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New week, new challenges …

Birthday greetings today to Brian Edwards!

Training tonight for the U8s at Highworth School 6pm

Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page for all training arrangements for the coming week

Another busy week awaits with the fun of a Vets game against our friends from Pilgrims on Saturday (1.30pm). We have a large squad and anyone who is not intending on turning up is asked to contact Sid Hone early in the week please.

With the adults having a Saturday off from league action, the focus turns to the U15s who simply cannot afford any more slips if they are to remain in contention for the league. Smeeth & Brabourne are the visitors to Waterside.

The Sunday seniors welcome Givaudan for a league encounter which will provide a taster for the divisional cup semi-final (date to be announced).

Levii loves his new (white) trainers … just right for the mud!

Note the bags to keep my trainers clean!

Saturday’s Kent County League Division Three results
Ashford Athletic 1-0 Deal Sports Reserves
Bromley Green 2-4 AEI Sports
Faversham Town Reserves 2-1 Deal Town Rangers
Staplehurst Reserves 2-4 CC Sport
Tenterden Town 2-4 Woodnesborough
University of Kent 2-1 Aylesford

Sunday’s Division Three Cup ties results
Bromley Green 7-0 Sellindge SSC
Channel Cars 4-1 Charing Reserves
Fox Sunday 5-2 Ashford United
Kingsnorth Pilgrims 1-4 Givaudan

Images from the U13s game on a rain-soaked Saturday

No joy at Rye Bay for the U15s


More weekend updates

The ups and downs of a weekend! Epitomised by the thumping win for the seniors on Sunday morning followed by a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Herne Bay for the U16s. Max Bourne had given the Green a half-time lead with a piledriver from a yard but the Bay, well drilled at the back, snatched the points during an even second period. A match on a sticky surface well refereed by Jim Kelly.

Sunday seniors win again
Goals from Ryan Ford (3), Ashley Webster, Tom Messenger, Connor Gower and Richard Floyd  earned a 7-0 victory over a useful Sellindge SSC side on Sunday morning to book our place in the divisional cup semi-finals. Chris Hough was outstanding for the villagers with keeper Louis Burton again immaculate for the Green.

More from a hectic Saturday

Reminder: Watford v West Ham on the clubhouse box after the U16s game Sunday … all welcome!

Under 7s report from Mark Smith
Today we were visited by a strong new Romney side! We matched Romney in the first half with a great performance from Harvey in goal (earning him him player of the match). 2nd half was a different story due to the amount of players that turn up it’s important that all players get a chance in the team ! I know it can be frustrating for spectators but squad rotation is key in youth football . Both sets of players , coaches and spectators were truly an asset to the game and again a great ref performance from Toby. Well done to all involved.

Bromley Green U7s

Congratulations to our U7s PoM Harvey

U11s all smiles despite their drenching!

McDonalds voucher for U11s PoM Aidan Branch

Under 9s before their match on Saturday

Well done Miss Wood!

BGFC Voucher for Lily … pictured with Pip and Matt

Updates on Saturday

Bad setbacks for seniors and U15s

Some Saturdays are great… some are well, not so good!

Seniors lose at home 4-2 with goals from Tom Armstrong and Tom Moon

U15s great game at Rye Bay but we come off second best of a 5-4 scoreline despite goals from Kai (2), Charlie and Jordan

Well done Alfie!

Always happy … the U10s

U15s at Rye Bay today

Alfie and Rob after today’s thriller

Under 10s report from Rob Finn
Today we welcomed wye juniors to waterside which was to be cracking game both sides playing some brilliant football resulting in some good goals being scored from creative moves the boys seem to be enjoying every game they play and can’t wait for the next game on 9th Dec when we welcome Grasshoppers which I’m sure will be another entertaining encounter.well played all that took part today and a big well done to Alfie for getting player of the match .Rob.

Action from the U15s

The U15s who ended up on the wrong end of a nine-goal thriller at Rye

Report from Mark Fuller at Rye Bay
Today we travelled to rye bay which was a first v’s second game, which didn’t dissapoint. The game started off with neither side controlling the game, eventually rye scored from a mistake by are defence. But we gathered ourselves and took control of the game, Kai got us back in the game with a great strike, followed by another fantastic battling goal by Kai and we began to dominate creating a few chances. So 2-1 at half time to us. The second half we just didn’t turn up for the first half hour conceding silly goals going 5-2 down, but we dug deep and battled back firstly through a scrappy corner which Charlie got on the end of, followed by a screamer free kick from Jordan. We were knocking on the door for the last 5 minutes but to no avail.we  Just run out of time. Unlucky boys stop the mistakes and I can’t see a better  team than us. Mark Fuller. Man of the match: Kai.

