Big day for the Double J Gym U12s

‘Thanks’ to Shane Cowley, I have been persuaded to restart the club website. With a manic weekend ahead, my intention is to get things fully rolling on Monday. For now, please scroll down for what is planned in the near future – starting Friday night with Bat & Trap at Waterside and the Sunday League Presentation Dinner next Saturday 28th [Timmy and Robbo are our representatives].

What really changed my thoughts was a very young lad, Alfie Brown. Alfie, who only joined us recently, came into the clubhouse one evening and the dialogue was short but so pertinent. “Hello Alfie boi … you got training tonight?” He instantly replied “No Dave, I always come here as it is my second home now”.

It’s off to Ulcombe on Saturday in the semi-final of the ADYFL Cup where we face Headcorn Hornets. The home side have a similar league record to ourselves – so it will be close. Good luck everyone.

2-0 Quarter-final win at Waterside for Martyn, Charlie and the squad with goals from James Worthington and Lenny Garcia to end the challenge of Folkestone-based Dynamo United

Attacking first half images as the Green secure a 2-0 cup win

McDonalds U11s final league game away to Grasshoppers this Saturday

Fantastic turn-out at training by the U11 McDonalds who go to the Marsh Academy for a 9am kick off

Brief look at some events coming up

Friday 20 May 2022 Bat and Trap home Locomotive

Saturday 21 May 2022 Under 16 presentations early evening

Monday 23 May 2022 Football Planning Meeting 7pm

Tuesday 24 May 2022 SWAN Community meeting, Salvation Army Hall, Cudworth Road 6.30pm

Saturday 28 May 2022 Sunday League presentations – Timmy and David Robson

Saturday 28 May 2022 Under 16 cup final v Otford 1pm at Lydd

Thursday 2 June 2022 Senior presentations from 4pm

Friday 3 June 2022 Bat and Trap

Monday 20 June 2022 AGM 7pm

Sunday 7 August 2022 Annual Club Presentation Day in the Swan Centre Hall

Sunday 20 March 2022 Full house – and it’s not Bingo! All our teams win on Sunday

Message from Shirl and Richard Stopes

Hi Dave,

As discussed with Mark Crane. It would be much appreciated if you could put Richard and myselves  fundraising page on the Bromley Green website. 

 We are running a half marathon for JDRF, children with diabetes and helping diabetics in Ukraine.

Our son Jay was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 9, so this charity is close to our hearts and know only too well the struggle with the disease and its complications.  

If anyone needs more info, please contact either Richard or myself.

Many thanks Shirl and Rich

Reminder: Executive Committee meeting Monday @6pm … please add me to the apologies DH

Tuesday: ‘someone’ must represent the club at the EKYL meeting starting at 8pm at Upper Harbledown as I am not now willing to attend [postcode on 2022 Events & Fixtures].

Sunday Firsts win 2-1 with Alfie and Alfie our scorers

Mike Halpin – our PoM against Lolzors who succumbed to scores by Glendinning and Harris

Under 14s win at Ramsgate

Well done to Jamie and the boys for a 4-1 win away to East Kent FC – nearly there now. Goals provided by Charlie Bryant 2, MJ and Liam Fritz. Also victories for the Sunday firsts and reserves who won 3-1 at Mersham; so a good day all round. Can I have the reserves scorers please for last week and today? Thank you.

Liam – on target at Ramsgate

Birthday greetings today to Lee Gilham, Carl Bampton and Oliver Bell

Good luck to the Green teams in action on Sunday … catch up later

RKH on a busy Saturday

RKH Under 9s with Andrew on Saturday
Busy clubhouse on Saturday

Saturday 19 March 2022

Birthday greetings today to Kieren Brastock

Update Saturday night: DVS U!2 game called off by Margate

First result in: 1-1 Bromley Green Under 12s DJB v New Romney. Green goal an own goal.

James Worthington – PoM this morning
Green attack during the first half …
… but frustratingly it is wide
Brad, James and Martyn

Bromley Green Avery Hurricane U11 v TFD by David Bridge

Day began well with a new signing for Hurricanes with Harli Cook joining the team. The game itself didn’t start so well and going 2-0 down so quickly  knocked the confidence. We didn’t really match up against them physically in the first half but battled back well in the second period.

Been a while since we had such a heavy loss but it is all a learning curve for the team. Individually, we had some good performances but PoM  today was Charlie. He was outstanding at the back holding things together and driving us forward. Congratulations Charlie. Tough match today but good thing in football – there is always next week. 

New signing Harli
Well done Charlie!

