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Bank Holiday Monday

No training this Bank Holiday Monday

Birthday greetings today to Vice President Ian Holloway

U12s: please inform Shane of your new kit requirements as requested … thank you … also, please pursue a sponsor for next season (as U13s)

Some managers have still not informed me of their award nominations … all awards are ordered but it will soon be too late to have them engraved; so please let me know by Tuesday close … thanks DH

Last time of asking: several youngsters have expressed an interest in taking the Referees Introductory Course. However only one, Brendan Finn, has firmly committed … again let me know  by Tuesday evening please if anyone else is serious about this and the club will offer what support it can.

Another excellent tournament showing by the U11s
A great effort by the U11s at the Kennington Tournament yesterday, reaching the semi-finals but going out 3-1 to a strong Hythe Town side.

A real family day out at Waterside

Aleksandra and Artjom at the end of an enjoyable Saturday

Coming next weekend …

Bromley Green Girls Open Day

Sunday 4 June 2017

Ages 6-9 @ 2pm Ages 10-12 @ 3:30pm Ages 13-15 @ 5pm

Would you or your child like to try out our new training sessions specifically tailored for young female footballers? Come and sample

the fun and enjoyment that football offers and make some new friends at the same time.

Open day and training sessions will take place at: Waterside Sports and Childrens Centre, Turner Close, South Willesborough, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PQ

More info: Contact James Porter (Youth Officer) or Lisa Copham (Social Coordinator)

[updated] Sunday 28 May 2017 with Karl Terry Roofing

Clubhouse open 7.30am today

Birthday greetings go to Byron Price today!

Action today includes the U8 Colts and U11s at the Kennington tournament and a friendly for the BGV Adults & Coaches. Have a good time everyone. Meeting times are on the Events & Fixtures page.

Reminder: there is no training on Bank Holiday Monday – but back to normal on Tuesday.

Today’s pictures from Waterside

Top: Coaches and Friends; Bottom: BGV Adults

A huge thanks and well done to everyone that took part this morning.  A good-humoured game that everyone was able to enjoy. Thanks to Toby for refereeing and more thanks to Ashley, who took on the task of managing the BGV Adults – good to see the co-operation and participation from everyone around this, and the Respect shown by all throughout. Debby Claber.

Advance notice for BG Valiants Adults
Bgv adults both squads…you have a tournament at Maidstone Gallagher stadium on Saturday 3rd June. Meet in the clubhouse 8am to car share there.  You should be back in Ashford around 2pm.

Sixteen-goal thriller gets Andy Hone Memorial Day under way
An unlikely 8-8 draw kept the supporters entertained as the U11s tackled a Bromley Green Mixed youth outfit on Saturday morning to open proceedings for the Andy Hone Memorial Day. Well done all for taking part and thanks to Pat for refereeing. More photos to follow later.

The Mixed Youth squad relaxes after a fun morning’s work

Toby, Igor and Artjom in action at yesterday’s Memorial Day

Award for Jack from Mark Day

Saturday 27 May 2017 with Nat’ural Hair

Great weather and great company … thank you to all who have supported our day in memory of Andy … reports and photos to follow later …

Clubhouse open from 7am

Everyone welcome today for the Memorial Matches involving children and adults

For timings, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

The (in)famous BG Bookies is operating today for fun!

First goalscorer in today’s FA Cup Final (shown on the clubhouse TV after the adults Andy Hone Memorial Match)

Costa            3/1
Batshuayi        4/1
Hazard           9/2
Sanchez          6/1
Pedro            6/1
Giroud          13/2
Willian         13/2
Wellbeck         7/1
Perez           10/1
Fabregas        10/1

Fixed odds for two weeks … will Chelsea retain the title in 2018?

Manchester City 5/2
Chelsea 7/2
Manchester United 7/2
Tottenham Hotspur 9/1
Liverpool 12/1
Arsenal 14/1

Friday 26 May 2017

Thank you to all those who attended the BGFC Tournament Planning Meeting last night; entries are high this year but we could still take a couple of U7 teams. Please email if any teams out there would like to enter.

Well done to the boys and girls that trained yesterday for the U12s, U14s and U15s. Good luck to Piotr who has decided to quit the U14s … can we have the kit back please … thanks. Fantastic turn-out of 18 players … well done!

Two matches against Pilgrims provided great entertainment and thanks to our referees Neil and Toby.

Jake stars in great performance by U8 Colts

Among the goals against our friends from Pilgrims and Player of the Match on Thursday night – Jake. Well done!

Coming tomorrow … the Andy Hone Memorial Day … everyone welcome with the gates open from 8am and matches at 11am and 2pm. The list for the adults to date (everyone welcome even if we have not had time to ask you):

Sid Hone, Gary Gibbs, Sean Gibbs, Mark Fuller, Harry Hills, Mark Hone, Mickey Smith, Sean Byrd, Martyn Smith, Lee Crocker, James Branch, Kevin Hollamby, Pip Castle, Jack Smith, Louis Burton, Ian Mace, Martin Wirt, Timmy Russell, Dan Jackson, Dan Anderson, Matt Twyman, Adrian Seager, Duncan Randall, Mark Cumpper, Carl Hamilton, Matt Stanley, Gavin Myers, Rob Finn, Jimmy Andrews, Mark Day, Nathan Thorpe, Joe Fisher, Tony Cannon, James Porter, Terry Perk … anyone not listed who would like to join in the fun, just turn up at the ground at 1pm!

