The weekend as it happens with McDonalds

Birthday greetings Monday to Chelsea Prior, Hana Randall and Tracey Smith!

Monday: we are closed to visitors today

Sunday afternoon and more McDonalds vouchers

Well-deserved McDonalds awards for training attendance, role models during lockdown and school work all up to date

100% training attendance: Archie Barker, Henry Barnes, Preston Webb, Thomas Hawkins and William Spiers.

Happy birthday on Sunday to Louis Burton!

Sunday morning opening for training preparation is 8am

Reminder that, during the current restrictions, everybody is asked to sign-in and out. Unless you need the clubhouse, please use the toilet at the far end of the changing unit where sanitizer and paper towels are provided. Thank you.

First pictures of the weekend … U13s McDonalds with their vouchers after training and our U12s DVS team who were at Appledore

Jamie Spiers and McDonalds voucher winners Harvey and Ben
Great bunch at Waterside Ssturday morning
Lewis and Jack (Gerrard) with Dean Saturday morning
McDonalds vouchers for PoM, attendance at training and keeping up with school work as well as supporting peers and adults during the lockdown

Match summary from Alex Potts [Under 10 Hurricanes]

David & I were so proud of all the team today as we came up against Mersham who are probably one of the best teams for our age group. In the afternoon sun, we may not have got the result we wanted but no worries, just good to be back playing football and seeing the boys enjoying the game again
Kind regards Alex

Saturday opening 9am … usual training for the U13 McDonalds at midday. Due to the covid situation, we will close by 2pm on Saturday.

For the activities within the club this weekend, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Our fantastic sponsors McDonalds are honouring only BGFC vouchers during the restrictions and I will be talking to managers about children that fulfil the criteria for recognition. They are (i) full attendance at training; (ii) completely up to date with set school work; and (iii) behaving and setting an example to peers and adults during lockdown. DH

  • the Essex tournament that Alex Potts and the Hurricanes were due to take part in has sadly fallen victim to the virus and the restrictions
  • another casualty is the planned Community sessions at Waterside hosted by Charlton Athletic – we remain confident that the partnership will flourish next year
  • with knockdown imminent, it is vital that ALL seniors and juniors are now registered online via Lisa – please don’t leave it and ‘wait and see’
  • reminder that from 1 August 2020, all standing orders are to be at the standard rate again please. No standing order = no play.

Thursday 30 July 2020 with William Charles Hairdressers

Seniors training Thursday night with Brian Petken, Ian Mace and Benn Phillips @7pm followed by seniors get-together with Executive reps and managers immediately after training. Saturday and Sunday seniors plus new faces are welcome. FA Guidance Rules apply at all times. 

Warm welcome to Chelsea Christian who is joining Steve’s squad, Lucas D who is training tonight with the U12/U13s and Milo D who trained last night and is added to our U10s group. New players always welcome!

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Clubhouse open today from 1pm

Birthday greetings on Wednesday to Rohit Gurung!

Training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Club bags that are still awaiting collection

912       Daniel Rogers

919       Fabian Golaszewski

920       Oscar Barnes

930       Ryan Shayanowako

Tuesday 28 July 2020 with Kingswood Grosvenor Hall

Birthday greetings Tuesday to Robert Finn, Lisa Cotton and Duncan Randall!

Training on Tuesday as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Our U15s Girls squad needs a couple more players – please contact Steve Sutton the manager direct on 07976568141. Training is on Wednesdays and matches on Sunday afternoons.

U14s looking to strengthen for the coming season – please contact Grant the manager direct on 07887985424 or email dhomewood@yahoo.com for further details.

Regular training at our familyu club
Kingswood – valued supporters of Bromley Green FC

Monday 27 July 2020 with Purple Rhino

Monday: birthday greetings to Courtney Black!

Message from Damion Truelove: Under 10s training starts at 6.30pm this week due to work commitments … still room for a couple of new faces, so bring a friend

For the coming week’s training schedule, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Waterside sanitised by the experts

The premises, footpaths, MUGA, car park – all treated by national experts

Getting ready to hopefully start again soon!

Well done Grant, Lee and Dean for working on the pitches today

Big thank you to all those who are battling to make sure we are ready for the restart at Waterside

Encouraging weekend just past with the seniors now growing in numbers. Those owing money need to pay their debts or they will not be playing. Thursday (mixed training of Sats and Suns) would be an ideal opportunity! Or, pay direct to Bromley Green FC Acc 10203874 Sort code 20 02 62. Thank you.

As we move towards a proper restart, the following managers are each looking for a couple of additions. In the first instance, please email dhomewood@yahoo.com if interested and for further details.

