Sunday 19 August 2018

A big shout to those who let the sides down this morning by not turning up or even sending a text or apology! What an inconsiderate and selfish society we inhabit these days.

One always tries to draw positives but having watched all three senior matches this weekend, the conclusion is that fitness training on Tuesday and Thursday with Ryck might not be a bad idea. All players from U14s upwards are welcome and the sessions begin at 6pm.

The mismatch between the reserves and Ashford Dynamo, with Cameron Bruce hitting a splendid left-footer for the Green, will not live long in the memory. A team thrown together at the last minute was never going to threaten the Blues. As I keep saying, don’t blame the lads that were there … blame those who failed to arrive.

Plenty of goals in the firsts match with a useful looking Park Farm Rangers side with the Green edging it despite two dismissals. Sad news is that Sean Gibbs has had to retire due to health issues while Matthew Wedge has left to join Ashford Dynamo.

Next week both teams are at home again.


Saturday night updates …

Sunday clubhouse open from 9am

Two home senior games and BGV training

Saturday night updates from the ground …

Windy Rype ruins a poor performance by the Green!

A poor display by ten-men Green at The Rype with the only bright spots being a double from Ryan Strand

Another goal for Lydd & Marsh on Saturday

Great game this morning for the U10s

Matt, Riley and Gavin with the Golden Boot boy

Terrific game for the U10s at home today

Riley with his Golden Boot award and dad Gavin

[updated] Into the weekend with a great advert for U11 football

Saturday clubhouse opening time for this week only is 9.30am

Need a referee for Sunday Reserves home to Ashford Dynamo this Sunday 10.30am kick off … any volunteers please?

Martyn and the U8s this year

Lots of enquiries for Butlins 2019. These are the possible dates … there is the usual clash with one day off of school but in all the years we have been going, not one school has refused permission for our players to participate. Managers please give a yes or no within the next week please … that way we grab the early bird prices. People know whether they want to go or not so there is not point in prevaricating! This time round, everybody will meet at the club on the Friday at 9am and travel on the club coach – returning on the Monday after lunch. People just ‘doing their own thing’ dampens the whole adventure for the children. Of course, money is always important but if we work on a ball park figure of £150 pp as in the previous few years. There may have to be a small supplement depending on which venue is chosen and the cost of the coach. The Executive meets on Monday and it is hoped some of you will have contemplated the idea by then to give an idea of whether your team is intending to take part. Thank you DH

Skegness 26-29 April
Bognor 3-6 May
Bognor 17-20 May

Top class entertainment between the Green and Grasshoppers

A real nail-biter at Waterside on Thursday evening as the Green Under 11s and their counterparts from Grasshoppers put on a stella display in a match that had everything. Goals galore with Matteo D (4) and Kieran B on target for the home team. Some promising displays with home keeper Josh B pulling off a string of fantastic stops. Well played both teams in a tussle that was a credit to the local league – and thanks to Neil Holmes for stepping in to officiate at short notice.

Matteo breaks through and shoots …

It’s there …

Green boys reel away to celebrate

Summary from Rob Finn

Tonight we welcomed Grasshoppers to Waterside which was to be an entertaining match with both sides showing some quality football in all areas of the pitch. But 4 goals from Matteo and 1 from Kieran B was enough to snatch the victory and make it 2 wins out of 2 in pre-season games. A great performance by all that took part and player of the match on this occasion goes to William for his work rate on the pitch. BGFC Voucher at the next training session Will!

Well done Alfie!

A Bromley Green voucher for our U9sDVS Player of the Match Alfie Burgess on Tuesday night … pictured with manager Dean Mansfield

The U9sDVS squad celebrate Alfie’s reward

Well done to everyone that played and trained on Thursday and didn’t wimp off due to a drop of rain … great atmosphere and thanks to Phil Dookhun who stood in to take the U14s training. Really impressed with the U16s commitment to get match fit this season … Ryck really must dislike the lads to torture them like this! Welcome back from vacation Frankie and Conan!

The weekend line-up

Saturday 18 August 2018
Saturday seniors Away Lydd & Marsh (2pm) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse 12.30pm

Under 10s (Matt) Home Ashford Athletic (11am) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am

Sunday 19 August 2018
Sunday seniors XI Home Ashford Dynamo (10.30am) [Friendly] (Manager Sid Hone) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee: still to be confirmed

Sunday seniors firsts Home Park Farm (10.30am) [Friendly] (Manager Gary Gibbs) Referee: Peter Millen

Bromley Green Valiants training as normal

More updates as news arrives …

Thursday 16 August 2018 with Nat’ural Hair

Clubhouse open today from 3pm


Sunday reserves … we need a keeper for Sunday’s home game!

Our happy band of youngsters and experienced players need a keeper for this Sunday at home. Anyone looking for a permanent role, or just to help us out, please contact Sid Hone  on 07391902851 or email

Training tonight for: Alex 5.30pm; Pat 5.30pm; Bobbie 5.30pm; James 7pm; Rob 6pm; Dean 6pm; Martyn 6.30pm; Ilir 6.30pm; U16s 6pm with Ryck

Well done to those who supported the McDonalds Litter Pick!

More photos on our facebook pages

Good game last night against Jim’s Appledore boys who were far too young and spritely for most of our lads. Some positives came out of the match with Lenny Russell playing well and Ilja grabbing two goals, one with each foot.

