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[updated] Friday 21 September 2018: Bring on another action-packed weekend

Happy birthday today to Jamie Turner, Ashley Webster and Gary Holloway!

Please collect the following BGFC Polo shirts from the clubhouse
082 Owen Hadlum
464 Jonathan Mithrun
445 Todd Jasper
168 Harrison Campion
394 Lenny Buss
478 Tyler Morgan (Lulu)
475 Harvey Hatcher
377 Thomas Hawkins
465 Harley White
476 Freddie Churchman

Please collect the following green jackets from the clubhouse
33 Alexander
374 Jamie Turner
375 George Wright
395 Archie Potts
439 Henry Barnes
445 Todd Jasper
480 Ben Reed
481 Alex Barr
484 Vincent Percival
490 Rudi Friday
491 Kai Nelson
512 Ashley Webster

Looking forward to another weekend footballfest – with the seniors away on Kent Sunday Cup duty at Larkfield and the U16s and U14s both at The Marsh Academy on Saturday morning for key ADYFL fixtures against Grasshoppers. The U16s welcome Alfie Glendinning and the returning Aiden Tree into the fold.

Gary Gibbs and co enter into the unknown with a trip to Weavering AFC (note kick off is at 11am) while the Sunday Reserves have an attractive home match with Ashford United Thirds (10.30am). Sid and the management team continue to add to the squad and a belated debut is expected from Gazza ‘Rooney’ Ranson as the mixture of youngsters and experience seek their first points in a learning-curve season.

Saturdays are always buzzing with the extra youth teams and, with players continuing to join us, we are quietly confident of a successful season. Can’t give names; but some really keen children have joined recently with some making their first appearance this Saturday. We could have yet another U9 side with the aim of providing regular friendlies to keep all the children engaged and developing.

The Under 11s who are away to Kennington Juniors … meet 9am in the clubhouse with kick off at Ball Lane scheduled for 10am
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Harrison, Charlie, Sam, Thomas, Kieron B, Matteo, William, Timmy. [Kieron J & Ben H not available for selection].

The Under 10 Colts/Warriors who meet 10am in the clubhouse for the home game with Biddenden Juniors (11am kick off)
Travis, Henry, Lenny, AJ, Archie P, Reegan, Harley, Archie

The weekend’s fixtures
Saturday 22 September 2018
Under 16s Away Grasshoppers (11.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am. Venue: Marsh Academy, Station Road, New Romney TN28 8BB. Referee Ben Marshall.
Under 14s Away Grasshoppers (9.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am. Venue: Marsh Academy, Station Road, New Romney TN28 8BB. Referee Gavin Wood
Under 13s Home Mersham(11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am. Referee Malik Loor
Under 11s Away Kennington Juniors (10am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am. Venue: Ball Lane, Kennington, Ashford TN254EB. Referee Lloyd Holland.
Under 10s Away Charing Blacks (9.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.20am. Venue: The Arthur Baker Field, The Moat, Charing TN27 0JJ
Under 10s Colts/Warriors Home Biddenden Juniors (11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am
Under 9s Home Bromley Green Colts (10am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am
Under 9s Colts/Warriors Away Bromley Green (10am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am
Under 9sDVS Home Charing (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am
Under 8s Away Hawkinge Youth Hawks (9.15am) Leave clubhouse 8am. Venue: CT18 7AY
U8s Colts Home Headcorn Tornadoes (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am

Sunday 23 September 2018
Sunday firsts Away Weavering AFC (11am) [Kent Sunday Cup round 1] Venue: Larkfield Playing Fields, New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6RH. Referee Daniel Brenchley.
Sunday Reserves Home Ashford United Thirds (10.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee Ian Sands
BGV Juniors Tournament at Rainham (grading today) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.30am
BGV Adults training as normal


[updated] Thursday 20 September 2018: Lee Williams with two fellow keepers

Three legends!

BGFC Vice President Lee Williams with Pat Jennings and Bob Wilson

Clubhouse open from 5pm with DH

All training is as per the schedule

Congratulations to Matthew and Emma on the birth of a baby girl!

Thank you for all those who attended last night’s youth meeting … all teams except one were represented so well done!

Please collect the following green jackets from the clubhouse:


UK MA               512  Ashley Webster

UK10 140          395  Archie Potts

UK10 140          481 Alex Barr

UK10 140          482 Harry McRobert

UK10 140          484 Vincent Percival

UK10 140          194 Riley Vidler

UK10 140          445 Todd Jasper

UK14 164          258 Lorrenzo Baker

UK12 152          439 Henry Barnes

UK LA                335 Alexander

UK14 164          433 Ollie N Bell

UK12 152          374 Jamie Turner

UK8 128            491 Kai Nelson

UK14 164          487 Lewis Jenkins

UK SA                375 George Wright

UK SA                480 Ben Reed

UK SA                490 Rudi Friday

Please collect the following polo shirts from the clubhouse:




Wednesday 19 September 2018

Clubhouse open today from 5pm with DH and Leah-Ann

The more I get to know people, the more I realise why Noah only let animals on the boat

We wish a speedy recovery for McRobert Junior who has a broken arm sustained in training … even the old man didn’t go to those lengths to avoid training!

