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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Clubhouse open today from 5pm with DH and Leah-Ann

The more I get to know people, the more I realise why Noah only let animals on the boat

We wish a speedy recovery for McRobert Junior who has a broken arm sustained in training … even the old man didn’t go to those lengths to avoid training!

Even your old man never tried this one on to avoid training … only joking … get back into action soon x

All training is on as per the schedule … can everybody be on time please as the nights are drawing in! Don’t forget there is the Youth Meeting for all managers, coaches and admin starting immediately after training.

PLEASE collect from the clubhouse the following garments:
082 Owen Hadlum; 432 Tommy Jenkins; 464 Jonathan Mithrun; 445 Todd Jasper

Fantastic effort by the U16s at training last night … in the end, you will reap the rewards boys; keep the faith and welcome to key new signing Alfie Glendinning



Tuesday 18 September 2018

Tuesday opening from 5pm with training at 6pm for U16s (seniors welcome) and DVS U9s

Today’s thoughts are from Brian and Michelle

1) There are two kinds of people in this world, those who look out and those who look in.
2) Organisation leads to a simple life.
3) There are two ways of meeting difficulties; you alter difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.

Monday 17 September 2018 with R & J Coaches

Birthday greetings today to Jamie Preston and Harrison Campion!

Monday’s quote from film star Robin Williams: “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone”.

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The following club jackets have been left in the clubhouse: 168 Harrison Campion and 370 Harry Wood

All training is on tonight as per the schedule

Thanks are extended to those who helped out over the weekend … another thrilling weekend is coming up … all the fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page

ALL youth managers please make sure your side is represented at Wednesday’s meeting … it doesn’t have to be you personally that attends … thank you

Sunday 16 September 2018: seniors return to winning ways

Manager delighted with win

Gary Gibbs was pleased with his side’s 2-1 victory over AFC Guildhall this morning, describing the visitors as an “… excellent, well-organised side who will be up there come the end of the season”. Keeper Tom Messenger took the accolade of Player of the Match while the goals were provided by Kieran Shrimpton and Dan Taylor.

Clubhouse open today from 8.45am

Home game for the Sunday firsts against Folkestone-based AFC Guildhall and training as per the schedule for the BG Valiants

More from Saturday …

Under 12s on Saturday

Player of the Match for the U12s and winner of the £5 voucher is Cameron Edwards seen here with Grant Turner

Under 9s summary by Martyn Smith

Away to Ashford Courtside today and we took a while till we got going but started to move the ball and created chances. We panicked on the ball going forward but got our reward. Well done all. Goals: Olly 2, Tyler 2 and well played keeper Alfie. Motm Joe, picked by Matt manager of Courtside. Team: Alfie, Joe, Callum, TJ, Brad, Tyler, Jake, Fred, Olly

Jeff and Martyn and the U9s


The weekend is here …

As always, some good, some bad and some indifferent!

U16s lost 5-0
U14s win 5-1
U13s lost 2-0
U12s lost 3-1
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U8 Colts

The U8s Colts played really well today against Grasshoppers with nice passing and solid goalkeeping. We created a lot of chances and the man of match goes to Steven for being on target and number of times and it was a great performance – onwards and upwards a little green likes a big thank you to my new assistants Joe and Dan is an amazing job today. Pat Penfold

Under 11s continue stunning form

Birthday boy Charlie Bryant is our U11s Player of the Match today

Today we welcomed Headcorn to Waterside and another great performance from my team matched by a great show by Headcorn who are a new team to the league. Not allowed to give score or if we won or lost or goal scorers names so all I can say is ‘well done; boys, I’m happy with the performance’. PoTM today goes to Birthday Boy Charlie for some solid defending. Regards Rob.

The U11s back at Waterside today

Action against Headcorn




Under 16s

Frankie Cumpper receives his Most Improved Player award before today’s clash with Egerton

U16s warm up before today’s match

Bradley Richards who battled non-stop this morning to earn our BGFC PoM for the U14s

BGFC U14s who were in winning form again today

Sid and Ben Reed, the PoM for the U12s … well done!

Clubhouse open early this morning with Leah-Ann and Dave

What a thrilling line-up both at Waterside and our away games!

BGFC supports the Alzheimer’s Society

Many of us have seen loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s and it is heartbreaking knowing there is no cure … Jade Cowley is raising money for this worthy cause and Bromley Green FC is delighted to support her efforts.

You can help Jade Cowley raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page –

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alzheimer’s Society and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Thank you for your support!

Friday 14 September 2018

Looking forward to another exciting weekend …

Our best wishes go to Jake Edwards who is having a very rough time at the moment. As adults, we have to struggle with the strings and arrows of outrageous fortune; but when it is children, it is so heart wrenching.

U11s squad for Saturday’s visit of Headcorn
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Harrison, Charlie, Sam, Thomas, Matteo, Kieron B, Kieron J, William, Ben, Timmy

Every manager should by now have their first aid kit (speak to Lisa if not) and footballs for the season (speak to DH if not). Whilst appreciating the river is a damn nuisance, I cannot keep on replacing footballs that have gone in the drink so please try and retrieve them all on the day … thank you.

Advance notice: Youth Meeting next Wednesday 7.30pm immediately after training. Can ALL youth teams be represented please. If you are not represented, you will not have a say concerning your winter training arrangements. I don’t accept that there is not a single adult willing/able to represent each side. It is also important that Lisa, Pat and Grant outline some of the procedures and club policies that are currently not always being followed. Thank you DH

What’s on this weekend
Saturday 15 September 2018
Under 16s Home Egerton & Pluckley (11am). Referee: Keith Crisp
Under 14s Home Wye Juniors (9am). Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am. Referee: Keith Crisp
Under 13s Away Hythe Town. Referee: Stephen Smith
Under 12s Home South Ashford (9am). Referee: Alex Burgess
U11s Home Headcorn Hurricanes (10.30am) Referee: Alex Burgess
Under 10s Away Wye Juniors Atlantic (11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am
Under 10s Colts/Warriors Away Ashford Courtside Blaze (9am) Players please meet sharp by 8am in the clubhouse. Venue: Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst, Ashford TN25 1HT
Under 9s Away Courtside Hurricanes (11.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10.30am. Venue: Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent TN26 1HX
Under 9s Colts/Warriors Home Wye Juniors (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am
Under 9sDVS Away Wye Juniors Scorpions (9.15am)
Under 8s No fixture at present
U8s Colts Home Grasshoppers (10am)

Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday Firsts Home AFC Guildhall (10.30am) Referee: Ben Marshall
Sunday Reserves no game
BGV training as usual

Some garments and bags are not being collected from the clubhouse … if managers/admin can please advise everybody to refer to this website it might save a great deal of messing around on my behalf. I am afraid bags, garments etc are not on Whats Apps  … thank you DH (Apologies to those who have been waiting a long time … I can assure you it is not the fault of Leah-Ann or myself and things are moving!)


Thursday 13 September 2018

‘If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins’ – Benjamin Franklin

All training is on tonight as usual … U14s don’t forget that, due to the fading light, you have moved to 6.30-7.30pm

Please don’t go breaking into storage boxes/benches … size fives have gone from Pat’s box in the small container … can anyone shed any light on this please?

Under 10s Colts/Warriors squad for Saturday
Pip and Andrew take their developing squad to Hornash Lane on Saturday to face Ashford Courtside Blaze, meeting in the clubhouse by 8am. Here is the line-up: Travis, Phoebe, Reagan, AJ, Archie P, Harley, Archie