Updates – into a new week with new sponsor Flat Roofs and Fascias

Monday training as per the normal schedule except U11s have a friendly with DVS U10s at Pitchside (6pm)

ADYFL Managers Meeting in The Albion 7pm for those BG youth managers that wish to attend

Big thank you to all who supported the ad hoc Christmas Party on Saturday

Fantastic effort in the face of adversity by Santa who found time to drop in on Saturday
The Elves waiting for Santa … more photos to follow
Thank you to Ellen for her brilliant face painting

Games on Wheels 19 December 2019

Games on Wheels … U15s bus still has 8 seats remaining so it will be first come first served now … contact Michelle Edwards
Marc Collins and Global PoM Daniel after the squad’s brilliant display on Saturday
U8s Global on Saturday
Under 14s shaking hands at Biddenden
Well done Muna – our McDonalds PoM
On the bench as they say … new subs bench for the U14s sponsored by McDonalds Eureka
BGFC U11s continued their run of great form
Congratulations to Ryan Lester – U13s PoM on his debut
Joseph our McDonalds PoM at Headcorn … well done!
Well done Riley – PoM for the U10s DVS squad
Not sure about the footwear; but well done Jack Corrigan the U15s PoM at Hythe

Harrison is our Under 12s Utilitas PoM

U8s Dream Team report from Tony Nelson

So we played away to South Ashford, a good game played, with a very good referee. 

We had to battle today, but the thing that pleased me most was the attitude of the players to keep playing football and creating chances I lost count how many times we hit the woodwork.

A great team effort and the development was there for all to see, well done Dream Team let’s keep this level of performance going and the results will come. 

Goal scorer kai x 3 

See you at club house soon. 

Birthday greetings Sunday to our Honorary President Chris Dorsett

Flat Roofs and Fascias Sunday Reserves kindly sponsored by Billy Baker

Bromley Green Reserves in their new sponsored kit ready for their game with friends from Charing this morning; but unfortunately the referee deemed the pitch too wet

To clarify: Sunday clubhouse open from 9am until 2pm only due to staff illness and other factors … all welcome to pop in for a drink/food after the games today. Reminder that there are only two games remaining and that is Firsts at Mersham and Reserves home to Charing Reserves both with a 10.30am kick off.

Briefly … details and photos from Saturday to follow ...

  • Under 14s stay top of the table with 6-2 win thanks to goals from Jack Matthews 2, Brentley Hone, Alfie Gramson and Muna 2
  • Seniors go down 6-4 in feisty cup clash with Woodchurch
  • Marc Collins delighted with U8s Global
  • Under 11s fantastic form continues
  • Under 10 DVS manager “We aim to go unbeaten all season”
  • Defeats for U15s, U13s, U12s Utilitas
  • Promising stuff from U10s and U8 Dreamers

Urgent update: BG U18s v Betteshanger is of off on Sunday as opponents unable to raise a side

Urgent update: BG Girls is off on Sunday as opponents unable to raise a side

Urgent update: BGFC U12s EKYL trip to Monkton is off on Sunday as opponents unable to raise a side

Saturday seniors at home to Woodchurch Reserves (Cup)

Keiron Smith; Toby Adigun, Lenny Russell, Ryan Carter, Bryan Pearce, Brandon Lockett, Richard Floyd, Charlie Wallis, Dennis Monk, Matt Burdon, Marley Edmed, Sid Hone, Alfie Glendinning

Meet in the clubhouse 1pm

Clubhouse opens 8am Saturday

Welcome and good luck to some new faces in the U15s who travel to unbeaten title favourites Hythe Town this morning (meet 8.30am in the clubhouse). Scroll down for the squad.

BGFC U15s training with Lee Rumley on Thursday as we begin to build a successful squad

Games off: U12s McDonalds away TSS; U12s EKYL away Monkton; U9 Hurricanes away Pilgrims

Children WILL have a good time despite setback!

Face painting this afternoon

U12s EKYL Beckenham 5-a-side Tournament 29 December 2019

We have 10 confirmed for this fantastic tournament and if there are a couple more that want to take part, I will enter two teams (6 per team is ideal). At the moment the definites are Ben Hatcher, Harley White, Harrison Petken, Harvey Prior, Henry Barnes, Josh Bailey, Preston Webb, Rieyaan Naunko, Thomas Hawkins, William Spiers.

