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Weekend updates … with Skoda Seat/Tribute to Mark Stanley

Sponsorship opportunities

Our U15s have shot up [and grown outwards!] to the extent that we are seeking two sponsors for the ADYL and EKYL teams for the new season which gets under way in September. All our kits are top of the range Nike strips. Companies or individuals that would like further details are invited to email or pop into the clubhouse for a chat Mon,Tues, Weds or Thurs any time between 4.30 and 7.30pm.

Skoda SeatOur latest fabulous sponsorship deals include Karl Terry Roofing (U15 Colts), Apex Facades (Saturday seniors), Key Auto Trade (both U10 squads), Trinity Flooring (U14s), Brendan Keogh (U13s rain jackets), Skoda SEAT (U13s). Plus, of course, McDonalds, Brailsford Rowe, Zarah, KC Scaffolding and Skoda Caffyns continue their long-term commitment to the club. A huge thanks to you all!


Hello to all prospective new youth players!

Football mad?

Local FA Charter Standard club, Bromley Green FC, established for 87 years, is recruiting NOW for boys and girls to play in their young sides in the forthcoming season

All ages welcome from age 6 years and upwards; especially we are seeking new players for our U7, U8, U13 and U15/U16 teams. We also run senior and disability sides.

We are based at Turner Close, behind the Swan Centre, and the post code is TN24 0PQ

Just come and meet us any Mon, Tues, Weds or Thurs from 4.30pm [until about 7.30pm] or in the first instance please contact


Dream Team
£10 per team
Organiser Matt Wedge
Pay D Homewood
Winner takes all!

Tribute to Mark Stanley

September 1988-89: Reserves Player manager Mark Stanley is centre, back row, next to sponsor Jimmy White

September 1988: Reserves Player-Manager Mark Stanley is centre, back row, next to sponsor Jimmy White

The shock news of the death of former seniors manager and long-serving Vice-President Mark Stanley has brought in many tributes and memories from ex players. I first recall playing in the same side as Mark in the 1973-74 season in the Ashford & District League; like Gary Holloway and myself, Mark started in adult football at the age of 14. That season, in the company of such Green stalwarts as Pete Maynard [manager], Tommy Stafford [captain], Tony Marshall, John Kelly, Bob Mummery and Roger Sim, Mark made 13 appearances. His overall record is 315 senior appearances with 48 goals.

Mark’s family, who I had the pleasure of living near to in Shadoxhurst for several years, have a long attachment to the club with father Vic plus of course, Peter, Matthew and David all putting in tremendous service both on and off the field.

Memories of Mark are numerous and I will not dwell on the tragic events of Zeebrugge in March 1987; the narrative has been documented and re-run ad infinitum. By the same token, it would be remiss not to acknowledge its happening and the profound impact levelled upon Mark’s health, work, family and football life.

A few [well, more than a few usually] rums with untold hours analysing players and planning his side for the next match are how I prefer to recall Mark. He spent years as a playing team chief of the Saturday Reserve; later to become first team manager. Arguably, his most notable achievement is the defeat of Lydd Town in the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to Tenterden for the Weald of Kent Charity Final. Can’t remember the year but the Green, for a variety of reasons, were down to the bare bones and Mark was at his wits end as to how to field a side. In the end, a penalty shoot-out went in our favour with Ian Ross firing in the decider. The triumph was no less than Mark deserved for his dedication; while, away from the playing side, he was extremely proud to be made a Vice-President of his boyhood club.

Once again, heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Brother Peter will keep us informed of funeral arrangements which will be published on the Events & Fixtures page in due course.

Thanks Mark for being a good manager and a good friend. Rest in peace mate.

Dave Homewood (on behalf of the Executive and all at Bromley Green FC)


Mark Stanley passes away

Sad news has arrived that Vice President and former Bromley Green senior manager Mark Stanley has died peaceably. A formal tribute will follow over the weekend but in the meantime we offer our sincere condolences to the family.

RIP Mark Victor Stanley

FIFA birthday fun for Cameron

The FIFA finalists

The finalists last night, Cameron and Grant

The finalists last night, Cameron and Grant

Here's the cake!

Here’s the cake!

A break for pizza

A break for pizza

More photos to follow on the Valiants page and our official facebook pages

Going up in the world … New management team for Under 12s

Good luck to Toby and his accomplices, Debby and Pat, who are conquering Mount Snowdon to raise money for the club.

