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[updated] Into another action-packed weekend … special cards unique to BGFC

Fantastic cards for all occasions … unique BGFC Christmas cards

BGFC Christmas Card (double length)

Bromley Green Christmas Card 6×6

Bromley Green Christmas Card 10×7

Handmade cards, £1.25, of which the club receives £0.25 to go towards a cause of its choice. There is a basket in the clubhouse, please peruse at your leisure, and place the cost of the card in the box on the counter.
Handmade (to order), club customised christmas cards, colours/patterns will vary but all include the famous BGFC logo.
Prices are as follows:
10×7 £5.00, of which the club receives £2.50, 25 currently available.
6×6 £2.50, of which the club receives £1.25, 15 currently available.
DL (double length) £3.00, of which the club receives £1.50, 5 currently available.
5×7 £2.00, (no picture), of which the club receives £1.00, 10 currently available.
6×4 £1.50, (no picture), of which the club receives £0.50, 10 currently available.
If you have any questions or would like to make a order, please email pamspud82@gmail.com
Please state which size card you would like and if you prefer portrait or landscape. Delivery will be within 3 weeks. Please place the cost of the card in an envelope with your name and leave in the box provided.
The cards in the photos are available to purchase now. First come first served.
Also available are new-born baby cards, birthday, new job, anniversary, good luck, get well soon cards etc.
Thank you Pam Taylor

On Saturday, Leah-Ann will open the clubhouse at 7.45am

WEST HAM v SPURS ON THE CLUBHOUSE TV (12.30pm)

KCL fixtures Division Three (2.45pm)
CC Sport v AEI Sports
Staplehurst Reserves v AFC Ashford Athletic
Tenterden Town v Deal Sports Reserves

Les Leckie Cup (2.15pm)
Bromley Green v Faversham Town Reserves
Deal Town Reserves v Wateringbury
Larkfield v Aylesford
Woodnesborough v Ashford FC

There is a thrilling weekend of football in prospect for all sections of the club. Attractive home games for the Saturday and Sunday seniors catch the eye and both Ian Mace and Gary Gibbs will be looking for good support. For all the fixtures and kick off times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Under 15s squad to meet Egerton & Pluckley away on Saturday
Nathan; Frankie, George,  Brendan, Conan, Charlie, Jack C, Lennon, David, Ben, Lashman, Ilja, Kai, Jordan, Keiron, Jaden

Under 10s line-up for tomorrow away Mersham 
Preston, Riley, Josh, Matteo, Timmy, David, Harrison, Alfie, Keiran, Hurk, Kacper, Jevin

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Thursday 21 September 2017 with McDonalds

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Happy birthday today to Vice President and former club captain Gary Holloway! Gary will be in action at the BG Vets game against Whitstable on 7 October (kick off 1.30pm)

Nearly forgot! Happy birthday today to our long-serving goal ace and sponsor Ashley Webster!

Training tonight as per the schedule (refer to Events & Fixtures page)

Defibrillator
The club has purchased a defibrillator and notice of its exact siting will be posted as soon as the Executive decides.

McDonalds visits for sponsored sides

Town U8s (Martyn) 18 Nov, 17 Feb, 21 Apr
Orbital U11s (Grant) 11 Nov, 10 Feb, 14 Apr
Eureka U12s (Sid) 4 Nov, 3 Feb, 7 Apr

All are for a 12.30pm visit

Other (young) teams will also have opportunities for free meals … more details later

Preview of the weekend to follow on Friday …

Wednesday 20 September 2017 with Skoda Caffyns

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training for BGV Adults/U16s (6.30pm), U16s, U12s, U10s, U9s all at 6pm sharp

NO TRAINING for Under 11s tonight

Young BG Refs reminder: meeting with Pat and Lisa at 7.30pm

Manchester United v Burton Albion on the clubhouse TV tonight … all welcome!

Under 13s bolster their squad

The Under 13s continue to build and, added to the squad last night, were new signings Michael Kersley and Joshua Peall. Both could come straight into the reckoning on Saturday away to neighbours Park Farm. The Under 13s, managed by James Porter, are off to Butlins next May to take part in the ESF Festival, and anyone interested in being part of the developing squad is invited to call or text James on 07850541747. Or, just turn up for training at the ground on Thursday for a 6pm start.

Mike and Josh who signed for the Green last night to boost the Under 13s squad

Kieran Barns is rewarded with his EKYL loyalty medal

Those who stayed after the grind of last season in the EKYL are being rewarded for their loyalty

Under 11s

The Under 11s who are gaining the winning habit

Fantastic team effort with Anton our Player of the Match

A proud moment for in-form goalscorer Anton

 

Tuesday 19 September 2017 with Trinity Flooring

Today’s random quote:

‘There’s something wrong with your character if opportunity controls your loyalty’

Clubhouse open today from 5pm

Training for Seniors @ 6.30pm; U15s @ 6pm and U13s @ 6pm

Advance notice: no training for Grant and the U11s on Wednesday

We still need sponsors for our U7s, U10s and U13s … anyone interested please email dhomewood@yahoo.com or better still come and chat at the ground any night/weekend

Thanks to our U15 sponsors Trinity Flooring for supplying new lino for the clubhouse

Into a new week/Round-up of the weekend action

Best wishes today to Jake who is off to Ipswich for another op … hope all goes well and you are back with us very soon

Birthday greetings today to Harrison Campion!

