Statement from the family of Mark Stanley

‘It is with deep deep sorrow we announce the death of 
MARK VICTOR STANLEY on the 20th July 2016 aged just 58 years.
He was a dear Son of Ruth, Loving Father of Vicki & Daniel, devoted Grandad to Sienna, much loved Brother of Peter, Matthew, David & Sarah.
We are heartbroken.
Car leaving the Swan Centre (Waterside, Bromley Green FC home ground), South Willesborough, for the Crematorium at Charing. Service to begin at 10am on Wednesday 10th August. 
Family flowers only, donations to RNLI.
All friends are welcome to Celebrate Mark’s life.’

Thursday 28 July 2016 with Zarah

Zarah 3Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Zarah, based in Elwick Road, are sponsors of Bromley Green Under 12s

Birthday greetings to day to Duncan Randall and Rob Finn!

Dover Colts are tonight’s visitors to Waterside
Come and support the U14s who entertain Dover Colts today with a 6.30pm kick off. Neil Holmes will take the whistle. The Green will be without their main striker, Kacper, and it will prove a stern test for the lads who are looking forward to some match practice in preference to training.

Training tonight is on for the ADYL U15s

Wednesday with DX

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

U7, U8, U11 and U13 groups have training at the normal times

DX to sponsor Under 15s
DX logo_CMYKGood news the day after our appeal … DX are to sponsor the club again with backing for the Under 15s in the ADYFL. Later today, we are anticipating more positive news from Timmy Russell who is lining up a sponsor for the Under 15s EKYL.

Joseph is loving it at McDonalds

Joseph celebrates his Player of the Match award from the recent U11s game

Joseph celebrates his Player of the Match award from the recent U11s game

Jordan is our top scorer for 2015-16

Ian Mace presents Jordan Griffin with the Top Goalscorer award for 2016 last night

Ian Mace presents Jordan Griffin with the Top Goalscorer award for 2016 last night


Tuesday with Key Auto Trade

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

keyautotrade new logoTraining for Seniors, Under 15 Colts, Under 14s and Under 12s at the normal times this evening

Is there a double-glazer in the club? One of our friends is looking for one … in the first instance please email dhomewood

Toby on Mount Snowdon

2016.07.24 Toby 1

2016.07.24 Toby 3

2016.07.24 Toby 4 2016.07.24 Toby 5 2016.07.24 Toby 2

Well done Toby!

Monday with Trinity Flooring/Sponsors wanted for Under 15s

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training is ON for all groups except Under 10s (Pat)

Sponsors of Bromley Green U14s next season

Sponsors of Bromley Green U14s

Friendlies wanted: our U14s and Sunday Seniors are seeking more pre-season friendlies. Preferably against sides we don’t meet during the coming season. Several dates remaining. Home or away. Please email

Dover Colts visit Waterside on Thursday for an Under 14 friendly. Kick off is at 6.30pm.

Sponsors wanted: all of our teams have sponsors except the two U15 sides … several promises but nothing as yet. Again, please contact for details.

Word has it that Toby has guided Debby and Pat back down Mount Snowdon to safety! Pictures to follow soon.

Weekend updates … with Skoda Seat/Tribute to Mark Stanley

Sponsorship opportunities

Our U15s have shot up [and grown outwards!] to the extent that we are seeking two sponsors for the ADYL and EKYL teams for the new season which gets under way in September. All our kits are top of the range Nike strips. Companies or individuals that would like further details are invited to email or pop into the clubhouse for a chat Mon,Tues, Weds or Thurs any time between 4.30 and 7.30pm.

Skoda SeatOur latest fabulous sponsorship deals include Karl Terry Roofing (U15 Colts), Apex Facades (Saturday seniors), Key Auto Trade (both U10 squads), Trinity Flooring (U14s), Brendan Keogh (U13s rain jackets), Skoda SEAT (U13s). Plus, of course, McDonalds, Brailsford Rowe, Zarah, KC Scaffolding and Skoda Caffyns continue their long-term commitment to the club. A huge thanks to you all!


Hello to all prospective new youth players!

Football mad?

Local FA Charter Standard club, Bromley Green FC, established for 87 years, is recruiting NOW for boys and girls to play in their young sides in the forthcoming season

All ages welcome from age 6 years and upwards; especially we are seeking new players for our U7, U8, U13 and U15/U16 teams. We also run senior and disability sides.

We are based at Turner Close, behind the Swan Centre, and the post code is TN24 0PQ

Just come and meet us any Mon, Tues, Weds or Thurs from 4.30pm [until about 7.30pm] or in the first instance please contact


Dream Team
£10 per team
Organiser Matt Wedge
Pay D Homewood
Winner takes all!

Tribute to Mark Stanley

September 1988-89: Reserves Player manager Mark Stanley is centre, back row, next to sponsor Jimmy White

September 1988: Reserves Player-Manager Mark Stanley is centre, back row, next to sponsor Jimmy White

The shock news of the death of former seniors manager and long-serving Vice-President Mark Stanley has brought in many tributes and memories from ex players. I first recall playing in the same side as Mark in the 1973-74 season in the Ashford & District League; like Gary Holloway and myself, Mark started in adult football at the age of 14. That season, in the company of such Green stalwarts as Pete Maynard [manager], Tommy Stafford [captain], Tony Marshall, John Kelly, Bob Mummery and Roger Sim, Mark made 13 appearances. His overall record is 315 senior appearances with 48 goals.

Mark’s family, who I had the pleasure of living near to in Shadoxhurst for several years, have a long attachment to the club with father Vic plus of course, Peter, Matthew and David all putting in tremendous service both on and off the field.

Memories of Mark are numerous and I will not dwell on the tragic events of Zeebrugge in March 1987; the narrative has been documented and re-run ad infinitum. By the same token, it would be remiss not to acknowledge its happening and the profound impact levelled upon Mark’s health, work, family and football life.

A few [well, more than a few usually] rums with untold hours analysing players and planning his side for the next match are how I prefer to recall Mark. He spent years as a playing team chief of the Saturday Reserve; later to become first team manager. Arguably, his most notable achievement is the defeat of Lydd Town in the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to Tenterden for the Weald of Kent Charity Final. Can’t remember the year but the Green, for a variety of reasons, were down to the bare bones and Mark was at his wits end as to how to field a side. In the end, a penalty shoot-out went in our favour with Ian Ross firing in the decider. The triumph was no less than Mark deserved for his dedication; while, away from the playing side, he was extremely proud to be made a Vice-President of his boyhood club.

Once again, heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Brother Peter will keep us informed of funeral arrangements which will be published on the Events & Fixtures page in due course.

Thanks Mark for being a good manager and a good friend. Rest in peace mate.

Dave Homewood (on behalf of the Executive and all at Bromley Green FC)


Mark Stanley passes away

Sad news has arrived that Vice President and former Bromley Green senior manager Mark Stanley has died peaceably. A formal tribute will follow over the weekend but in the meantime we offer our sincere condolences to the family.

RIP Mark Victor Stanley