Category Archives: Latest News

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Birthday greetings today to Lilly Wood!

Executive meeting tonight 8pm sharp

All training is ON tonight at Waterside and external venues (Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Still waiting for one or two of our ‘Vets’ to confirm they are ok for Saturday’s match with Whitstable … please let Sid or DH know today … thank you


Tuesday 16 January 2018

Training as per the schedule this evening (if in doubt please refer to the Events & Fixtures page).

Happy birthday today to Alex Quinn, Nikki Endicott, Rachel Gramson and cheeky 6 year old Charlie!

[UPDATED] Monday, Monday … Sponsored Pens slideshow/more pics/Vets game next weekend

Well, where did that weekend go? The usual mixed bag of success and struggle but hopefully everyone enjoyed the brighter weather (back to normal now!)

Tonight (Monday) the U8s train at Highworth School (6pm)

Bromley Green Vets v Whitstable Vets this coming Saturday at Waterside (1.30pm kick off). Sid has asked for players to be at the club between midday and 12.30pm please. Waiting for one or two to get back to us before finalising the squad. Any of the usuals not spoken to, or wanting to join in, please contact Sid or DH asap please.

Sponsored penalties prove a great hit!

The first of our penalty shoot-outs took place on Saturday with the U7s doing a great job. A huge thank you to Trev and Mark. Scroll down to read Spud’s summing-up. [More pictures to follow on our GREEN ARMY and BROMLEY GREEN FC facebook pages].

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Brilliant effort by the U7s on Saturday … well done

On Saturday 13/01/18 the under 7 team had their sponsored penalty shoot out.
We had a good turn out with 8 out of the 10 signed on players there (we were missing Ben due to an injury he had at school and Henry who had other commitments on the day. We will of course give both players the chance to take their penalties at a later date so their sponsorship money can still be collected).

Harvey was in goal for a total of 70 penalties saving 37 of them, so a great performance by him.
All the players scored penalties and it was a great chance for Trevor to teach the boys some penalty taking techniques. Stephen [pictured] scored the most penalties on the day.
The total sponsorship so far for this event is £274.45 and the top sponsor money from one player award was Ibrahim with £56.50.

Well done and a big thank you to those that helped on the day.
The money raised today is for our team and I know we will put it to good use.

More good news for the U7 team is we now have a sponsor for next season so looking forward to seeing the players in a brand new kit for the start of the u8 season.

Thank you again for your support.

Editor’s note: a special get-together for the awards for all participating players will be arranged when every girl/boy has taken their spot kicks. Awards in each team will include most penalties scored and most sponsorship money raised. The dates for each age group are on the Events & Fixtures page.

Under 9s report from Matt Church

We travelled to Homelands to take on Ashford Athletic . Once again it was a fantastic team effort we took a squad of 12 and all played a vital role. The quality in depth for this age group is so pleasing with all players improving and learning every week. Thank you  to our 2 stand in keepers Travis and Brad with some excellent saves both keeping a clean sheet helped by strong determined defending from Liam, Louis, Phoebe and Henry. Midfielders Tommy, Ellis, Travis, Brad, Lilly and Charlie all worked so hard with forward running and tracking back and are really looking to pass the ball around and the forwards Riley and Reegan are a constant threat finding good space taking the attack to to the other team.  Goals scored by Brad this weekend. Well done everyone superb effort.

Please scroll down to the next page for more photos …

Updates throughout the weekend …

More photos and reports to follow … plus the latest on the Fun Sponsored Penalty Kicks

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy exit
The Sunday seniors returned to action after long lay-off (November) and were well off the pace, losing 6-1 at Waterside to Red Lion. Kieran Shrimpton was Gary Gibbs Player of the Match with the Green’s consolation score coming from Joe Valler.

Results Saturday 13 January 2017

Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 5-1 Faversham Town Reserves
AFC Ashford Athletic 14-0 Aylesford
Bromley Green v University of Kent – Cancelled by University of Kent
Deal Sports Reserves 5-0 Tenterden Town
Deal Town Rangers 3-1 Woodnesborough

Results Sunday 14 January 2017

Ashford & District Sunday League
Division One
Prince Albert v Troggs – OFF

Division Two
Aldington v Grasshoppers – OFF
Burton Grove 2-2 Willesborough
Mersham Reserves 3-4 Ashstone Galacticos
South Willesborough 2-1 Ashford Cavaliers Reserves

Division Three
Ashford Spartans 3-0 Givaudan
Channel CFC 1-1 Sellindge

Kent Sunday Premier Cup
Market Hotel 2-3 Real Gima

Kent Sunday Junior Cup
Ashford Athletic 3-0 Westerham
Ashford Cavaliers 5-3 Schulz & Moors
Lolzors 4-2 Rochester Mens

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy
Bromley Green 1-6 Red Lion

Under 13s terrific spirit despite injuries

Praise for the Under 13s who were reduced to nine men at high-riding Rolvenden with injuries to Jake and Keiran. The boys battled bravely and were superb in the second half with Freddie notching our goal and Elliott taking the Player of the Match accolade.

