Thursday 19 April 2018

Birthday greetings today to Debbie Sutton!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Butlins: all U8s and U13s going on the trip this year please attend for a few minutes after training this evening to make sure we all know what the arrangements are with transport … thank you DH.

All training is ON this evening … can managers not call off training now the weather is fine. It is appreciated that we all have work and other commitments but please inform Pat Penfold or Dave Homewood asap if you can’t make it and a deputy coach will be appointed to take the session. The club has an obligation to offer all youth players at least one, preferably two, supervised training slots midweek during the lighter evenings. Thank you.

Have a great time: Cameron Spencer and our Mayor Winston Michael are sky diving today to raise money for the Wyvern mini-bus … enjoy!

The U9s after their friendly at Waterside last night

Henry, seen here with Gavin, receives his BGFC Voucher as PoM

Not always cooperative towards the camera!

Harrison and the dislocated finger

The perils of being a goalkeeper .. Harrison with his dislocated finger last night

Hurry back Louis!
We wish a speedy recovery to keeper Louis Burton who sustained ligament damage and a broken foot bone last Sunday

The case of the Chicken Pie with no filling (allegedly!)

Homewood: there’s no chicken in this pie …

… um lovely!


[updated] Wednesday 18 April 2018

Update: message from Carl … no U16s training tonight as he is working

Birthday greetings today to Wane Neaves! (Cake tomorrow Wane!)

Lovely weather, grass is cut … all training is on tonight

Don’t anybody moan about the heat!


Tuesday 17 April 2018

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today

Training is as per the schedule (refer to Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

No seniors/U16 training tonight but Dave, Shane and Lisa will be in the clubhouse to chat with those interested in senior football next season (about 6.30pm). All welcome.

Thank you to those who attended the meeting last night … went on a bit late but many areas covered.

Managers: can you please fill in the log in your folder to enable me to see who you have handed tournament invites out to so far. This saves me repeatedly inviting teams that have already been asked. Thank you DH.

BGFC Tournament meeting next Monday 23 April after training. Everyone involved please try and attend.

Please remember:

  • all youth players are required to sign in and out on training nights. Several are not bothering despite a number of reminders and this must change. Thank you.
  • the entrance gate must be locked by the last person leaving
  • all players are to change in the changing unit on training nights … not in the clubhouse
  • garments are left in the clubhouse at a ridiculous rate now … please make sure children take their clothes home with them when signing out
  • Cam goes flying through the air on Thursday to raise money for his school mini-bus … still time to sponsor (please see Dave Spencer or Dave Homewood at the club) tonight or tomorrow

Monday 16 April 2018 with JLA Plumbing


Reminder that Newtown Road is closed for 32 weeks! Yes 32 weeks … lovely. Oh and it’s for ‘improv

When heading out for training or matches, please allow additional travelling time.

Thank you.

Last chance to support Cam’s sky dive

Anyone still not supported Cam’s effort to raise £3.5k for his school bus? Club is open all week … see Dave Homewood or Dave Spencer. The sky dive, with our friend Winston the Mayor also taking part, is this Thursday.

Birthday greetings today to former Bromley Green girl Amy Castle!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

All training is on this evening

Executive meeting straight after training … anyone wishing to discuss any matters with officers are welcome to arrive early

Please note: on Tuesdays there will be a two-week break from training for the young adults and we resume on 1 May at 6.30pm when new and old faces are welcome. This will enable time for lads to complete their commitments elsewhere and make a fresh start towards playing in the seniors. I will be at the ground tomorrow (Tuesday) if you wish to chat. Thank you DH.

Oystermen call off Vets game

Next Saturday’s Vets game against Whitstable Vets has been called off by the Oystermen and a new date has yet to be decided.

[updated] The end of a long weekend …

Ramsgate Trinity Colts 0-2 Bromley Green

Player of the Match away to Ramsgate on Sunday afternoon was Yonas Tesfay … next week the boys are away to local rivals and leaders Ashford United

Great result away to 2nd in the league today, boys were solid and disciplined throughout. They never looked in danger and controlled the game. Special mention to Yonas and Jack H for taking their chances with great finishes. Yonas was our PoM today, a constant threat playing on the shoulder of the last man throughout and giving their defence real problems.

Results EKYL U16
Faversham Strike Force 0-0 Ashford United
Hawkinge Colts 1-1 Tankerton
Herne Bay 1-1 Monkton
Ramsgate Trinity 0-2 Bromley Green

More updates asap … sorry been away today and trying to catch up … Seniors leapt over by Grasshoppers on The Rype 6-1 (Ashley Webster). However the Green U16s pull off a shock 2-0 win at Dumpton Park against the Rams with goals from Yonas T and Jack H.

Ashford & District Sunday League Results
Division One
Ashford Dynamo 1-0 Lolzors
Prince Albert 5-2 AFC Ashford Athletic
Division Two
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves 2-1 Mersham Reserves
Master Brewer C- C Ashstone Galacticos
Red Heathens 5-0 South Willesborough
Division Three
Charing Reserves 0-5 Fox Sunday
Premier Division Cup
Kennington 2-3 Market Hotel
Mersham 0-4 Brewmaster
Division One Cup Final
Ashford Cavaliers 6-0 Charing
Sheber Cup S/F
Lydd Grasshoppers 6-1 Bromley Green

Congratulations Charlie … the U10s PoM with manager Rob Finn

Quite unruly (as usual!) the U10s

U10s parents: some parents are not acknowledging Rob’s text messages. Can you always respond please to each text confirming (or otherwise) availability. Thank you.

