20 February 2019 Photos from the clubhouse … more on the Home Page
Fantastic day at Rainham for Nick Cook and the Bromley Green Junior Valiants
Some images from 17 February 2019 … loads more on the Home Pages
10 February 2019 at the Abbey School … more photos and summary on the Home Page
Peoples Cup 24 February 2019: Green squad for the 5-a-side tournament at Strood Sports Centre is Grant, Toby, Cameron, Stewart, Harrison, Paul, Ashley
Sunday 13 January 2019: Read Aaron Maul, David Spencer and Debby Claber giving their tournament summaries, with more photos, on the Home Page
Sunday 25 November 2018 slideshow: BGV Juniors won’t be beaten by the weather!
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
Tournament slideshow for the BGV Adults
BGVC Report 4 November 2018 (more photos on the Home Page)
Slideshow and report for the BG B Squad 4 November 2018 by David Spencer
The game got off to a difficult start again a team with 1 extra player. During this match we defended well and one of our only chances was when Aaron picked up the ball ran forward to make a great pass to Kane who placed it in the corner. Match ended BG1 Anchorians 0
Game 2 This was a more balanced game both squads had the same amount of players and for the first half of the game Aaron done well to box them in by playing back in there goal keepers thrown ball. Both teams had chances in the second half but the game concluded BG 0 Sheppey United 0
Game 3 This game allow mes us to recover as it was played at a much slower pace. We passed and moved the ball well and played a great passing game. Ashley pass that ball to Kane at the back and Kane ran the entire length of the pitch to put one away. Game concluded BG1 Maidstone United steel 0
Game 4 This was a game played against Maidstone Copper who unfortunately had to borrow players to make up those team which gave us an automatic win. This game we played well despite knowing we would automatically win. Great passing from the entire team lead to a goal from Dave. Matt had many chances during this match but simply could not convert them into goals. Match finished BG 1 Maidstone Cooper 0
Game 5 This was the match we needed to win to be the out right winners of championship 3 on the day. The entire team payed well. Ashley made a great save to keep a clean sheet all day. Kane picked up the ball at the back to pass a great ball to Dave who confidently put it away. We had to defend well as Maidstone United Nickel kept coming at us. We managed to get the ball out of our half and Dave managed to slot a ball away that the oppositions defence could not clear. Match ended BG 2 Maidstone United Nickel 0
Great play all day and picking player of the match was difficult, but Aaron for me today played so well against Sheppey to keep us as the top team of the day in Championship 3. Also special thanks goes to Ashley for keeping a clean sheet all day. Well done lads and excellent day of football ending with 4 wins and 1 draw.
More photos from The Abbey School Tournament are on the Home Page published 8 October 2018
Tournament summary for BGV C squad, 7th October. My first time with this squad at a tournament and seeing them in action and watching their positive approach was awesome. It’s our first time with a squad in this division, which means that we play indoors (and avoid any bad weather, I hope as winter gets nearer!!). I know Pat wants me to write lots (and beat Dave Spencer’s report!) but I’m going to stick to what I really want to say.
All players contributed so much, not just a positive attitude, but showed great teamwork and co-operation. That meant that we were all able to enjoy the morning and celebrate their achievements with them – 3 wins and a draw is a wonderful set of results.
Everyone played a valuable part. Owen was solid in goal. I know he found the idea of playing indoors difficult but there was no sign of any uncertainty when games were actually underway, so I’m pleased he did so well. Nsimba constantly produced brave blocks in defence (that made us wince but seemed to leave him undamaged) and had a good couple of attacking runs at goal too! Jordon – another positive day with a few shots at goal that bounced off the posts and success scoring too. Matthew – worked hard at building his confidence and tackling, had some good shots at goal, did some lovely passes and coped successfully in his first tournament. Man of the match this time had to be Adam who seemed to be everywhere on the pitch, moving himself to where he needed to be, constantly trying to gain possession and having success goal-scoring too, never giving up. His communication on pitch and positive attitude for the whole morning was brilliant, and he wore the Captain’s armband well.
Thank you all x
From David Spencer … summary of the Adults Tournament (7 October 2018)
Tournament 7th October 2018
BG Valiants B squad
Started the day in good spirits despite being a one player short all day and no substitutions.
A good effort was made by all players and our first game ended in a loss despite have some great chances and majority of the possession.
Match ended Anchorians 1 BG 0
The next match was much more even between us and Sheppey United and both teams were a man short and ended BG 0 Sheppey United 0
Our next match was against one of the 3 Maidstone teams. We passed and moved the ball very well and had many saved attempts on goal. We finally got on the score sheet we a great shot from Kane finding the bottom right of the goal. Later on a penalty was awarded which David Warde confidently put away. Match ended BG 2 Maidstone untitled Steel 0
By our fourth match fatigue had set in and the were some tired legs on both teams.
We got off to a great start with a early goal from Kane that found the bottom left of the goal shot from a tight angle. The remainder of the game saw us defending as we had a man disadvantage that the other team used well and managed to get a goal back. Match ended BG 1 Maidstone United Copper 1
Our final match of the day was against Maidstone’s Nickel team and we had to defend well again have a man short disadvantage. Time and time again attacks were defended well Ashleigh pulled off some great saves. Match ended BG 0 Maidstone United Nickel 0
Well done lads a good effort was put In by all.
URGENT! Sunday 23 September 2018 … the tournament is OFF due to the weather … there may be training for juniors (please keep an eye on the Home Page)
Bromley Green Valiants look forward to Sunday’s Grading Tournament at The Abbey School, Faversham
Home match with Canterbury City on Sunday 15 July 2018
Adult players (including the U16s from last season who are new to the section) are reminded that there is a friendly for the squads with Canterbury City FC, meet up at BG 9.30am, Sunday 15 July 2018.
Wednesday 2 May 2018: 6am message from Pat that training is OFF this evening
BGV U16s runners-up … well done to Aaron and the players
19 April 2018: well done Cam!
18 April 2018: Harrison and the dislocated finger!
Happy birthday Adam!
Please note message from Pat: no training on Easter Sunday due to the waterlogged ground
27.3.2018: From Brian Gray at the KDFL
Please find below dates for the remainder of the season.
22nd April 2018 Juniors at Playfootball. Final games for under 16’s
6th May 2018 Adults at the Abbey School, Faversham
13th May 2018 Adult Kent Reliance Disability Trophy and Cup at K sports, Ditton
20th May 2018 Final Juniors at playfootball, under 16’s Kent Reliance Disability Cup
27th May 2018 Final Adults at the Abbey School, Faversham
2nd July 2018 AGM at Kent FA
Can I suggest any under 16s that are due to go up into the adults next season come along to one of the adult tournaments that are left to see what it is all about.
BGV Adults/U16 training as normal this morning
Note: No training for Nick’s group this morning
Sunday 25 March 2018 … with winners Harvey and Ruben
Friendly beats the weather (17.3.2018)
Update from Debby: BGV Adults tournament is OFF on Sunday … training at the club 10.30am
Please note: from Wednesday 21 March 2018 training will begin at 6pm
7 March 2018 Urgent update 10am: Bromley Green Valiants training at Waterside is OFF this evening
KDFL message following Sunday’s Junior Tournament cancellation
‘After taking school holidays into account and the fact that it simply does not make sense in running back to back tournaments we have decided NOT to reschedule this tournament. All other tournaments will be played on originally arranged dates.’ Brian Gray
Message from Debby: KDFL tournament on Sunday has been called OFF
Wednesday 28 February 2018: training at the club is off tonight due to snow, ice and low temperature
Read David Spencer’s people’s cup report on the Home Page 26.2.2018
Good luck on Sunday from all at Bromley Green FC
People’s Cup at Strood on Sunday 25 February 2018
Sunday 18 February 2018 BGV photos … go to the home page for write-ups
Sunday 11th February 2018: unfortunately all activities at the ground are off today due to the conditions
Sunday 4 February 2018: Superb performances today at Gillingham which pleased managers Aaron Maul and Nick Cook – and thanks to those who came back and supported the clubhouse … PoM awards next week when hopefully this miserable weather will just clear off! Some photos from today on the Home Page.
Update: Sunday 4 February 2018: message from Pat – no BGV training this morning
Friday 2 February 2018
This weekend is fund raising time at the Phoenix. Details from Pat: It starts tonight at 8o’clock and Saturday they’re doing a UV party from 9 o’clock
Wednesday 24 January 2018Update 7.15am: Message from Pat – Bromley Green Valiants training tonight is OFF due to the waterlogged ground
Slight alteration to Fun Penalty Shoot-Out dates which now read:
Adults 4 Feb
U16s 11 Feb
Juniors (Nick Cook) 18 Feb
If you haven’t received your form please ask your manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also some spare copies in the clubhouse.
