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Thursday 15 November 2018 with DVS Flower Distribution

Thursday 15 November 2018
U7s training outdoors Repton School 6-7pm
U8s / U8 Colts training indoors at Norton Knatchbull 5-6pm
U9sDVS training indoors at Norton Knatchbull 6-7pm
U14s training indoors at Norton Knatchbull 7-8pm
U16s training at Pitchside 3g 7-8pm

Three visiting opponents call off Saturday’s matches in the ADYFL

Disappointment for three of our youth sides with their games scheduled for Saturday called off by opponents for varying reasons. The U14s, U9s and U9 Colts all have a blank day with the drop-outs by Staplehurst, South Ashford and West Farleigh Penguins.

Parking on Saturday

Advance notice: football vehicles CAN park in the Swan Centre car park this Saturday after we gained permission – bearing in mind we were originally looking at ten home matches.

Children’s Christmas Party tickets

Can we please have at least one volunteer from each age group, up to and including U11s, to distribute the tickets and let me know who is coming (need to know for catering and presents). I don’t expect a queue of volunteers – just one parent or supporter per squad please. Email or text please to volunteers and I will have the tickets waiting for you on Saturday. Thank you DH.

Christmas Party

Players, siblings and friends

Aged up to U8s 4-5.30pm / U9s to U11s 6-8pm

In the Children’s Centre (next door)

Saturday 15 December 2018

Father Christmas, Presents, Face Painting, Disco, Food

Ticket £5 per child :: Adults free Ticket number ________

They’re going fast! Please don’t leave it too late as we will not be ordering further stocks prior to the New Year. Available now in the clubhouse still at the old price of £6.

Hoodies update

U9s DVS … I will bring all your club hoodies to training on Saturday 24 November so you all receive them together; rather than one by one. There are still some adult club hoodies available in the following sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XX Large. First come, first served. Fruit of the Loom at the stupid price of £14!


Midweek with McDonalds

Clubhouse is open from 7am to 11am Wednesday for garment collection, club hat purchases … or if you want to discuss any club matters just pop in for a cuppa!

Available to collect from the clubhouse NOW
(open Wednesday 7am – 11am)

Green jackets
519       [Size LA]         Gavin Brown
520      [Size LA]         Sid Hone
1465    [Size 128]        Bobby Welsh-Close
489      [Size 164]        Diesel Hinton
493      [Size 140]        J Joseph
494      [Size 128]        Isaac Joseph
11930  [Size 140]        Charlie Jupp
524      [Size 128]        Mel Matiyanganga
525      [Size 140]        Leo Olson
527      [Size 140]        William Spiers
289      [Size 164]        Ruben Cook
528      [Size 140]        Archie Price
529      [Size MA]         Alex Roji
532      [Size 152]        Jae Jae Griffiths
234      [Size LA]         Matt Wedge
443      [Size 152]        Alfie Tappenden
536      [Size 164]        Cayden Furnell
518      [Size XLA]       Joe Croxon
521      [Size 4XL]        Matt Church
495      [Size 152]        Danny Shaw
496      [Size XLA]       Paul Johnston

136 XLY Kieran Black
395 LY  Archie Potts
483 MY  Oliver McRobert
487 XLY Lewis Jenkins
432 LY  Tommy Jenkins
153 SA  Cameron Edwards
480 SA  Ben Read
490 SA  Rudi Friday
491 LY  Kai Nelson
520 LA  Sid Hone

472 MY Alfie Burgess
475 MY Harvey Hatcher
478 MY Tyler (Lulu)
394 MY Lenny Buss
479 MY Tyler Quarrie
377 MY Thomas Hawkins
395 MY Archie Potts
483 SY Oliver McRobert
433 MY Ollie N Bell
459 LA Dean Mansfield
459 LA Dean Mansfield
487 MY Lewis Jenkins
432 MY Tommy Jenkins
489 XLY Diesel Hinton
153 SA Cameron Edwards
480 SA Ben Read
490 SA Rudi Friday
491 LY Kai Nelson

Under 14s need friendly on Saturday
Due to Staplehurst pulling out of Saturday’s fixture, the Green Under 14s are seeking a friendly for this Saturday at Waterside. Any team(s) wanting further details please contact Lisa Copham on 07713450042. On Sunday the squad, starting to plan for the club’s re-entry into the EKYL next season, welcome Cheriton United U13s for a friendly with a 2pm kick off.