Clubhouse opens Monday at 4.30pm

Executive meeting tonight at 7.30pm

Training schedule for tonight, plus all the upcoming fixtures, is on the Events & Fixtures page

Under 9s getting stronger all the time – report from Matt

A much improved performance by the whole team who are now trying to pass the ball around and becoming stronger and more physical. With a little bit of luck and if a few decisions actually went our way the result could have been different. Well done under 9s.

Well done Charlie … Player of the Match for the U9s

The Under 9s who impressed on Saturday

Gibbs happy with progress as Green hammer Ashford United
Goals by Connor Gower (2), man of the match Ryan Ford (3), Liam Dadd (2) and Joe Valler saw the Green to an emphatic 8-2 victory at Homelands this morning. Manager Gary Gibbs is not getting carried away but his huge squad is doing the business with promotion the main objective this season. Pick of the home side was former Green youth player Adam Heathcote at the back. Next Sunday we welcome Ashford Spartans to Waterside for another league match.

Division Three results
Ashford United 2-8 Bromley Green
Fox Sunday 0-1 Channel Cars
Givaudan 8-2 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Sellindge Sports Club 2-2 Ashford Spartans

Great to see some returning faces on Sunday afternoon who enjoyed free food and cheap beers (and Shiraz for Mr John Lockett!)

A few of the oldies who supported the club bar on Sunday afternoon

Under 16s useful friendly performance – report by Carl Hamilton
Today we hosted Ashford United in a friendly, which gave the boys another chance to build for the league season.
The boys started the game well taking an early lead, Ryan holding off his marker well before hitting a great shot into the top left hand corner. This seem to give the boys some confidence and we started to move the ball well , with the defence also marshalling thier strikers superbly. It wasn’t long before we took a two goal lead with the best move of the match, the ball was moved through the midfield with some slick passing before being put across the face of goal and finished brilliantly by Ryan stooping to header into the far corner. We added a third before half time with the goal being all about Yonas’s determination, closing down the goal keeper which lead to a mistake allowing Yonas to tap into the net. I stressed to the boys at half time the importance of maintaining the tempo . however we started the second half slowly allowing the opposition to come into the game. Despite this we remained strong at the back and limited thier chances. The game became fragmented with a host of substitutions for both teams. We managed to add a forth goal before the final whistle , with Yonas finishing off a quick break firing high into the top left hand corner. a really pleasing days work from the boys.
It was really hard to choose a man of the match today but i’m giving it to Yonas for putting in a really strong performance and finishing his goals well.
Well done boys!

Under 15s report from Saturday by Mark Fuller

Yesterday we travelled to sevenoaks to play weald wolves red. We started off brightly with 2 early goals from ilja, we continued to dominate the game playing some nice football and not giving the other team time on the ball. Kieran then took his first goal well before going on to score 2 more to complete his Hatrick before half time. So we were 5 nil up at half time and cruising. I made a few changes bringing on Lennon, Frankie and Lorenzo into the back four. We started off the second half as we finished the first with us knocking the ball around and creating chance after chance. Then goal of the game goes to Brendan, who struck a sweet shot from the edge of the box into the top corner. Alex then had a goal disallowed for offside and to round things off Jordan went through 1 on 1 and finished off nicely to make it 7-0. And final score. An excellent performance from the whole squad. Well done boys. Mark

Girls football … recruitment drive … bring your friends!

Still room for some more girl footballers … just turn up next Sunday at 10.30am and join in the fun!

Clubhouse open today from 9am

Chelsea v Arsenal (1.30pm) on the clubhouse TV … all welcome … BG Bookies … Spitfire, Black Sheep, Whitstable bottles now available

Charlie Ward … one of our up-and-coming referees

Message from Pat: If any of our youth referees want to referee  League games can they meet with with me and Lisa on Wednesday at 7:30pm

Today’s games see the seniors at Homelands against Ashford United (10.30am) and the U16s at home to Ashford United (2pm)

Training this morning for BGV as normal

As our U15s top the table, here are yesterday’s results
Biddenden 7-6 Egerton & Pluckley
Grasshoppers 7-1 High Halden
Smeeth & Brabourne 1-2 Hastings United
Weald Wolves Red 0-7 Bromley Green

More photos from yesterday

Sebastian is our U8s Player of the Match against Charing … seen here with Martyn and his BGFC Voucher and trophy

Seniors at Staplehurst

Under 13s who made a great fight of their home game

7-goal Fredstar

Well done all and, despite the scoreline, some great saves by Oliver

Saturday as it happens … more updates to follow …

Seniors draw4-4 at Staplehurst

Ian Mace was not a happy bunny on Saturday night! Report and details to follow.