[updated] Bring on the weekend! With CRS/Vets squad grows

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law
[Immanuel Kant]

Saturday opening time: 8am
Sunday opening time: 9am

On the clubhouse TV this weekend

Saturday: Arsenal v Spurs (12.30pm)
Sunday: Watford v West Ham United (4pm)

Everybody welcome

U15s squad to play away to Rye Bay on Saturday
Nathan, Charlie, Conan, Lennon, Jordan, Ben, Lashman, Ilja, Kieron, Kai, Jaden, Lorenzo, Alex, Frankie, David, Brendan.

U10s squad to welcome Wye to Waterside on Saturday
Preston, Matteo, Harrison, Alfie, Josh, Herk, Timmy, David, Riley, Charlie.

For all the weekend’s fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Children’s Christmas Party tickets are going fast … please note it is an all-ticket event … when they’re gone, they’re gone. Tickets from Nicola Root, James Branch, Lisa Smith, Trevor Strand or at the club from Dave Homewood. U9s and U11s – still need a parent to take your allocation of tickets please.

Saturday’s Kent County League Division Three fixtures (2pm)
Ashford Athletic v Deal Sports Reserves
Bromley Green v AEI Sports
Faversham Town Reserves v Deal Town Rangers
Staplehurst Reserves v CC Sport
Tenterden Town v Woodnesborough
University of Kent v Aylesford

Sunday’s Division Three Cup ties (10.30am)
Bromley Green v Sellindge SSC
Channel Cars v Charing Reserves
Fox Sunday v Ashford United
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Givaudan


Home to Pilgrims Vets

Saturday 25 November 2017

Kick off 1.30pm (Meet clubhouse 12.30pm)

1 James Branch
2 Ilir Caka
3 Sid Hone
4 Lee Gilham
5 Rob Finn
6 Alex Hebbes
7 Brian Edwards
8 Kevin Hollamby
9 Leon Reed
10 Martyn Smith
11 Leigh Crocker
12 Grant Turner
13 Matt Stanley
14 Mick ‘The Rat’ Smith
15 Andy Sutton
16 Mark Fuller
17 Ian Mace
18 Terry Perk
19 Alan Stevens

Please don’t enter your name if you are not going to turn up!

Ethan is our McDonalds star

Happy days for Ethan … our latest McDonalds PoM

Thursday 16 November 2017

Updates: training tonight is at the ground
U6/U7: 5pm
U13/U15: 6pm
Suggest players bring footwear for both grass and MUGA

U6/U7 please see DH in the clubhouse re Christmas Party tickets

Birthday greetings today to Leah-Ann Mooney and Austyn Kingsland!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

For training arrangements, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Under 8s McDonalds visit … now rescheduled for Saturday 2 December 2017 at 12.30pm

Under 15s Christmas Events Day … Saturday 16 December after the game we go to McDonalds High Street (2pm) and then Flip-Out (4pm)


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Sorry for late notice but message from Matt: no U9s training tonight as MUGA is too slippery

Birthday greetings today to Andy ‘Cake’ Bower!

Training tonight: please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Sponsored Fun Penalty ‘Beat the Goalie’ Dates

BGV Juniors and U16s = 21 January
BGV Adults = 4 February
U6s = 6 January
U7s = 13 January
U8s = 10 February
U9s = 17 February
U10s = 10 February
U11s = 27 January
U12s = 10 February
U13s = 10 February
U15s = 24 February

Official sponsorship forms will be issued shortly

Mentoring session for non-competitive coaches
ADYFL mentor Anthony Sands will be hosting a group session for all newly qualified or unqualified ADYFL coaches in our non-competitive age groups.
This session will be held at Great Chart pavilion 6.30pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017.
Please confirm managers names who can attend to Louise Ashman:

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Community Carol Service planning meeting tonight 7.30pm in the Salvation Army Hall. Our rep is Leah-Ann and, if anyone wishes to accompany her, please send a text.

Training as usual tonight for the Under 10s starting at 6pm indoors at the North School

Wednesday and Thursday training … don’t forget there are changes to the normal schedule this week … please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Children’s Christmas Party 9 December 2017 … ticket only!

Anyone still without Children’s Christmas Party tickets, they can be purchased from Dave Homewood at the ground on Wednesday and Thursday evening. See Nicola Root (U6s), Mark Smith (U7s), Lisa Smith (U8s), James Branch (U11s). Sellers needed for U9s and U10s please. Time is marching on and the event is strictly TICKET ONLY due to the hall limit being 100.  £5 per child with adults free!