Therefore, can the following give me a yes or no please this weekend … thank you DH: Oliver B, Kris Kostov, Charlie Ward, Charlie Barber, Alfie M, Keiran B, Abdel, Amin, Elizabeth.

Friday 6 December 2019

Updates on what is on and what is off

OFF Saturday U12 McDonalds away TSS

OFF Saturday U9 Hurricanes away Pilgrims

OFF Sunday U12 EKYL away Monkton

U15s squad to meet in clubhouse by 8.30am Saturday

Harry Pearce, Jake Edwards, Igor Blejwas, Cameron Waller, Elliot Grace, Toby Galton, Mickey Mabb, Bobby Rumley, Albie Luijten-Hill, Alfie Bryant, Aleks Przewozny, Harry Ridley, Jack Corrigan, Josh Peall

Birthday grteetings Friday to Lenny Russell and Karen Greenfield!

Friday: clubhouse open 9.30am till midday if anybody wants to collect garments, pay their debts, moan at me or whatever

Urgent!

Just received a message that there is no-one to open the Children’s Centre on Saturday. Gutted is not the word! However, Santa is still visiting the clubhouse between 3-5pm and there will be presents for all those with tickets. Ellen Gough will be doing her face painting. All those who have bought food, please bring along as planned. Ticket money will be refunded. Any monetary loss will have to be borne by the club. We can still make it fun for the kids and roll on when we have our own new facility! Apologies but don’t shoot the messenger! Clubhouse open all day and any help earlier for Lisa with the decorations will be appreciated.

Happy birthday Thursday to Vice President Mark Day and Veteran Jez Field!

Sponsors of Bromley Green FC
Looking forward to a packed weekend with the Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday afternoon followed by Manchester City v Manchester United on the clubhouse TV

Bromley Green FC Saturday and Sunday fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page

Saturday: Manchester City v Manchester United (5.30pm) with free food at half time

On the clubhouse TV Saturday – everyone welcome!

Sunday: Aston Villa v Leicester City (2pm) with free food at half time

On the clubhouse TV Sunday afternoon – everyone welcome!

Thursday training is as per the schedule at your usual venues (Colin Stevens is taking the U18s)

Terrific show by the Under 9s last night in the murky MUGA and great to see the youngsters eating all that healthy food (well they did have grapes for dessert!) Many thanks to Damion Truelove who took the session. Thursday morning update: Saturday’s game at West Farleigh has been cancelled by the home team as they have ‘player and parent issues’. Don’t know what they mean! lol

Bromley Green FC Hats (£6) and Hoodies (£20) first come, first served for Xmas presents

New stocks in – great Christmas present – BGFC Hat £6 – please see Dave Homewood.When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Bits

  • Those that ordered our special Burger Sauce for Christmas – they are now in for collection at trade price of £2 (members only)
  • We extend a warm welcome to William Lines who will be joining our coaching staff after meeting Karen Barnes and myself last night. Will, working towards his Level 2 badge, is an experienced player although only 24 and can’t wait to get going with whatever role the Executive appoint him to. Injury curtailed his career but he is now fully focused on managing/coaching. He will be at the club on Sunday 9am for anyone that would like to meet and have a chat with him and then accompany the U12s to Monkton to get to know a few people. DH
  • PLEASE park sensibly this coming weekend – the verges are still full of ponds!
  • Shane Cowley is still waiting for confirmation of menu choice from one or two – can you please contact him via the email he sent out … thank you

New Parma Violets Cider bottles to go with our Rhubarb & Custard and Toffee Apple favourites

Midweek

Executive: will update you on developments later … been a long day!