Tigers report from Chris Burden

The Tigers were unlucky not to get the positive result  that they deserved away to Grasshoppers this morning.A superb defensive display by Billy Jo and Alfie (who started his first game) kept goalkeeper George bored and without much action. The midfield of Thomas Lee, Oliver Burden and Nathan Tookman kept the tigers on the front foot for most of the game .

Nathan almost gave the Tigers the lead with a shot that is probably still rattling the crossbar! Strength, determination and team work was on display by every player today, inspired by captain and last week’s PoM Tiana Wretham who led from the front and  never ever gives up. 

Both in defence and attack the tigers played outstanding today . They worked hard for eachother and displayed some moments of great team work and attacking play. Regan, recovering from illness, put in a workmanlike shift from the bench and Harry was a rock also driving through the middle. George showed some positive touches in the second half keeping our defence solid.

It was only bad fortune and a great volley that gave Grasshoppers the victory in the second half when Harry took the gloves from George for his first try between the sticks. Both keepers had little to do as the Tigers have indeed now started to roar and show their teeth going forward.  

Player of the match was vice captain Billy Jo who organised the defence and won everything she went near. Honanary mentions to Nathan Tookman and vice captain Oliver Burden for their attacking threats and tackling back to help defend. They needed to be extra tough today and they both showed some great determination. Alfie Brown for his first start in defence and Harry Stickley’s first go on goal. Both Alfie and Harry showed the team what they are capable of and played very well in windy conditions.

Although the Tigers lost, the victory was very much deserved by the team . The  comments by the Grasshoppers manager after the match showed their respect for how well our Tigers played . The Tigers will continue to roar louder each week and work hard for eachother. The victory will soon come.

Congratulations BJ – our PoM

Quick headlines

Under 10s RKH great game at New Romney – details to follow

Under 10s SS Lifts in goalless draw

Under 10 Tigers please manager

U11 McDonalds disappoint at Wye

U13 GWS goalless draw

U14s Utilitas lose 2-1 to TSS – our scorer Charlie Bryant

U16s win 8-1 with goals by Jack Bone (3), Theo Batkin (2), Tom Scamp, Jack Matthews, Gabs Sullivan. Player of the Match Brentley Hone.

Under 18 enjoyable game with Charing with the visitors winning 2-0

Thanks to all those who supported and/or worked at the Bingo Cake night on Friday.

No senior games today but a number of junior fixtures that catch the eye – details on the Events & Fixtures page.

Updates later …

Friday into the weekend with Avery Builders

Updates Friday morning

  • U18s TMS game on Saturday with Charing is back ON with a 10.30am kick off at Waterside
  • U11s Faversham League home game Saturday is OFF due to covid
  • U12s DVS now have a game on Sunday away to Margate Youth (2pm). 11-a-side. See 2022 Events & Fixtures page

Today’s birthdays: Daniel Mackay, Cameron Edwards, Richard ‘Eddie’ Fitzgerald and ‘Old Boy’ David Hover. Have a great day all.

Avery – sponsors of BGFC U11 Hurricanes

Clubhouse open Friday 6pm – all welcome and do join in the Bingo Cake Night

Archie Dwyer: bag is ready for collection from the clubhouse (new number 382)

Happy birthday to Jamie!

Harrison has his eye on that cake!
It’s tonight … see you there any time from 6pm … first call at 7pm

Thankfully, a big turn around in the weather and we even had the tractor out on Thursday – so, not tempting fate, all is ON as we go to press

All the fixtures are on the 2022 Events & Fixtures page

Thursday 17 March 2022 with Moores Cars & Commercials

Birthday greetings today to Vice Chairman Shane Cowley, Vice President Robbie Bower, former ace marksman Marcus Hodges, Jamie Anderson, Mike Halpin, Teresa Hurst, Kyle Endicott and Keiran Branch

Clubhouse open Thursday from 1pm

Training as per normal – all training returns to Waterside once the clocks are altered

State of the pitches – quite frankly, not good! Inspection on Friday

Any manager wanting friendlies, please organise for away until things dry up

New sponsorship deal ready to take off … thanks to Jamie Anderson for the lead. More details soon.

Friendly wanted for Sunday 20 March

Needs to be away due to the state of our pitches

U14s team being formed ready for next season looking for their first run-out (so similar opposition please)

If interested, please give Andrew a call on 07552 561430

Bromley Green FC

Bingo cake night … it’s tomorrow! Lots attending … come and join in

Doors open 6pm … starts 7pm … fabulous food and drink … we will make room for everybody!

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Happy birthday today to Anuj Pandey, Neve Sheridan and former referee and Bromley Green defender Vince Barnes

Training: Waterside as normal. North School all outside please as hall being used for exams

All other training as per normal as far as I am aware

U11 McDonalds @5pm please bring footwear suitable for grass and the MUGA


Should be packed on Friday for our Bingo Cake night. Just £5 for a book of five, baked potatoes, cheese, baked beans … mainly for fun but also to help raise funds towards the transport costs for U14s trip to Skegness. The quotes we have for the coach are scary! Doors open 6pm and please all be ready for a 7pm start. All welcome!

