Sunday 29 March 2020

Bromley Green Juniors Valiants coach steps down

To all my friends within the Bromley Green ‘Valiants’, I’m sorry to say, after a good time in guiding the young players for the future, I have decided to stand down as coach. With the weather and now the virus, it hasn’t been the best of seasons and, due to personal issues, there is a need for someone else to step in and take the group. So thank you to everyone, especially the Mums and Dads, all my players; I wish you well for the future and hope the next season you have all the best of luck. Kind regards Nick Cook [left]

Another weekend without football …

Under 10s next season: please note you will be using a size 3 football as prescribed by the FA

Many of you are, understandably, wondering about mainstream tournaments during the close season. At this moment in time the only definite cancellations we have been notified of are: Wye Juniors, South Ashford, Park Farm Rangers and the Selsey Cup. Remaining BGV tournaments are cancelled as is the BG Girls cup final.

Terrific weather for football!

Update: we have been notified by the FA that all grassroots football for this season is now finished. Further news on how we all progress will be published as and when received. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, planning is under way for next season.

Thursday … Phil Pip Castle has announced he is retiring from coaching after 6 years at the club. Phil, who most recently managed the U15s and U11 Warriors, thanks to club for all it has done, wishes us all the best for next season, and looks forward to seeing us all at the Awards Day.

Thursday … Kent FA Online Meeting tonight. Log-in at 5.50pm. Luke Baker is the organiser and it sounds fun. We already have several ladies and gents from BGFC joining in. It is 6-7pm (no cameras on). If you would like to take part or just listen, contact Dave Homewood for further details.

Every day … the Kent FA have some fascinating fun football activities for this period of inaction at 2pm each day … go to Twitter [The Football @ Home hub]

Wednesday … birthday greetings today to Tyler Godden and Rae Thompson!

An update on several fronts will be posted to those it concerns on Wednesday. In the mean time, stay safe everyone.

Tuesday … happy birthday to Danielle Burgess!

Tournaments cancelled: to date the following local tournaments have been cancelled due to coronavirus: Wye Juniors, Park Farm and South Ashford.

Will’s birthday bumps last year … afraid we won’t be doing this today but have a great day William!

Birthday greetings today to Conor Little and William Reed!

Keep safe everyone and thank you for the many messages of support for our club. Please note that we are closed until further notice and all correspondence should go through dhomewood@yahoo.com

Sunday night 22 March 2020

Notice to all players, members, parents: a club statement from the Executive was sent to all managers and admins earlier this evening. If you have not received it from your manager/admin, please contact dhomewood@yahoo.com or alex.hebbes1@gmail.com

Confirming: the meetings planned for the coming week have had to be postponed until further notice.

The clubhouse will be open 4-6pm on Monday only for stock sales to members at cost price or less. Sadly, we are not open to the public or for socialising.

The weekend is here … and no football!

Update: After discussions with the Chairman, both the Executive Committee Meeting on Monday and Wednesday’s Football Forum have been postponed until later dates. The clubhouse will be open from 4-6pm Monday solely for sales of stock to members (it is not a social gathering – sorry). Many are awaiting news of standing orders procedures and whether various trips/tournaments are still going ahead. I will issue a statement to all managers and admins later this evening which they can relay to players and parents. Thank you DH

Executive please note that Monday’s meeting will now commence at 6.30pm due to there being no football activities within the club

Weird opening hours during this virus scare: Saturday 9-11am; Sunday closed; Monday 3-9pm