Author Archives: davehomewood

Sunday 16 June 2019

Thank you to all those who helped out yesterday with the Awards Day and congratulations to all those who won trophies/shields

Photos to follow but the top prizes went to

Clubman of the Year Grant Turner 

Youth Clubman of the Year Harrison Petken

Chairmans Award for Endeavour Damion Truelove

Patrons Award for Excellence Connor Gower

Most Improved Player Freddie Barnes

Manager of the Year Dean Mansfield

Supporter of the Year Brian & Michelle

Tony Marshall Memorial Trophy Matt Church

Tommy Habgood Memorial Trophy Travis 

Barry Cunningham Award Phil Castle

Saturday 15 June 2019: Awards day/Green return to EKYL

Clubhouse open early Saturday with Dean Mansfield and the DVS ladies. All helpers for the awards day, please be at the club by 3pm to help set up and carry stock across. Thank you.

Birthday greetings today to Pat Penfold!

First photo from this morning … the U14s at Deal Town Rangers

East Kent Youth League return for U18s and U12s

On Friday evening, the club took its first steps towards establishing a balanced youth set-up when elected back into the East Kent Youth League after a year’s absence. The club will field an Under 18 side (manager Jamie Hurst) and Under 12s (manager Dave Homewood) with fixtures starting the second week in September. Training for the Under 18s is currently on Thursdays 6.30pm start and for the Under 12s 6-7.15pm starting Thursday 4 July 2019. For further details please contact

BGFC EKYL U16s 8 March 2009 … how many can you name?

It’s Presentation Day again!

A glittering line-up of trophies … free admission … our own bar … free nibbles … proper hot dogs just £1 … brilliant raffle with valuable prizes, drinks, meals etc … what more can any player or parent wish for? Rights of Admission Reserved and any inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

The weekend line-up

Saturday 15 June 2019
BGFC Presentation Day (Swan Centre main hall) 4.30pm BGV Adults and Juniors; 6pm U7s – U10s; 7.30pm U11s – U14s; 9pm U16s – Seniors. All members are welcome to attend all sessions. Admission is free but own food and drink is not allowed out of respect to those working in the kitchen. Reminder that the main club awards are presented at the end – so don’t all please clear off unless you have really tiny ones – there is no school tomorrow. Plus Lisa and ladies will appreciate help clearing/cleaning afterwards as the keys have to be handed in after the event. Thank you.

Under 9DVS Home Dover Rangers (9.30am) [Friendly]

Under 8s Hurricanes Away Park Farm (10am) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 9.15am. Venue Kingsnorth Playing Fields

Deal Town Rangers tournament [BG have entered 2x U16; 1x U14] All groups start at 10am … therefore I suggest you meet in the clubhouse by 8.15am at the latest

Sunday 16 June 2019

Timmy Russell birthday party (pm when back from tournament action)

AFC Minster tournament (BG have entered U7s Alex Hebbes) Players going straight to tournament to arrive by 8.30am

Kennington Juniors tournament [BG have entered 2x U11 Rob and Timmy [meet clubhouse 8am and register 8.15am, first games 9am; 1x U9 Martyn Smith [meet clubhouse 11.30am and register from 12.15am, first games 1pm]

BGV Adults training at Waterside (10.30 – 12 noon)

BGV Juniors training at Waterside (10-11am)

Friday 14 June 2019

Happy birthday Friday to young Timmy Russell!

Packed weekend coming up! Preview shortly

Thursday 13 June 2019

Thursday goalkeeper training with Grant is becoming more and more popular for all ages

Birthday greetings to Cyrus Dundo!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

As far as is known, all training is on tonight – please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Anyone free to represent us at the EKYL AGM on Friday? We have to attend as we are applying to re-enter the league for U18s and U12s next season.

Images from the U11s at Whitfield

Whitfield on the attack in an eleven-goal thriller
How pleasing to see a throw-in taken properly
Mack the ref on the right hand side … Richard has some stories of him!

Wednesday 12 June 2019


Urgent: BGV Adults, U13s, U13 Girls and U8s training is OFF tonight dur to the weather

Still looking for some adult raffle prizes for Saturday’s awards day (we have plenty for children already). If you are able to donate, please leave for Michelle in the clubhouse on Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you.

Happy birthday Wednesday to Jordan Osborne!

Robert Finn reports on last night’s cracker at Whitfield

Well done Alfie seen here with Richard … McDonalds PoM at Whitfield last night

Whitfield 6-5 Bromley Green (Matteo 2, Kris 1, Sam 2)

Tonight the boys had a cracking friendly with Whitfield a team we never played before it was end to end stuff and we took an early lead when Kris fired home a pass from Thomas 0-1 then we conceded 2 sloppy goals 
2-1 but just before the break we got level from a Matteo goal 2-2 second half we went for it but having 2 goals ruled out for offside seemed to unsettle the boys and from a corner Matteo put into his own net  3-2 then as we pressed we got caught out from a quick counter attack 4-2 but soon. after Sam scored 2 goals to level once again 4-4 but shortly after conceded a 5th 5-4 as the boys began to tire they grabbed a 6th 6-4 but the boys never gave up and Matteo got on the end of a pass from Daniel to make it 6-5 and right at the end Alfie could have levelled but hit the side netting final score 6-5 well done all that took part tonight it was a great game and well done Alfie getting PoTM.

Beer for Brian, Jack has eaten all the bread, the boys have demolished the chips and Candy is claiming the cake! Thank you to those who came back last night – great company.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Under 11s back from the Hawkinge Tournament (scroll down for manager’s report)

The [in]Famous Five!

Harrison: PoT at Hawkinge

BGFC U7s in action … more photos on the way

Birthday greetings today to Bobby Mayes, Alex Potts, Freddie Nicholson and Kieron Smith

Big thank you to Karen Fedder and Courtney Black – much appreciated

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today

U11s (Rob) have an away match so meet very sharp please – timings and venue are as published well in advance on the Events & Fixtures page

Training is as per the schedule this evening on the Events & Fixtures page


Anyone like to volunteer to represent the club at the EKYL AGM on Friday at the Marine Hotel, Whitstable? Starts at 7pm. I will go if nobody else will but I have masses to prepare for the bar and awards the next day.

One big happy family in the sunshine at our tournament … lots more photos to follow and a big thank you to Michelle for organising and Courtney for taking the photos
Some of the impressive array of trophies
BGFC U8 Hurricanes
Our friends from Wittersham
Tournament action
BGFC U9DVS who came so near to lifting the trophy

Monday, Monday …

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm and the revised training schedule for this evening is on the Events & Fixtures page


  • I have no mobile phone at the moment … so apologies to anyone waiting for a response – DH
  • U13s please all turn up this Wednesday as Matt Wedge will be taking training as Sid is away at work

BGFC Under 9 Colts enjoying their Sunday

Report from Rob Finn at Hawkinge (U11s)

Today we took part in the Hawkinge tournament and the boys didn’t disappoint only losing one game in the group stage to a very strong Folkestone Dynamo side but finished 2nd in the group setting up a quarter final with hosts Hawkinge which was a cracking game which we should of won when Sam put Matteo through with just the keeper to beat he fired his shot straight at him in the last minute the game finished 0-0 and went straight to penalty kicks Sam took the first and fired us in front with a powerful taken penalty the hosts then scored next up was Daniel who’s pen was well  saved by the keeper then Hawkinge scored there second putting the pressure on Harrison to score but he blasted his pen over the Bar and that put us out but overall a good performance by all and well done to Harrison for getting player of the tournament. Rob