Weekend as it happens

Update 9.25AM: SUNDAY FIRSTS IS OFF

BGV Juniors training is OFF this morning – Nick Cook (sorry but the rain this morning has made the MUGA unsafe)

Sunday firsts away to Mersham … not heard anything so we must assume the tie at “Flood Street” is still ON. Updates here if any news arrives. 9.10 am STILL NOT HEARD ANYTHING!

Clubhouse open from 8am on Sunday for BGV Adults who are away on tournament action

Under 13s bowling night

Always ready to eat!
Saturday night fun with Sid and the gang

Under 12s at Homelands this morning

Back home … well done Spencer … today’s BGFC PoM

Report from Grant Turner from a chilly Homelands

The U12s took on top of the table Ashford Utd at Homelands. The two teams battled each other and the high winds. BG worked hard in the first half into the wind but found themselves 3-nil down. Second half was a different story and BG started to get more of the ball and this resulted in a goal for James. Spencer was controlling the midfield and he went close. Ashford keeper made several good saves to keep them in the lead and Ashford scored a fourth at the end on the counter attack as BG continued to push. Well done James for his goal, well done all the boys. Man of the match goes to the hard working Spencer. Despite the score, a very good performance and a proud manager.

Under 12s this morning at a gusty and bitterly cold Homelands … more photos and report from Grant to follow (they are still playing as we publish!)

Under 7s loving it by the seaside!

We won’t give the score – even though it was a friendly and not a league match – but what a performance by Bromley Green Under 7s at breezy Broadstairs on Saturday! Three goals for Daniel, 3 for Kai, 1 for Edwin and 1 for Harvey. We played really well against a semi-pro youth team. Next week’s game is off now due to a party but Alex is hoping to fix up a friendly for 23 February. The squad, which trains at Repton on Thursdays at 6pm, can still take a couple more players as excitement is already building for next season when the young ones enter the league for the first time as Under 8s.

Sunday reserves is off at home but not heard yet about the Sunday firsts at Mersham

Amended opening time Saturday 8.15am for Under 12s to prepare for away match. Closed 9.30am to go and watch lads at Homelands and re-opening 11.30am for food followed by Big Match on SKY at 12.30pm. Shutting 4pm today. All welcome. DH.

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Friday 8 February 2019

ALL ACTIVITIES AT WATERSIDE ARE OFF THIS WEEKEND FOLLOWING SHANE’S INSPECTION TONIGHT … SORRY! WE WILL BE OPEN SOME HOURS FOR THE BIG GAMES ON SKY AND GARMENT/BAG COLLECTION … DETAILS ON HERE IN THE MORNING. DH

First casualty of the weekend is the U14s away local derby with Park Farm Rangers which is OFF. Got a feeling this is going to be another miserable weekend for football lovers locally.

As soon as Shane makes a decision on the pitches, the outcome will be published here

Happy birthday today to two of our DVS stars Keane and Rhys!

Any kind person able to help Lulu out on Saturday? She needs TVs to be wall mounted for the boys. If you possibly can, please contact her on 07411372384. Thank you.

Clubhouse open Friday from 7.15am till approx midday when Maria locks up … come and collect bags / garments if you are free (scroll down for list)

It’s off to AMF Bowling this Saturday for our Under 13s – meet 16.30 for food and drinks with start time 17.00 – paid for by the sponsored penalty shoot-out

Apparently a number of you are not receiving my email messages (Mailer Daemon) … no idea why or what is causing ‘null null’ to appear … anyone know what this means? DH

Updates later, including weather watch. Pitches are marked out thanks to Grant and Brian but some are exceedingly wet!

Thursday 7 February 2019: every little helps/Fletcher returns

Under 11s squad for Saturday at home to TSS

Preston, Harrison, Charlie, Ben, Sam, Thomas, Abdel, Matteo, Kieran B, Amin, Daniel, William Josh, Timmy, Aralis

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

Green jackets in the clubhouse waiting for collection

053 Ali; 054 Amin; 077 Kodi Theobald; 153 Cameron Edwards had; 237 Harrison Petken; 360 Adrian F; 396 Arilas; 397 Eraldus; 453 Oliver Cole; 522 Ronnie Judge; 523 Alfie Judge; 535 Jake Brown; 541 Aleks P; 547 Harry Chapple

Club bags still in the clubhouse waiting for collection

422 Nelson U16s; 533 Leo Downing; 1465 Bobby Welsh-Close

Bromley Green FC calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region are shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Bromley Green FC is one of the groups on the shortlist as they plan for expansion of provision for players with disabilities and increased female participation.
Voting will be open in the Tenterden Tesco stores in March/April and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain.

Under 10s defy the drizzle

BGFC U10s at training last night

Fletch returns … former manager to take U7s

Affable Charlie Fletcher will be back in the fold soon with a new challenge … to bring along the very young ones as next season’s Under 7s. With Alex taking the current Under 7s into the league next term as Under 8s, former player and manager Charlie is the ideal person for the kids. Practice at Waterside will start once the clocks change … so all you 5 and 6 year olds get ready!

