[updated] Wednesday 24 February 2021 with Utilitas

Update – Ashford & District Sunday League has declared 2020-2021 season as null and void. However, games will be arranged and our side will have the option of starting fixtures on 11 April in a group style Sheber Cup with the season ending on 30 May 2021. Further details here when we have them.

Happy birthday Wednesday to Lenny Trott and former Green stalwart Richard Holtum. Dicky, 67, a fine cricketer, was part of the renaissance of the club during the seventies after years in the doldrums. In those days, we only played on Saturdays, and Dicky made 60 senior appearances and notched 4 goals.

Update – for Seniors, U18s, U15s, U13s Utilities, U12s DVS, U11 Emeralds, U10s Hurricanes, U9s Dream Team, U9s Global, U8s DVS and U5s Academy training slots and times, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page

Whisper it quietly – but we are starting to book training slots!

Utilitas U13s resume training on Weds 31 March 2021 5.30-7pm at Waterside. New faces always welcome.

Updates EKYL will conduct a survey on Monday to ascertain the wishes of clubs regarding if/when/how to complete the fixtures. ADYFL are anticipating starting fixtures on 10 April 2021 but this has to be conformed. Bromley Green managers please feel free to train at the club from 29 March 2021 (day or evening) and, if you wish to use the MUGA, please consult with DH to avoid double booking. Please keep well away from contractors and plant etc. For seniors, we are waiting to hear from the Saturday and Sunday Leagues. Further news as and when it arrives.

Happy birthday on Tuesday to Hudson King and Emeralds U11 starlet Catalina Oldfield!

Big thank you to Executive Committee member Simon Oldfield, who has volunteered to take up the post of Fire & Building Safety Officer. Simon has 5 years experience as a firefighter and also as a KCC fire extinguisher maintenance engineer.

FA Statement … looking like 29 March for return

We welcome the UK Governments update today regarding the Covid 19 roadmap for easing the lockdown restrictions which means we can look forward to the safe return of Grassroots Football from 29th of March for both adults and children.

With this new clarity around timings, we will continue to work with government on plans for a safe return for grassroots football across England and will communicate updated guidance as soon as we can. We can also confirm that the 2020/21 grassroots season has been extended until the end of June in order to provide additional flexibility in times for leagues to complete their fixtures this season if they wish to do so.

Sunday/Monday 21/22 February 2021

Happy 17th birthday greetings on Monday to the 2019 Youth Clubman Freddie Barnes-Janes

Takeaway English breakfast still available during lockdown at the Foundry Cafe

Birthday greetings on Sunday to Nancy Zureiqi, BGFC Academy boy Elliot Dixon and former player Andrew Trott – enjoy your day!

Charlotte Carpenter and Frank Ferns – I am receiving spam messages/videos from your Facebook messenger pages. Can you please check as it appears you are being hacked? Thanks Dave

Name our new building!

We have the option of giving the new clubhouse a name

No silly banter on social media please – this is a serious question from the Ashford Borough Council

To give your thoughts, please PM Dave Homewood or email dhomewood@yahoo.com

Deadline for voting is midnight Wednesday – thank you

Saturday 20 February 2021 … result of draught drinks voting / Happy 18th Lib / George is loving his McD!

Birthday greetings today to Sharon Twyman!

Happy 18th birthday today to Liberty Hone!

Happy birthday Lib x

George and his McDonalds!

I have a feeling George is not going to share his McDonalds treat!

Time for a drink!

Your votes (%)

1st Stella 36

2nd Dark Fruit 28

3rd McEwans 12

4th Fosters 10

5th Guinness 5

6th Thatchers 5

7th Others – (including Abbot, Budweiser, Spitfire) 4

Friday 19 February 2021

Happy 10th birthday to Harvey Bean, who is waiting to join us as soon as lockdown is over, and former Green youth team manager Brian Jenkins

Last day today to vote for your favourite draught drinks [email davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.com]. In the lead for when we open up again are Stella, Dark Fruit and McEwans but there is still chance to alter things! Just behind are Fosters and then various choices including, Abbot, Spitfire, Guinness, Thatchers, Budweiser and several for local ales. We are also looking to have Pepsi on tap. Vote today!

Hopefully on Monday we will hear some news regarding when we can at last resume training at least. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday 17 February 2021 with Glenn Mackett Construction

Contact now on 01233 690270 email gmconstructionkent.co.uk

Birthday greetings Wednesday to Dan Guichard and former senior manager Dave Smith!

Dave Smith with the Saturday firsts (28 February 2009)

Time is running out to vote for the three starter draughts when we open up. The state of things at the moment is 1 Stella, 2 Dark Fruit, 3 McEwans. Also in the running are Abbot, Guinness, Fosters, Thatchers and a few for Budweiser – while some have expressed a desire to support a local brewer. Anyway, no-one will go thirsty! Votes by email only please to davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.com

Monday 15 February 2021 with Pirtek

One of our great band of sponsors

Voting for drinks on tap (for when we open) is ongoing with this Friday the deadline. Email responses only please to davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.co.uk. Results announced next week.

Birthday greetings Monday to youngster Herkules Dundo and a slightly more mature Vice President Ciaran McQuillan!

Ciaran, a devoted Leeds United fan, heads the clubs leading appearances table at senior level with 1003 official league and cup matches and 108 goals.

A yesteryear photo from 2007 with Ciaran (Clubman of the Year) and Mark Acott (Chairmans Award for Endeavour)

Into the weekend … no football, a chilly Valentines Day!

More BGFC youth players receive McDonalds vouchers in recognition of school studies during lockdown

Well done Reuben!
Reward for his school work during lockdown – well done our Bertie!
Edwin is delighted with his reward for school work

Change of address? Please let me know as recently some mail has gone to old homes! Thanks DH

What would you like to drink?

Vote now for your choice – perhaps Stella or Fosters, Dark Fruit, Spitfire, Guinness or Guest Ale?

Yes, members aged 18 or over can now vote for their favourite draught drinks in the new clubhouse

Please only vote for THREE from the following list and we will see how things go

Guinness, Stella, Fosters, Budweiser, Dark Fruit, Thatchers, John Smiths, Spitfire, Guest Ale … or bit of intetest today in McEwans

As this is, hopefully, a sensible ballot without banter and stupid comments, mail responses only please to davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.co.uk

Results will be considered by the Executive and announced prior to opening night – deadline for voting next Friday (19 February 2021) Cheers DH

Updates … week beginning 8 February 2021

Happy birthday on Thursday to former senior player Alan May!

Happy birthday on Wednesday to George Mabb!

Happy birthday on Tuesday to Luke Cooper!

Message from our sponsors McDonalds

Reopening for walk-in takeaways from Monday 22 February 2021

Happy birthday Monday to Rhys Hughes!

Word of thanks to Steph and Sid who sorted out a mini-crisis at Waterside at the weekend – really appreciated!

They love their football – the Chlebowski boys cannot wait for training to resume

Weekend updates with MILCOL

Sponsors of BGFC U7s – contact Joe Milton or Marc Collins on 01233 690750 for all your plumbing and heating needs
Butter would not melt in their mouths!
Frankie cannot wait for the training to resume
Happy birthday to Grant Turner on Saturday … seen here with the coveted Bill Mickelborough Clubman of the Year award in August 2018. He also won the major accolade in 2019 but, as we all know, 2020 was a wipe out due to covid. Grant is looking forward to the challenge of preparing the pitches after their long rest from action. Along with Brian Edwards, help will be needed for the initial setting out – so please if they come calling do not be shy. Thank you.