Even your old man never tried this one on to avoid training … only joking … get back into action soon x

All training is on as per the schedule … can everybody be on time please as the nights are drawing in! Don’t forget there is the Youth Meeting for all managers, coaches and admin starting immediately after training.

PLEASE collect from the clubhouse the following garments:
082 Owen Hadlum; 432 Tommy Jenkins; 464 Jonathan Mithrun; 445 Todd Jasper

Fantastic effort by the U16s at training last night … in the end, you will reap the rewards boys; keep the faith and welcome to key new signing Alfie Glendinning


Tuesday 18 September 2018

Tuesday opening from 5pm with training at 6pm for U16s (seniors welcome) and DVS U9s

Today’s thoughts are from Brian and Michelle

1) There are two kinds of people in this world, those who look out and those who look in.
2) Organisation leads to a simple life.
3) There are two ways of meeting difficulties; you alter difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.

Monday 17 September 2018 with R & J Coaches

Birthday greetings today to Jamie Preston and Harrison Campion!

Monday’s quote from film star Robin Williams: “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone”.

If you have some favourite quotes or sayings, send them to

The following club jackets have been left in the clubhouse: 168 Harrison Campion and 370 Harry Wood

All training is on tonight as per the schedule

Thanks are extended to those who helped out over the weekend … another thrilling weekend is coming up … all the fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page

ALL youth managers please make sure your side is represented at Wednesday’s meeting … it doesn’t have to be you personally that attends … thank you

Sunday 16 September 2018: seniors return to winning ways

Manager delighted with win

Gary Gibbs was pleased with his side’s 2-1 victory over AFC Guildhall this morning, describing the visitors as an “… excellent, well-organised side who will be up there come the end of the season”. Keeper Tom Messenger took the accolade of Player of the Match while the goals were provided by Kieran Shrimpton and Dan Taylor.

Clubhouse open today from 8.45am

Home game for the Sunday firsts against Folkestone-based AFC Guildhall and training as per the schedule for the BG Valiants

More from Saturday …

Under 12s on Saturday

Player of the Match for the U12s and winner of the £5 voucher is Cameron Edwards seen here with Grant Turner

Under 9s summary by Martyn Smith

Away to Ashford Courtside today and we took a while till we got going but started to move the ball and created chances. We panicked on the ball going forward but got our reward. Well done all. Goals: Olly 2, Tyler 2 and well played keeper Alfie. Motm Joe, picked by Matt manager of Courtside. Team: Alfie, Joe, Callum, TJ, Brad, Tyler, Jake, Fred, Olly

Jeff and Martyn and the U9s


The weekend is here …

As always, some good, some bad and some indifferent!

U16s lost 5-0
U14s win 5-1
U13s lost 2-0
U12s lost 3-1
[Not permitted to publish lower age details]

U8 Colts

The U8s Colts played really well today against Grasshoppers with nice passing and solid goalkeeping. We created a lot of chances and the man of match goes to Steven for being on target and number of times and it was a great performance – onwards and upwards a little green likes a big thank you to my new assistants Joe and Dan is an amazing job today. Pat Penfold

Under 11s continue stunning form

Birthday boy Charlie Bryant is our U11s Player of the Match today

Today we welcomed Headcorn to Waterside and another great performance from my team matched by a great show by Headcorn who are a new team to the league. Not allowed to give score or if we won or lost or goal scorers names so all I can say is ‘well done; boys, I’m happy with the performance’. PoTM today goes to Birthday Boy Charlie for some solid defending. Regards Rob.

The U11s back at Waterside today

Action against Headcorn




Under 16s

Frankie Cumpper receives his Most Improved Player award before today’s clash with Egerton

U16s warm up before today’s match

Bradley Richards who battled non-stop this morning to earn our BGFC PoM for the U14s

BGFC U14s who were in winning form again today

Sid and Ben Reed, the PoM for the U12s … well done!

Clubhouse open early this morning with Leah-Ann and Dave

What a thrilling line-up both at Waterside and our away games!

BGFC supports the Alzheimer’s Society

Many of us have seen loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s and it is heartbreaking knowing there is no cure … Jade Cowley is raising money for this worthy cause and Bromley Green FC is delighted to support her efforts.

You can help Jade Cowley raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page –

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alzheimer’s Society and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Thank you for your support!