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