Category Archives: Latest News

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sam’s birthday … well it was on Saturday!

Sam and team mates last night

BBC Sports Page screenshot from David Spencer

Our BGV U16 winners

Training as usual tonight for the U8s at the North School and the U15 Colts at Highworth. Training schedules for all teams are changing now the lights have altered … updates will be published on the Events & Fixtures page as and when managers provide information.

Great weekend for the club as U16 Valiants triumph and League event is successful … into a new week

Clubhouse open Monday from 4.30pm

U13s: all parents and players please meet with The Patron and Youth Officer after training Monday evening 7.15pm … thank you

Training Monday at Waterside for the U8 Colts, U10 EKYL and the U13s

Well what a weekend of mixed emotions! No denying some pretty grim results but let’s accentuate the positive! Pride of place goes to our U16 Valiants and manager Aaron’s report of a fantastic day is published on the BG Valiants page.

Ready for action as Wembley becomes ever closer

On a more general theme, we should be proud as a club for staging the U10s event on behalf of the ADYL on Saturday. From early morning till late in the day, volunteers toiled to ensure many children had an enjoyable tournament. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Some more images from the U8 Colts

Martyn Smith’s charges are making real progress and already planning for next season with the squad having new additions in the pipeline.

Updates …

BG U16 Valiants into final … good luck lads!
It’s off to Birmingham in May for the finals of the People’s Cup after great display at New Malden today. Aaron’s report to follow …

BGV U16s at New Malden today

BGV U16s

Under 12s yesterday

The Under 12s on Saturday

‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.’
We went into the match today against Rolvenden with Great Expectations and the boys were unlucky in a very wind dominated contest.
The game began quickly going from end to end in the first couple minutes with the wind behind us. Even though we looked strong, Rolvenden seemed to be used to this kind of game playing quick football to feet which led to them taking the lead within the first five minutes. Not long after that, after some very neat attacking play Bromley were able to grab the second goal of the game with the prolific Freddie Copham placing the ball under the keeper to level it at 1-1. After this the game became physical from both sides with some players flying into tackles, some better timed than others, and the home side were able to take advantage from a free kick knocking the ball into the net to make it 2-1 midway through the first half. Corners became a huge part of the remainder of the half which seemed to slow the play down considerably. However, towards the end Freddie once again produced a lovely finish from the edge of the box to make it 8 goals in 4 games and to make it 2-2 which I believed was going to be all the action from the half. They say in football that you are at the most vulnerable after scoring and this proved to be the case with Rolvenden scoring in what seemed to be added extra time onto the first half, just before the whistle meaning the boys came off 3-2 down at half time.
We knew that the second half was going to be a different experience playing against the wind which seemed to have picked up and it showed with the boys struggling after the break to get the ball out of their own half which added pressure onto the defence and goalkeeper leading to mistimed kicks, headers and catches. Point in case with Rolvendens fifth goal from a corner which came in from the right but ended up going directly into the top left hand corner of the net, changing direction mid-air leaving Artjom without a chance of saving it even though his positioning was correct from the initial ball. Despite this, he demonstrated his strong shot stopping abilities saving a load of efforts that looked destined for the goal. He however was not the only one who stopped the ball with Callum pulling off two goal line clearances from out of nowhere towards the end of the game which looked like a scene from an action movie!
The final score and weather was very unkind on the boys today with the game ending 7-2, given this the Player of The Match was awarded to a defender who despite playing against an attacker who was about a foot taller than him managed to out muscle and close the door on multiple occasions and that was Toby Galton. He had been thrown into the position even though it is not his preference but gave 100% commitment and for that he deserved congratulations.
One more game left for the season, and one more winter training session away from home means that as of next week we can start to work on some of our weaknesses which have haunted the team over the season so watch this space.
Thank you for everything as always, James.
Local Sunday League results

[updated] Sunday 26 March 2017


Good luck to our U16 Valiants in the People’s Cup today at New Malden, Surrey. 7am at the club is the meet time.

At Waterside, there are home games for the Sunday seniors against White Horse (10.30am) and the EKYL U15s versus St Margarets (2pm)

Please scroll down for Sunday’s local league fixtures

From Saturday

Early morning and nearly ready for the ADYL Tournament … thanks to all those who turned out to help

League Secretary Vanessa presents Lashman with his U14s PoM award today

Not a happy trip to Hopes Grove for the Under 14s who lost 3-1 against High Halden. The Green were level at 1-1 when Kieron headed home a cross from skipper Conan.

Ted makes sure all the teams coming back are well fed!

Thanks to all volunteers from early Saturday morning as we welcomed the ADYL U10 clubs to Waterside for the Respect Tournament … few more photos below

Late afternoon photos with the EKYL U10s who are always smiling!


