Sunday 26 May 2019

A good learning experience at the two-day Camber Championship for the U14s … more photos to follow

Happy birthday Sunday to Emma Land!

Superb entertainment as Green draw 2-2 at Iwade – report below

Waiting for the announcement
Always smiling … U11s

2-2 what a game! Timmy reports from Iwade

We travelled to Sittingbourne and played a good North Kent League side. Aidan put us one-up but Iwade levelled and then took the lead. But we were outstanding from this point on and pulled level again through Aidan. We could have won with two great strikes from Kieran while keeper Arilas made some terrific saves. Timmy made some great tackles to keep the scores level and then again we could have notched a couple more with some great passing from Ben. Brilliant from all of the team and thanks to our pleasant hosts … proud of you all!

Well done Timmy – McDonalds PoM today at Iwade

Today: U9s at Crystal Palace Tournament; U14s at the Camber Championship; U11s away to Iwade Herons (meet club by 8.45am). Training for the Bromley Green Valiants this morning as per the schedule.

Getting ready for the trip to Iwade early this morning

Great game at Appledore – report from Rob Finn on next year’s McDonalds U12s

McDonalds U11s … the squad will be wearing their new sponsored kit at the BGFC tournament next weekend

Rob Finn reports on the Appledore friendly

Today we travelled to Appledore to play a team we never played before it was a very good game with both teams contributing to some great football we took and early lead through Sam slotting home from a corner and five minutes later he made it 2 when he got on the end of Thomas’s through ball  but Appledore came back at us scoring 2 good goals 2-2 that fired the boys up and Thomas put us 2-3 up with a great finish from outside the box then just before the break Sam grabbed his 3rd with a superb finish from a tight angle HT  2-4  second half the boys were caught napping at the back and Appledore punished with a great finish 3-4 game on  Thomas Preston Alfie and Daniel all went close but were denied by the keeper but the 5 th goal came midway through the half  when Daniels deflected shot crept into the net  3-5 which was to be the final score well done to all that took part today McDonalds PoTM went to Sam for his work rate and 3 goals Regards Rob 

McDonalds voucher for PoTM – Well done Sam!
Timmy offers Brian the chance to throw in the towel!

Looking forward to the weekend

Internal messages: to be collected Thomas Bridge (water bottle); 238 Nicolas Lemieszek (Polo); 487 Lewis Jenkins (Polo); 490 Rudi Friday (T-shirt and Polo); 495 Danny Shaw (T-shirt); 522 Ronnie Judge (T-shirt); 526 Sam Ifeakor (Polo)

Birthday greetings Friday to Aaron Small and on Saturday to former managers Trent Thomas and Matt Barham!

Visits to the Palace and Camber

Another exciting few days beckon for many of our players with the U9s and U9DVS squads off to Selhurst Park for the Crystal Palace Tournament. Martyn and company take the stage on Sunday with Dean and DVS boys playing on Bank Holiday Monday (playing schedule is on the Events & Fixtures page). Have fun everyone and please ping me some photos. DH

Meanwhile, our U14s have a two-day experience at the Camber Championship. I suggest you leave the clubhouse promptly by 11.45am as parking can be quite a time-consuming exercise. List of opponents is on the Events & Fixtures page. Enjoy!

BGFC U14s winners at Wye and now it’s off to the lush turfs of Camber

Under 11s Saturday and Sunday

Back on the domestic front, the Under 11s (Rob) go to Appledore for a friendly on Saturday. Please meet in the clubhouse 9.15am. Details on the Events & Fixtures page. Squad to travel is: Charlie Ward, Alfie, Preston, Harrison, Sam, Daniel, Thomas, Matteo, Kris, Kavalli.

On Sunday, Timmy takes a side to play Iwade Herons, meeting at the club by 8.45am.

Spare a thought for William Spiers who is out for a FURTHER six weeks with his arm break. Really gutted for William who is prepared to work hard on his game and of course now misses our own tournament next weekend. Comeback is pencilled in for Sunday 7 July when he will be included in the EKYL squad that takes part in the Bredhurst tournament.