Bowled over

The U13s will be using some of their sponsored penalty money to go bowling on Saturday when they have a free date. One or two other teams have ‘bits’ remaining so speak to DH if you need equipment or a few treats.

Wednesday 6 February 2019

“If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it” – Mark Twain

Anyone able to collect bag of garments from Print Junction today please? Been there once this morning but can’t get back. If not, I will shoot up there tomorrow. Many thanks DH [Thanks, Maria is collecting]
Clubhouse opens Wednesday at 5pm to prepare for BGV training.

UPDATE: message from Grant … Under 12s training is OFF tonight. Any other BG group want to take the slot?

Birthday greetings today to our reigning Clubman of the Year, Grant Turner and the younger Riley!

Training as per the schedule Wednesday evening at Waterside and external venues (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Site Management Meeting 4pm in the Children’s Centre … representative Lisa Copham

Executive Committee meeting tonight (Wednesday) commencing promptly at 7.30pm

Fantastic turn-out for the Youth Project last night … thank you to all who gave up their time and we will respond to all of your points by email. As there is an Executive Committee meeting this evening, please email or text me today if there are further topics you would like to be up for discussion. Thank you DH.

Bromley Green Valiants news: we begin our Adult Peoples Cup campaign at PlayFootball, Gillingham on Sunday 24 February 2019. It is a 5-a-side competition and our squad is published on the BGV page.

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Tonight: Youth Project meeting at Waterside 7.30pm sharp … all welcome! 

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 5pm

Tonight: training as per the schedule for the Under 9 Colts and U9sDVS (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Speedball challenge … how hard can you shoot?

Trophies for different age groups up for grabs … all age groups welcome to join in the fun this Saturday from 9am.

Martyn Smith has three trophies for the winners! Everybody from our 6 year olds to the adults can take part. The aim is to raise money towards the U9s day at Crystal Palace.

Monday, Monday …

Training Monday for the U9s at Pitchside and the U14s at Waterside as per the schedule (see Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Important meetings Tuesday (Youth Project) and Wednesday (Executive) both with 7.30pm sharp starts

These are exciting times … parents and supporters of all youth teams are invited to contribute and help plan the way forward. Emails with details of topics to be discussed will be pinged out to team reps, managers and Executive during Monday … but please, if you are not on my mailing list, do join us on Tuesday. Clubhouse will be open from 5pm Tuesday – if you wish to chat about things prior to the get-together drop in early. There is a huge amount of expertise amongst our parents so please consider being a part of the club’s future planning. Thank you DH.

Weekend updates …

Birthday greetings today to Erica Trevett, Kevin King and Aaron Maher!

9am update: SUNDAY RESERVES OFF – FROZEN PITCH … this is depressing, not one game today … But Nick Cook and the Junior Valiants are training as normal at 10am

SUNDAY RESERVES STILL ON … INSPECTION 9am Sunday

CAN ALL PLAYERS PLEASE MEET IN THE CLUBHOUSE BY 9.15am AT THE LATEST … THAT WAY WE CAN INFORM EVERYBODY IMMEDIATELY OF THE OUTCOME OF THE PITCH INSPECTION AND SAVE CONSIDERABLE INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU.

Saturday morning: one game on in the club and it is cold!

The U11s put on an entertaining match at Great Chart against Pilgrims in the only surviving fixture across the whole club on Saturday. Not allowed to give the score but well done everyone that braved the bitterly cold conditions. Report to follow from Rob below … and thanks to all those who came back and supported the clubhouse … especially ‘chef’ Mark ‘Spud’ Smith.

Still thawing out back home … some of the U11s
Well done our McDonalds PoM for the U11s today seen here with Rob Finn
JB wins the silly hat award!
Half time at Great Chart and crikey is it cold!

Unhappy manager’s report

Today we made the short trip to great chart to face pilgrims on a very cold morning the boys started brightly and matched the opposition in all areas but then came a few issues with players wanting to come off due to the cold which unsettled the formation and made it harder for the dedicated players which is a shame not naming any but in future if they could let me know before games that it’s to cold then I can call games off instead of letting myself down and team mates. As to be honest I was embarrassed by some of the boys actions today football is a team sport and you all need to pull together if you are going to progress I in the other hand am seriously considering packing it in at the end of the season but we will cross that bridge when it comes to it well done Charlie for getting POTM today well done . Cheers Rob.

Clubhouse open Saturday 7.50am … only Nelson of the U16s and myself here (and Nelson’s game is off … have told him to look at the website in future!) Closing now (8.30am) and going to watch the game. Opening again afterwards about 10.30am.

Update 7.40am: Under 11s is ON

Pitch inspection 7.30am at Great Chart for the Under 11s match