Thursday 25 May 2017 with Key Auto Trade

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training is on tonight at 6pm for the U12s, U14s and U15s ADYL

Birthday greetings to Vice President Trent Thomas!

Under 14s, I am STILL waiting for some of you to return socks and shorts for a proper stock take of kit. We start at 6pm tonight. Thanks DH.

BGFC 6-a-side Tournament Planning Meeting 8pm
Can all those involved/interested please attend. We will start sharp at 8pm. Thank you.

Two friendly matches tonight
U7s Home Pilgrims  and U8 Colts Home Pilgrims both kick off at 6pm tonight

Thanks to all those who stayed to ensure a very pleasant night on Wednesday watching the Europa League final on the clubhouse TV and celebrating birthdays for Adrian Seager and Aaron Small. Don’t forget we are showing Arsenal v Chelsea immediately after the Charity Match on Saturday afternoon. Everyone welcome!

Managers/admin/coaches: can you now let me have your nominations for the awards please … many thanks (email, PM, text, I don’t mind). DH.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 with stacatruc

Update: League award for Green manager Sean Phelan

Congratulations to retiring EKYL U15 manager Sean Phelan who, it has been confirmed today, has been voted the League’s Manager of the Year for Division One.

Sean [left] will receive his award at the League’s AGM on Friday 2 June at Kent County Cricket Club.


Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

All training is ON tonight as per the schedule
(BG Valiants, U15s EKYL, U13s, U11s, U10s, U9s, U8s)

Note: U9s, U10s: your trainers tonight are Rob, Ashleigh, Ilir and James respectively

Fantastic turn-out of 17 players for the U14s training last night … well done boys and see you all on Thursday

Reminder: the final planning meeting for the Bromley Green 6-a-side Tournament is tomorrow (Thursday) so can we have everyone involved in attendance please to ensure all the details are covered. We have had several offers of refereeing – let Duncan know please if you are definitely available and for which day(s).

Congratulations to Assistant Welfare Officer and Respect Ambassador Lisa Copham on her engagement to Paul

Good news with the first backing for our Project gained today … details will be shared with Executive and Sub-Committee members at our next meetings

External tournaments: the picture seems to change by the week! Not our fault and a revised list of events we are entered into will be published before the weekend. Note that the Woodnesborough tournament has been cancelled. If any managers would like to enter more tournaments, please let me know asap. DH.

This Sunday, the U8 Colts (Martyn) and the U11s (Sid) are at the Kennington Juniors Tournament

U10s squad for Bearsted on Saturday 3 June (meeting time is on the Events & Fixtures page)

Jamie, Cameron, Barnaby, Anton, Adam, Kieran Barns, Leo, Tom, Ryan, Harrison, Herkuli, Kieran Branch, Preston, Riley.

Bromley Green Tournament: all groups looking good for numbers but we do need a couple more U7s if anyone out there would like to join us

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Birthday greetings today to Martyn Smith!

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today


Under 14s: I still need some socks and shorts to be returned for a proper kit stock take … thanks … see you all tonight for a 6pm start

Managers, coaches, admin … all your trophies are now ordered for this year’s awards. For engraving purposes, can I now please have your nominations (names) for Player of the Season, Managers Player of the Season and any other 3 awards within each respective team. These can be for Best Trainer, Top Scorer, Best Newcomer, Most Improved etc … up to you. Thank you DH.

Nominations are also welcome from everyone within the club for the perennial awards [Clubman, Youth Clubman, Chairmans Award for Endeavour, Most Improved Player, Manager of the Season, Supporter of the Season and so forth]. All these, together with the new Tony Marshall Cup and Mark Stanley Trophy, Patron’s Award and other awards such as Loyalty, will be presented at Awards Day on 1 July next door in the Swan Centre. Unlike most clubs, entry for all our players and families is FREE!

Memorial match on Saturday

The players list to date is below … anyone Sid, Steph or myself has not seen that would like to join in and pay tribute to Andy is of course more than welcome. Gates will open at 9am with the youth game at 11am and the adults meeting at 1pm for a 2pm kick off. We will be showing the FA Cup Final on the clubhouse TV immediately after the charity match.

Sid Hone, Gary Gibbs, Sean Gibbs, Mark Fuller, Harry Hills, Mark Hone, Mickey Smith, Sean Byrd, Martyn Smith, Lee Crocker, James Branch, Kevin Hollamby, Pip Castle, Jack Smith, Louis Burton, Ian Mace, Martin Wirt, Timmy Russell, Dan Jackson, Dan Anderson, Matt Twyman, Adrian Seager, Duncan Randall, Mark Cumpper, Carl Hamilton, Andy Bower, Matt Stanley, Gavin Myers, Carl Jones, Rob Finn … I am sure I have missed others that have been asked … please let us know … thanks.