Training as per the schedule Wednesday evening (please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Some more images from McDonalds-sponsored BGFC Under 11s

Well done Kieran … our U11s McDonalds PoM at Pilgrims on Saturday

Matteo and Alfie on the chase while Brian dreams of a beer!

Bit chilly but the U11s put up a great show and this coming Saturday visit their sponsors McDonalds

Great local derby despite the elements

Here comes the corner … Pilgrims attacking Preston and his defence

Tuesday 13 November 2018 with SIMS Milling Services Ltd

Training is on as per the schedule this evening with the U9 DVS squad at Waterside and the U10 Colts indoors at the North School … both groups commence at 6pm

Change of kick off time and venue for the Under 16s on Sunday in the Kent Boys Cup: details on the Events & Fixtures page

Under 11s you are at McDonalds on Saturday: details on the Events & Fixtures page

Green jackets to collect from the clubhouse on Saturday/Sunday

1465    [Size 128]        Bobby Welsh-Close

489      [Size 164]        Diesel Hinton

493      [Size 140]        J Joseph

494      [Size 128]        Isaac Joseph

11930  [Size 140]        Charlie Jupp

524      [Size 128]        Mel Matiyanganga

525      [Size 140]        Leo Olson

527      [Size 140]        William Spiers

289      [Size 164]        Ruben Cook

528      [Size 140]        Archie Price

529      [Size MA]         Alex Roji

532      [Size 152]        Jae Jae Griffiths

234      [Size LA]          Matt Wedge

443      [Size 152]        Alfie Tappenden

536      [Size 164]        Cayden Furnell

518      [Size XLA]        Joe Croxon

521      [Size 4XL]         Matt Church

495      [Size 152]        Danny Shaw

496      [Size XLA]        Paul Johnston

Brayden returns to the action

Welcome back to Brayden Gillam after a couple of years absence. Brayden joins the ever-improving Under 14s squad at an exciting time as we look to re-enter the EKYL at Under 15s next season and give the lads football both days. A home friendly is sought this Saturday after Staplehurst dropped out while on Sunday the building continues with a friendly at home to Cheriton United with kick off at Waterside set for 2pm. As we are planning plenty of friendlies, anyone with an interest is welcome to come and see whether they may wish to join us and the contact is Lisa Copham on 07713450042

Monday, Monday …

Birthday greetings today to Charlotte Houghton!

Clubhouse open at 5.30pm with Lisa to get the lights up

Training tonight is ON for the Under 9s at Pitchside (6-7pm) and the Under 14s at Waterside (6-7pm)

Well done Brentley, the BGFC McDonalds PoM at Otford

Silence with the U13s on Saturday

Congratulations Stevie … U12s PoM

Be back soon …

Weekend updates … into Sunday



Good luck Sunday to the firsts away to Fox Sunday and the reserves who welcome Lolzors Reserves and remember both matches kick off at 11.05am

Photo and report from U9s DVS manager Dean Mansfield

Well done William … U9s DVS PoM

This morning we travelled out to West Farleigh Orcas for our league game. Never played them before so did not know what to expect from them. Turns out the only problem was the size of the pitch as was more like a 5 aside pitch. This made for a very tight game with both teams not getting any time on the ball. Lots of tackles going in from both teams but all fair. It was a brilliant game from both teams played in the right way and we had a very enjoyable morning (and we missed all the rain lol). We have the pleasure to welcome them to Bromley Green next weekend looking forward to it already. William getting my player of the match award putting in some great tackles at the back. One happy manager win, lose or draw to see happy kids playing football makes giving up a little of my time all worth it.

Disappointment for U16s and U14s

The day started on the wrong foot when the Under 16s received notice of postponement from Weald Wolves Red that their pitch was flooded. We offered to host the match but no luck there. Things became worse with what can best be described as a lack-lustre display by the Under 14s who ended up losing their cup tie 9-0 to Biddenden. In all honesty, we were poor on the day but wish good luck to the Den in the next round.

Under 8s 

Showing respect – the U8s of BG and TSS

U11s summary by Rob Finn

Not a very good day for the U11s at Great Chart with the boys lacking energy and struggling from the first whistle. To be honest it was like watching a different team as they didn’t seem to have any interest in the game. Alfie and Harrison made a good effort at the back along with Preston in goal who made some good saves it was not until we was 4-0 down they made an effort and Matteo scored twice one was spectacular from about 20 yards out and the other a fine strike from just outside the box. But it was all in vain as Pilgrims snatched 2 more goals to put the tie beyond us with the score being 6-2 which was to be the final score and end any cup hopes. There seems to be issues with certain players within the squad and this will be addressed at training on Wednesday.
Regards Rob

Under 9s report from Martyn Smith

A short trip away to South Ashford after our collapse last weekend we was eager to put things rite and we sure did we set off to a flyer every 1 listen and kept concentration for the full game such proves to be needed couldn’t ask for anything more from the boys every1 gave 100% every single 1 of them deserved player of the game but only 1 could be picked which was Joe by a pal and assistant manager of market hotel well done team Alfie Joe Callum Fred Tj Tyler Jake (c) Olly Brad.