Damion Truelove Under 10s

Simon Oldfield Under 11 Emeralds and BGV Juniors

Chris Barker Under 12s McDonalds

Grant Turner Under 14s

Steve Sutton Girls U15

Into the weekend with DVS Flower Distribution

Saturday opening 7am [training for U13s McDonalds as usual at midday with Damo and Jamie]

Friday: clubhouse open for business purposes only (no bar today) from 7am to 12 midday

Thursday night: well done to all who trained – teams needing a couple more players are: Saturday seniors (Brian Petken/Benn Phillips), U14s (Grant), U12s (Chris), Emeralds U11s mixed (Simon) and BGV Juniors (Simon)

Any manager that has players not registered should contact Lisa as a mattr of urgency now as without the minimum number, she cannot add sides to the WGS

Advance notice: ‘Meet & Greet’ on Sunday for the Under 18s at 1pm after training. Can we have everybody attend please. Thank you.

Sponsors of BGFC Under 8s and U12s DVS in the ADYFL

Into Africa … Green donations statement from Vice President Mike Perk

Under 18s: Thursday training, Sunday training as usual and the ‘Meet & Greet’ at 1pm on Sunday – can all players and as many parents as possible attend please as we need to all be on same wavelength as the new season approaches. Thank you

Thursday opening 4pm with training as per the schedule … please note that, if tackling/games are taking place, shin pads must be worn

Mike (centre with the BGFC tie of course) and colleagues in Cape Town with some of the donations from Bromley Green FC

This week, on the other side of the world, former player and a Vice President of the club, Mike Perk represented Bromley Green from his home in Cape Town, South Africa by donating old club kit, football shirts and boots.

Working with local charity “Unchain the Plain” the donation will go to help saving lives of young people living in one of the toughest places in the world. Unchain the Plain collect new/used sporting equipment to donate to underprivileged schools in the Mitchells Plain area. By helping to provide access to sport they are helping steer youngsters away from the all too close reality of drugs, gangs and extreme violence.

Most importantly they are a charity that is providing hope for children and their families in an area too easily neglected and forgotten about in South Africa.

This donation was collected at the club over the last Christmas period, with many of our current young players and families taking the time to sort through old kit and boots to send across to South Africa. Both Mike and Unchain the Plain have expressed huge gratitude to Bromley Green for their support.

Mike is now looking to set up a longer term relationship with the charity, on behalf of the Green, and will be liaising with the club to set up a more structured approach to collecting equipment for young people in Mitchells Plain.

He will specifically be looking to collect team kits at the end of each season, football boots and any official English club shirts, which always go down well.

Mike usually travels back to the UK, once or twice a year and will use this time to liaise with the club and collect donations.

Stop spitting! Don’t use chewing gum!

Players should be informed that spitting should be avoided, as the main mode of transmission of the virus is in respiratory secretions. In addition, clubs should consider enforcing a complete ban on chewing gum, as it is either spat out or rolled into a ball and taken out and thus poses a high risk of cross contamination. Club officials may wish to put a disciplinary measure in place in relation to spitting and chewing gum.

[From the official FA Guidance document concerning Covid]

Midweek 21/22 July 2020

Wednesday training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Clubhouse opening hours for Wednesday 4 – 8pm

A reminder to senior managers that players need to register now via Lisa for Saturdays and Sundays. She is at the club tonight and tomorrow from 6pm. Fines outstanding must be paid. Thanks DH

Under 10s please register with Lisa tonight from 6pm

Great turn-out on Tuesday for training – well done all!

Birthday greetings Tuesday to Nancy Zureiqi!

Revised clubhouse opening hours Tuesday are 8am to late

Training on Tuesday is as per the Events & Fixtures page

I know this is boring – but please can children take their belongings home – thank you

Monday 20 July 2020

“Even when the ‘experts’ all agree, they may well be mistaken” Bertrand Russell

Tuesday = Mini-6 meeting number 15 @6.30pm (DH, GT, SC, MB, LC, JS)

Only Dean and Damion have returned major trophies …. please let’s have them back ready for when we can eventually hold our awards ceremony

Also, whoever has the Sunday League trophy, please get it back to Gary asap … cheers DH

New keeper … new era as Benn Phillips commits to the Green

Benn Phillips at Waterside on Sunday

Former Ashford United goalkeeper Benn Phillips has committed to being part of the reform of our senior set-up. The Saturday seniors, under the direction of Brian Petken, are training at 7pm on Thursday and new players are welcome.

Sunday 19 July 2020 with TMS Protection

Sunday open for training: BG Junior Valiants @10am, U15s @10.30am, U12s McDonalds and U13s EKYL @11am, U18s with Will @11am, the Emeralds U11s @11.15am

Boost for Bromley Green Under 16s with new sponsor

George and Reece continue to rebuild our Under 16s squad who will sport a new kit sponsored by TMS Protection. Thanks to Jamie Spiers for organising. New to the area or seeking a fresh challenge? Come and join us at this exciting time? For further details ring George on 07391030875.

Yesteryears photo number 87

The launch of our U10s side on 6 September 2011