Well done Ells … our PoM at Rolvenden

BGFC Under 12s

Congratulations David … our U10s Player of the Match

Report from Rob Finn
Saturday’s match at Park Farm was the first game for the boys in six weeks but they all got stuck in and never gave up battling and, a although nothing seemed to go our way, they showed good spirit and created chances to turn the game around but couldn’t convert them. Some of the refs decisions were debatable which didn’t help our cause. Nothing we can do about that – but I thought we were the better footballing side.

U10s always smiling

Look what I’ve won! Louis, our U9s PoM with the trophy and club voucher after another fine performance on Saturday

In a rich vein of form … the Under 9s who were excellent at Homelands

Going to his head … Riley with the U12s PoM Trophy and McDonalds voucher

U12s Great game today all played brilliant after having few weeks off well done all goals from Brentley 1, Aidan 2 and PoM Riley

BGFC Under 12s back home after another encouraging display

Practising their moves!

Job well done by the U12s

Latest: Under 8s and Park Farm enjoy a close-fought game at Waterside. Well played everyone. Green PoM was Jake. More photos to follow.

Ilir Caka presents Jake with the McDonalds PoM trophy

U8s PoM Jake

Report from Martyn Smith
At last a game of football and what a good game it was we welcomed Park Farm to our ground this morning with 10 players we gave 20 mins to each of the boys considering we haven’t played for so long we knocked the ball around well kept posession hammering on their door but their keeper was superb and then out of nowhere their defender cleared the ball looping over brad before half time.

2nd half same again in the end the pressure paid off and a very pestering Jake, who never gave up, blasted his way past a defender and slotted the ball calmly into the bottom right hand corner. Very impressed with all the lads and a great performance from our new keeper Alfie Tomkins as it was his 1st game and a clean sheet. Squad today: Alfie, Brad, Joe, Callum, Aiden, Cyrus, Tyler, Jake (potm), Lucas, Sebastian.

Ilir, Martyn and the U8s on Saturday

U15s blow title hopes
The worst display of the season saw the U15s crash 5-1 at home to Egerton & Pluckley and manager Mark Fuller admitted the title is no longer achievable. Well done to our visitors but this was not a game to remember from the Green standpoint!

Action from the U15s on Saturday

Ilja, Kai and Conan try and get the U15s going but it was a bad day at the office

Saturday updates

Clubhouse open from 8am with Zac today … good luck to all our teams this weekend and a special shout for the Sunday seniors who are in the Kent Cup. We have been blessed with a home draw against Red Lion and kick off is at 10.30am. Let’s have a good level of support to cheer the lads on as they attempt to win their 5th round tie in what could well be our biggest test of the campaign to date.

Under 7s have fun! It is your Sponsored Penalty Shoot-Outs this morning beginning promptly at 10am

‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’

Birthday greetings today (Friday) to Kieran Shrimpton

Please scroll down for the weekend’s fixtures

Under 15s squad at home on Saturday (meet clubhouse 10.30am)
Nathan, George, Jordan, Ben, Charlie, Lashman, Conan, Ilja,
Kieron, Brendan, Kai, Lennon, Jack, Jaden, Alex, Lorenzo

U10s squad away on Saturday (meet clubhouse 9.15am)
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Timmy, Herk, Riley, Keiran, Matteo, Harrison, Charlie, David

Fixtures Saturday 13 January 2017

Kent County League Division Three (2pm)
AEI Sports v Faversham Town Reserves
AFC Ashford Athletic v Aylesford
Bromley Green v University of Kent – Cancelled by University of Kent
Deal Sports Reserves v Tenterden Town
Deal Town Rangers v Woodnesborough

Fixtures Sunday 14 January 2017

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Division One
Prince Albert v Troggs – OFF

Division Two
Aldington v Grasshoppers
Burton Grove v Willesborough
Mersham Reserves v Ashstone Galacticos
South Willesborough v Ashford Cavaliers Reserves

Division Three
Ashford Spartans v Givaudan
Channel CFC v Sellindge
Charing Reserves v Fox Sunday

Kent Sunday Premier Cup
Market Hotel v Real Gima

Kent Sunday Junior Cup
Ashford Athletic v Westerham
Ashford Cavaliers v Schulz & Moors
Lolzors v Rochester Mens

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy
Bromley Green v Red Lion

Sunday on the clubhouse TV: Bournemouth v Arsenal (1.30pm) and Liverpool v Manchester City (4pm)

[updates] Thursday 11 January 2018: stats news

Update 4.45pm: U10s manager ‘…waiting to hear from parents’
Rob Finn asks again that parents respond to texts … only four have declared their availability for Saturday (Alfie, Herk, Timmy, Riley). Can those it involves please contact Rob now. Thank you.

