Friday 5 October 2018: This weekend – PLEASE park in our own car park and the field – NOT in the Swan Centre car park

Birthday greetings Friday to U16s captain Conan Wyer!

A thrilling weekend but we need help both for hosting the ADYFL U8s tournament on Saturday and to operate the bar on Sunday … so, for those parents complaining that they are ‘not involved’, here is your chance. Contact Dave H or Lisa C if you can help during the day on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Saturday sees us host the ADYFL U8s tournament and Nancy Cook is the person organising for the league (07703141730). Pat (07484651925) will put up the goals and we are hoping Matthew will look after the bbq – Korkers and Burgers are in the freezer! Leah-Ann will be the bar lady but she will need relieving about 12 noon … Nicola / Joe are you up for this please? By 2pm, all the rush should be over and I should be back from morning games to help out. We have 17 teams competing on Saturday across the three pitches – let’s make everybody welcome. Parking is NOT permitted in the Swan Centre car park so please don’t do it as games could be stopped while you move your vehicles.

Only one home game on Saturday in the youth section as the Under 13s, sponsored by McDonalds, entertain Park Farm Rangers for a local derby (11.30am)

Plenty of away games with the U16s, still signing new lads,  facing a difficult task at Headcorn (11.30am) and the Under 14s taking on unbeaten Lydd & Marsh at The Rype (9.30m). The Under 11s, always the first to name their squad for the website, have the following players selected for the short trip to meet our friends at Park Farm Rangers: Preston, Alfie, Josh, Charlie, Harrison, Sam, Thomas, Timmy, William, Kieron B, Matteo
Ben and Kieron J not available for selection


Sunday has Gary Gibbs and his charges away to Aldington in the Ashford Charity Trophy; while Sid and the youngsters of the Reserves welcome Lydd Grasshoppers Reserves to Waterside (10.30am). Forget all the doom and gloom, this squad will develop and surprise people in time. Sadly Louis Phelan has left the squad and Alex Roji is unavailable – but there is a debut for new signing defender Marcin Glowacki. Conan Wyer will hopefully be fit as we continue to promote young lads that have come through the ranks. After lunch the Under 14s have their first-ever venture into County football with a visit to Central Park Stadium, Sittingbourne where they face Kent Youth League outfit Bredhurst Juniors (2pm).

Here are the weekend fixtures from the Events & Fixtures page … the only authentic page for ALL club activities

Saturday 6 October 2018
Under 16s Away Headcorn (11.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am. Venue: Grigg Lane, Headcorn TN27 9LU. Referee: Lloyd Holland
Under 14s Away Lydd & Marsh (9.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am. Venue: The Rype, Manor Road, Lydd TN29 9HR
Under 13s Home Park Farm Rangers (11am) Referee: Ben Marshall
Under 12s Away Ashford United (11.45am) Venue: Homelands TN26 1NJ. Referee: Charlie Gill
Under 11s Away Park Farm Rangers (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am. Venue is Kingsnorth School, Church Hill, Kingsnorth TN23 3EF. Referee: Georgie Dedman
Under 10s Away Hawkinge Eagles – OFF
Under 10s Colts/Warriors Away Charing Whites. Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am. Venue: Arthur Baker Playing Field, The Moat, Charing TN27 0JJ
Under 9s Away Hawkinge Hawks (11.30am) Venue: Pavilion Road, Hawkinge CT18 7AY
Under 9s Colts/Warriors Away Headcorn Hornets (ko ??) Venue: Grigg Lane, Headcorn TN27 9LU
Under 9sDVS Away Kennington Juniors (ko ??) Venue: Ball Lane, Kennington TN25 4EB
ADYFL U8s tournament at Waterside First games 9.30am … any parents willing to help? BBQ, Clearing up etc. Please contact Dave Homewood or Lisa Copham if you can spare some time and energy.

Sunday 7 October 2018
Sunday Firsts Away Aldington (10.30am) [ACT 1st round] Venue: Reynolds Playing Fields, Aldington TN25 7DT. Referee Dave Ambrose
Sunday Reserves Home Lydd Grasshoppers Reserves (10.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee George Head
Kent Under 14 Boys Cup (2pm) Bromley Green U14s Away Bredhurst Juniors KYL. Players please meet in the clubhouse 12.30pm. Venue: Central Park Stadium, Church Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3SB. Referee Jack Rogers. Refreshments will be available for officials & players after the game.
Please: No football boots in the bar afterwards and no children under the age of 11 are allowed in the bar unsupervised. No dogs are allowed except guide dogs.

BGV Adults Tournament Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.30am. Venue: Abbey School, London Road, Faversham.  ME13 8RZ.


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