Fantastic response to prizes appeal

Thanks to all those who have donated prizes for the Tombola next weekend. Michelle has a brilliant list with two sections (one for family/children prizes and one for drinks containing alcohol).

Thursday 23 May 2019

Sorry – computer crashed halfway through updating last night! Nothing new for me …

Happy birthday Thursday to Louise Bremer and Martyn Smith!

Training as normal tonight (see Events & Fixtures page)

Is this really necessary?

Brian opened up this morning to continue working on the pitches …
… and this is what he walks into!
No wonder finding volunteers these day is so difficult … total lack of respect for the club and our hard workers

U10s, U11s – still some parents to pay their deposits for the St George’s trips … tonight would be good … cheers

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Training Wednesday is as per the schedule and a reminder we have two meetings of great importance (see Events & Fixtures page)

Still need nominations for Managers Player etc from Bobbie U8s and Martyn U9s. There won’t be time to get trophies engraved at this rate … been asking for ages. Perhaps parents can advise me please?

Under 14s in Camber Championship this weekend

The layout for the Camber Championship this coming weekend … scroll down for full details, including postcode
BGFC U9DVS after training last night with their trophy from The Amex tournament … next up on Bank Holiday Monday is Crystal Palace

There have been amendments to the programme for the coming weekend – please note below (cut and pasted from the Events & Fixtures page)

Saturday 25 May 2019

Under 14s in Camber Tournament first kick off Saturday is at 1pm. Players please meet in the clubhouse 11.45am. Our opponents in this competition are Eastbourne Borough, Folkestone Invicta, Total Goals FC, West Kent Boys, New Romney and Mersham. 34-minute games with 1 minute half-time break. Venue: The Turf Farms, Guildeford Lane, Brookland (A259), Kent TN29 9TH.

U11s (Rob) Away Appledore (10.30am) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.15am. Venue: Appledore Recreation Ground, The Street, Aooledore TN26 2AE

Sunday 26 May 2019

Under 14s in Camber Tournament first kick off Sunday is at 2.20pm. 34-minute games with 1 minute half-time break. Venue: The Turf Farms, Guildeford Lane, Brookland (A259), Kent TN29 9TH.

Sunday firsts Away Aldington (10.30am) League. OFF as Aldington unwilling to play 
Crystal Palace Tournament U9s (Martyn Smith)

Arrive at Selhurst Park by 8.20am (there is a £3 admission charge for all those aged over 18 years)

BGV Adults training at Waterside (10.30 – 12 noon)

BGV Juniors training at Waterside (10-11am)

Tuesday 21 May 2019

URGENT: I need managers of the following sides to furnish me with their Manager’s Player and other award nominations today please as the deadline is well past. Thank you DH

U8s (Bobbie), U9s (Martyn), Sunday firsts (Gary), Sunday reserves (Sid)

Training as per the schedule tonight (for details, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page)

Under 16s: please note that, due to exams, there is no training this Thursday

Birthday greetings today to George Galton and Katie Hebbes!

We have some fantastic prizes for the Tombola over tournament weekend, 1 and 2 June 2019. Some are listed below.

Michelle Edwards is going to split the Tombola into two groups: one for children and ‘ordinary’ people and the other being alcoholic prizes for adults!

Last night, several kind parents brought along some great prizes but we need more! Please bring them into the clubhouse during opening hours … thank you in advance.

Here is a sample of the prizes already donated:

Family tickets for Canterbury Tales; Family ticket for Leeds Castle; 2x family swim vouchers for Stour Centre; £10 gift card for Long Acres garden centre; Afternoon tea for two @ Long Acres cafe; Tickets for Imagine soft play centre; £30 gift voucher for the Everest Inn restaurant; 1x ladies cut and blow dry @ Clipper and Cutts; 1x mens haircut @ Mancave; £10 gift card Wilkinsons; Flip Out vouchers; Family swim @ Tenterden Leisure Centre; £15 for Bluestone Holistic & Beauty; Free photo prints at Snappy Snaps; Kennington Carvery meal voucher; 4x boxes of choc; Adults drinking games; FOR THE KIDS WE HAVE – Lots of nice gifts from Smiggles, Nerf guns, Outside games, Girly gifts and boy gifts, Books, Soft toys donated from Keel Toys, Bowling vouchers, donated gifts from Kippys Perfume Makeup plus all the individual prizes donated. Let’s make this the best Tombola ever! Thank you all so much for your incredible support.