Rearranged date for Juniors Tournament postponed in December is Sunday 25 March 2018
Advance notice: 3 March 2018 BGV Adults home friendly; plus no training for BGV Adults on the morning of Sunday 4 March 2018. More info on the Events & Fixtures page.
Happy Christmas to all BG Valiants!
Urgent update: Wednesday 20 December 2017 … message from Pat … BG Valiants training cancelled tonight
The Bromley Green Junior Valiants will have a break now from training and we resume on the morning of Sunday 7 January at Waterside.
Nick Cook (BGV Juniors Manager)
Update: the Adult Tournament has been rescheduled for Sunday 18 February at the Abbey School (original date of 25 February is now the Peoples Cup)
Peoples Cup Announcement
KDFL has been selected to host the FA Peoples Cup again next year and we will be holding the following divisions:
Due to the date of this first round of games being on 25 February 2018, we will have to postpone the adult tournament due on that date and reschedule
The FA Peoples Cup will take place at Strood Leisure Centre, Watling Street, Rochester ME2 3JQ.
The Adult league section will be our champ 4 section
For those that have females playing in their teams, they can still take part as we have dispensation
If we are successful and progress to the next round, the dates are as follows:
Semi Finals 24–25 March 2018 (venue to be confirmed)
Finals 28–29 April 2018 at St Georges Park
13 December 2017: message from Pat … BGV training is OFF tonight
10 December 2017: message from Dave Spencer … BGV training is OFF this Sunday
29 November 2017 Urgent update: Message from Pat – no BG Valiants training tonight
BGV Adults training start time will now be 6.30pm
26.11.2017: Photos of both our Adult teams at the Abbey School, Faversham, are on the main Home Page
Sponsored Fun Penalty ‘Beat the Goalie’ Dates
BGV Juniors and U16s = 21 January
BGV Adults = 4 February
Official sponsor forms will be issued shortly
22 October at Faversham
The venture into the top flight of the KDFL for our adults was enjoyable on Sunday at the Abbey School and a good experience for all.
Thanks again to Pat who stepped in to referee … and I hear brandished a red card!
Read David Spencer’s summary of the matches by going to the Home Page.
See you at training on Wednesday
FIFA Night Fun 13 October 2017
Please go to the Home page for photos
Latest picture of Harvey PoT U11s last week
BGV at the Juniors Tournament on 8 October 2017
U16s report from Aaron Maul
Had a mixed start to the season winning three, drawing once and losing twice.
First we came up against Charlton and were beaten 3-0. The scoreline flattered their performance but we still were no where near awake.
Next was Sawnscombe who didn’t trouble us too much; with a brace from Toby and Keiron finished off with Dan scoring his first goal for the U16s finishing the game 5-0.
Our third game was against Maidstone who seem to be the one to beat this season looking particularly strong in their first two games. They gave us a good game but we dominated, looked solid in defence restricting them to long shots. Another brace from Keiron took us two up, but we let it slip conceding two sloppy late goals finishing the game 2-2.
Then the second round of games saw us take them all on again, this time against Charlton we took the lead with a goal from Keiron and held out finishing the game 1-0.
Swanscombe again, pretty much the same story as before didn’t trouble us much, one goal from Toby finished by a hat-trick from Keiron, 4-0 final score.
Lastly was Maidstone and once again we dominated, peppering their goal time and time again whilst still holding firm. However, near the end of the game they once again punished a slight lack in concentration and beat us 1-0.
Mixed start to the season but plenty of positives and not many negatives to take away with us, next time we can really push on. Man of the tournament goes to Dan for some of quite frankly the most solid tackles I have seen in a while, and topping it off with his first goal. Well done buddy.
Many thanks Aaron Maul
4 October 2017 BGV Adults A promoted to the Premier Division … go to the Home Page
Wednesday night training now commences at 6pm
Faversham 24 September 2017 … BGV Adults unbeaten
(Report from David is on the Main Home Page]
Sunday 10 September 2017 report on U16s at Rainham
Sunday 3 September 2017 amendments to plans
Bromley Green ValiantsU16s training as usual 10.30am
Bromley Green Valiants Adults meet 9am in the clubhouse
Nick Cook’s group resume training at 10.30am
Weds 30 August BGV TRAINING IS OFF
Urgent message from Debby to Bromley Green Valiants (15.8.17)
Message from Debby: sorry but tonight’s training has been called off
There will be no training on Aug 20th until Sept 3rd for any BGV squads while we take our 2 week break.
We are doing training for our youngest groups on 6th and 13th August.
16 July 2017: Congratulations Charlie Rivett!
Note from Debby: BGV do not use WhatsApp and the main source of info will continue to be the website
Photos from 09 July 2017 … more on the Home Page
Tournament dates for next season
(Dates are also published on the Events & Fixtures page)
4 Feb 2018
21 Jan 2018
Those absent from the awards day, please note your trophies will be presented on Wednesday 5 July 2017 after training … thank you
Repeat notification: BGV no training for older groups/adults on Sunday 2 July
BGV: don’t forget presentations begin at 4.30pm on Saturday 1 July. Loads of superb trophies. Everyone welcome and entry is free.
It’s looking extremely likely that kdfl registrations are going to ask that we have sight of either birth certificate /passport/ driving licence at club level as ID confirmation … this puts them in line with other leagues.
Can everyone, adults and juniors, make sure that this will be available for us so we can complete registrations at the start of July?
Bgv are going to footie-golf on 23rd July at Great Chart.
Anyone interested please let Pat/Debby know asap so we can confirm numbers.
DLA/PIP letters are no longer accepted as proof of disability and we need Paed’s/hospital letter, EHCP/LEA statement or similar with diagnosis. Registrations will be happening in early July, so if families/players can act asap to make sure that they have the suitable proofs for the next season.
We had a tough day ahead of us playing the best 5 teams in the country in our category and we had to finish as one of the top four teams to progress to the semi-finals.
BGV Adults B team
Match 1- we played Swanscombe tigers played some good football end to end game but ended in a 0.0 draw.
Match 2 – we played Canterbury city Played some good football but Canterbury scored two past Calvin who I thought played well.
match 3 – we played Milton and fulston zebra yet again we played well we could of scored but we couldn’t find a way past their goal keeper.
match 4 – we played Charlton upbeats all the lads stepped it up as I said we need some goals Mathew made it 1 then Marc broke through there midfield to make it 2 then last 5 minutes we had a penalty nsimba was going to take it but Jordan took it then scored final score 3.0 ..
good way to finish off a good day as the lads come 3rd in the league table and all received medals..great effort from all the lads well done many thanks from phil castle.
Kent FA Disability Competitions: 14 May and 21 May 2017
Kent FA will be hosting 3 Disability Competitions this season, the Disability Cup, Disability Trophy (both adult) and Disability Youth Cup (under 16). The main details are as follows:
The Competitions will be in a tournament format, with a group stage followed by a knockout phase ending in a final
For the adult cups, teams will be divided on the basis on playing strength (in conjunction with KDFL)
Where Clubs enter more than 1 team, any one player can only play for 1 team
All Competitions are 6 a side, and teams can have a maximum of 9 players on the day
All players have to be registered to their respective Club and have a registered disability, which has been accepted by Kent FA or KDFL
Matches will be 10 minutes long, with no half time period
Disability Youth Cup
Sunday 14 May 10am-3pm
Play Football Centre, Rainham
Disability Cup & Trophy
Sunday 21 May 10am-3pm
K Sports, Cobdown Sports Club, Aylesford
Round-up for the BG Valiants Juniors on 19 March 2017
More photos on the Home Page
Note: training as usual for the BGV Adults on Sunday 12 March as neither adult squad has enough players for the People’s Cup
BG U16 Valiants have received this from the People’s Cup
People’s cup adults has been rescheduled for sunday 12 march at playfootbsll.net, rainhsm…1-4pm…meet at clubhouse 11am.
26 February 2017 Bromley Green Valiants before the friendly
More photos on the Home Page
Happy days for the U16s … more photos on the Home Page
Cup found … see below … thanks to Sam Spencer!
Urgent: KDFL U16s r/u trophy from last year’s awards night … who has it please as we need to return it urgently … thank you
BGV Adult friendly against Phoenix All Stars has been set for 26 February at Waterside. This is an 11-a-side match and full details will be posted on the Events & Fixtures page.