Fabulous entertainment from the youth matches

Great wins for U15s, U11s and U8s … all the details to follow …

Keiron (3), Ilja (2), Jords and Brendan, with the goal of the match, as the Under 15s won 7-0 away to Weald Wolves Red. Man of the match Keiron. Well done to Mark and all the squad!

Well done K!

Well done the U15s

Under 11s report
First league match for under 11s against our friends from Park. Farm. Bromley Green were only able to field 8 players due to sickness and players away against Park Farm who field a full 9 players for the match.
Bromley Green battled hard against Park Farm, our movement passing was very sharp which saw us take a 2 nil lead at half time, with Jamie making 3 vital saves in the first half.
Park Farm cane out strong in the second half scoring 2 goals, but Bromley Green responded to each goal by scoring another 3 goals.
Man of the match Anton scored 4 goals before going in goal due to a knee injury, which saw Jamie swap and play as striker. Jamie gave Park Farm defence a hard time and earned a penalty which saw Barnaby take. The penalty was well taken into the corner but the keeper got down well, but Jamie reacted quickest flicking the ball into the opposite side of the goal.
I am very proud of how hard the boys played and they deserved the win.
Grant

The U8s before a cracking match with Charing this morning

We welcomed a very strong well set up Charing side to Waterside this morning Charing flying out the traps fast with a great strike from Charing that whizzed past the finger tips of Brad 1-0. Charing then we livened up a bit to good goals from Jake and Lucas 2-1 ht another quick start from Charing 2 goals in quick succession 3-2 Charing last ten we really put the pressure on they couldn’t handle Sebastian who popped up with a fast hat trick. Well done to both teams brilliant football Bromley Green 5-3 Charing. Player of the match Sebastian picked by Charing … well done!

Happy clubhouse this morning

Under 10s always smiling!

Under 10s

Under 10s

Today we welcomed High Halden to Waterside which was to be an entertaining game, but the boys conceded two early goals from mistakes, which left them chasing the game. HT 0-2
The second half started well and they pulled a goal back by Kieran 1 – 2.
The boys deserved to be level but their finishing let them down, and with five minutes remaining they conceded a third goal which was the final goal of the match making the score 1 – 3
Today’s PoTM is Harrison for some good football.
Well done to all that took part and to High Halden for their win.
Regards, Rob Finn

Congratulations Harrison

[updated throughout the day] Looking forward to the weekend …

Clubhouse open Saturday from 8am with Leah-Ann your hostess

Bags to be collected please by
424 Joshua Johny
431 Tyler Sorsbie
437 Edwin

On the clubhouse TV today Crystal Palace v Southampton (12.30pm)

Statement from Dave Homewood

14 September 2017

As from today, Mark Fuller will manage Bromley Green U15s. I have no choice but to step down after 44 years of successfully managing teams due to the fact that I hold no desire to now embark on a coaching pathway.

I have been informed that spot checks are to be made at youth games this season and, if the manager doesn’t have the necessary badges, the game will be stopped. That would lead to embarrassment all round and that is the last thing I want for the boys.

The club will support Mark through the process and I hope everyone will offer him the same level of help that I have received. As he is new to team management, Mark has, I have been informed, one year to gain his qualification; whereas that does not apply to myself. I will still be around for the boys of course and, for the time being at least, will continue with all my other duties within the club.

The squad inherited from Rob has grown with new signings and five good lads from the U14s and I see no reason why they should not have a really successful future. I accept this is not the ideal time for change but I repeat – there is no choice.

My thanks to the parents and boys with whom I will always remain close.

Dave Homewood

Advance notice re winter training
Please note winter training schedule starts from the week beginning Monday 16 October 2017. Full details are on the Events & Fixtures page.

The weekend is almost here …
Another exciting weekend beckons as the managers prepare for league and friendly match action. For all the fixtures and meeting times please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

U10s squad for Saturday
Preston, .Josh, Harrison, Timmy, Alfie,
Riley, Hurk, Kieran, Kacper, David, Jevin

U15s squad for Saturday 
Message from Mark: anyone not in the squad this week will be next Saturday – I simply can’t pick everyone
Nathan, George, Lennon, Frankie, Lorenzo, Charlie, Conan, Ben, Brendan, Ilja, Kai, Jordan, Keiron, Lashman, Alex, Sonny

Meet 8.15am in the clubhouse and those that have kit at home … bring it! Only Kai and Jordan to go straight to Weald. The venue and postcode is published on the Events & Fixtures page. Any player that can’t make it should ring Mark (contact details are on the Contact Us page).
GIRLS TRAINING ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH GRANT … BRING FRIENDS … NEW FACES ALWAYS WELCOME … 10.30AM START