[updated] Midweek update

Clubhouse open Wednesday from 5pm

It’s the fun Dave’s Mixed-up Green Lot affair with Jim’s Mixed-up Appledore Lot tonight at Waterside. Let’s kick off as early as we can as the light is fading fast. So far, the Green lads are Sid Hone, Michael The Rat Smith, Peter McRobert, Robbie Bower, Matt Stanley, Alex Hebbes, Gary Penfold, Ashley Webster, Gary Ranson, Timmy Russell, Rick, Martyn Smith, Lee McR, Ilja, Gabriel, Ben, Lash. Possibles are Milts, Kev H, Lenny R, Jack H and Cam B. Purely for fun so if anyone else wants to join in, let Sid, Jim or Dave know asap.

Excellent match between the Bromley Green DVS U9s and Park Farm Rangers U9s last night. On target for the Green were Gerard, Aldi (2) and an own goal. Player of the Match voucher will be presented after training on Thursday.

ADYL fixtures: some are asking why they are not on the Events & Fixture page yet. The simple answer is that the constitution of the league keeps changing in some age groups (Bromley Green for instance now have three teams at U9 and two teams at U10). Publishing them now would only cause confusion … as soon as everything is settled, they will be uploaded.

Note for Under 14s: training from now on will be Mondays and Thursdays 7-8pm

Under 11s squad at home to Grasshoppers on Thursday
Josh, Alfie, Thomas, Charlie, Ben, Kieran,
Matteo, William, Wane, Lewis, Timmy
[Preston, Harrison and Sam are not available as are away]

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Birthday greetings today to Brendan Finn!


UNDER 14s TRAINING IS AT 5pm and the few U13s not on holiday are welcome to join in this evening

SENIORS TRAINING CANCELLED ON TUESDAY DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS – SORRY! For fitness, feel free to join in with Rick at 6pm.

Training that is ON tonight
U16s 6pm; U14s 5pm
U9DVS (6pm) – Home Park Farm Rangers (see Events & Fixtures page) Please meet 5pm in the clubhouse

Reminder from Timmy that the U11s have a home game on Thursday night (please refer to the Events & Fixtures page)

Squad at home to Grasshoppers on Thursday
Josh, Alfie, Thomas, Charlie, Ben, Kieran,
Matteo, William, Wane, Lewis, Timmy
[Preston, Harrison and Sam are not available as are away]

Congratulations Harry!

Difficult at this time of year with so many away and missing the awards ceremony. But we are gradually catching up with those that couldn’t attend.

Harry Wood and team mates … Harry won the Most Improved Player award for Grant’s group … well done mate!

Harry and the manager celebrate a moment to cherish

Monday 13 August 2018: Home draw for Green in the Bodkin Cup




Birthday greetings today to Tom Carpenter!

All training is on this evening … please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

U13s have openings for a couple more players

Sid Hone, far from impressed with the attitude of some of the players on Saturday against admittedly top class opposition in Maidstone United, is ready to strengthen his squad. “Messing about and laughing is not acceptable and at times we were embarrassing at the back. Some need to grow up, listen and take their football seriously and not approach matches like this in a negative frame of mind. Thanks to two-goal Freddie and Alfie for guesting and putting in a shift but only one or two others emerged with any real credit. Holidays and illness didn’t help but I am actively looking to bolster the side with a couple of new signings”. Any parent whose child may want a change or a trial with no obligation, is asked to contact Sid on 07391902851 or email

Under 14s happy group recruiting for committed and keen players

There is an opening for lads to join our Under 14s which is gradually building into a useful squad. In the first instance and for details of training, please contact Lisa Copham on 07713450042 or email

Only three years ago but how the playing staff has changed! Jake, Elliott, Igor and Freddie are our loyal lads from 2015. I am sure they will thank me for publishing this photo!

Vets game this Wednesday … come and support [or play!]

Looking forward to Wednesday when we have the fun Vets  game between Dave’s  Bromley Green XI and Jim’s Appledore XI … so far, definites for us are Louis Burton, Sid Hone, Michael ‘The Rat’ Smith, Robbie Bower, Peter McRobert, Matt Stanley, Alex Hebbes, Gary Penfold, Ashley Webster. Waiting for confirmation from Trevor Strand, Kevin Hollamby, Bobbie Joseph, Martyn Smith. Richie Moore (unavailable), Mark Mason, James Branch … are you available? I am bound to have missed some Vets out so please come forward and text me on 07761101988. Thank you DH

From 2011 … they were Vets then! Who will be starring this Wednesday?

Sunday firsts taking shape

We are pleased to announce the first new signing in preparation for next season with Danny Taylor joining us from the now defunct AFC Locomotive. Once a Green Boy, always a Green Boy as the saying goes with Levi Lloyza and James Haylock-Ashdown returning home. For the opening fixtures of the season for both the firsts and reserves, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Sunday’s match summary by Gary Gibbs

We went two nil up and was cruising all game really. Shrimp scored a screamer from 30 yards in the first half then Milton scored a cracker from 20 yards. Excellent match and South Willesborough deservedly scored a late consolation in the 85 minute as we swapped around and became tired. Looking very good for next season.

Bodkin Cup draw for the preliminary round
Charing Sunday v Troggs
Hythe Royal British Legion v Ashford Dynamo
Bromley Green v Nailbox

Bodkin Cup draw for the first round
Stanhope & Beaver Rangers v Brewmaster High Halden
Ashstone Galacticos v Market Hotel
Bromley Green or Nailbox v Lydd Grasshoppers
Lolzors v Cheriton AFC
Hythe Royal British Legion or Ashford Dynamo v Kennington
Prince Albert v AFC Ashford Athletic
Mersham Sports v Appledore
Charing Sunday or Troggs v Red Heathens