Great time at The Abbey School [5 January 2017]
More photos and reports of the tournament are on the Home Page
31.1.2017 One of the Canterbury players lost their mobile phone on Sunday morning … if anyone should find it, can you please let Debby know … thank you HAS BEEN FOUND THANK YOU
Picture from last week
29 January 2017 BG Valliants Adults v Canterbury report
Big win for the Green
This friendly adult match saw some of our regular under 16s players (Toby, Cameron & Rhys) join the adult squad for this 11 aside match v Canterbury to give them a taste of the physicality of the adult football.
The match started well with two early goals from Mark, despite being caught offside several times.
Rhys and David both played well on the wings creating many chances with some great crosses and through balls.
Many players in our team done well keeping calm when on the receiving end of some miss timed tackles.
The goals scored by Bromley where as the following order:-
Canterbury had some good spells and probably the best goal of the match with an accurate and powerful unstoppable shot ending in the top left of the goal.
The man of the match was awarded to Rhys for his great team play in creating many goal-scoring opportunities and keeping his calm when fouled.
Well done Mark for achieving your hat-trick and not running offside during the second half.
A special thanks to Pat for refereeing the game during some difficult frustrating times and both Jack and Lennon for providing their time as linesmen.
Thanks to Canterbury for the friendly match and we look forward to a rematch soon.
Great time at Gillingham for the BGV Juniors (22.1.2017)
More photos and reports on the Home Page
Sunday 22 January 2017: Adult training is OFF due to frozen ground
BGV Adults have a friendly home to Canterbury City on 29 January 2017. Kick off is at 19.30am with a meet time of 9.30am.
Sunday 8 January 2017: training resumes today
Friday 16 December 2016: Happy birthday to Graham Luckhurst!
Last training session before the seasonal break is Sunday 18 December 2016 and we resume on Sunday 8 January 2017
4 December 2016 Nigel is BGV Player of the Tournament
I’d like to say a big well done to my team today being a man short did not concede a goal and beat Maidstone twice hello man of the match goes to Nigel for a solid effort. Pat.
More photos from 4 December 2016 are on the Home Page
Message from Debby
With immediate effect there will be no training on Wednesdays until the New Year.
Please also remember Adults tournament this coming Sunday, 4th December. Meet at clubhouse, 8am.
BG Valiants at Rainham
Go to the Home Page for details
Scroll down for the report from Rainham … here is Aaron Maul’s summing up
6/11/2016 Well done message from the KDFL!
It has been brought to my attention by the referee that your team demonstrated great sportsmanship and Respect by dropping down a player when playing against Anchorians who could only field 4 players.
Anchorians played with heads held high and with great enthusiasm despite lack of players.
This was a great gesture by you as a team and are to be congratulated for this act, despite not having to.
Please pass on these comments and compliment coach on the day and team for playing with Respect.
There is still some sponsorship money to be paid in respect of Toby’s mountain climb. Please pay to Debby or a club official this week … thank you.
23 October 2016 Aaron Maul reports on a mixed tournament day
We had a tough start to the season today, losing our first two games to Charlton and Sheppey. However, this was not due to lack of effort or ability; we were unlucky for both games and multiple amazing saves from Owen kept us in them both. It just wasn’t meant to be. However, the next game against Maidstone we won a convincing 3-0 with goals from Toby, Cam and our new player Kieron in a game where we should have had more. We went on to lose again to Sheppey and Charlton but gained a second victory over Maidstone this time 4-0.
All in all a little frustrating but we had a lot of positives to take away from these games with Keiron finding the net in his first tournament with us, Owen showing that he is more than competent between the posts and every player front to back doing their roles well; it just was not our day. Unlucky boys we’ll get more results next time, well done all of you!
Man of the tournament goes to Kieron due to showing amazing adaptability to integrate himself in to the squad so quickly; his goals and work rate were in all phases of play were also top notch; well done you earned it.
bgv…great news….2 anonymous sponsors have covered the man of the match trophies for the rest of this season. Very much appreciated. If anyone has any fundraising ideas then please make the suggestions to us….thanks
For Phil’s summary of 9 October 2016 please go to the Home Page
Toby has VIP treatment at the Priestfield
Report from Nick Cook Sunday 25 September 2016
Well we were blessed with a good day for football, the weather was fine and not too hot. We only had a squad three determined to have a great day of football so we began our campaign (have say they were up against the odds from the start),but vailliants by name and valiant but nature they played on. We were then helped out by Deal ( as they brought two players hat needed games ) and played brilliantly for the remainder of our games thankyou guys, although the score line didn’t reflect the amount of shots on goal they had we all played really well a big well done guys and girls. We lost in style
Award winners 25 September 2016
Sunday 25 September 2016
Bromley Green Junior Valiants Tournament. Please meet in the clubhouse by 8am. U13s & U16s please make sure you confirm with Nick and Aaron asap re your attendance.
BGV Adults training at Waterside as usual.
Bromley Green Valiants winter training schedule
The clocks go back 30 October 2016
U13s and all those aged Under 11
Pitchside on Sundays 9.15-10.15am
Waterside on Sundays 10am
Waterside on Sundays 10am
Please note these arrangements apply AFTER the clocks alter
Kent Disability Football League constitution for 2016-2017
Adult Premiership (6v6 on a GRASS Pitch)
Folkestone Invicta Disability Fc A
Maidstone United Raiders FC Gold
Charlton Athletic AC FC Red
Canterbury City FC A
Milton & Fulston Spiders
Adult Championship 1 (6v6 on 3G)
Maidstone United Raiders FC Silver
Bromley Green Valiants A
Charlton Athletic AC FC White
Swanscombe Tigers FC Black
Anchorian Equal Teams FC B
Adult Championship 2 (6v6 on 3G)
Maidstone United Raiders FC Bronze
Charlton Athletic AC FC Black
Folkestone Invicta Disability FC B
All Stars FC
Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability FC Cosmos
Adult Championship 3 (6v6 on 3G)
Milton & Fulston Zebra
Canterbury City Fc B
Swanscombe Tigers FC Yellow
Bromley Green Valiants B
Adult Championship 4 (6v6 on 3G)
Charlton Athletic AC FC Purple
Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability FC Meteors
Milton & Fulston Zebra Spiders
Maidstone United Raiders FC Steel
Anchorian Equal Teams FC C
Maidstone United Raiders FC Copper
Adult League (5v5 in sports hall)
Charlton Athletic AC FC Orange
Charlton Athletic AC FC Green
Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability FC Allstars
Under 11 (5v5 on 3G)
Maidstone United Raiders Fc Yellow
Charlton Athletic AC FC Sparrows
Charlton Athletic AC FC Robins
Sheppey United Youth FC Cubs
Under 13 (5v5 on 3G)
Charlton Athletic AC FC Addicks
Bromley Green Valiants
Sheppey United Youth FC Lions
Maidstone United Raiders FC Blue
Milton & Fulston Utd
Under 16 (6v6 on 2 3G pitches, This will be split into 2 divisions A&B after grading event)
Charlton Athletic Deaf FC
Bromley Green Valiants
Faversham Allstars Bromley (FAB)
Milton & Fulston Utd
Sheppey united Youth FC Tigers
Charlton Athletic AC FC Floyd
Charlton Athletic AC FC Valley
Maidstone United Raiders FC White
Swanscombe Tigers FC
BGV amendments to Wednesday’s training schedule:
BGV U16s are at the club (NOT Pitchside) 6pm
BGV Adults at the club as usual
BGV U11s and U13s are at Pitchside as normal
Please note: no BG Valiants Little Ones this week
BGV FIFA night from 5pm
‘Behaviour Management’ session in the clubhouse 19:00-21:00. All managers, coaches and those involved in our youth set-up are encouraged to attend. [Facilitator Terry Perk].
All those wanting the new Bromley Green hoody, please pop into the ground on Wednesday any time between 5pm and 10pm … special price of £15 for Fruit of the Loom tops with our club badge!
League info: New facebook and twitter names
Facebook – kentdisabilityfootballleague
Twitter – @KDFL_Official
LinkedIn – kent disability football league
Instagram – Kentdisabilityfootballleague
Two important internal messages
Please note those teams training at Waterside are not to use the MUGA for organised activities as (a) we have not reserved it due to the regular flooding; and (b) adults are kicking about in there and I have had a complaint. The MUGA is for general use by children [aged 16 and under]. We have £5000 worth of lights that Ian Mace has refurbished during the past few days … so let’s use them. I know it is a pain putting them away at night but if everybody helps it does not take long. Thanks DH.
Once again, can we all remember that photos of children are not to be published for general viewing on social networks [unless of course it is your own child]. We have four young persons on our books that are not permitted to be photographed or videoed. Thank you.
