Another lockdown weekend …

For those concerned about Nicola Whiffin and her horrible experience, she has sent the following update {if you have not seen the photograph of the aggressor, please PM Nicola or myself.

Had people give some information. So fingers crossed. Spoke to police an hour ago and he still hasnt handed himself in. (When we re-open) Big big drink is definitely needed! Yes we are ok. Charlie is going mad without football lol. You keep safe too xx

Sunday birthdays – greetings to McDonalds youth player Lilly Wood and former Green man and broadcasting guru John Webster (Webbo)!

Saturday birthdays – greetings to Rachel Gramson White, Buck Matthews and Nikki Endicott!

Happy birthday Friday to old-timer John McQuillan! Centre-forward John, who was at the forefront of our renaissance back in the day, made 171 senior appearances, netting on 86 occasions.

We have heard this morning of the passing of stalwart Grassroots administrator Patricia Martin, who lost her fight with covid. Pat gave many years of service to the EKYL with registration secretary being just one of her important roles. The club offers sincere condolences to family and friends – a sad loss. RIP Pat Martin.

[updated] Midweek … with Apex Facades … Competition with prizes … scroll down for details

Happy birthday on Thursday to Christian Bloomsmar!

Apex – regular sponsors of Bromley Green FC

COMPETITION

The ADYFL are looking for a new logo. They are holding a competition for all children in the league to design next seasons logo. Please put your name, team and club on your entry and send a photo to k.abarnes@live.com. Winning entry receives a £50 games voucher and £150 for their club. Winner to be announced by Nancy Cook on 27 February 2021.  Cut off date for entries is 20 February 2021.

GOOD LUCK! I will award a McDonalds voucher for two meals if the winner is a BGFC youth player! Thank you DH

Happy birthday Wednesday to Yadgur Tahir and former Green man Lennie Griffiths!

Brilliant response from true Green people – after just one day of facebook advertising for sponsors, we can now order the boot-cleaner … thank you, you know who you are!

Message from Maria Black that the Kent FA are providing the Welfare Courses online now. For all welfare issues, contact Lisa, Karen, Rachel or Maria. Contact details are on the Contact page.

Raheem Sterling – hard and low!

New week …

SPONSOR NEEDED FOR FANTASTIC BOOT CLEANER

Steph has sourced this boot cleaner – looking for a willing sponsor … with VAT, £400 … tempted? Please contact dhomewood@yahoo.com if you are interested in having a permant feature outside our new facility.

Birthday greetings on Monday to Sam Louise!

Live and learn from the BBC football commentators!

“One manager is contemplating 4-4-3 today” [why havn’t we all tried that?]

Female commentator “That’s the third time Cheltenham have taken the lead today” [interesting as the final score was Cheltenham 2-1 Mansfield]

Friday into the weekend …

Birthday greetings Saturday to Shawn Thomas!

Happy birthday Friday to U10s McDonalds lad George Hart, Alan Paggett, who took our U13 Girls to Kent Cup glory in 2014, and former Bromley Green, Appledore and now Vets organiser Jim Kelly. Several decades now since Jim and myself played in the same Green team – we used to enter the field of play in those days with a fag on! Enjoy the day everyone.

Yesteryears photo number 98

Over six years ago – it does not seem possible! Bromley Green U13 Girls after lifting the Kent Cup at Cobham with a 2-0 triumph over Real Gima on 11 May 2014

Thursday 7 January 2021

“I disagree with what you say – but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Just in case anyone is in doubt – there are no football activities permitted until further updates (anticipated early February). It is depressing – but there is a great deal of planning going on behind the scenes for the future, both on and off the field. Plus of course our new facility is moving along on schedule and will need fitting out! Any player/parent genuinely struggling financially can always contact me in complete confidence at dhomewood@yahoo.com

Wednesday … sorry but Junior Valiants training has to be cancelled

A combination of shielding, self-isolation and parents having key working commitments has led to the cancellation of BG Junior Valiants training for the immediate future. Disappointing, and apologies for any inconvenience caused – but we must put health and safety as the priority. We are fully committed to supporting children with disabilities in our area but pragmatism and common sense has to prevail at present. A resumption date will be announced as soon as circumstances allow.

Only Valiants training survives latest lockdown

Update message from the EKYL The league management committee will meet on Monday 22nd February after the school holidays

Birthday greetings on Tuesday to Andy Sutton and Kurtis Hooper!

As feared, we are embarking upon another new lockdown. We will keep out of the politics, although there does appear to be a continued and growing abundance of experts on our screens!

The upshot is that only our Junior Valiants are permitted to train and they assemble on Wednesday in the MUGA @5pm. Bring astros or trainers as we will be in the MUGA – and of course invite friends who will be made welcome. Players need to be aged 13 years or under. So far, we have Rylan, Daniel, Ethan and Joshua confirmed for Wednesday and, despite the weird times we are in, it would be great to welcome a few new faces. Just turn up or contact dhomewood@yahoo.com for further details.

So, back to lockdown but, on a brighter note, our leagues are all determined to complete the season – which is encouraging news and evening matches are always brilliant social events – so fingers crossed! Let us all stick together and pray this virus is gone sooner rather than later and we complete the season with a flurry of fixtures.