Thursday 13 December 2018: U16s have guest trainer tonight/jackets and training shirts newly in

Happy birthday today to Alfie Burgess!

Clubhouse open this morning 8am to 10am for bag, garment collection and Christmas Party ticket purchases

Thursday 13 December 2018
Last training before Christmas for U16s at Pitchside with special guest trainer former Millwall, Dover and Dartford midfielder Barry Cogan. Barry, aged 34, played in the 2004 FA Cup Final. Start tonight at 6.30pm.

Last training before Christmas for those at Norton Knatchbull School

Last training before Christmas at Repton for the U7s … see you all Saturday at the Christmas Party

 

Green jackets waiting for collection
047 Nicole Baker
1409 Aiden Tree
211 TJ Lulu
446 Haydn Thompson
483 Oliver McRobert
530 Frankie Smith
535 Jake Brown

Polos waiting for collection
538 Max Randall
194 Riley Vidler
494 Isaac Joseph
1072 Jake Fuller
525 Leo Olson
528 Archie Price
535 Jake Brown
1465 Bobby Welsh-Close
531 Braydon Robinson
532 Jae Jae Griffiths
482 Harry McRobert

T-shirts waiting for collection
481 Alex Barr
482 Harry McRobert

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Midweek

No BGV Adult training tonight as it is their Christmas do

All training is ON tonight at external venues

Few tickets remaining for Saturday … reserve now if still without your child’s by emailing dhomewood@yahoo.com or Spud at marksmith5772@gmail.com or tell your manager at training … first come, first served now … thank you

For all children aged up to and including the U11s. Father Christmas is coming with presents! In the Children’s Centre next door this coming Saturday.

Tickets @£5 include food, presents, entertainment (adults are free!) Ages up to and including U8s will be 4-5.30pm and ages U9s, U10s and U11s will be 6-8pm. Tickets have been on sale from 1 November and as always it will be first come, first served. Managers please promote the event as this is for all the kids. Clubhouse open all day for adults to leave the kids to Santa if they wish. Thank you.

Congratulations to Elliott Grace and Sharon Blyth on their recent achievements … well done!

Updates to follow …

Tuesday 11 December 2018 with APEX Facades

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Tuesday morning opening window for those that need to call in for bags, garments, tickets, pay me some money etc 10am to 11am

Tuesday afternoon opening  4.30pm until 7.30pm

Christmas Party planning get-together 6pm-ish (Lisa Smith with mum and sister, Lisa Copham, Amee ‘Cucumber’ Vidler, Tracey Smith, Mark Spud Smith, Nancy Cook, Shane Cowley, James Porter, Damion Truelove, Dave Homewood). Extra helpers more than welcome on the day!

For all children aged up to and including the U11s. Father Christmas is coming with presents! In the Children’s Centre next door this coming Saturday.

Tickets @£5 includes food, presents, entertainment (adults are free!) Ages up to and including U8s will be 4-5.30pm and ages U9s, U10s and U11s will be 6-8pm. Tickets have been on sale from 1 November and as always it will be first come, first served. Managers please promote the event as this is for all the kids. Clubhouse open all day for adults to leave the kids to Santa if they wish. Thank you.

Tuesday evening’s training
Training for U9 Colts 6-7pm North School indoors
Training for U9DVS 6-7pm at Waterside

Monday is here …

Happy birthday on Monday to Stewart Blake!

Please note clubhouse closed this morning … open this afternoon from 1-4pm with DH then LC for training tonight

Training tonight at Pitchside for the U9s (6pm)
Training tonight at Waterside for the U14s (6pm)

Great Sunday morning at the club and thanks to James Maguire for his help and all the BGV Juniors who enjoyed another terrific training session in the MUGA with Nick (plus of course the after-match food!) Next Sunday, the Juniors are in tournament action … meet at the club by 8.30am.

Only five matches survived in the local league on Sunday morning

Bodkin Cup
Charing 4-3 (aet) Prince Albert

League
Appledore 7-3 Lolzors
Hythe BL 3-2 Troggs
Lydd Grasshoppers 3-4 Nailbox
Stanhope 2-1 Cheriton

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Last few tickets remaining … contact dhomewood@yahoo.com

Players, siblings and friends

Aged up to U8s 4-5.30pm / U9s to U11s 6-8pm

In the Children’s Centre (next door)

Saturday 15 December 2018

Father Christmas, Presents, Face Painting, Disco, Food

Ticket £5 per child :: Adults free

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Christmas party tickets are going well now … please let DH know within the next couple of days if you still need tickets dhomewood@yahoo.com

Reminder that all training is on during this coming week at all the various venues … this will be the last week prior to the Christmas break. Can youth managers let DH know whether or not they wish to continue in the New Year with their current arrangements. Most managers will want to put on sessions over the long gap which is fine; but please inform me in advance of the date/time for communication, staffing, stocking, opening, safety reasons. Thank you.

Happy birthday Sunday to James Porter!