Here is the match report from Sunday 18 October 2015
Bgv 0-2 Canterbury city first
Bgv 0-6 Charlton athletic Ac fc red
Bgv 1-6 Milton and fulston spiders
Bgv 1- 3 maidstone United raiders fc silver.
We only had 5 players playing 6 aside matches … so it was going to be tough but they all played really well with a positive attitude.
Jordan scored our first goal and Emily scored our second … it’s their first time scoring.
Harrison played well in goal he worked extra hard … grant covered lots of ground with some good attempts at goal … Emily made some good blocks and tackles…and Stewart was very energetic covering all positions he had a brilliant game…well done to everyone you put in 110 percent today proud of you all.
Man of match is Stewart Blake for his tremendous effort.
From phil Castle
We are delighted to announce confirmation of new sponsorship by Dave Spencer of construction and shop-fitting experts MONZA.
Welcome to the Bromley Green Valiants Page
Deal summary from Emma 20 September 2015
Today we took our juniors and adults to Deal … the juniors (U11s, U13s and U16s) took part in a training session with Deal’s junior players with Pat Penfold and Paul from Deal they all really enjoyed it.
Whilst our adult players played a friendly game with Deal’s players we lost 3 – 2 with Graham scoring both our goals. And for once the sun was shining which made a nice change which made it an enjoyable experience for all.
Short slideshow from Sunday’s tournament at Faversham
Emma reports from the BGV Adults tournament at Abbey School, Faversham
We played 4 lost 3 drew 1.
It was was Emily, Tanya, Jordan, and Harrison’s first time playing for BGV in tournaments and they did really well,
The 1st game Grant scored our first goal and had some great saves from Harrison.
2nd and 3rd games everyone put lots of good effort in … Stewart did some great tackling with some more good saves from Harrison unfortunately with all their good effort it just wasn’t their day.
Last game Graham scored our last goal on his 5th attempt.
Everyone played well as a team … our player of the tournament went to Harrison as he coped so well even when he couldn’t save all the goals but he also made terrific saves … well done all!
All of our players played really well considering we have lost some players but have 3 new players we welcomed Emily, Tanya and Jordan today playing in their first matches with bgv they have settled well into the team.
Graham (our captain today) had a brilliant game scoring 3 goals while our manager Phil stood in as goalie and made a great save in the first game against Deal.
Well done to everyone who took part today.Our Player of the Tournament is Graham [pictured] for his all round steady performance.
Looking forward to Sunday 9 August 2015
BGV Adults – don’t forget Sunday 9th’s friendly tournament at Waterside. Meet in the clubhouse by 8.45am. There are 4 clubs coming down (Anchorians, Deal, Canterbury and Folkestone). Anyone who has not yet completed registrations, can you also please bring up-to-date proof, one passport photo and we can complete then. Thanks Debby.
BGV – next training session is Sunday 16th August
Our Bromley Green Valiants teams will compete in the following age groups: Adult, U16, U13, U11.
Let’s keep the silverware coming to Waterside! But most of all of course learn and have fun. To see the league constitution in full, please click on the link below
Looking forward … here are the dates for 2015-2016
BG Valiants Juniors
To be held at Playfootball.net Rainham
27th September 2015
25th October 2015
29th November 2015
21st February 2016
20th March 2016
24th April 2016
15th May 2016
BG Valiants Adults
To be held at The Abbey School, Faversham
13th September 2015
18th October 2015
15th November 2015
7th February 2016
13th March 2016
10th April 2016
Happy birthday to Owen Lewington! [Thursday 23 July]
Date change: message from Emma that the Adult games planned for 16 August will now take place on Sunday 9 August. Further details to follow on the Fixtures tab.
Important message from Debby:
Please note: photos from the awards events can be viewed by using the dedicated tabs at the head of the Home Page
26 July 2015: BASKETBALL THIS SUNDAY (10am)
Kick rounders on Sunday 19 July 2015
‘Big Nick’ hammers the youngsters!
8am update: Kick rounders is ON this morning
Sunday 19 July 2015: Kick rounders at 10am
BGV Coaches meeting this Wednesday [17 June 2015] at 7.15pm
We had some excellent results and a very high standard of play throughout our 4 matches.
Everyone made a fantastic contribution and our results meant that the Under 11 squad were runners up in the Under 11 league.
Well done to all the players, their hard work and enthusiasm has been rewarded!
For his great attacking and defensive play throughout, man of the match goes to Callum Field.
Thanks to all players and parents for a brilliant season. Rob.*
Our under 11 squad played their penultimate KDL tournament at Rainham today
24.05.2015: John Myers Cup home leg photos and report
Everyone played well, we played 3 games:
In the first game.. we scored 6-0 with Marcus scoring 5 and charlie 1 and we also got grant out there after he’s been absent lately which was great to see.
In the second game..Marcus,Rhys,Mike and Graham all scored goals.. again great team effort,
In the final game.. A lot of ground covered with Mike and Marcus scoring.
with Ste in goal in all the games keeping a clean sheet..
Overall a great day.. great team effort winning the cup well done everyone and even the sun shone for us..
Match One: Canterbury First
A really tough game we were on the back foot for most of the game, we had our chances, but were kept in it by a string of great saves for Dan.
Don’t forget, the Bromley Green Valiants also have photos on the main Home Page
Congratulations to Amy, chosen as Player of the Match by Deal’s coach, Paul.
Looking forward to the return game, when we will endeavour again to match Deal’s hospitality and baking skills! Debby
4 May 2015: Tournament report from Aaron
Match one: FT 1-0
Was quite even to start with, we had to try and find our feet and struggled to start with. As the game came to a close we hit them on the break with Mike driving out of defence and with options either side of him went for goal himself from distance and put it in off the post. Great effort.
Match two: FT 4-0
This game we seemed for more settled and it was displayed in our performance with attack after attack. Marcus who had been unusually quite popped up and scored two tight angles efforts in quick succession. Our third goal came from our U16s loanee Rhys who stroked his shot home from a fair distance and the fourth from Charlie who was laid off from a corner, hit it first time and it flew in. Great effort from everyone.
Match three: FT 1-0
This game felt like the second with wave upon wave of attacks from us, but this match seemed a little harder to just get a goal. Eventually though one of the last kicks of the game, Charlie hit a corner across the box and the Deal keeper hit it into his own net for an own goal as much as Charlie claimed it as his second.
A special note for Rhys who got the man of the tournament from myself and Pat for really stepping up to the adult game and looked to be in his element, well played mate.
Many thanks Aaron Maul.
26 April 2015: U11s report from manager Rob Searle at Rainham
Today our under 11 squad played in the KDL tournament at Rainham
We had a challenging tournament today, where match results did not reflect the amount of effort and hard work our players put in.
26.4.2015 update from Debby
All BGV training after 12 April 2015 will be at Bromley Green. Wednesdays still at 6pm to 7pm. Sundays now a slightly later time, 10am to 11am.
From Rob 29.3.2015
On a drizzly morning, where everyone had an hour less of sleep, we played our under 11 squad in the KDL tournament at Rainham (very aptly named today!)
It was very difficult picking out one player as player of the match today, I could easily have had two!
Message from Debby
Junior tournament at Rainham this Sunday, 29th March. Please meet at the clubhouse at 8am. (please also remember the clocks go forward on Saturday night).
Happy birthday today to Oliver Bell!
Under 11s at Battlezone
Our Under 11s enjoyed a change to the usual Sunday morning training session today, and spent a couple of hours chasing each other around Battlezone instead. Special thanks to Olu, Timi’s dad, who was kind enough to bring cakes and treats for the end of the session to share an impromptu birthday celebration for Timi with the rest of his squad.
Battlezone is on for the Under 11s who have confirmed with Rob. Booked a 2-hour session from 10 to 12 on Sunday 15th
Slideshow from the Abbey Tournament … courtesy of David Ramzan
8 March 2015: Great stuff at the Abbey School … photo on home page … well done everyone … storming away at the top of the table!
BG Valiants adults match report from Emma
We had another great performance on a warm sunny morning, everyone put in 110 % with great team spirit.
The scores are-
Bgv 1-0 anchrorian equal teams
Bgv 0-0 Canterbury city
Bgv 2-0 maidstone utd raiders
Bgv 1-0 thanet galaxy pan meteors.
Our player of the tournament is Graham Luckhurst for his great determination and enthusiasm throughout, he even got to score. Well done to everyone we are going from strength to strength.