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Birthday greetings today to Martyn Dalby

Clubhouse open from 4pm until

Looking for a Full House!

Calling U14 East Kent Youth League parents and supporters. Fund raiser this Friday to help towards transport costs for the trip in May. Doors open 6pm with Bingo under way at 7pm. All cake and Bingo profits go towards the coach costs.

Friday night fun – come and join us


U18 TMS training as normal tonight at the school

Academy training (Andrew) 4pm-5pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

Under 9s RKH training (Andrew) 5pm-6pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

Under 14s new training (Andrew) 6pm-7pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

U11 Avery Builders training (David) 5-6pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

Emeralds training on grass with Simon 5pm until light fades [training until at least Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ

All external training is on as far was we know – note those normally in the North School hall please use the 3g or train at Waterside

Last knockings Sunday night … weekend results

Thanks to all those who toiled on behalf of our club over the weekend. The weather put a bit of a damper on things (literally) during Sunday afternoon resulting in the pitches looking the worse for wear. Request from ground staff – can managers please consult with Grant or Damion before contemplating home friendlies until the ground dries up … thank you.

Busy week coming up starting with the Executive Committee meeting on Monday at 6.30pm. Please keep Shane and myself informed of any training amendments.

Getting ready for September!

After Sunday’s win and a useful workout – U12s Double J Boxing
Ramsgate who were great sports Sunday morning

Simon Oldfield reports from Sittingbourne

Today BGFC Emeralds Girls travelled to Sittingbourne to play our penultimate game of the season against Sittingbourne Ladies, confident after a string of recent great results. 

The squad was small with only 9 players available, so we were unable to make any substitutes against a strong team that had 6 substitutes and plenty of fresh legs during the game.

The Emerald Girls gave their all with Ruby L scoring a goal in the first half. But the girls unfortunately were unable to match the fresh rotation of opposition players and the match ended as a 8-1 loss for us. 

The girls were tired and a little disappointed; however, they gave their all but today was just not our day. 

Red and green charge at Teynham this afternoon

Sunday results

Kent Sunday Cup

Roca 2-3 Genclik

Ashford Charity Trophy

Burton Grove 2-2 Pilgrims [pens 3-4]

Premier League Cup

Aldington 3-0 Stanhope and Beaver Rangers

Division One

Charing 6-0 Appledore

Folkestone United 1-3 Red Heathens

Hythe Athletic 1-5 Shadoxhurst

Division Two

Biddenden 4-6 Ashford United

Fox 1-5 Tenterden

Division Two Cup

Bromley Green 5-2 Ashford Spartans

Division Three

Ashford Dynamo 2-1 Folkestone United Reserves

Lydd Town H-W Hythe Green

Park Farm Folkestone 4-1 Mersham Reserves

Division Three Cup

Saltwood 2-0 Bromley Green Reserves

Singleton Barn 2-3 Folkestone Pirates

Saturday results

Premier Cup

Sellindge 6-2 Bromley Green

Smarden 5-2 The Fountain

Division One

Lydd 5-2 Biddenden

Pilgrims Reserves 2-4 Wittersham

Sunday 13 March 2022

Update headlines

  • Sunday Firsts 5-2 win to progress in League Cup
  • Sunday Reserves go down 2-0
  • New U13s buzzing after win over Ramsgate
  • Under 14 EKYL hammer the Hurricanes to close in on title
  • Under 12s DVS win with scores from Charlie and Ollie

Green progress in Sunday League Cup

5-2 to the Green against our friends from Ashford Spartans at Waterside with goals from Andrew Trott, Alfie Glendinning (3) and Lenny Russell. Player of the Match Tyler Dobbin.

Well done Tyler – PoM

Birthday greetings today to James Peall, Connor Gower, Amir Zureiqi, James Cambridge, Kelvin Batt and Joe Hollamby

Under 13s (new next season EKYL) defeat Ramsgate

Cold and drizzly weather but an encouraging performance by the new-look Sunday squad … details to follow

Oliver with his BGFC birthday hat

Double figures for EKYL U14s

On target at Waterside this afternoon were Danny-Lee (2), MJ (1), Harry (3), Charlie Bryant (3), Liam (1) as the U14s EKYL defeated Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes by a clear ten goals. Next week we travel to Broadstairs to meet East Kent FC.

Danny-Lee – back amongst the scorers


Bromley Green 10-0 Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes

Cheriton United Colts 1-8 East Kent FC