Message from Shane: can the following send him their menu choices please for the Italian meal: Brian and Sonia, Lee Williams, Charlotte Stubbs, Alex Potts. Many thanks

Information note for U11s parents

U11s: you do NOT have to provide food after the Games on Wheels Bus on 19 December. This has NEVER been stated by the Club. It is £10 to help towards the Bus cost and all food is provided free afterwards by the Club. This will include pizza, chips, sweets, soft drinks etc. Karen is in charge of the U11s Bus money. It is that simple folks. Presumably some are confused with this Saturday’s party … where parents do provide some food. If people read this official forum rather than rely on misinformation, perhaps there would be more harmony. Note U11s are too old to sit on Santa’s lap although several parents are kindly helping out with food and during the afternoon. The parties this Saturday are 2-4pm for the U6, U7 and U8 groups; for the U9 and U10 groups the time is 4.30-6.30pm. Thank you Dave Homewood

Lost! Anyone have the set of children’s numbered bibs in their kit bag please?

Clubhouse open Wednesday 1.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 4pm: all Executive and team managers are welcome to a chat with a prospective new manager/coach [applicant has confirmed he will attend at 4pm so hope a few of you are able to join us]

Need cover for Dennis 6-7pm at Pitchside on Thursday for the U18s … any volunteers please?

Training Wednesday is as per the schedule

UNDER 9s: Wednesday training is ON at 6pm. Clubhouse will be open for refreshments, toilets. Damion Truelove will be taking the session as Dennis Monk is working. Children’s Christmas Party is this Saturday 2pm, so hope we are all organised lol. Clubhouse open all day from 7.30am Saturday and the Children’s Centre opens at 1pm to get things ready. Tickets should be all sold by now … any over, please bring into the clubhouse tonight Ellen Gough. Many thanks Dave Homewood.

Training Tuesday is as per the schedule

Don’t forget time is running out to get your Chirldren’s Christmas Party tickets. It is THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON! See your admin or manager.

BG Valiants Adult C team tournament report by Debby Claber

This tournament felt a bit disjointed across the morning for all of us.  We got off to a great start in our first game, with the squad working well together and communicating between each other.  Unfortunately this didn’t last throughout the rest of the morning and was probably reflected in our results – which weren’t all bad (as I’m aware this isn’t sounding like our usual positive experience at tournaments!)  We ended up with a mix of the win, draw and losses. We had the initial win, with a fantastic goal shot in from some distance away by Paul.  Adam was unlucky several times before he finally found the back of the net; Gemma was her usual consistent self, being determined in defence; there also needs to be a quick mention to Mat, who didn’t set his phone to silent this weekend and did well for us in goal.  Luckily the teamwork reappeared for our last – and possibly hardest – game of the morning against Charlton and the communication on pitch reappeared. Player of the Tournament this time is Paul – partly for his goal (getting us the win too) but also for remaining positive and supportive of the squad throughout the morning.

Stars of the weekend: undoubtedly Alfie and Phoebe Collier who gave readings at the Community Carol Service yesterday. Big thank you to Maria and Charlotte for support.

Clubhouse opens Monday at 3.30pm

Please refer to the Events & Fixture page for what is on today

Due to the U10s DVS and U11s having another friendly, there is a space that we are paying for at Pitchside tonight if any Bromley Green manager wants to grab it 6-7pm. No need to inform me as I will be at the club but seems an ideal opportunity perhaps for one of you youth managers to slot in an extra session? DH

Bromley Green Valiants ‘B’ four wins and a draw – brilliant effort!

Super Sunday for us again at the Abbey School and, due to some surprising results for other teams, our place at the top of the league has been further secured by increasing our points above Charlton. Great display from all players and player of the tournament goes to David for his super effort and overall results today. Well done and we complete this year on a high.

Green on the attack … more photos and full summary from Dave Spencer on the Bromley Green Valiants page

Single goal defeat at Broadstairs but boys are learning quick!

This week, with just 8 of our squad not available (yes 8!) for the trip to play Ramsgate Stars, the boys put up a tremendous show, missing out by a single first half goal. Thomas, Kieran and William all went close for us in a superb second half display but it was just one of those days … not helped by having no changing facilities or toilets which is a disgrace for this level of football with kids having to change in the car park. But the lads are on a learning curve and in the long run they will be fine. Harrison and Harvey in goal caught the eye with Ben and Keiran deserving of the Player of the Match awards. Thanks as always to parents who supported.