1.3.2015: Please note today’s friendly is off as Anchorians are unable to raise a side … there is no training today
For next week’s friendly at Waterside … can everyone meet in the clubhouse by 9am please
22.2.2015 Under 11s manager Rob Searle reports from Rainham
Today Bromley Green Valiants Under 11 squad played at Rainham in the Kent Disability League.
Match results today were:
Bromley Green Valiants 0:3 Sheppey United Youth FC Cubs
Bromley Green Valiants 4:0 Gillingham FC SENtaurs
Bromley Green Valiants 1:1 Maidstone United Raiders FC Yellow
Bromley Green Valiants 1:0 Charlton Athletic AC FC Addicks
We had some brilliant performances from all the players today!
Olliver Bell played two games in goal and two games in midfield, scoring a hatrick against Gillingham.
Reynard Rama played very well in defence and scored one goal.
Callum Field was full of energy in midfield, scoring one goal.
Ruben Cook-Santana was a handful to the opposition when up front, scoring one goal and tracking back to help defend.
Daniel Searle had two games in goal and two games in defence, making some very good saves and interceptions.
Timi Adeniji had an outstanding tournament, supporting the defence, midfield and attacking play throughout.
Highlight of the day was the epic 1:1 draw against Maidstone United, which was end to end stuff which had both sets of parent, coaches and others watching saying how entertaining a match it was!
I had many coaches and opposition parents saying how well the Under 11s played today and they did me, themselves and the club proud with their hard work and great attitude.
Timi’s tireless display just edged out the superb effort from the other players and was the Player of the Tournament today.
Thanks to all the players and parents, I’m looking forward to our next tournament on 29 March 2015.
Rob Searle, Under 11 coach.
22.2.2015 Report from Debby at the Rainham tournament
Well done to the under 13s, on a very cold morning in Rainham. Team played very well with Toby making the most of his opportunities. Josh played well in goal and up front, managing a couple of good shots on target. Ben was outstanding in goal – particularly in the last game of the day – and also worked hard during the games he spent out of goal. Ashley and Amy concentrated on keeping our defence secure and trying to get possession of the ball for the team throughout all games. Player of the Tournament simply had to go to Tom [pictured] today, though, for his solid and consistent defending. Big well done to everyone.
Under 16s … congratulations to Rhys, who took part in his first KDL tournament today, playing for the combined U16s squad at Rainham alongside Mathew.
** reminder that there is no Junior training next Sunday. Players come down to Bromley Green instead and support the Adults in their friendly game with Anchorians. Kick off is 10am. **
And just to clarify any potential confusion around training fees for the Junior players. These are £2 per week. Payable on the Sunday, which then covers the following Wednesday. If a player does not train on the Sunday, then the fees are payable on the Wednesday.
Re-arranged date for the Adults friendly with Anchorians: Sunday 1 March
Sorry but ALL games at home, including the friendly with Anchorians, have been called off due to the waterlogged pitches …we are all very fed up with not playing football and getting together for a laugh … but please don’t blame the groundsman as it is like a lake at the ground … roll on decent weather!
Message from Emma re next Sunday’s Adult friendly
BGV Adults v The Anchorians friendly home game on Sunday 18 January 2015 with a 10am kick off (fingers crossed weather permitting). Meet in the clubhouse by 9am please.
Please note the March Juniors Tournament at Rainham has been switched from 22 March to 29 March 2015. Same time at clubhouse: 8am.
Two extra tournaments!
BGV Juniors at Rainham on 14 June
Adults at Faversham on 21 June
Meet in the clubhouse at 8am for both
Message from Debby re training arrangements
Training for BGV restarts on Sunday, 4th January, at 9.15am. Please let coaches know if not able to be there.
23.12.2014 Happy birthday to Callum F who is 10 today
20.12.2014 Happy birthday to Kian G who is 13 today!
Training has now stopped for the festive period and resumes on Sunday 4 January 2015 at Pitchside 9.15am
Young Valiants are rewarded at Sponsored Penalty Ceremony
Father Christmas [aka as Big Phil] came by reindeer to Waterside
Big kid Charlie and the ‘real’ Santa
It’s party time for the younger players
Children’s Party on Saturday 4pm-6pm for U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s. A final reminder that people need to confirm and preferably pay £5 per child to Jane/Michelle/Natasha/Emma or myself … during training this week would be great, thank you Debby.
U11s report from Rainham by Rob Searle
The Under 11 squad played some tough matches at the juniors tournament at Gillingham.
Every member of the squad put in a fantastic amount of effort and showed great teamwork.
I was really pleased to see that aspects of play we have been working on in training were displayed during our matches!
Unfortunately our results didn’t reflect how well the whole team played on the day.
Despite results not going in our favour, the whole team kept a very positive attitude throughout the day!
Bromley Green Valiants 0:3 Sheppey United Youth FC Cubs
Bromley Green Valiants 1:1 Gillingham FC SENtaurs
Bromley Green Valiants 1:3 Maidstone United Raiders FC Yellow
Bromley Green Valiants 1:1 Charlton Athletic AC FC Addicks
Man of the match went to Ruben Cook-Sanatana for his 2 goals and much improved on-pitch attitude and hard work for the team.
Special mention for Daniel Searle, who played in goal for all of Gillingham FC SENtaurs matches this tournament too.
Valiant effort by Green U13s
The U13s battled hard today at the Juniors Tournament held at Rainham.
Toby played very well, with Josh and Nathaniel takng turns in goal. Ashley tried very hard in defence and up front.
Player of the tournament went to Amy [pictured left with Pat], who used an amazing amount of energy during the morning, providing valuable support to her team-mates.
30.11.2014 Juniors tournament TODAY!
Please meet in the clubhouse 8am
Christmas present perhaps?
There are a few BGFC hats remaining at just £6 … first come, first served … please see D Homewood at the club
Summary of BG Valiants Adults friendly v Folkestone Invicta 23/11/2014
By Emma Castle
Despite a very cold, wet and muddy day we had a good turnout, although
coaches Pat & Aaron and manager Phil and Terry the welfare officer
joined in to make up the numbers.
BGV played a full 90 mins 11aside which most of them are not used to
playing. Marcus scored our very first goal and with Dan scoring the
last goal right at the end of the match, unfortunately we did not win
the game, But all of the lads did really well and enjoyed the game.
Well done to all that played.
19.11.2014 Reminder from Debby: the Club Welfare Officer will be in attendance tonight at the ground around and after training
From Emma: Bromley Green Valiants Adults match report at Abbey School,
Faversham, 16 November 2014.
Played 4 games, won 2, lost 1 and drew 1.
It was a great atmosphere amongst the lads today,and a fantastic team
effort they all played very well, Dan Carpenter was solid in goal so
today he is our man of the tournament [pictured below with Phil].
Message from Brian Gray
The next round for the Adults is on Sunday 16th November at the Abbey School Faversham.
Registrations will be from 0930 and first games kicking off at 0945. All games should finish by 1315.
NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED WITHIN OR AROUND THE 3G. YOU MUST GO ROUND THE BACK OF THE CAR PARK.
Can we please read and understand the following:
In a 7 aside competition the minimum players you are permitted to play with is 5. If you borrow players then your score goes down at a 1 – 0 loss. Opposition is NOT required to field a reduced side to accommodate the short team.
Also if you have more than 1 team within the competition then you are NOT to move players about between teams. This again is a breach of the rules.
If we find that teams are moving players then ALL scores will be adjusted to a 1 – 0 loss for that days games.
Halloween great fun!
Thanks to Rob, Charlie and the few parents who supported the fantastic Halloween Party … free food, drink and prizes … everyone enjoyed themselves which is the important thing. More photos on the Home Page.
Advance notice from Debby Claber re BGV U13s and U11s
There is no training for U13s on Wednesday 29th October
U11s have the Hallowe’en Party at Bromley Green instead of their usual training, contact Rob Searle if you have any queries.
Note from Debby to BG Valiants Juniors
BGV – change of Sunday training location and time.
19.10.2014 Slideshow from Sunday’s tournament and friendly
19.10.2014: U11s Report from Rob
Our second round of tournament matches saw us taking up a big squad!
The team played some excellent football and showed that they are really coming together as a good squad of players.
Our results today were: played 6, won 1, drew 4 & lost 1.
BGV 0 – 0 Sheppey United Youth FC cubs
BGV 0 – 0 Charlton Athletic AC FC Addicks
BGV 2 – 2 Maidstone United Raiders FC
BGV 1 – 2 Sheppey United Youth FC cubs
BGV 1 – 0 Charlton Athletic AC FC Addicks
BGV 1 – 1 Maidstone United Raiders FC
Jake Edwards scored all 5 goals and had fantastic overall play, with good passing and support to his teammates.