EKYL U10s … smiling as usual

Great day for Austyn

Under 8s Colts
An absolute cracker this morning end to end action big tackles and good goals shame about the result and wind we stuck in there with them 1-1 at ht we looked the better team and gave them a good run it wernt untill we lost our shape after trying to get the 2nd wanna say a big well done 4 all tge effort the boys av put it im proud so they shud be to well done. Martyn Smith

Our ‘Enery is PoM for the U8 Colts

Action from a great league match on Saturday

Well played everyone!

Holding up the bar … as usual

Under 15 Colts

Well done Luke … our PoM today against Marsh Youth

Under 10s ADYL

Really battling displays by the ADYL U10s in the Respect Tournament … all the players did the club and their manager proud … Jamie kept three clean sheets and, although we didn’t qualify for the semi finals, the boys were terrific. Player of the Tournament for the Green was Timmy Russell.

Ashford & District League Cup results
Biddenden Juniors 1-10 Ashford Dynamo
Tenterden Town 7-0 Rolvenden Reserves
Smeeth & Brabourne 0-6 Bromley Green
Smarden v Lydd Town 3rds – Postponed
Kennington Reserves 1-0 Ashford Athletic Reserves
The Three Mariners v Wittersham – Postponed

Into the weekend …

Green jackets to be collected from the clubhouse
362      10YR    Bartosz
386      SA        Albert
388      SA        Kacper (U14)
166      SA        Ilja
383      SA        Joe Gower
314      MA      Toby
385      XL        Martyn Smith
387      XL        Calvin Regan

T-shirts to be collected from the clubhouse
386      SA        Albert
388      SA        Kacper (U14)
385      XL        Martyn Smith
387      XL        Calvin Regan

Birthday greetings Saturday to Samuel Woch and Rae Thompson!

ADYL U10s Tournament

We host the ADYL U10s tournament on today. Gates open 7am. All help welcomed! At the moment, our volunteers are Matthew Twyman, Shane Cowley, Leah-Ann Mooney, Jack Petts, Ted Hutton, Aaron Small, Jack Smith, Ilja, Lash, Brian Edwards, Lisa Copham, James Porter, Grant Turner, Mark Day. Hope I haven’t missed anybody out! We need more to help with signs, litter monitoring, stewarding etc. Please don’t be shy in coming forward! Have a great day and thank you in advance to all.

Under 13s squad to travel to New Romney
Jack, Csllum, Rex. Lennon, Frankie, Lorenzo, Dom, Emmet, Sam, Ben, Brayden, Eddie, Tom B

Under 14s squad away to High Halden
Nathan, Jack, Piotr, Charlie, Conan, Brendan, Lash, Gift, Ilja, Jaden, Kieron, Oliver, Joe

Can all AWAY BG teams park in the Swan Centre car park prior to changing and departures … we need to leave 12 parking spaces for a function please … thanks

Busy weekend … preview to follow later … meeting times are on the Events & Fixtures page

Friday 24 March 2017

Ashford & District League fixtures for 25 March 2017

Biddenden Juniors v Ashford Dynamo
Tenterden Town v Rolvenden Reserves

Smeeth & Brabourne v Bromley Green
Smarden v Lydd Town 3rds
Kennington Reserves v Ashford Athletic Reserves
The Three Mariners v Wittersham

Thursday 23 March 2017 with McDonalds

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Training for U13s and U14s at Waterside … no training for U15s who resume next week

Under 13s training tonight … match on Saturday … meeting on Monday after training
U13s training as normal this evening 6-7 but from next week the sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with Adrian and Wes. On Saturday you are away to New Romney in the League and on Monday, immediately after training, there is a meeting outlining the future plans for the squad with The Patron and Youth Officer. Can all parents and players attend please. Thank you.


As part of our planned expansion in line with the Football Development Plan, we begin another exciting new venture next Thursday (30 March) with the first training session for the new Under 7s. Please just turn up at 5.15pm ready for a 5.30pm start and bring boots and shin pads if possible.

Bromley Green Valiants People’s Cup semi-final this Sunday

Sunday 26 March 2017: Under 16s People’s Cup Semi-Finals. Players please meet in the clubhouse for 7am. Don’t forget the clocks go FORWARD by an hour this weekend! We are aiming to leave by 7.30am to get there in time to register etc.   We are carsharing as usual.  Thanks to those who have let me know they have spaces but we could do with a couple more seats – please let us know asap if you haven’t already.  Anyone who isn’t sure about the rules in this tournament, please ask me/Pat (07510 523658 or 07484 651925).
The U16s players not travelling – training alongside the Adults at Bromley Green as usual.
Thanks, Debby
COMING SOON! (Contact: Lisa Copham 07713450042)
Thursday 30 March 2017
U8s, U8 Colts and U12s FIFA Night … everybody welcome … starts at 6pm
Friday 21 April 2017
U12s Quiz Night … all parents and players welcome … more details to follow