Officer in charge on Sunday is Lisa Copham (07713450042)

Good luck to the Sunday seniors in their Sheber Cup S/F away to Lydd Grasshoppers (meet at club by 9am) and the Under 16s who are away to Ramsgate Trinity Colts in the East Kent Youth League.

Training for BGV in the morning

Happy bunch … the Under 8s

The Under 8s who were superb at yesterday’s Spring Tournament

Sunny and a good day at Wye in the tournament. I asked all 9 lads to enjoy themselves and give me 100% which they all gave. Goals throughout the day from Jake, Tyler and Lucas as we proceeded to the quarter finals. Very proud of the boys and thanks for the help from the parents. Martyn Smith.

More photos from the Under 11s visit to McDonalds

Under 11s at McDonalds yesterday

Well done Jamie who shared the PoM award

Youngsters superb but it is a home defeat for the seniors

With so many regulars missing for one reason or another, the mixture of youngsters and older heads held firm for over an hour against visiting Staplehurst Monarchs. Missed chances in the first half were to prove costly and, despite some terrific goalkeeping by Thomas Moon, the Green went down 2-0. Positives can be drawn from the spirit of the young lads.

Bromley Green 0-2 Staplehurst Monarchs
Deal Town Reserves 2-1 Ashford Athletic
Tenterden Town 1-1 Faversham Town Reserves

[updated] Weekend is here/Sunday’s fixtures

Full time from the Under 15s
Park Farm Rangers 5-5 Bromley Green
Scorers: Lashman (2), Conan, Ilja and Kieron. Player of the Match for the Green was Gabriel (below)

Under 11s at McDonalds today

Well done Hayden! … more photos to follow

U11s report from Grant

The under 11s took on our good friends from Ashford United today at their ground. The 11 boys who were available all had a good run out. Green spent the majority of the game working hard on defending but were dangerous on the counter attack and scored a very good team goal after several good passes which saw Luke hit a wonderful left foot shot, the away keeper got a hand to it but Hayden who had kept himself onside followed in to finish. United responded either side of half time. Jamie kept the GREEN in the game with 5 or 6 really good saves. Player of the match was shared between Hayden for all his hard work and his goal and Jamie for his wonderful display in goal.

Updates from the Green U7s at today’s Spring Tournament

U7 ADYL tournament at Wye – report from Spud

Spud is not amused …

We were missing some key players today including our goal regular keeper Due to family commitments and Callum who is still unwell and we wish him a speedy recovery!

So the squad to day was
Ben, Stephen, Ibrahim , Ethan, Jack and Freddie.
We played 4 games in league group, the team worked hard and i have to say that every team member played well in their positions and the team improvements from the beginning of the season were clear to see, the manger from Biddenden commented on the improvement we had made since we last played them!
We were unbeaten during our 4 games, then moved on to the semi finals where we were beaten by a stronger side but still put up a really good contest.
Goal scorers:- Stephen 5 Ben 2 Ibrahim 1

Great defending by Ethan . Ben, Stephen and Ibrahim did great work as an attacking force,
Freddie and Jack had the task of goal keeper and defence and I want to thank them for taking on that roll and trying there best for the team.

Well done to all the players who took part.  All players got a medal which they deserved.

Well done all.

Thank you also for Lisa for coming, and all the parents for their continued support .

I would also like to thank other teams parents at the event for showing good support for their teams and also who help me out the mud where I was stuck for over 1 hour lol

Birthday greetings on Saturday to Stephanie Hone and Daniel Andrews!

Clubhouse open on Saturday from 8am

Green jackets left in the clubhouse
418 Tom Quested
511 Bradley Williams

Clubhouse open from 8.45am Sunday
Officer in charge on Sunday is Lisa Copham (07713450042)

Senior fixtures this Sunday
Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Division One
Ashford Dynamo v Lolzors
Prince Albert v AFC Ashford Athletic
Division Two
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves v Mersham Reserves
Master Brewer v Ashstone Galacticos
Red Heathens v South Willesborough
Division Three
Charing Reserves v Fox Sunday
Premier Division Cup
Kennington v Market Hotel
Mersham v Brewmaster
Division One Cup Final (Homelands 2.30pm)
Ashford Cavaliers v Charing
Sheber Cup S/F
Lydd Grasshoppers v Bromley Green

Please scroll down for Saturday’s fixtures

[updated] Friday the 13th! Good luck everyone …

Under 10s home to Park Farm Rangers
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Harrison, Charlie,
Matteo, Wane, Timmy
Still waiting to hear from David, Herk, Kieran as to their availability

Thanks to Michelle who stood in at no notice last night and those who dug us out of a hole … need to sort things for Saturday morning now

Under 15s squad for away game with Park Farm Rangers on Saturday:
Nathan, Conan, George, Frankie, Lennon, Jack, Gabriel, Ben, Lorenzo, Ilja, Lashman, Oliver, Kieron, David, Alex

Saturday seniors home to Staplehurst (2.45pm) Players please meet 1.30pm in the clubhouse. Time to cut out the negatives, however disenchanted some of you may be, and remember you are wearing a Bromley Green shirt. Have some respect for 88 years of a great club … and some dignity for yourself. Ian is stepping down at the end of the season and the passion and commitment he has shown over the years deserves a real effort to make the final few games enjoyable. Of course, I will be talking to Ian about the future, and the thought of him leaving BGFC is unthinkable … but for now all pull together please. And yes, in answer to questions that have been put to me, we are staying in the Kent County League and bidding for promotion next season.

Fixtures Kent County League Div Three (2.45pm)
Bromley Green v Staplehurst Reserves
Deal Town Rangers v AFC Ashford Athletic
Tenterden Town v Faversham Town Reserves

Sunday we go to Grasshoppers in the Sheber Cup S/F … full fixture list to follow