Cup in the coming season.  In recent years, away trips have been predominant; but this time round our three entrants have received home ties. For the draw, please go to the Fixtures tab and scroll down to Faversham Charity Cup 2014-2015.

A bit more up to date ... the Saturday Thirds away to Faversham Harlequins on 20 October 2012

A bit more up to date … the Saturday Thirds away to Faversham Harlequins on 20 October 2012

Busy Sunday morning ahead …

Libby and Miles will be your hosts today in the clubhouse

Picture from the past … do you recognise any of these Junior Valiants from 2011?

Junior Valiants from 2011 ... do you recognise any of them? This morning the BG Valiants welcome Deal to Waterside

Junior Valiants from 2011 … do you recognise any of them? This morning the BG Valiants welcome Deal to Waterside in the John Myers Cup

Three matches at Waterside today starting with the return leg of the John Myers Cup as the Bromley Green Valiants entertain their counterparts from Deal with a 10am kick off.

Our EKYL Under 13s continue to prepare for next season as they welcome Folkestone Invicta for a 10.30am kick off. The squad will have a new strip in time for the start of the September league campaign … more details of that later.

Then, at midday, Josh Ahmad and Elliott Holewell hold their first pre-season friendly for the Under 15s with Lenham the visitors.

Roger Corkhill April 2014

Six-a-side next weekend at Waterside

Preparations are going well for the tournament which is next weekend and special thanks at this stage go to Steve Mailey, Miles Christian, Duncan Randall and Roger Corkhill [left] who have stepped in to help with the fixtures, admin and refs.

All clubs and teams should have received confirmation, details and basic rules by now from Miles but if there are any questions please email Steve Rollings or Dave Homewood.

Few of last season's relegated squad remain so it is a big rebuilding job for Mickey

Few of last season’s relegated squad remain so it is a big rebuilding job for Mickey

Sadly Jason Thomas is unlikely to feature this season due to illness

Sadly Jason Thomas is unlikely to feature this season due to illness

Mickey Doyle, Gary Penfold and Martyn Dalby are now busy recruiting committed players for Saturday football and new faces are welcome to attend training on Tuesday and/or Thursday at 6.45pm.

Gary and Lee are looking forward to a new challenge with the reserves in the KCL

Gary and Lee are looking forward to a new challenge with the reserves in the KCL

Lee ... still makes the odd appearance for the Green

Lee … still makes the odd appearance for the Green

With Mani, Patrick and Shrimp only available part-time as they are off to university, several preferring to move elsewhere, and Jason Thomas unlikely to play any part due to long-term illness, the playing personnel will have to change but what a great opportunity for some of the youngsters to step up and make their mark.

Mickey will again be supported by Matt Coniam with the old master Lee McRobert assisting Gary with the seconds and Josh Ahmad working with Martyn and the Thirds. Give any one of them a call if you would like to be involved in what is sure to be another enjoyable season.

Saturday with McDonalds

Happy birthday to Lewis Hagger and Scottish exile Liam Holman

Hot in Tonbridge today … and so was the opposition as Colts find it hard work to make an impact in big tournament

Well done Luke who excelled against some top opposition at Tonbridge today

Well done Luke who excelled against some top opposition at Tonbridge today

Happy squad before the start

Happy squad before the start

Sunday managers application deadline is Monday!
The deadline for applications for team managerial posts with our Sunday senior sides is Monday 14 July. Anyone interested, who has not already applied, is invited to contact Dave Homewood at dhomewood@yahoo.com to express an interest. The situation has developed due to the sad and sudden recent passing of Paul Grindley.

Football TrialsTrials for all teams are ongoing … enthusiastic and committed players are welcome to come and join us at both senior and junior level … contact details are on the Contact Us Page

Advance notice: Training and trials for next season’s Under 10s are this coming Tuesday from 5-7pm. Just turn up at 4.45pm with shin pads or, for further details, contact James Burnett [details are on the Contact Us Page].

The clubhouse is not open throughout the day on Saturday as it is one of those rare days when we have no home games; although the current ADYL U12s are away to Folkestone invicta B [meet 9.15am] and the current U12 Colts are going straight to Tonbridge for the tournament.

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Good luck boys and girls and please let me know how you get on, with some photos for our website and sponsors McDonalds and John Page Trailers respectively if possible. I understand the U13s might have training with John but he will have informed players accordingly.

Looking forward … if loads of you want to watch the World Cup Final on Sunday night, let me know and I will arrange for food and a Happy Hour … cheers  DH

Boost for the Under 15s as sponsorship deal with DX is clinched

Green Under 15s have new sponsor for their EKYL campaign

The U14s from last season with Martyn and Josh at the Awards Night

The U14s from last season with Martyn Dalby and Josh Ahmad at the Awards Night last month

Executive member Shane Cowley is able to announce that the Green Under 15s will enter the East Kent Youth League next season with a brand new image as major logistics and delivery company DX have offered financial support for the squad.

 

DX logo_CMYK

 

DX is a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end to end network operator in UK & Ireland.  Renowned for offering great service, high security, and Customer choice, DX is relied upon by public and private sector organisations. DX provides proven next-day or scheduled delivery services for mail, parcels and 2-Man deliveries to business and residential addresses nationwide.

As the specialist provider of Customer-driven solutions for the delivery of time sensitive, mission critical, 2-Man and high value deliveries, DX routinely handles goods from retailers, and a wide range of items from many industries including legal papers, jewellery, optical lenses, and pharmacy items.

