More updates from a glorious weekend

Monday: I will be in the clubhouse 6.30am for a few hours if anyone needs to collect items, pay, help – thank you DH

Chatham, who beat fellow Medway outfit Blue Lion in the Mens 6-a-side final on Sunday

Birthdays on Monday: greetings to Sonny Wirt and Tom Poyner

Chatham win 6-a-side Cup at Waterside – thanks to children and adults alike who helped

David Bridge delighted with the Avery Builders U11s at Medway

Coming Friday – Old Boys Night … spread the word … doors open from 6pm

What can I say about the team today at the Medway tournament apart from well done and proud of the team? Started our usual slow selfs against the best team in group losing 2-0 to Maidstone. Second game thought we started to play before hit with 2 worldies losing 3-0 to Ramsgate. A tight 0-0 against Milton & Fulston should have been a comfortable win but chances went begging.  It was a ‘not lose’ game in our last match against Gillingham which was our best performance so far; winning 2-0 with goals from Louis, starring in midfield. and Owen from a corner.

Semi-final of the ‘Premiere League’ trophy was against hosts Medway Town. Close game both teams having good chances finished 0-0. Unfortunately for us this time losing on penalties. 

Good tournament and proud of all the boys the way they came back. Don’t usually give a Player of the Tournament but have to say I thought Sean was outstanding today. Worked hard, constantly trying to get the ball down and play and unlucky with several shots (especially in the semi-final). Well done Hurricanes Avery Builders. D Bridge.

Saturday 2 July 2022

Birthday greetings Saturday to Michelle Welsh and Lee Cannon

Clubhouse will be open from 8am for those needing to set up. Liberty in at 8.30am.

Just one game this morning as the RKH U9s meet our U10 Tigers

Party tonight for Liam Monk in the clubhouse [from 5pm] with football games on the field – enjoy everyone

Another Bat & Trap victory last night at Waterside – well done everyone!

Tournament tomorrow! Open from 8.30am. All welcome to support.

Waterside on Sunday morning – come and support

Friday 1 July 2022

Lest we forget … the Battle of the Somme started 1 July 1916

Mens (16+) 6-a-side event THIS SUNDAY IN THE MORNING at Waterside

Great fun, football and hospitality

BBQ

Open from 8.30am

Our thoughts are with Val, Andy and the Hone family on their loss yesterday. RIP Arthur.

Happy birthday on Friday to Harrison Petken and left-footed wonder defender Jake Asquith

Clubhouse open 7am – 10am for anyone needing collect, pay, buy me a coffee!

Bat and Trap team are at home tonight – support always welcome

Updates to follow …

Thursday: Items to be collected from the clubhouse

124 Harvey Bean

067 Sean Wood

679 Charlie Partridge

1546 Harvey Beaney

747 Kenzie Tippett

Happy birthday on Thursday to Elizabeth Hayer

Clubhouse open 6 – 7am for early collections and 4pm till close

Player news: long-serving Harvey Prior is leaving the club for new challenges. We wish him every success and enjoyment for the future plus a big thanks to his mother, Caz, for all her support.

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Birthday greetings today to Steve Jeffery, Thomas Hawkins and Charlotte Gammon

Training as per the schedule this evening

Managers involved in EKYL football: the League are offering free CPD to two members per club. So, if you need FA First Aid etc, please contact Maria now. Thanks to Tony Nelson for attending their meeting.

U12 McDonalds: so far we have four volunteer runners/ball boys and girls for the adult 6-a-side on Sunday morning. Could do with a couple more to add to C-J, Mollie, Joshua and Henry. Please chat to me tonight at training if you want to be part of the event and help the club put on a good show.

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Birthday greetings today to Claire Holmes, Owain Thomas and Linda Jane

All training is on this evening starting with the little ones Academy at 4pm with Andrew

Sad message from Ian Dimmock

Great sadness to announce the passing of Folkestone Legend ‘Curly’ Russell. aged 80. A well-known and liked all round sportsman in the Folkestone area. Played cricket for Hawkinge for many years and had a long career in football with clubs such as Eastcliffe, Valebrook, British Lion, Saltwood. Curly had spells at Folkestone Town/Invicta as player, manager and coach. Played for several seasons for Deal Town in early 60’s, reserves and 1st manager at Hythe Town 1980/82. Also worked as a scout for West Ham. Another great character and legend taken from the wonderful game. RIP Curly.

Monday … more news and photos from a hectic few days with Moore’s Cars and Commercials

Monday birthday greetings to Dan Vidler, Billy Baker, Aaron Kelly, Tyler Dobbin, Oliver Mika and Oliver McRobert

Executive Committee Meeting tonight 6.30pm

  • Big thank you to David Bridge for organising the mini tournament on Saturday. In front of a good-sized crowd, worthy winners were his own U11 Avery Builders. Good experience for the four competing Green teams and some thrilling penalty shoot-outs.
  • David is also organising another round robin for 23 July (11-2) involving the Avery Builders, Letts Decorate and two sides from Folkestone Invicta
  • Terrific display by the Green U9s sponsored by Moore’s Cars and Commercials – finishing winners of the Plate Cup at Larkfield. Well done everyone!
Peter and See with the Moore’s Cars and Commercial U9s at Larkfield

Under 10 Tigers please manager

What a morning for the Tigers U10s. Their first real experience of 9-a-side and they showed no fear against teams older and more progressed than them . Yes they lost their first 2 games but fought the whole time and showed the crowds their character.

Our final match against the Colts was again a very close game as they have been before, with a  1-1 draw, which the Tigers came from behind to level up before the final whistle.  This time the shoot-out went our way and the Tigers took home the victory. Truly proud of every single player today. And they are proud of themselves as they all put in heroics at times, pushed their personal limits and achieved a result together as a team, The future looks so bright for next season. We have no fear.

Chris Burden (team manager)

Tigers are roaring in at Waterside on Saturday

Crowds enjoy the sun and fun at Waterside

The U11 Avery Builders internal awards night

U15 Skoda Caffyns at their internal awards on Friday – more photos to follow

Sunday 26 June 2022

Friendly U14 result: BG 4-2 Grasshoppers

Goals from MJ, Oscar, Harrison (pen) and Player of the Match Liam Fritz accounted for our visitors this afternoon. Good workout for the boys against a team from a higher division with Preston and Connor outstanding with their defensive work for the Green.

The U14s EKYL after defeating Grasshoppers

Birthday greetings today to Luke Burdon

One game today: U14 Michelle Webb Childminding v Grasshoppers (2pm) Friendly Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

Belated congratulations to Will Lines on the birth of a baby boy. Named Eden.

Some recent photos … more to follow …

Saturday 25 June 2022 – updates during the day

Benas is U9s RKH PoM at Kennington tournament

Well done Benas! McDonalds PoM

Happy birthday on Saturday to Lashman Ramanadas

Inter-club tournament today at Waterside (fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page) – enjoy everyone

Great night with the U15 and U11 internal awards last night – more photos to follow …

Award winners U11 Avery Builders

Bat and Trap update from James Maguire

Good games by the Loco and Bromley Green bat and trap teams. Well done to the Loco for equalling it but the Green won it by a couple knockouts by the Loco men.