Green: Harvey Prior; Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, William Spiers, Reiyaan Naunko, Charlie Ward, Henry Barnes, Keiran Branch, Thomas Hawkins, Josh Bailey

Next week we are on the road again, this time to basement outfit Monkton and the following Sunday we have a chance to turn the tables on Thanet United Colts. Training on Thursday is back at Kingswood 6pm and please bring footwear suitable for the hall and the hard court (it is not astro but a concrete surface). Damo will meet us at the side gate 5.45pm … thanks Damo!

Defender Ben Hatcher who had a fine game away to Ramsgate
Keiran Branch who battled away at Broadstairs today
Miles from home, no toilets, and children changing in the car park at Dane Court!
Child cruelty as Timmy submits to Sonia!

Photos courtesy of Candy Hawkins at Broadstairs on Sunday

Sunday: I will open at 8am for the BG Valiants Adults to prepare for their tournament at The Abbey School, Faversham. BGV Juniors to train on the MUGA. Sonia in from 11.30pm.

Only game on is at Dane Court Grammar School, Broadstairs CT10 2RT with the U12s Pirtek meeting Ramsgate Stars. Meet 11.45am in the clubhouse. Loads of drop-outs again, so revised squad is: Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, Rieyaan, Henry, Charlie W, Josh, Keiran, William

Charlie Barber – cut above the rest!

Well done to Charlie Barber who continues to develop his game – McDonalds PoM today at Ball Lane in the club’s only game of the day
U12s McDonalds today

Dennis very upset with parents of Under 9s – all dropping out except one this morning and thereby missing out on a free McDonalds! Strange!

Saturday opening 10am till 2pm only as no home games today

There are still bags and garments awaiting collection

8.30pm Friday: Message from Alex Potts that Park Farm have called off Saturday’s match with BG U9 Hurricanes

Switched to away: U12s McDonalds now away on Saturday. Please meet in the clubhouse 10.15am [Game is now at Ball Lane]

Message from Dean: Headcorn have cancelled Saturday’s match

Message from Alex Hebbes: Under 8s Global is OFF on Saturday

Inspection update 10.30am: ALL HOME MATCHES/ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED THIS WEEKENDGROUND STAFF FINAL DECISION

Birthday greetings today to Jamie Spiers and Stuart Barnes!

Pitch inspection this morning and any decision by the ground staff is final

Well done to all those who trained last night … some in not too pleasant weather!

Under 12s EKYL

Squad to play away to Ramsgate Stars on Sunday (meet clubhouse 11.45am): Harvey Prior; Charlie Ward, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins, Henry Barnes, Rieyaan Naunko, William Spiers, Keiran Branch, Kris Kostov, Amin Mawloud, Josh Bailey

All managers are invited to send in their squads to create club-wide interest.

Games Bus 19 December 2019

Money to Karen Barnes (U11s), Dave Homewood (U12s EKYL) and Michelle Edwards (U15s). Note U12s is full up.

Children’s Christmas Party 7 December 2019

Any admin or manager that has sold out or has tickets over, please let us know at the weekend … thank you

Thursday 28 November 2019

11.45am Thursday Sunday’s ACT tie away to Nailbox – OFF as ground too wet and travellers camped on the pitch!

10am Thursday Breaking news: Len Valley have had to call off Saturday’s match as their 3G pitch has not been registered as suitable for competitive football. Sorry lads, nothing we can do about it. No point trying to switch to ours as we are organising boat trips at the moment!

Birthday greetings today to Stuart Taylor, Kai Sutton, Sarah Field and Jamie Allan!

Training as usual with one amendment: the U12s EKYL are at Pitchside 6-7pm for just this week

Christmas party tickets: with training away from the club during winter, we tend to lose touch at times, especially when the weather ruins the weekend. However, the party is nearly upon us and we need to know how many tickets have been sold please to have an idea of how much food to prepare and the number of presents Santa has to bring.

Games Bus 19 December 2019

3.15pm = Under 11s; 5pm = Under 12s EKYL; 6.45pm = Under 15s

Note the U12s EKYL session is already full up and the 16 taking part are: Alfie Masters, Amin Mawloud, Ben Hatcher, Charlie Barber, Charlie Ward, Harley White, Harrison Petken, Harvey Prior, Henry Barnes, Josh Bailey, Kris Kostov, Oliver Burrett, Preston Webb, Rieyaan Naunko, Thomas Hawkins, William Spiers.