Tristan Tiley had a couple of games in goal and tried his best throughout.
Ollie Bell had some cracking saves to make in the rest of the games.
Daniel Searle had a fantastic performance throughout the tournament in defence.
All the other players had a great time and I’d like to thank them all for their effort and doing all that was asked of them today.
Man of the match: Daniel Searle [pictured above with manager Rob Searle]
Fixtures for Sunday 19.10.2014
15.10.2014 Message from Pat: Valiants Under 11s training tonight is on the MUGA … please bring suitable footwear
Great show by the BG Valiants at Sunday’s Tournament
Slideshow from Sunday at Rainham
28.9.2014 From Rob: Bromley Green Valliants Under 11 squad played their first round of matches in the Kent Disability League today and had a good day overall.
Match results were:
Statement issued 25 September 2014
Sometimes we get it right!
Debby and myself have laboured [and waffled if we are honest] to ensure we qualify for a further £7000 from Children in Need and they have today accepted our reports and accounting for the previous year [to end August 2014].
Considering the unusual circumstances that we all found ourselves in during the marriage between the parent football club and the Valiants, there were bound to be teething problems. But the good will of everybody, plus this latest endorsement from CIN, has left us in a strong position not just financially but, perhaps even more importantly, also emotionally.
This means, with the budget year now amended to May 2014, we can move forward confident in the knowledge that each and every one of our valued members will enjoy not only the camaraderie and traditions of our great club but also the continued generous support towards transport, pitch hire and so forth.
The virtually seamless social integration between all parties concerned in the coming together has been quite remarkable.
I can only state how proud we should all feel at the achievements to date. We all want to see our members with a smile on their face and for them to feel that they ‘belong’; and a pop into the clubhouse illustrates they all feel safe and wanted.
My thanks, and indeed congratulations, to all those who have worked tirelessly from day one to ensure our plans for success become reality. Win, lose or draw, you can’t buy what we have!
[Honorary Patron BGFC]
Daniel … a real Bromley Green star!
Daniel cycled around Fowlmead Country Park during the summer, to raise funds for BGV. His friend and fellow BGV player, Ollie Bell, joined him on his own fundraising ride for ASD Ashford. Last night at the clubhouse, following training, players, parents and coaches congratulated Daniel and celebrated his achievement in raising £511.50 for Valiants. Thank you so much, Daniel, and very well done to you!
Green win all their games at season’s first tournament!
Adults tournament tomorrow (14 September), meet at the clubhouse at 8am please. Minibus booked for you. Playing on Astro at the Abbey School, Faversham.
Update from Debby: There is now no Adult training this Sunday (10th)
7.8.2014: Message from Debby
The sponsored penalties will now be held on Wednesday 13th August during training.
Adult squad training is on as usual, at Bromley Green, on Sunday 10th August. There will be NO training for any of the Junior squads on this date. If players are going to be missing a training session, please let the team’s Coach, or Pat, know before the session. We still have some outstanding Registrations for the coming season. Can these please be completed and returned to me by next Wednesday at the latest, so that we know what numbers/teams we have for the coming season with Kent Disability League and can register teams and players in time.
Following on from this, everyone needs to complete a separate KDL registration form. I have emailed these out. Can these also be completed and returned to me by 13th August so that I can arrange a date to get these approved by the KDL.
Debby reports on two enjoyable weekends spent with Deal
[More photos on the website Home Page]
13 July 2014 Please meet 9am for 10 am kick off at home
Support Daniel in his fundraising!
Important reminder! BG Valiants summer sessions begin this coming Sunday, 8 June, at Waterside 10am
John Myers Cup dates announced
6 July 2014 – away leg at Deal
13 July 2014 – home at BG on the 9-a-side pitch, near the bungalows, furthest from the Muga
We will be taking the full Adult squad, who compete for the John Myers Cup. Also taking a mixed-age Junior squad, as they have a mixed Junior section age 6-13 so give the chance for some of our Juniors to play a friendly.
Lots of fun in the BG Valiants inter-club game
Sunday is an 11am kick off at Waterside
Message from Debby
Message from Debby
Reminder that coaches are meeting after training
Well done Twisty!
30.4.2014 Happy 13th birthday today to Luke Boulding
Our future: the BG Valiants have had a great time this season
[27.4.2014] U13s: a season of which we can be proud
Special praise goes to Cleon in his first tournament for BGV. Cleon played enthusiastically throughout, demonstrating a great awareness of where his team-mates were and how best to support them, while responding well to being challenged by his opponents and producing a lovely debut goal during the second game.
Reminders from Debby [dated 25.4.2014]
Clarification of presentation nights
Juniors Saturday 21 June 2014 in the Swan Centre Community Hall
Seniors [U16 and Adults] Saturday 28 June 2014 at Homelands
Further details in due course
Another successful day for the BG Valiants Adults
Aaron Maul reports from the Gallagher Stadium
Match One: BGV vs Maidstone Silver
Sunday 13 April 2014: BG Valiants Adults reminder … 8am meet today
9 April 2014 Promoting one of our sponsors!
Some dates from Debby
+ Wednesday Juniors Bowling is on Saturday 5th April. Please confirm attendance with Pat, so we can advise of booking time etc
+ Adults/Coaches/Parents Bowling evening is on Friday 25th April
+ Adults tournament is on at Gallagher Stadium, 13th April. Please be at the clubhouse for 8am. Minibus has been arranged.
+ Juniors tournament is on at Rainham on 27th April. Please be at the clubhouse for 8am. Minibus has been arranged.
+ Training on Sundays will be moving back to Bromley Green from the 4th May
+ Juniors Presentation evening will be on 21st June
+ Adults Presentation evening will be on 28th June
+ BGV tournament date – 17th August at Bromley Green FC
Simon Boulding reports on an enjoyable U16s tournament
Player of the match was Harry Godfrey for constant chasing the ball (though needs more training on taking penalties – ha ha). Also mention of Matthew Boulding efforts when in goal as well as solid defending, Connor Angell for being top goal scorer and also goal keeping, and Matthew Baker control of the mid field and leadership.
All 4 players played their socks off and all also played for Swanscombe to help them when they only had 3 players.
Was great to manager the combined Gillingham Valiants and great credit to both BGV and Gillingham players for great maturity, unity and friendship which was great to see. All players enjoyed the day and played with the attitude of playing football fairly and having fun.
Debby reports on the U13s successful Sunday [23.3.2014]
Congratulations to Bromley Green coaches
Well done to Rob Searle and Aaron Maul who have achieved their Level 1 coaching awards
From Debby: Juniors tournament is on next weekend, 23rd March. Please meet at the clubhouse at 8am. Minibuses will leave at 8.30am prompt. Please confirm your availability and transport required with your Coaches by Friday 21st. For anyone driving independently, the postcode is ME8 7RJ.
9.3.2014 Report from the Gallagher by Debby Claber
Our Adult squad returned to Maidstone on Sunday for the penultimate tournament this season with new signing Dan proving to be a star in goal. Dan’s agility and determination was an asset to the team throughout and pulled the defence together solidly. Stewart [above receiving his Man of the Match award] was the scorer of the day – the first being a “surprise” header – and Grant was unlucky not to have scored on at least 4 occasions. This was another tournament where our squad remained focused and pulled well together in the face of some extremely strong and determined opposition. Stewart’s second goal was a good team goal – Mike passing to Grant, who ran down the byline, giving Stewart the tap-in. The day ended with us climbing to 4th in the league.
Tomorrow’s tournament for the Adult squad is on. Players please meet Head Coach Pat at the Clubhouse for 8am, as he will be covering for Aaron.
12.2.2014 Valiants training is OFF tonight
9.2.2014: Slideshow from the Gallagher Stadium … report and more photos below
“A great first tournament for me to attend, it was a pleasure … hopefully we can score more goals next time!”
This game is where we played far better challenging the opposition goal a number of times with Stuart and Mike coming closest. Once again defensively everyone played their part with the small change of tactics and some very good cover work from Dom, who also took a halfway line strike only to see it go just wide. 0-0 again but with far more improvements in all areas of play, just couldn’t apply the finish.
Message from Debby: the Adults tournament is still ON tomorrow (Sunday) … please meet in the clubhouse at 8am
5 February 2014: coaches meeting in the clubhouse after training
1 February 2014: Happy 8th birthday to Maddie today
Wednesday 29 January: Please note that due to illness, training tonight is OFF
The Adults friendly scheduled for Sunday 12 January is OFF
Happy 12th birthday to Toby Furner on Tuesday 7 January 2014!
Important message from Debby dated Saturday 4 January 2014
Happy birthday to the best goalie in the world!