Clubhouse open Sunday 8.30am to 11.30am … PLEASE some of you come and collect bags/garments/hoodies/hats

BAGS STILL IN THE CLUBHOUSE TAKING UP TOO MUCH ROOM
(Remember I am shutting at 11.30am Sunday as there is no football … thanks)
082 Cook, Daniel; 360 Faltynska, Adrian; 345 Galton, Toby; 422 Nelson U16s; 486 Truelove, David; 522 Judge, Ronnie; 523 Judge, Alfie; 524 Matiyangang, Mel; 525 Olsen, Leo; 528 Price, Archie; 533 Downing, Leo; 534 Haines, Sam; 535 Brown, Jake; 536 Furnell, Cayden; 537 Rosier, Jacob; 1465 Welsh-Close, Bobby

BGFC Rain jackets … all we have left now is xl youth x1; small adult x4; large adult  x3 and xl adult x3 … waited long enough for people to come and collect/pay so it is strictly first here with the cash now … we understand these are not available any more from the suppliers so unlikely that we can replenish stocks. Sid’s team are looking for jackets of this type, with a hood, any ideas where we can get a decent deal anyone please? I suppose no deal is better than a bad deal.

Both Bromley Green senior games are off today … this is so depressing!

Both senior games are off today

For those wanting to watch a match this morning, as far as we can work out the choice is between a Bodkin Cup tie featuring Charing and Prince Albert or these Division Three fixtures: Appledore v Lolzors, Hythe BL v Troggs, Lydd Grasshoppers v Nailbox, Stanhope v Cheriton. But check with the clubs or league  facebook site before setting out.

BGV Juniors training in the MUGA 10am is ON … hot food afterwards

BGV Adults training as usual at Ashford School, Great Chart

The tree is up, thanks to Lisa, and the Turkey raffle is under way £2 a strip

You’ve gott be in it to win it

 

Saturday 8 December 2018 with G Mackett Construction / Christmas Party one week away

Never mind the score … feel the fun!

Well done to the U13s who battled against Mersham today

So we lost … Tracey enjoys her Pimms!

Lisa thinks she is conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

2pm update: Sunday Reserves Sheber Cup game at Aldington is OFF – to all those who love winter, what are you on? This is so depressing!

Please come and collect …

Those that have reserved BGFC hats/hoodies, please come and collect … clubhouse is open 7am – midday Saturday

Apologies to those who have been waiting a long time for garments … the honest reason is that JAKO did not dispatch a shipment over a month ago … hence the long wait. Shane is expecting delivery any time now and, once all is here, we will push on with the printing.

Birthday greetings today to our President Chris Dorsett!

For up-to-date information concerning what is on and what is off, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Clubhouse open Saturday from 7am for U13s to meet and the collection of bags, garments; plus Children’s Christmas Party tickets. Close around midday today as nothing on.

Those who reserved hoodies, please come and pay/collect this morning as we have sold out of children’s sizes and I am turning away potential buyers … thank you

No games on at home this weekend … tomorrow the Sunday Reserves travel to the Reynolds Playing Field to meet Aldington (10.30am) in the Sheber Cup.

The second string, inconsistent but capable of good football, will be looking to stalwart Leon Reed [left] for inspiration.

Louis is peed off with our game against Mersham being called off … but below we see him in action in his younger days

One week to go … if you don’t have your tickets yet, pop in on Saturday or Sunday morning (exact opening times will be on this Home Page)

Under 7s seeking friendlies and more keen girls and boys

Our Under 7s have been building in recent months and now wish to gradually gain some match practice. To this end, manager Alex Hebbes is interested in hearing from other teams that are in the early developmental stages and looking for friendlies. Alex would like a game on Saturday 29 December – so do get in touch with him on 07740363519 if any manager out there might be interested. New players always welcome at our family-orientated club, free trial period, contact Alex now or email dhomewood@yahoo.com

Sizes needed please to enable us to order garments:

379 Olly Rump: Green Jacket, Polo and T-shirt
484 Vincent Percival: Polo and T-shirt
360 Adrian Fatilynska: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
522 Ronnie Judge: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
523 Alfie Judge: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
526 Sam Ifeakor: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
533 Leo Downing: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
534 Sam Haines: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
535 Jake Brown: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
077 Kodi Theobald: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
053 Ali: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
054 Amin: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
497 Thomas Johnson: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
498 Tommy Taylor: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
540 Elliot Dalton: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
396 Arilas: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
397 Eraldas: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt

Friday 7 December 2018: changes in the Under 16s with CRS Recruitment Specialists

5pm Update: Only two games in the whole of the club have survived thus far! U13s away to Mersham (venue Flood Street!) on Saturday and the Sunday Reserves at Aldington. I would ask that we don’t blame those with responsibilities for checking pitches as whatever decision they make is wrong in someone’s eyes. As far as Waterside is concerned, Shane had no choice with the ground too wet to even mark out. The FA’s head of pitches, Darren, will vouch for that … he was soaked this morning but took it in good spirit!

What a lovely day for the FA and Kent FA to visit! But heavy rain this morning means ALL is OFF at Waterside

Lee from the Kent FA and Darren from the FA enjoyed their ground inspection visit this morning despite the rain! In fact they took a fancy to Nancy’s solid silver reindeer.