Games on Wheels … coming to Bromley Green on Thursday 19 December

[updated] Midweek: we need some drying weather now!

Birthday greetings Wednesday to Sam Phelan and David Warde!

Training Wednesday: as normal but one amendment with U9s not training tonight as they had a friendly match last night

Bromley Green ties, hats and hoodies – new stocks in

Order now for Christmas!

Ties £10 (free to children paying by standing order), Hats £6 and Hoodies £20

Bromley Green Valiants coach announces retirement

Long-serving Valiants coach Pat Penfold has submitted his resignation to the club. “After 16 years coaching, I need a rest and, following careful thought, have decided to retire. I would like to thank The Patron and Debby Claber for everything and of course all the Valiant players and coaches themselves. I wish the Bromley Green Valiants every success for the future”.

Pat joined the Green when the Invicta Valiants joined us five years ago and has enjoyed much fun and success; also managing mainstream juniors. Patron Dave Homewood: “Without Pat, there would be no BGV and I thank him for all his dedication. He will always be welcome at our club”.

Please collect from the clubhouse
  • 908 Cameron Cook – bag to collect
  • 616 Kyla Prior – bag to collect
  • 617 Alfie Gramson – bag to collect
  • 909 Muna – jacket to collect
  • 476 Freddie Churchman – jacket to collect
  • 901 Alfie Masters – jacket to collect

Birthday greetings Tuesday to U9s Hurricanes coach David Bridge

Clubhouse open this morning from 10.30am to 12 midday for those that want to get a few things off their chest

Training tonight is as per normal … contact your manager or admin if unsure

Loads of presents for the Children’s Christmas Party. Lillie keep wrapping please! Can all managers and admins please let Michelle Edwards know of ticket sales by Monday. There is strictly no admission (or therefore presents) for children without tickets – in essence, no child aged up to and including 10 years will be left out but we must have numbers please. If you haven’t been offered tickets, please contact Michelle or Dave Homewood as a matter of urgency. Thank you.

I am already receiving questions about the state of the pitches … and the answer is simply that all areas are churned up and wet! We can but hope for a long drying-out spell.

There are just two more spaces on the U12s EKYL Game Bus on the 19 December at 5pm. No answers from parents of Kris, Charlie W, Abdel, Elizabeth, Ben, Amin – so if I haven’t heard by training on Thursday, I will offer to other U12s who are keen to join in.

U12s EKYL please note training on Thursday this week is at Pitchside 6-7pm so wear appropriate footwear please

BG Girls chasing on three fronts

BG Girls are topping the table and still in the Winston Cup and Divisional Cup … keep it going girls. Here is Steve Sutton’s report from Sunday:

The U14 Girls continued their fine form this season, welcoming Petts Wood Swifts in Divison 2 of the KGLFL.  Some great work on the left wing in the opening minutes saw Anya Carroll snuck a shot in past the keeper at the near post.  Five minutes later the away side were level after a goalmouth scramble from a corner saw the Girls concede only their second goal this season.

After 20 minutes, the ball was won back in the midfield and saw Ella Roper break the defensive line to score.  As often happens in the Girls games, another goal was scored two minutes later with Anya causing trouble to the away team defence and crossing into the box for Chloe Lloyd to turn the ball home.  Half time score 3-1.

The second half started with a bang, with Ella Roper again driving through the defence to claim her second goal of the game in the first minute of the half.  And, as happened in the first half, 2 minutes later the team won the ball in midfield and some neat interchanging of passes saw Lucy Griggs through and claiming her first ever goal for the side.

Five minutes after this saw the Greens running at the defence of the away side again allowing Shanie O’Leary through for her to claim her first goal for the side.  Final score 6-1.

Monday 25 November 2019

Training as per the schedule tonight with one small amendment: U11s playing U10s DVS in a friendly at Pitchside with a 6pm sharp kick off. Quick question: anyone borrowed the numbered bibs? Dennis needs them tonight but they are nowhere to be found at the club.

We will be keeping a close watch on the weather predictions during the week as last night, when locking up, everywhere was churned up and very wet! However, we are doing brilliantly at keeping matches on so far this season.

BGFC U8s Global – paying attention as always!