Well done Joe!

Message from Trevor Strand

U9 Colts parents please wash kit and return at training at the North School on Tuesday. Brian and myself took the squad today with no manager and they were a credit to the club during the minutes silence. They played their hearts out and did well. Trev

Into the weekend: Youth teams chase cup dream/Green drawn at home in the Bodkin Cup

Please remember to observe a period of silence or applause this weekend (Sunday senior kick offs are 11.05am)

Birthday greetings on Saturday to our very own Nsimba!

Happy 37th birthday to Bromley Green Valiants stalwart Nsimba

Dan Houghton will be welding the adult goals at 8.30am on Saturday if anyone would like to help him roll them over towards the clubhouse (for power reasons) … thank you

Don’t forget that Terry will be collecting for South African children on Saturday morning … we already have two boxes and two large bags of boots, garments etc from the rear of the clubhouse!

Tommy Habgood in line for sudden return to action
Making a welcome return to the football field (not soccer David S and Aidan Daniel lol) on Saturday is Tommy Habgood [left] after a three-year absence. Tommy, who last played for the club under the stewardship of his sadly-departed father, is expected to be in the U16s squad that makes the trek to Tonbridge Farm for a cup tie against Weald Wolves Red. Big blow for the Green is that skipper Conan Wyer misses out through injury.

Under 14s hoping to regain winning touch in the cup
Meanwhile, at Waterside, another important cup clash as the Under 14s entertain Biddenden (10am kick off). Narrow defeats and lacking a touch of Lady Luck in some recent outings have seen us drop valuable points; but on our day the boys are a match for any side and will be keen to have a decent cup run this term. Keeper Oliver B misses out through illness – get well soon. Likely squad: Bobby M; Oliver N Bell, Jake E, Igor B, Bradley R, Josh P,  Alfie T, Toby G, Elliot G, Kieran B, Freddie C, Diesel H, Charlie G, Jack C, Anuj P
(Please note I don’t do lateness … meeting time is 9am to get prepared … thank you, let’s enjoy DH)

Birthday greetings Friday to Diesel H!

Under 11s squad to visit Pilgrims on Saturday
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Sam, Thomas, Charlie, Harrison, Ben, Matteo, William, Kieran J, Keiran B?, Timmy

Bad news: Josh B, who has been in such fantastic form recently, has broken an ankle. Get mended soon mate.

Bodkin Cup Quarter-final draw 
Brewmaster v Lolzors
Bromley Green v Mersham Sports
Charing v Prince Albert
Kennington or Ashford Dynamo v Market

Club bags to collect from the clubhouse this weekend please
379 Olly Rump
380 Harry Mabb
486 Kieran Jenkins
1465 Bobby Welsh-Close

Training Thursday night as per the schedule at Repton, Pitchside and Norton Knatchbull. Managers please appoint a deputy if you are ill or stuck at work and inform Lisa or Dave … thank you.

Bromley Green hats

New stocks in of the Bromley Green hats … available from D Homewood in the clubhouse at old price of £6

Still at the old price of £6 … great Christmas presents!

Help for the needy children in South Africa

On Saturday morning, Terry will be collecting garments, boots, pads, etc for shipping to children in South Africa. Any donations of clothes welcome to add to the club’s donations. Please bring to the clubhouse early on Saturday … thank you DH.

Sheber Cup round two (9 December 2018)
Sellindge SSC v Mersham Sports Reserves
Lolzors Reserves v Park Farm Rangers
Ashford Cavaliers v Fox Sunday
Aldington v Bromley Green Reserves
Burton Grove v South Willesborough
Pilgrims Senior v Ashford United Thirds
Biddenden v Lydd Grasshoppers Reserves or Ashford Spartans
White Horse v AFC Guildhall

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Update 4.24pm: Dave has cancelled Bromley Green Valiants training at Waterside tonight due to high winds being a safety concern

Therefore, training is as per the schedule tonight at the North and Norton Knatchbull [please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if unsure]

Updates later when I sort internet out!