Clubhouse open Friday from 5.30pm

Happy birthday to Alfie Norman and Cameron Spencer … all welcome to join in Cam’s celebrations this evening in the clubhouse

Changes to Bromley Green’s U12s management team
A big thank you to Sam Phelan and Tom Tinker who have stepped down from managing the Under 12s to focus on their education. The club wishes them every success and looks forward to seeing them at games whenever possible. In a short statement, the club paid tribute to the young duo, saying they had set a ‘fine example’ to the youngsters. “We have reluctantly accepted their resignations and fully understand that planning for their futures has to take priority”. Taking over the reins with immediate effect are the experienced trio of Barrie Castle, Brian Edwards and John Grace; while Jane Waters will continue in her admin role. Training will remain on Tuesdays during the summer (6 – 7pm) while, in the winter, sessions will be held Wednesdays at the North School on the all-weather surface.

Thursday 21 July 2016 with Karl Terry Roofing Contractor

Karl Terry



Karl Terry Roofing kindly sponsor our U15 Colts who train on Tuesdays and play their games on Saturday mornings. Any player/parent interested is welcome to come along and speak to Duncan or Claire any Tuesday just before 6pm. And join in!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training for U14s and U12s today

U12s parents/players/management please meet with DH for ten minutes tonight. There are a number of topics to discuss. Thank you.

U14s please note: Egerton & Pluckley United have called off Saturday’s game

Reminder: Friday is Cameron Spencer’s birthday … clubhouse open from 5.30pm … everybody welcome to help him celebrate

Under 10s show promise

A mixed U10s group that came out on top against Park Farm Colts last night at a sweltering Waterside. As usual, Joe is not paying attention!

A mixed U10s group that came out on top against Park Farm Colts last night at a sweltering Waterside. As usual, Joe is not paying attention!

Reece Crofts: Most Improved U9s Player 2015 – 2016

Reece Crofts receives his Most Improved U10s Player 2016 from Kevin Hollamby

Reece Crofts receives his Most Improved U9s Player 2015-2016 from Kevin Hollamby

Recruitment: flyers are now going out across the area for new faces in all of our youth teams. In particular, we need a few more Under 7s and Under 13s in preparation for next season. In the first instance, please email

Please note for the umpteenth time: I do not respond to ‘Private Number’, ‘Number Withheld’ etc calls. Please either text me your ID and I will call you back or, preferably, email Thank you.

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today

See what the weather is like … could be a barbecue evening!

Training as per schedule today for U7s, U8s, U10s, U11s and Valiants … plus the U10s ADYFL have a friendly with Park Farm Rangers (6pm kick off)

No training for U15s EKYL tonight

Thanks go to Jack Smith for his work on the pitches


Tuesday 19 July 2016 with Apex Facades

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training today as per schedule for seniors and Under 14s

Under 10s message from Pat
The U10s last training session will be Wednesday and we have a game against Park Farm Colts so it’d be good to have all the U10s there. We will be back on the 10th of August ready for the new season.

Under 8s please note: from 1 August 2016 training will be as usual on Mondays and Wednesdays but at the new time of 6 – 7pm. The change is twofold with some parents finding it a rush to make a 5pm start; plus this will enable James to coach the squad. Under 7s will remain as now [5 – 6pm].

APEXA small minority of senior players still owe money from last season … please settle what you owe now as promised … you know who you are … thank you

Under 7s and Under 13s
Recruitment: is going well for the U7s and U13s but we still have room for a few more players in both age groups. Well done to all the U13s who hand delivered flyers yesterday!

Belgium: one last check that you all have valid passports! Let’s have everyone on time for departure by 8.45am please!

Butlins May 2017: plenty of interest from the U8s, U10s, U11s, U13s and U14s. Full information sheets are printed in the clubhouse or email and I will ping them to anyone interested. Can managers/admin please inform me within the next few weeks if the players/parents wish to participate in the ESF Tournament at Bognor. Some parents have suggested they might do some fund raising to help with costs … excellent – but please discuss with an Executive member prior to organising. Thank you. DH

Come on board!
Vacancy-Sign-K-5409After many years of service, Dave Andrews is stepping down from the Executive Committee and team management after the Belgium Tournament. Dave has performed several roles over the years since he joined as a young player and we offer him sincere thanks for all of his efforts. This means there is a vacancy on the Executive and we need some new faces to keep us oldies young and provide new ideas. Contact Stan Donald, Shane Cowley or Dave Homewood if you might be interested and require further details.

And lastly for now … please don’t anyone moan about the heat. We’ve waited long enough for a few days of real summer sun!