Update 1.30pm: following another inspection by Shane, we have had to admit defeat to the elements as it is simply too wet at aptly-named Waterside and the forecast is less than promising. Therefore, sorry but all activities at our home ground this weekend are OFF. [We will be open certain hours for ticket purchases and garment collection … please watch this page … thank you].

Update 1pm: U10s Ashford Athletic have called off tomorrow’s match with the Green at Homelands due to double booking

Clubhouse open Friday 7.30am – midday

Under 11s squad to face Kennington on Saturday
Preston, Alfie, Harrison, Charlie, Ben,
Thomas, Sam, Matteo, William, Kieron B,
Timmy, Amin, Aralis (Josh unavailable )

5 years of age to the Under 11s squad … have you got your tickets yet?

Saturday 15 December 2018 in the Children’s Centre in the afternoon … tickets are going fast now … on sale in the clubhouse Friday from 7.30am to midday … further details from dhomewood@yahoo.com

I am at the ground all morning and am dreading the ‘heavy showers’ predicted! Matches may have to be cancelled (Shane/Lisa have the final decision) but training can continue provided players keep off of the playing surfaces. DH

Dozens of bags and garments still here waiting to be collected … if they are not gone by the end of the weekend, they will be put into storage until after the Christmas break as they are in the way! There are loads of tracksuit bottoms and garments waiting as per previous lists published … here are the bags waiting for collection:

082 Cook, Daniel; 360 Faltynska, Adrian; 345 Galton, Toby; 422 Nelson U16s; 486 Truelove, David; 522 Judge, Ronnie; 523 Judge, Alfie; 524 Matiyangang, Mel; 525 Olsen, Leo; 528 Price, Archie; 531 Robinson, Braydon; 533 Downing, Leo; 534 Haines, Sam; 535 Brown, Jake; 536 Furnell, Cayden; 1465 Welsh-Close, Bobby

Under 16s updates: Good luck for the future to Nathan and Alex … Charlie is on the way back!

Splendid training session tonight taken by Jamie Hurst … Dave Spencer is talking of an extra session this Saturday 11am at the club (keeping off of the playing surfaces please). We also need to organise the Christmas ‘do’ as perhaps you are a bit too old to sit on Santa’s knee!

News is that loyal chaps Nathan and Alex want to concentrate on their GCSEs and will be having a break from football; while on the way back after injury and athletics is popular defender Charlie Ward. In time, of course, we hope Nathan and Alex return to playing but in the meantime Charlie is expected to resume training next Thursday at Pitchside when we have a special guest trainer in ex-Millwall midfielder Barry Cogan.

 

Midweek updates with McDonalds: Under 10s manager delighted at training turn-out

Christmas Dinner meat raffle

You’ve gott be in it to win it

Next raffle £35/40 turkey, chipolatas, streaky bacon + sausage meat

£2 a team in the clubhouse

Drawn in the clubhouse on Saturday 22 December

UPDATE: Clubhouse open from 7am to 1.30pm today for collection of bags, garments, hoodies etc

Happy birthday Thursday to Karen Greenfield!

Once again … I do not answer unknown, withheld, unidentified numbers. If you are legitimate, simply send a brief text with your ID and I will get back to you. DH

Children’s Christmas Party 2018

Keys/security/tickets: DH

Set-up and clear up: Lisa S, Shane, James; all willing to help

Presents: Tracey, Katie, Amy … help will be needed with wrapping

Director in charge of Food: Amy (speciality cucumber); Tracey will help; Lisa C sausage rolls; Lisa S cup cakes

Soft drinks: Nancy volunteered (note NO alcoholic drinks are allowed in the hall but the clubhouse bar will be open)

Entertainment: Mark ‘Spud’ Smith

The ‘real’ Father Christmas: James P

Clubhouse / Bar: To be confirmed

Youth managers: please encourage all players to join in the fun and get their tickets by this coming weekend … every year they love it. Even if football is off, I will be open for tickets purchases and collection of bags, garments etc.

Under 10s manager happy with players’ commitment

Hi Dave.
Just want to say that even though the last couple of Wednesdays have been extremely wet and miserable my group of under 10s put a smile on their faces and enjoyed their training sessions with a brilliant turn out on such wet evenings. Great stuff well done everyone.
Matt

Loving the training … the Under 10s at the North School

The weather won’t beat us

Always (well, nearly always) smiling … the Under 10s

Training Thursday evening 
Under 16s 7-8pm at Pitchside
Under 14s 7-8pm at Norton Knatchbull
Under 9sDVS 6-7pm at Norton Knatchbull
Under 8s / Under 8 Colts 5-6pm at Norton Knatchbull
Under 7s 6-7pm at Repton

Coming soon former Millwall midfielder Barry Cogan [left] to take Under 16s training on Thursday 13 December 2018 at Pitchside 6.30pm. Barry has played in an FA Cup final and also tackled Ronaldo during his long career … more details to follow …

More news to follow soon …