Update: Saturday firsts and U11s games are OFF on Saturday. Kent University cannot raise a side while Grant has a host of injuries and illness.

Training as per the schedule this evening … refer to the Events & Fixtures page for venues/times

No games over the seasonal period, no nets to put up and take down; Brian finds a new pastime

Brian you’ve missed a bit!

Seniors reach milestones
Some career landmarks have been reached by senior players in the first part of the season and we will be celebrating with the lads once things settle down following the seasonal break and unobliging weather.

On the goal trail, Jordan Griffin has taken his tally to 104 while Ryan Prior is just five away from his century. Richard Floyd has passed the 200 appearances mark and Josh Ahmad and Kieran Shrimpton have each notched up 100 outings. Jamie Hurst is three games away from reaching 200 appearances. Lots more stats will be available in the clubhouse and published on here over the next few days.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 with JLA Plumbing: apps and goals/U12s squad

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today

All training is on this evening as per the schedule (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if unsure)

Under 12s squad announced
Training tonight for the Under 12s at the North School with everyone buzzing for Saturday’s away fixture against Hawkinge Youth which kicks off at 10am. Players to meet in the clubhouse 8.15am. The squad to travel is: Joseph, Dan, Lewis, Nicole, Aidan, Alfie, Adam, Leo, Brentley, Riley, Joe H. Venue: Pavilion Road, Hawkinge, Kent CT18.

Under 11s looking to continue their good form
Also off to Hawkinge on Saturday morning are the Under 11s with manager Grant Turner looking forward to his charges getting back onto grass again after the long lay-off: “We need to be ready and well prepared and leave the clubhouse by 9am to enable a proper warm-up prior to kick off at 10am. Afterwards, everyone back to the club please for the presentation of the McDonalds PoM voucher and trophy”.

We send a get well message to Bromley Green FC lad Grant Penfold and wish him a speedy recovery and return to action

Seniors keen to resume playing after long lay-off

A seven-week break is proving frustrating for our senior sides – let’s hope we can get back on the pitches this coming weekend. Here are the appearances and goals to date for the current campaign (overall career figures will be published shortly as several of you have asked for an update):

Appearances and goals Saturday seniors
2017-2018 [to the end of 2017]

Ahmad Josh 2-0
Armstrong Tom 15-3
Byford Liam 11-1
Chapman Reece 1-0
Dalby Martyn 1-0
Draper Adam 3-1
Ford Ryan 6-2
Gower Connor 14-2
Griffin Jordan 16-14
Hagger Reece 1-0
Haylock-Ashdown James 12-15
Henry Martin 2-1
Lavel-Chesterton Lewis 14-3
Loyza Levii 8-1
Lumsden Cameron 12-0
Mansfield Harry 4-0
Moon Thomas 13-1
Perk Terry 6-0
Price Byron 7-1
Prior Ryan 11-7
Reet Andy 11-2
Shrimpton Kieran 12-1
Stevens Nathan 1-0
Twyman Josh 8-0
Wedge Matt 4-3

Appearances and goals Sunday seniors
2017-2018 [to the end of 2017]

Ahmad Josh 5-0
Asquith Jake 5-0
Baron Pavel 9-3
Bryant Layton 11-3
Burton Louis 10-0
Dadd Liam 2-2
Dalby Martyn 8-0
Floyd Richard 7-4
Ford Ryan 14-16
Friday Kai 6-2
Gibbs Sean 9-0
Gower Connor 11-5
Gramson Billy 3-0
Hodges Marcus 1-1
Hurst Jamie 12-1
Mabb Billy 7-2
Mackett Glenn 3-0
Messenger Tom 6-2
Milton Lee 11-1
Moon Thomas 11-5
Reed Leon 5-0
Shrimpton Kieran 10-2
Smith Josh 5-1
Smith Sam 6-0
Valler Joe 9-15
Webster Ashley 5-4
Wedge Matt 6-3
Wynter Paul 2-0


Approaching U18s for training/trials … a warning!

Important notice regarding persons aged under 18

Three boys from Margate Youth FC have been approached by a person named as Stephen Fenning from Fairplay Management regarding attending trials/playing matches with overnight accommodation. Mr Fenning claims to be a FA Licensed Intermediary. Kent FA has confirmed that Stephen Fenning does not and has never been registered with the FA. He also does not hold any Criminal Record Checks or any safeguarding certificates.

Kent FA have issued guidance for players to refrain from any contact with Stephen Fenning whilst they conduct further enquiries. It is normal protocol within footballing communities and in general, that any adult such as an official from another club or academy must contact either parents/carers or a club official regarding any training or trials. Contacting any person under the age of 18 without parental consent is a serious safeguarding issue and to date, Margate Youth FC stated Mr Fenning has not made contact regarding any players.
Reposted from Woodnesborough FC websiteA