[updated] Sunday 24 November 2019

Big thank you to Grant Turner, Josh Ahmad and Damion Truelove for refereeing children’s matches this weekend. Josh even bought all the players a drink afterwards in lieu of his fee!

Message from Welfare Officer

WELFARE NOTICE Hi all Most of you have met me through registrations or at the club. I am your Welfare Officer and my contact details are on the website if needed. Respect is a very important matter and so is our code of conduct. Can everyone (parents, players) please refresh their memory by reading through them all. Thanks in advance. Lisa Copham Welfare Officer

Seniors hit twelve / BG Girls unstoppable

With the seniors romping home in the Bodkin Cup, the BG U14 Girls were not to be outdone and a 6-1 victory at Waterside maintained our terrific run. Steve’s report to follow.

BG Girls who overcame the challenge of Petts Wood this morning with a 6-1 win
Player of the Match … well done Shanie!

Update: Sunday seniors progress into semi finals of the Bodkin Cup with 12-2 win at South Road, Hythe. On target for the Green were Pat Kingwell 2, Luke Burdon 5, Keiran Shrimpton 2, Richard Floyd, a stormer from Andrew Trott (his words!) and an own goal.

Urgent! 11am message … U12s home game with Monkton is OFF as our opponents cannot raise a side … please spread the word … sorry for short notice

Clubhouse opens Sunday 9am with Sonia

Birthday greetings today to Darren White!

Games still on today: Sunday firsts away Hythe RBL in the Bodkin Cup, U14 Girls home Petts Wood and U12s Pirtek EKYL home Monkton. BG Valiants training at the ground this morning (please keep off the playing areas as much as possible). Enjoy everyone!

U12s Utilitas in 3-3 thriller report from Timmy

Today we faced south ashford again and with a stronger squad we showed what we are capable of starting strong with several corners keeping the oposition in their own half matteo eventually getting a neatly finished goal, the team battled hard and was unlucky to concede a goal we continued strong and what ever chances the oponents had josh was great in form and matched them in goal, 5 mins to goal in 1st half preston won the ball again in midfield laid it to charlie r who lined it to phoebe she played a 1,2 with kieran before she scored yet another goal, half time we made some changes but got caught early twice and for the 1st time we was behind, but the team played as a solid unit william in goal was great and we responded with another goal 3 3, we then could have netted 2 or 3 more we was a great unit playing as a team full time 3,3 well done all and great performance player of the match william great saves well done all proud of you all we play like this every week we wont lose many thanks Timmy (scroll down for photo)

U10s DVS another happy morning with goals from Jack and Cameron

DVS PoM and voucher winner is Aldy
After match briefing makes us hungry and thirsty!

Under 15s

BGFC U15s played well but lost … new players joining so there should be more competition for places and a climb up the table. Don’t forget to book your seat for the Game Bus on 19 December (be at club by 6.30pm). Free food and drinks to BG players afterwards.
Well done Aleks our U15s PoM
Under 9s
U9s PoM in another terrific display is RJ … well done!
McDonalds Under 11s
McDonalds U11s in great nick … well played!

Two games not to remember for either U8 squads. Well done to George Collins and Kai Nelson for receiving Player of the Match awards in their respective sides.

Under 14s march on

McDonalds voucher for Lewis Glendinning
Fabulous Five from the U14s … scroll down for scorers in a 4-0 victory
Well done William! PoM for the U12s Utilitas who featured in a thrilling 3-3 draw with South Ashford at The Ridge. Goals from Matteo 2 and Phoebe. Manager’s report to follow.
Under 11s were in superb form despite having only 8 available players. On target were Harley (2), Reegan, David and Henry.
Congratulations to Thomas … our McDonalds PoM

Game Bus seats available now for Thursday 19 December 2019

Games Bus: U11s 3.15pm-4.45pm; U12s EKYL 5pm-6.30pm and U15s 6.45pm-8.15pm. Parents please note children will have food laid on afterwards free of charge; so give them time to eat it before rushing them away please. £10 in advance to Karen Barnes (U11); Dave Homewood (U12); Michelle Edwards (U15). Thank you.

Note: if other teams wish to hire the Games Bus, it is available on the Sunday. Please contact Michelle Edwards. Free food will be laid on by the club afterwards.