Well done Stuart!
Slideshow with Ben and Ian Palmer with the Adults squad
Below we have images of Ben Humphries receiving his (joint) Man of the Match trophy, Under 11s, for the tournament on 24th November.
The second picture shows Adults coach, Ian Palmer, with his Adults squad, following his final coaching session for BGV. Ian has been with these players since they originally joined the club as Junior players (as Invicta Valiants). He took several of them up into Adult football when they became too old to play Junior football, forming the club’s first Adult squad. This also included his son, Dom, until recently. Ian has been a much respected coach and friend to the players for many years and it is an understatement to say that he is going to be missed. On a brighter note, we plan on keeping him to his promise to turn up to future tournaments when possible – and we will be taking him for a meal to say a ‘proper’ Thank You next month. Debby
Slideshow with Josh and Jai
Note from Debby re training over Christmas period
Training will be ON on 15th December at Pitchside. There will be no training sessions across the Christmas holidays – training restarts at Pitchside on 5th January 2014.
Images from Saturday’s Junior Valiants Party at Christ Church
Players and parents/siblings who turned up had a good time, with party games, crafting and music. Many thanks go to Dave Humphries who provided the music system, and to Kasey who (along with Rob) did all of the organising. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.
Adults party for players/coaches etc on Sunday, 3pm at the clubhouse.
Reviewing the action from 24 November 2013
The under 11s performed well as a team in their first tournament together, including a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Basildon, featuring a great team-built goal from Ollie! Despite only having 4 players at the start of the day, the boys quickly welcomed our ‘loanees’ from Gillingham, with our borrowed players even scoring a few goals. Timi continued to dominate in the midfield, with Daniel controlling things at the back. Ben, too, had a fantastic tournament, which included a string of impressive saves during his two matches in goal.
Men of the Match – Ben Humphries and Ollie Bell
The other results of the day were:
Sheppey & Sheerness 1-1 BGV
Maidstone 1-1 BGV
Gillingham 2-0 BGV
Charlton Athletic 1-0 BGV
Basildon 0-5 BGV
Our team had a challenging tournament and performed well throughout. Particularly impressive was Josh, in goal for the first time at tournament level. He remained focused and produced solid and brave saves against some determined opponents. Kaiden continued his pattern of pushing forward and shooting determinedly at goal, with support from Toby in midfield, and Ashley and Owen at the back.
Owen also deserves a ‘special mention’ as it was his first tournament and he didn’t let this faze him. He remained resolute in defence, overcoming many determined tackles and pushing the ball forwards for the team.
Man of the Match – Josh Handley
BGV 0 – 1 Swanscombe
BGV 6 – 4 Gillingham
BGV 1 – 2 Sheppey and Sheerness Tigers
BGV 2 – 4 Swanscombe
BGV 2 – 3 Gillingham
BGV 2 – 3 Sheppey and Sheerness Tigers
Following the theme set by our other 2 teams, the Under 16s also shared players from Gillingham during the tournament, in order to make up player numbers. We also reciprocated this by having Matthew Boulding playing for Gillingham (and scoring for them, too) and Mathew Baker also joined them for a game. The final game of the day, against Gillingham, was played as a 4-a-side and was probably the best and most enjoyable game played during the day, partly due to the rapport built up between the two teams’ players and supporters during the tournament. Our players coped well despite them having to use the 7-a-side pitch and cover the extra ground and thankfully the final game was played on a 5-a-side pitch.
Man of the Match – Mathew Baker
BGV 1 – 4 Maidstone White
BGV 0 – 8 Maidstone Purple
BGV 1 – 7 Charlton
BGV 3 – 3 Gillingham
Junior tournament is on tomorrow (24th). Can all players please be at the clubhouse for 8am, where we will allocate kit etc. Car-sharing has also been allocated and everyone should have been advised of who had spaces/needed spaces etc.
BG Valiants reminder! Kasey needs the money by next Friday for the Players Bowling on 22 November please. Costs are £4.50 per child and £5.50 per adults.
Note from Debby
Training is on for all tomorrow (Sunday), Pitchside at 9.30am.
Report from Debby Claber re 27 October
Here is Debby’s summary of yesterday’s Adults tournament
BGV’s Adult squad put up an impressive display at yesterday’s tournament, made all the more notable because player shortage meant playing as a team of 5 against 7 opponents in every game.
Message from Debby: Training on Sunday 13/10 will take place at Pitchside, 9.30am start
BG Valiants welcome new coaches to training at Waterside
BG Valiants film re-editing is on Sunday 20 October from 9.30-10.30am … using both the field and the MUGA
Message from Debby Claber to BG Valiants: training on Sunday 6 October will be at Bromley Green FC at the normal time of 9.30 to 10.30am.
Great news from BG Valiants coach Simon Boulding
Both Matthew Boulding (U18) and Luke Boulding (U13) [left] were successful in recent trials for the Partial Sighted Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Centre of Excellence at Leyton Orient, and have both enrolled for the forthcoming season. This is a regional set up bringing together players from all the home countries. A big achievement for both players being severely sight impaired. This will give them the opportunity to train with similar 12-16 year olds with a variety of visual impairment, allowing them the opportunity to play football on a level playing field, whereas they struggle with the less physical disability players in a pan disability set up. The football is indoors and based on Futsal format, which is more suited for VI players as the ball has a bell to assist knowing where it is.
Matthew has also been selected for another season with Kent FA development coaching scheme for disabled players.
BG Valiants Under 15s looking for a keeper
Bromley Green Valiants Under 15s need a goalkeeper for their tournaments which are held on Sundays … the next one is in four weeks time and there are four tournaments remaining this season. Anyone inside, or indeed outside the club looking to join, that may be interested is asked to contact Simon Boulding direct for details: Simon.Boulding@icon-world.com
Match details of the Rainham Tournament (29.9.2013)
By Debby Claber
The Under 13s played 4 games, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1. All were pretty evenly matched, ability-wise which kept it interesting for players and parents. The team worked well together and enjoyed the whole event, maintaining positive attitudes throughout, which was good to see! Kaiden was consistent with his attacks on goal, producing all but 2 of the 9 goals scored by BGV during the event, and being well supported by the rest of the squad.
Sheppey and Sheerness United 2-1 BGV
Basildon 1-2 BGV
Charlton 0-3 BGV
Maidstone 3-3 BGV
Man of the Match: Toby Furner.
The Under 15s had 3 games, winning 2 and with a loss against Maidstone.
1. BGV 8-2 Swanscombe Tigers
BGV’s Harry Godfrey powered 6 past Swanscombe, with Matthew Boulding providing the other 2 goals. A game with plenty of power shots at goal by both, and a couple of close calls from Mathew Baker maintained the pressure on Swanscombe throughout. The result possibly doesn’t reflect the hard work and strength of the opposition’s goalkeeper.
2. BGV 3-6 Maidstone
Maidstone started strong, with a goal in the first minute. BGV made some great attempts at goal but sadly goals remained elusive. BGV came back well during the game, with Mathew Baker, Matthew Boulding and Harry Godfrey all managing to score.
3. BGV 5-4 Gillingham
This game was 6 a side, with BGV borrowing Alex from Gillingham, who scored BGV’s first goal of the game! There were good big hits at goal by both Matthew Boulding and Harry throughout, with Joe working hard in goal for the entire game. Alex Fearne played some huge defensive kicks to help keep the ball forward. In addition to Alex from Gillingham’s goal, Harry Godfrey achieved a hat-trick and Matthew Boulding scored the 4th for BGV.
Man of the Match: Matthew Boulding
Tournament date: Sunday 29 September 2013
Images from today’s Junior Tournament at Rainham
With David Ramzan
I have attached images from the junior tournament today and I
understand that match details will be forwarded by Debby.
In one picture , you will notice one of the Gillingham players is wearing a
yellow vest, which gives an example of how I would like to believe
disability football should be played.
The U15s tournament was for an ability grading day, to assess if the new
U15s was working to the abilities of the players, as the BGV U15s only
had 4 players the league admin allowed us to play a player who was only
just 16 after the age banding date, and came along just to watch as he
already played last week in the adult league, who went in goal today, as we
thought this would be fairer than playing on the pitch and gave all U15s a
chance to play outfield, as none are keepers. When Gillingham played
against BGV U15s, they had 8 players in their team, so they suggested they
let BGV have one of theirs, in the yellow vest, and play 6v6, then they had
a rolling sub using their extra man, which means more players get more game
I don’t know what the score was, but more importantly they had a good
match, and the BGV loanee scored a goal for us, which his Gillingham
team-mates had a good laugh about.
