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 email@example.com or pop into the clubhouse for a chat Mon,Tues, Weds or Thurs any time between 4.30 and 7.30pm.
Our 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
£10 per team
Organiser Matt Wedge
Pay D Homewood
Winner takes all!
Tribute to Mark Stanley
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)