The deal, described by the club as ‘substantial’, will initially see the squad wearing a brand new kit in their first season in the East Kent Youth League after leaving the Ashford & District Youth League simply because there were not enough games with just four teams [and two of those from the Sevenoaks area]. Josh said last night: “This is fantastic news and well deserved by the boys who have stuck together when things were tough. It is also exciting going into a new league as I don’t believe that meeting the same teams year in, year out, helps players develop or prepare them for the next stage of their playing career. The boys are training well, we make the odd signing when the right characters come along, and we can’t wait for our first pre-season friendly this Sunday!”

Under Josh and Martyn last term, the boys were desperately unlucky to lose in the cup final while a gradual improvement and boost of numbers in playing personnel sees real optimism during the close season training. Josh will again manage the lads with Elliott Holewell assisting while Martyn is now working with the Under 16s who will again be sponsored by Topkapi.

CB RemovalsThe deal comes hard on the heels of the recent news that Colin Batt Removals will also be sponsoring our Under 13 side in the Ashford & District Youth League next season. Colin Batt Removals have been sponsors of the highly successful Thirds for the past two seasons … more from Colin later.

WilmothsJohn Collen, who is strengthening his Under 14s squad for next season, has also confirmed that Wilmoths Citroen [Maidstone] are delighted to be renewing their sponsorship within the next few days. So again, more from John later.

 

New U13 signing Dison makes winning debut/Roger tonight/Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup draw

Dison … a future Bromley Green star

New capture Dison who was outstanding in the U13s triumph at the weekend

New capture Dison who was outstanding in the U13s triumph at the weekend

Talk tonight with Roger

Roger will be down tonight for a 7.15pm briefing for those that are officiating in the tournament on 19/20 July
I appreciate it is not an ideal time for many but it is the only semi-convenient slot we could find during this week
Can I ask that all managers and coaches cooperate and release players/helpers to enable Roger to talk to as many as possible
We can try and keep disruption to the training schedule to a minimum
Some of the younger lads [eg U16s] are away on work experience so those with knowledge can perhaps bring them up to speed with Roger’s advice asap
Many have said they would like to experience some refereeing, so please try and get to Roger’s briefing tonight
Cheers DH

Jim Cunningham makes the draw 

Jim Cunningham and Gary Kirton make the draw

Jim Cunningham and Gary Kirton make the draw

Former Green manager Jim Cunningham popped into the clubhouse to make the draw for the Barry Cunningham Memorial Cup. Intriguingly, the Green will meet the Market while Aldington tackle Fox Sunday. The matches get under way at 11am on Sunday 27 July at Waterside.

Thanks to host Miles, Pat Penfold and all the U8s and parents for a pleasant evening at the ‘Meet & Greet’ last night. Next week is the turn of the U9s at the same time of 5.45pm.

Monday with McDonalds: Information re this year’s tournament/goodbye

It is apparent that most people now prefer to do their own thing and use facebook instead of the official club website for photos and reports. Therefore please refer to respective facebook sites for information.*

* After many requests, the website will stay live but I will not be trawling social networks for information and pictures.

All ready for the sixes tournament!

Plans are well advanced for this year’s 6-a-side juniors tournament at Waterside on 19/20 July. Here is an info sheet for those it concerns:

BGFC 6-a-side Tournament Information Sheet and Rules

Clubhouse opens today at 5pm with all training sessions on as normal

Executive meeting is on tonight at 7pm and those wishing to discuss matters beforehand are welcome to speak to me from 5pm onwards … thanks … DH

Sunday with Wilmoths: U13s win at Vinters as sponsorship renewal is announced

Please note I have no mobile that is functioning at present … for anything important, please use emails … thank you DH

Happy 17th to Ben Barrett today

Winners at Vinters! Keeping our sponsors happy!

Winners at Vinters! The triumphant U13s yesterday

Winners at Vinters! The triumphant U13s yesterday … more photos below … for the manager’s report, please scroll down on the Youth Football tab

Good luck to the BG Valiants today at Deal in the first leg of the John Myers Cup. Please meet 7.30am in the clubhouse. The clubhouse will then re-open at 11am.

Reminder to everybody: There will be a short planning meeting for the BGFC Junors 6-a-side Tournament at 1pm today in the clubhouse … all welcome

* Under 13s first-ever tournament win at Vinters marks new sponsorship deal

* Under 14s so near but go down in final

* All the reports and photos from the managers to follow [also scroll down to the respective age tabs under Youth Football]

U13s sponsors

Valued sponsors

Within hours of confirmation that Wilmoths Citroen [Maidstone] are renewing their sponsorship of the club, the boys did everyone proud with a fantastic cup final win at Vinters. Against some top opposition the lads pulled off their success with a gutsy penalty shoot-out win over Sittingbourne. Manager John Collen said he was delighted with the squad that is putting some of the trouncings of recent months behind them. Report is on the Youth Football tab … scroll down to U13s 2013-2014.

The dreaded penalties await ... but we can it!

The dreaded penalties await … but we can do it!

... all over! You can't beat that winning feeling ...

… all over! You can’t beat that winning feeling …

Under 14s superb and just miss out in final

The U14s with their trophies ... great effort boys ... well done!

The U14s with their trophies … great effort boys … well done!

 Under 8s with their medals

U8s with their medals at Vinters

U8s with their medals at Vinters

Mason scored his first goal for the U10s ... more details on the Youth Football tab ... scroll down to U10s 2013-2014

Mason scored his first goal for the U10s … more details on the Youth Football tab … scroll down to U10s 2013-2014

U12 Colts in happy mood!

All smiles at Vinters

All smiles at Vinters

Saturday with United Taxis

Good luck to all our teams at Vinters today

U8s at Vinters this morning

U8s at Vinters this morning

 

Layton is McDonalds U14s Player of the Tournament

Layton is McDonalds U14s Player of the Tournament

 

Tyller is our U11s Player of the tournament

Tyler is our U11s Player of the tournament