Reminders: two important meetings on Wednesday @ 6.30pm and 7.30pm (details on the Events & Fixtures page)

SENIOR FOOTBALL STRATEGY AND PLANNING MEETING 6.30pm (All managers and prospective managers/assistants encouraged to attend as decisions need to be made)

TOURNAMENT FINAL PLANNING MEETING 7.30pm Can all those involved in organising and helping please attend … it is anticipated that if everybody is ok with their roles that the get-together will only take up half-hour of your time

Great weekend thanks to our loyal members … another busy week ahead

Clubhouse opens 4.30pm each day during this week

Tournament update: could still do with one more U13, U15 and U16 (all other age groups full)

Birthday greetings to Harry Hills (Sunday) and Paul ‘Sid’ Plumridge (Monday)!


SENIOR FOOTBALL STRATEGY AND PLANNING MEETING 6.30pm (All managers and prospective managers/assistants encouraged to attend as decisions need to be made)

TOURNAMENT FINAL PLANNING MEETING 7.30pm Can all those involved in organising and helping please attend … it is anticipated that if everybody is ok with their roles that the get-together will only take up half-hour of your time

All training at Waterside is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Thank you

Sincere thanks to all those (young and older) that supported and helped at the club over the weekend. Amazing commitment by some including Ellis, Toni, James Truelove, Leah-Ann Mooney and of course Grant and Brian. Here are a few images from a hectic and largely successful weekend that including tournament wins for the U14s and a fantastic display at the The Amex by our U9DVS squad:

Rounding off a terrific weekend outside in the sun …
… and inside it’s busy!
One of our dedicated youngsters sets an example by sweeping up … well done James!
Matthew – can I have a word!
BGFC U12s Skoda Caffyns
Daniel … a popular new signing for the U12s
Well done Stevie – PoT for the U12s at Sandyacres
Two entries for the U12s – congratulations Lenny PoT
BGFC Under 10s “A great effort by all” – manager Matt Church
Bradley is back at the Green after a short break – McDonalds PoT
Paying attention – well that’s a rarity! The U16s featured in an entertaining friendly at neighbours Kennington. A reshaped line-up went down 6-3 but there were lots of positives as we prepare for the EKYL next season. On target were Ilja Seleznovs and Josh Waters (2). They are a great bunch of lads – need a sponsor if anyone out there is able and willing to support them in their new venture. Please contact
Ilja, who did well in his new role as a defender, loves having his photo taken – not
BGFC U11s (Timmy) with their medals
Well done JB – PoT for the U11s … seen here with Timmy
The BGFC U7s … happy times!

Green boys star at The Amex stadium

Under 9DVS finish third overall at The Amex – winning three and losing just once … well done all!

BGFC U0DVS at The Amex on Sunday

What a start for Bromley Green U9DVS! A 1-0 win in our first game this morning at the home of Brighton & Hove Albion. Keep it going boys!

Saturday and Sunday: clubhouse open 7.45am for those meeting to prepare for tournaments

Under 10 Warriors at the South Ashford tournament on Sunday

McDonalds U10 Warriors with their medals
Philip … now what are you up to?

Under 13s do well but go out on penalties

BGFC U13s sponsored by McDonalds at Sandyacres
Penalty drama for the U13s on Saturday
Timmy and the U11s with their medals on Saturday

Under 14s triumph at the Wye Juniors Mini Tournament

Congratulations to the U14s who recovered from an early defeat by Hawkinge to turn the tables in a penalty shoot-out final and win the Wye Juniors Tournament this afternoon.

Victorious Under 14s who are off to the Camber Tournament next weekend

Nicole reports on tournament win

Having won 3, draw one and lost one, we saw ourselves in the final of the Wye endo-of-season tournament. The boys came back from behind to score a goal that would lead them to penalties in the final It was as close as the game had been but some fantastic saves from Jake in goal and two very composed finishes from Alfie and Freddie meant we won on penalties. The boys were an absolute pleasure to watch today and this is just one of the rewards for their superb season. Very proud coach.