Image details below:
001. U13s BGV v Charlton
003. U15s BGV v Maidstone
004. U13s BGV v Maidstone
005. U15s BGV v Gillingham
007. U13s BGV v Charlton
008. U13s BGV v Charlton
009. U15s BGV v Gillingham
010. U15s BGV v Maidstone
011. U13s BGV v Maidstone
012. U13s BGV v Maidstone
013. U13s BGV v Charlton
Mathew Baker double delight! Please go to the Home Page for details of Mathew’s fantastic news.
URGENT MESSAGE FROM DEBBY
Hello, I have just had an email from Graham who is to be doing the filming/re-editing.
Graham has had to cancel Sunday’s filming/re-editing. This will be re-arranged and will still take place at Bromley Green’s ground, despite training being about to switch to Pitchside next month.
Can all coaches still bring their team’s kits down, despite it not being used. Then we can try to work out exactly who needs which items, and hopefully some size-swapping can be done, so more players can get size-appropriate items!! Also, all players who have returned Registration forms and subs can be checked to make sure that they do have kits (minus tops, to be kept by the club, as previously stated).
Rob – can you contact the Junior’s parents etc please, to give them the heads up that their children won’t have to change clothes prior to training, and will need to bring their own kits?
I will let everyone know alternate filming dates after I get some further clarification from Graham about when he can/can’t get to us.
On Wednesday we have the SOGB meeting (7pm) … coaches meeting afterwards if at all possible please [note there will not now be a coaches meeting next Sunday after training as it is inconvenient for several]
Bromley Green Valiants need more coaches!
Any parent or current member of the club who would like to volunteer will be well supported by the club in gaining the necessary qualifications. New faces are also welcome with reliability and commitment to the cause essential. In the first instance, please contact Debby Claber for further details on 07510523658.
You win some, draw some and lose some!
A mixed bag of results for the Adults but everyone enjoyed the matches at The Gallagher.
The Adults won 1-0 against Canterbury City with a goal by Mike Gainsford; lost 1-0 against Folkestone B and Equal Teams A, and drew 0-0 against Maidstone Silver. Well done to the team! Photo on the main Home Page.
Please note that midweek training sessions will be held at Bromley Green on Wednesdays, starting at 6pm. All welcome.
Message from Debby dated 15.9.2013
Can I ask that we have a bit of time after training next week?
Mainly around the lack of coaches across BGV at the moment, which is being highlighted further at the moment as commitments clash for several of the coaches and we simply do not have cover?
It would also be a good chance for coaches to give feedback about the time and training at the new location so far and any issues/queries to be made?
Two quickies:  the adults are off to the Gallagher Stadium on Sunday [details of all meeting times for the season can be found under the Fixtures tab];  next Wednesday (18 September) Jason Cornwell from the SOGB team will be visiting us for a 7pm start … all coaches and Exec members are welcome.
9.9.2013 Happy birthday Daniel!
Thanks to everyone who made it a special day on Sunday 1 September … photos below … please scroll down for Debby’s observations and David’s confirmation of training arrangements
Debby’s update from the Open Day
We did get a couple of new faces along (mainly recruited via a Facebook Autism support group that is based in Ashford). Hopefully word-of-mouth can continue with them (I am part of it and will keep hassling the group/group’s co-ordinator).
All feedback that we received from parents and players was positive – both for the day itself and about starting training at Bromley Green next week.
The cake stall raised £47.96 for the teams (I will be at the club on Thursday with cheque). [Editor’s note: we sold a few more cakes for 20p in the clubhouse later and the money will go into the ring-fenced BG Valiants account].
Training proper starts on Sunday 8 September at 9.30am at Bromley Green.
Tournaments this month are:
[also available on the Fixtures tab]
Adults (at Gallagher stadium, Maidstone) on 15 September. Minibus leaves at 8.30am from Bromley Green. Can players please get there for 8am to allow time to get changed (and use clubhouse!)
Juniors (at Rainham) on 29 September. Coach leaves 8.30am from the ground. There will be space on the coach for each player plus one Carer/Parent per player. Players to get to Bromley Green for 8am (again, allowing time for parents to get tea/coffee/bacon roll and players to get changed). If anyone needs an extra seat on the coach, please can they contact Rob Searle or myself, and we will confirm if there are any spare places on the coach the day before the tournament.
Pat and Josh will be doing midweek training sessions at Bromley Green for any players that are interested in coming along. These will be on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm, starting on Wednesday 11 September.
From David Ramzan re training
Bromley Green Valiants Sunday training at Bromley Green FC’s ground from 9.30 – 10.30am Sun, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Sept (unless tournaments are on, check fixtures for age groups).
Then at Pitchside, Stanhope Road from 6th Oct onwards, for winter training on artificial pitch.
Coaches meeting: Wednesday 28 August 2013 at 7pm in the clubhouse
Well done Kaiden!
An informal coaching session on Wednesday 21 August proved a great hit with the players that were able to attend … and thanks go to Pat, Debby and the parents for making it an enjoyable evening. Kaiden was rewarded for his sponsored penalty achievements and was presented with his trophy by Pat.
The BG Valiants and BG Girls were both featured in the souvenir programme issued for the Bromley Green v Herne Bay match at Homelands on 27 July 2013. There are just a few remaining if anyone wants to buy one (£1) as a keepsake. Please see Dave Homewood.
Fixture dates for 2013-2014
At Play Football, Rainham [Junior teams]
29th September, 27th October, 24th November, 23rd February, 23rd March, 27th April, 18th May (World Cup event, teams to adopt countries etc etc…)
At Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone [Adults]
15th September, 13th October, 17th November, 9th February, 9th March, 13th April
All Sundays: register at 9.30am, KO at 10am
BROMLEY GREEN VALIANTS (formerly Invicta Valiants)
BRINGING FUN FOOTBALL TO PLAYERS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES FROM ASHFORD, ROMNEY MARSH & SHEPWAY
INVICTA VALIANTS FC was formed by a parent of a boy who was visually impaired, loved football and desperately wanted to join a football club like the rest of his school friends. No other junior clubs in the area at that time were running junior special needs teams, so after taking a series of coaching courses run by the Football Association Invicta Valiants football club was formed.
The first fun football session took place on 5th September 2004, which was attended by just six players, ten years on and there are now over 40 players with special needs and disabilities registered with the club.
The club took part in many and varied football initiatives, running football projects with ‘Kick it Out’, ‘Give Us Back Our Game’, The Children’s Football Alliance’ and the ‘Olympics-Paralympics’, receiving many awards for their work in the community. Invicta Valiants were the first junior disability football club to tour Europe, playing in Spain, then later in France, and then organised a successful sports and football project at the Donata Disability School in Zambia.
In 2013 the opportunity came along to join with Bromley Green Football Club, to become the successful Ashford-based football club’s disability division, changing the club name to Bromley Green Valiants.
Bromley Green Valiants encourage participation by all pan disability/special needs children and young adults, boys and girls, to join in and play fun and competitive football, whatever their ability.
Bromley Green Valiants hold fun football coaching once a week during the football season on Sunday mornings; date, time and venues will be published on www.bromleygreen.co.uk
Sessions are one hour long and involve football skills based on FA coaching practices, fun football exercises and small-sided mini games. The emphasis is on players having fun and enjoying themselves.
Matches and Tournaments
Bromley Green Valiants play in the Kent County FA pan disability league and at tournaments and matches played at various venues in London and the southeast area. Bromley Green Valiants give players the opportunity to be part of a team and compete against other teams of equal ability.
The FA and Special Olympics disability player pathway gives all Bromley Green Valiants players the opportunity to play county and international football from grass roots to national disability squads.
Thanks to David for the potted history of the Valiants and Andy for photos … can others please ping some to me please at email@example.com … not just ones with me in! Thanks DH
Also, David, is it possible to have a list of winners please to publish? Thanks
Some photos from the awards day [14 July 2013]
Sunday 14 August 2013: My thanks to Andy, David and the crew for inviting me as the guest of honour today for the awards ceremony at Sandyacres. More photos will be published on your own Valiants page shortly. Thanks for a great time! Please email images to my home address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Open day and trials to be held at 10am on Sunday 1 September at the Waterside Ground [TN24 0PQ] … trials begin at 10am
First day of training for the new season will be on Sunday 8 September at the Waterside Ground [TN24 0PQ] … please be there for 9.30am
Great to meet so many lovely people at the Meet and Greet on Wednesday 10 July … as our Welfare Officer Terry said “This is so exciting …”
Don’t forget, if you need to talk to anybody at the club, just click on the Contact Us tab