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Monday 21 May 2018

Those at Butlins: please meet in the concourse (usual place) by 12.15pm today … and leave your rooms tidy!

Training tonight as per the schedule except for the U8s who are still whacked from the weekend’s exertions! Message from Martyn: U8s who wish to train are asked to join in with the U9s just for this evening.

A packed weekend … more details later

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[updated] Sunday last knockings: title wrapped up/Butlins great success

Butlins photos … more to follow with Teddy Sheringham

Treble trouble

The kids loved the bumper cars … didn’t they Brian?

Hastings in U12s round robin – unfortunately no win but all enjoyed – Player of the Match: Archie Bower

Star player today is Archie Bower … lovin’ his McDonalds voucher

The Under 12s

Beautiful day at Waterside with Hastings United our guests for a 3-way contest

I can think of a few captions … five free pints for the best entry (email to dhomewood@yahoo.com)

Headlines … all the photos later
* 13-0 win for the seniors clinches title … well done Gary and all the boys! All the goals came from lads that have come through the youth system: Ryan Ford 3, Jamie Hurst 3, Ashley Webster 3, Kieran Shrimpton 2, Matthew Wedge2 
* Butlins: Brilliant football at the U8s while the U13s gain valuable experience
* Presentations tonight at Bognor … still waiting to hear who the celebrity is … in recent years we have had Dennis Wise, Stuart Pearce, Ian Rush and Robert Pires (not a bad line-up is it?) U13s is at 5.30pm (Centre Stage) and U8s is at 4.30pm (RED Room).
BG Valiants in splendid form
Hi Dave the Valiants had a tournament today they got to the semi-finals of the cup and came runners-up in the League under 16s and the man of the matches went to Kieran and Adam. Photos to follow as soon as have time. Well done Valiants! DH

Well done Adam!

The Green U16 Valiants … well played all!

Under 11s report from Grant Turner at the Faversham Event

Great experience for the U11s at Faversham today

A deserved McDonalds PoT voucher for Dexter

Under 11s went to Faversham tournament and found themselves in a strong group. The team tried very hard in the 4 games we played. We lost 3 games and won 1. But the 2 of the games we lost were by 1-0 and were very close games. The top 2 teams who were in a different class and were scoring goals for fun against the other teams putting at least 4 goals past them but we restricted them to 1 nil and 2 nil making them really work.

The 2 best players winning the awards today are Jamie for the amount of saves he made today and Dexter for his constant running tackling and passing. Well done to them and all the boys including Tom who scored our goal in the game which we won.

[Updated] Into the weekend / Sunday’s fixtures

Sunday seniors: away Kingsnorth Pilgrims (10.30am) Officer in charge at the clubhouse on Sunday is Lisa Copham

Saturday: Happy birthday today to Vice President, former player and manager, Harry Hills! Harry emerged from the youth ranks to appear in 702 senior league and cup games, netting 82 goals.

On the subject of legends, Ciaran McQuillan (1003 appearances, 108 goals) has pledged to don the Green jersey again to support the Andy Hone Memorial Day next weekend.

Butlins: everybody ok and looking forward to the matches on Saturday and Sunday

Saturday: seniors home Deal Sports Reserves (2.45pm) Officer in charge on Saturday is Shane Cowley. Update: a 9-1 thrashing ended a season that began with so much promise. No details available as yet.

Fixtures Sunday (10.30am)
Premier
Mersham v Market
Division One
Charing v Ashford Cavaliers
Prince Albert v Troggs
Division Two
Ashstone Galacticos v Burton Grove
Grasshoppers v Red Heathens
Willesborough Athletic v Aldington
Division Three
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Bromley Green

[updates] ESF Tournament details/fixtures

Update: Charing Sunday 0-10 Bromley Green … nearly there boys! Goals from Connor Gower 3, Ashley Webster 3, Layton Bryant, Kieran Shrimpton and 2 own goals. Gary’s PoM was Ashley.

Just heard … Saturday’s senior game is now at home. Officer in charge is Shane Cowley 07980786421.

Thursday: birthday greetings to our Mayor, Winston Michael!

Who is taking the Girls’ training session on Sunday at 10am please? Lisa will be opening the clubhouse Sunday at 7.45am. Thank you. DH

Thursday: Officer in charge Shane Cowley. Bar staff: Zac Cowley. For training arrangements, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page. Good luck to the seniors at Charing on Thursday night.

Wednesday: clubhouse open from 4.30pm … all training is ON tonight

The Under 8s and Under 13s meet at the club 9am this Friday for the trip to the ESF Festival at Butlins, Bognor Regis.

Ideally, everyone would travel on the luxury coach but some are making their own way there. Those not with the main group will need to find me in the camp’s concourse [adjacent to the bar] as I will collect everybody’s welcome pack, keys, wrist bands etc. Can we all try and be organised please as I have no intention of spending my life on a mobile phone! Allowing for a break for breakfast, junk food, whatever, our anticipated time of arrival at Bognor is 12.30pm. Thank you DH.

