Category Archives: Latest News

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Birthday greetings today to Martyn Smith!

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today


Under 14s: I still need some socks and shorts to be returned for a proper kit stock take … thanks … see you all tonight for a 6pm start

Managers, coaches, admin … all your trophies are now ordered for this year’s awards. For engraving purposes, can I now please have your nominations (names) for Player of the Season, Managers Player of the Season and any other 3 awards within each respective team. These can be for Best Trainer, Top Scorer, Best Newcomer, Most Improved etc … up to you. Thank you DH.

Nominations are also welcome from everyone within the club for the perennial awards [Clubman, Youth Clubman, Chairmans Award for Endeavour, Most Improved Player, Manager of the Season, Supporter of the Season and so forth]. All these, together with the new Tony Marshall Cup and Mark Stanley Trophy, Patron’s Award and other awards such as Loyalty, will be presented at Awards Day on 1 July next door in the Swan Centre. Unlike most clubs, entry for all our players and families is FREE!

Memorial match on Saturday

The players list to date is below … anyone Sid, Steph or myself has not seen that would like to join in and pay tribute to Andy is of course more than welcome. Gates will open at 9am with the youth game at 11am and the adults meeting at 1pm for a 2pm kick off. We will be showing the FA Cup Final on the clubhouse TV immediately after the charity match.

Sid Hone, Gary Gibbs, Sean Gibbs, Mark Fuller, Harry Hills, Mark Hone, Mickey Smith, Sean Byrd, Martyn Smith, Lee Crocker, James Branch, Kevin Hollamby, Pip Castle, Jack Smith, Louis Burton, Ian Mace, Martin Wirt, Timmy Russell, Dan Jackson, Dan Anderson, Matt Twyman, Adrian Seager, Duncan Randall, Mark Cumpper, Carl Hamilton, Andy Bower, Matt Stanley, Gavin Myers, Carl Jones, Rob Finn … I am sure I have missed others that have been asked … please let us know … thanks.


It’s Monday … you can bet on it

Birthday greetings today to Nick Cook!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm with Jack H your host

All training is on (visit the Events & Fixtures page if you are not sure)

Executive meeting at 8pm

Grant needs cover for training on the following dates if any of you can oblige please:
Weds 24 May, Mon 29 May and Weds 31 May

Weds 24 May – now covered by James Porter

Thanks to all those who worked on behalf of the club over the weekend – now we look forward to another hectic week, culminating in the Andy Hone Memorial Day next Saturday at Waterside. Everyone will be made welcome and Sid has two matches organised in Andy’s memory; one in the morning for youngsters and another at 2pm for ‘older ones’. Can all adult players that want to take part please meet at the club at 1pm so we can sort things out. Steph will be organising a raffle with proceeds going to charity while one of our sponsors, The Musketeers, will attend with their bouncy castle.

Bromley Green Bookies

Grab these odds now on the Premier winners for 2017-18 … they will not last for long and, if you find a better price anywhere during the next 7 days, we will match it!

Any proceeds are ploughed back into providing children with football and social activities.

Manchester City 5/2
Chelsea 7/2
Manchester United 7/2
Tottenham Hotspur 9/1
Liverpool 12/1
Arsenal 14/1

Sunday night into a new week …

Bromley Green Valiants put on a good show at Aylesford today

B team report from Pip

Overall, we played 5 lost 3 drew 1 and won1.

Match 1 we played Canterbury City B; good game of football end to end game but ended up losing.

Match 2 we played Maidstone Raiders Titanium and played very well could have scored quite a few goals but won the game with a own goal.

Match 3 we played Charlton Athletic AC Black and found it hard against a good side. Calvin pulled of some good saves but we ended up losing the game,

Match 4 we played Folkestone Invicta B yet again we played well but once they got 2 goals we found it hard to score.

Match 5 we played Maidstone Raiders Copper and played really well as a team but just couldn’t find the back of the net with the Maidstone keeper pulling off some good saves – final score 0.0.

Man of the Tournament went to Harrison.

Many thanks from Pip Castle

BGV Adults A team report from Pat

Bromley Green Valiants done really well today with the b team finishing 5th in their tournament and Bromley Green Valiants a got to the quarter-finals and I’m so proud of them because every team  they played was a Premiership side. So well done to all of you and the man of the tournament goes to Harrison who had a great game on the pitch and didn’t lose his temper when the chips were down. Also Graham with 2 greatest assists  and energy on the pitch.

Sunday 21 May 2017

Update: Congratulations to Ashford Cavaliers whose 8-3 win at Red Heathens ensured they ended Division Two champions today

Clubhouse open 7am Sunday

Tournament and training on as per the schedule for Bromley Green Valiants (fixtures and times are on the Events & Fixtures page)

U7s enjoy first tournament

The U7s at Sandyacres on Saturday … Dan chose Henry as his PoT for his outstanding saves

[updated] Saturday 20 May 2017

U8s back at the clubhouse after a trip to Hythe today

Ellis is our Player of the Match today at Hythe

The BG U8s who are still smiling despite a defeat today

Clubhouse open today from 7.45am

Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page to find out what is happening this weekend

U14s: I need all shorts and socks back on Tuesday please to stock check … at the moment, there is all the shirts but only 6 pairs of socks and 6 pairs of shorts. Thanks DH

[UPDATED] Well done to the youngsters that trained! Into the weekend …

Please scroll down for the weekend’s activities … meeting times are on the Events & Fixtures page … on Saturday the clubhouse is open from 7.30am

Happy birthday Friday to BG legend Harry Henry Hills!

No praise is too high for the six U12s and ten U14s that somehow defied the foul weather on Thursday night and thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.





Saturday 20 May 2017
U8s Away Hythe Stars & Stripes
U8 Colts extra training session this morning
South Ashford Tournament: BGFC have entered U7s


Looking forward to Sunday: good luck to the BGV Adults … again, fixtures and timings are on the EVENTS & FIXTURES PAGE

[updated] Thursday 18 May 2017

URGENT UPDATE: Pat has called off U6/U7s training tonight due to the weather

Message from Pat: can all teams NOT use the goalmouths please for training purposes … thank you

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

U6/U7 training tonight with Pat 5.30pm
U8 Colts training tonight with Martyn 6pm
U12s training tonight with James 6pm
U14s training tonight with DH and Mark F 6pm
U15s training tonight with Martin 6pm – cancelled due to work commitments

Well done to everyone who defied the foul elements to train last night!

External Tournaments
Parents, players and managers, please do not take the original list of dates and tournaments as gospel as the situation seems to change by the day! For instance, we now have both U8 (Matt/Phil) and U10 (Grant) in the Bearsted event; while, sadly, Woodnesborough have had to cancel their tournament. The ONLY place you will find accurate information is on the Events & Fixtures page. It will cover usually about one month at a time due to constant changes.

Budding Referees
Several youngsters have expressed a wish to try their hand at refereeing. If they speak to me, I will compile a list and the club will support them in the first steps and, if they enjoy it, we will go from there. Thanks DH. (PS: you have to be at least 14 years of age to undertake the introductory course, which is mandatory).

Brendan – who had his first experience with the whistle last night as the Green U9s welcomed Pilgrims