Under 7s building for two teams next season

Who will win the Player of the Tournament?
Well done TG … our U7s Player of the Tournament at Sandyacres today. With numbers growing by the week, we plan to run two Under 8s next season to ensure all the children have plenty of playing time. Alex Hebbes and Tony Ward to be the respective managers.

Have fun! U7s ready for tournament action

Bundles of energy at this time of the morning!

Bromley Green U8 Hurricanes had an enjoyable friendly with Kennington U8s at Waterside … bright spots for the home team were goals from Oliver and Tyler.

Rob Finn reports … action photos from Sandyacres

Today we took part in the South Ashford tournament and went five games undefeated reaching the quarter finals there was some magnificent football displays on show and some great goals scored well done to Charlie, Alfie, Harrison, Preston, Sam, Daniel, Thomas, Kavalli, Kris. Player of the tournament went to Daniel for a great performance and scoring some great goals Cheers Rob 

Bromley Green Under 11s (Rob Finn) to take part in the South Ashford tournament on Saturday: Preston, Alfie, Harrison, Thomas, Sam, Daniel, Kavalli, Kris, Charlie (Matteo unavailable). Remember to meet and return to the clubhouse for the Player of the Tournament and put all kit in the case when you are changed at the club afterwards as Leah-Ann will NOT issue new kits until ALL existing shirts, shorts and socks are returned to her. Thank you.

Player of the Season voting is now completed and thanks to all the players who voted. Remember, if you couldn’t be bothered to vote, you are NOT eligible for the Player of the Season award. The fantastic trophies will be presented on Presentation Night in the Swan Centre main hall on 15 June. Admission Free! But please show some respect by not bringing in your own drinks … that, quite frankly, is an insult to the staff serving behind the bar!

On that note, the deadline has passed for managers, admins, reps, parents, supporters and players to give me their nominations for the various awards. According to my records, I still need nominations from the managers of U8 Colts, U8s, U9s, U10s, U13s, U14s, BGV A, BGV B, BGV Juniors. This Sunday at the club has to be the final chance please … or just email me at Perennial club awards include Clubperson of the Year, Manager of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Tommy Stafford Youth Clubman of the Year, Tony Marshall Award, Ernie Wedge Award, Tommy Habgood Award and so forth. Let me know in confidence who YOU think deserves recognition at the awards night. All awards are kept secret to make the occasion more exciting. Cheers DH

Happy birthday to Winston Michael on Friday!

Good luck to all those in tournament and friendly action this weekend … here is a snapshot of the planned activities:

U8 Hurricanes (Alex Potts) Home Kennington (10am) Friendly. Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am.

U9 Colts training 12 noon with Brian and Damion

U14s mini-tournament at Wye (9.30am). Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.30am

Tournament at South Ashford (6-a-side)

BG teams entered U7 (Alex H), U9 (Martyn), U11 x2 (Rob/Timmy), U13 (Sid)

U7s/U9s register 8.30am with first games 9am (Meet clubhouse 8am)

U11s/U13s register 1.30pm with first games 2pm (Meet clubhouse 12.15pm)

Sunday 19 May 2019

FA Cup FInal Manchester City v Watford (5pm) on the clubhouse TV

Under 16s Away Kennington (2pm) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse 1pm (or, if you live near Ball Lane, go straight there for 1.20pm but let your manager know!) KIT MUST BE BACK IN THE KITBAG AT THE CLUB AFTER THE GAME

Sunday firsts Home South Willesborough (10.30am) OFF as South Willesborough unable to fulfil the fixture

Under 9sDVS Brighton Tournament at The AMEX (Dean Mansfield)

Good luck at The AMEX to BGFC U9DVS

Tournament at South Ashford (6-a-side)

BG teams entered U10 (Matt), U10 Warriors (Pip/Andrew), U12x2 (Grant)

U10 both groups Register 8.30am with first games 9am (Meet clubhouse 8am)

U12 Register 1.30pm with first games 2pm (Meet clubhouse 12.15pm)

BGV Adults training at Waterside (10.30 – 12 noon)

BGV Juniors training at Waterside (10-11am)