Some notes for those who haven’t been to the series of meetings that began at McDonalds before Christmas:

  1. Club rules and Code of Conduct will apply at all times
  2. Keep luggage to a minimum … we are not going for a fortnight!
  3. Towels are provided in the accommodation
  4. Unaccompanied children should have money for food (and amusements!) Advice is to ask an adult to look after spending money as in the past, come Friday night, some have wasted it all in the excitement!
  5. The room leaders are: Martyn S, Jeff N, Alan L, Sarah B, Brian E, James P, Dave H, Neil H, Mark F, Chloe E.
  6. For the presentation night, club uniform should be worn by all players please. If you don’t have a green top or club polo, perhaps borrow or at the last resort see DH on Tuesday night at the club.
  7. Those that take medication … make sure you have it with you!
  8. The link for our venue details, fixtures is http://www.esfscorecentre.co.uk

http://www.esfscorecentre.co.uk

The under 8s begin against WSA FC (Saturday 10am)
The Under 13s begin against Brunswick FC (Saturday 10am)
All fixtures and kick off times are on the link

Last year when the guest was Robert Pires

France World Cup winner Robert Pires with the Bromley Green U14s last year

2014 Butlins Tournament. The U15s squad receive their medals from Liverpool legend Ian Rush.

 

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

All training is on this evening (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if unsure)

Prospective managers, Steve and Max, would like to meet any current and prospective new senior players for next season. It is appreciated that, with midweek games, exams and goodness knows what else, that this is not the ideal time for more training and meetings but we need to really start now to get our act together cross-club for next season. Again, all of last season’s U16s are invited tonight. For the new Sunday team, as soon as we look organised, I will sort out some friendlies and tournaments. Arrive when you like but let’s have a light training session with Sid, Matt and the chaps at 6.30pm. Thank you DH.

Great to see some new faces among the youth teams last night … welcome!

Eight years ago!

Geoff Stanborough and Ian Mace at the 2010 dinner

Great memories!

Quite randomly, these photos sprang up on Google … doesn’t seem possible that it was eight years ago!

Monday 14 May 2018

The club sends its sincere condolences to Aaron Small and Claire Seager in their family loss. RIP Stuart.

All training is on tonight with the clubhouse open from 5pm

Under 11s squad for the Faversham Tournament on Saturday 20 May: Jamie, Orlando, Simos, Kieran, Tom, Jay, Lenny and Dexter. Note: only 8 maximum players allowed. Leave the clubhouse by 8am to register by 8.45am. 

Updates later today

Sunday with Apex Facades: seniors win/U13s please manager

Well, what an exhausting weekend!

Firstly, thanks to all those teams/players who came back to support our own clubhouse … especially the U9s (below) and U15s who were late finishing.

Well done Phoebe!

Well done Reegan!

The U9s

Seniors hit five to keep title bid on track

The long slog towards finishing top continued this morning at The Ridge as the Green recorded a 5-1 victory against Ashford Spartans. On target for the Green, whose next challenge is away to Charing on Thursday, were Ryan Ford (2), Kai Friday, Andrew Trott and Kieran Shrimpton.

Results

Division One
AFC Ashford Athletic 8-0 Charing
Prince Albert 4-1 Ashford Cavaliers

Division Two
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves 6-12 Ashstone Galacticos
Grasshoppers 7-1 South Willesborough
Red Heathens 2-0 Aldington

Division Three
Ashford Spartans 1-5 Bromley Green

Bodkin Cup S/F
Market 3-7 Kennington

First report and photos in from the Under 13s

Very encouraging displays today from the Under 13s

Really pleasant and well organised tournament at South Ashford in preparation for next weekend’s Butlins tournament. The fixtures list for our U13s seemed heavily stacked against us with the likes of Chelsea Foundation and Maidstone Division 1 side Snodland U13s to contest with. We really couldn’t afford any passengers and everyone played their part!
Although every game had its highlights, for me the standout moment came from Igor playing in defence who took the ball down from a lofty ball over two thirds of the pitch, controlled it with one touch to trap the ball and another to get the ball out of his feet before raising his head rocketing the ball with his right foot directly into the top right hand corner, stunning the opposition team and fans whilst sending the rest of us into jubilation! Although, I can’t speak for the tournament over both days… but definitely in our group, Goal of the Tournament comes to mind!
That goal proved to be the only one for us in the end but with games ending 0-1 (Snodland), 1-1 (Dynamo), 0-2 (Chelsea) and 0-1 (Wye Warriors) with strong defensive displays from all involved we stayed in the game on every occasion. Part of this success came from our goalkeeper Oliver Bell who coincidentally was voted Player of the Tournament with some cat like reflex saves to keep it all to play for.
Very proud of all who took part! James Porter
Tournament squad: Oliver Bell, Jake Edwards, Igor Blejwas, Kieran Black, Anuj Pandey, Elliott Grace, Freddie Copham, Charlie Griffin,
Bradley Richards, Bobby Mayes

We report the sad news that Paul Featherstone has passed away. A lovely chap. RIP ‘Fev’.

Executive Duty Officer today is Shane Cowley 07980786421

Clubhouse open from 7.45am

Good luck to the Sunday seniors this morning as we continue our pursuit of the title at The Ridge against Ashford Spartans (10.30am) and all those involved in tournaments in Ashford and Hastings. Any doubts, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Fixtures in our division this morning (10.30am)
Ashford Spartans v Bromley Green
Fox Sunday v Charing Reserves

Report and pictures from Under 10s manager Rob Finn

Today we played in the South Ashford Tournament at Sandyhurst Lane. There was some strong opposition and the boys found it hard as the games were only 8 minutes; but they put in a good effort holding some good sides.
Player of the Tournament today went to Preston for some outstanding defending  … well done to all that took part.

Great bunch!

Preston, our U10s PoT at Sandyacres on Saturday

Results Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 2-1 Deal Town Rangers
Deal Sports Reserves 6-2 CC Sports
Faversham Town Reserves 1-1 AFC Ashford Athletic
Staplehurst Reserves 5-1 Tenterden Town