History

For ‘The Green Story so Far’, ’80th Anniversary’ and ‘Honours’ please click on the link on the right hand side of this page

Formed in 1930, the Green still hold the distinction of being the only club in the area to win the coveted senior section of the Kent Junior Cup (in 1985). Another proud achievement is that the club were the last ever winners of the old Kent Amateur League before reorganisation when they became a founder member of the Kent County League. At the end of the 2011-2012 season we were crowned as Premier Division champions of the Kent County League. In addition, the club has also twice reached the final of the Kent Sunday Premier Cup, the only major honour that has so far proved elusive; while on the youth front, the club has represented England on a number of occasions at home and abroad and actually won the Under 14 International Youth Tournament in what was then West Germany.

The club fields 5 senior teams (haart of Kent County League Firsts and Reserves on Saturdays, with a third team in the Ashford Saturday League; plus firsts and reserves in the Ashford Sunday League). As partners in the Waterside project with Sure Start, the Salvation Army and the Community Hall group, the Green have widened participation and now run nine boys youth teams, an U13 girls side in the Kent Ladies and Girls League and four teams catering for those with disabilities (Bromley Green Valiants).

The club has known both good and bad times; during the war years having links with Leyton Orient and Arsenal, while being on the brink of extinction in 1970. In fact, notice to withdraw our only team had been submitted to the local Ashford Saturday League with a lack of players, half a kit and no money! However, out of the ashes… as they say, and the rest is history as a thriving youth policy laid the foundations not solely for unprecedented success at the club’s spiritual home, Carters Field, but also the confidence to overcome many obstacles, including planning/finance, to rebuild and attempt to recapture former glories at our present Waterside venue.

The club has established itself as the town’s leading intermediate outfit, with success on both days over a sustained period, and is actively seeking the opportunity to progress towards Kent League status. For the 2013-2014 season, we will be using the Homelands Stadium for up to thirty games which is a great boost for all of our players and supporters.

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4 responses to “History

  1. Chairman Stan

    We need to get a current team photograph of the Sat 1st team. Then we can put it on the website, but more importantly forward to the County League for them to put on their website. Can anyone organise please

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    • davehomewood

      Only needs someone (me I suppose) to ask Paul and he will oblige I am sure. I agree, for some reason the last photo on the County League website goes back four or five years.

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  2. steve quinn

    steve Quinn, vet now I suppose, great times at a great club, regards to dave Homewood, hope ur still running a tight ship down there mate

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  3. davehomewood

    I am far too soft these days Steve! What are you up to / where you living?

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