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Looking forward to the weekend …

Clubhouse open from 7am on Saturday … keyholders please carry your keys with you today

Last weekend in the Ardennes … this weekend at Waterside!

The fairytale backdrop of the Ardennes

The fairytale scenery of the Ardennes

End view of the hotel where 38 club members stayed

End view of the hotel where 38 club members stayed

The river at the rear of the hotel with its fantastic backdrop

The river at the rear of the hotel with its fantastic backdrop

Good luck to all our teams playing this weekend … and enjoy!
We look forward to a weekend of mixed football activities, opening with the U8s who travel early doors to the Snowdown & Aylesham tournament. The squad continues to grow and the McDonalds sponsored children look to be in for an enjoyable season. Grant Turner takes an U10 side to face Grasshoppers while Ian Mace and Ashley Webster face a tough away match at Lenham. Meeting and kick off times are on the Events & Fixtures page.

On Sunday, the BG Valiants stage a friendly tournament featuring the U16s and Adult teams. Please note there is no training for the younger age groups today. The long haul back to former Sunday League glories begins with the visit of Shepway Spartans (kick off 10.30am). Eight players unavailable and/or injured affords the opportunity to give youngsters their chance and former Green U15s Liam Dadd and Layton Bryant return to the club whilst we welcome new signing Archie Cumpper. We are in action again on Tuesday with another tough test against Canterbury-based Kingsmead Knights (6.15pm). Kurtis Hooper, Dan Lord and Josh Twyman are amongst those who will be added to the squad for the midweek game. Unfortunately, the U15 Colts away game with Kennington Juniors has been cancelled.

Happy 50th birthday on Sunday to Thomas Habgood!

Midweek match report for U13s from Charlie Fletcher
We put out a brand new team with lots of players making their debuts: Brayden, Dom, Ben, Harry and Anuj. We should have easily won or drew but had numerous referee decisions against us. Ben had a great game in goal and on pitch as did Dom and Anuj who put in lots of effort. Harry also had a good game Thanks to Ted, Lorenzo, Lennon, Frankie for the continued effort. We were short  of players with Rex absent and Jasper and Callum unable to make it. Player of the Match goes to Brayden for an amazing game as well as an excellent goal despite the fact he was also injured and limping for much of the match.

The U13s who are rebuilding

The U13s who are rebuilding

Editor: McDonalds vouchers were presented to Orlando, Joe H and Pacey while Brayden has a £5 club voucher. But well done to all the players who shone in the summer sunshine.

Thursday 18 August 2016 with APEX Facades

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

All training is ON this evening as per the schedule

Fun night at Waterside … some photos from last night

Some of last night's friendly players with their McDonalds vouchers

Some of last night’s friendly players with their McDonalds vouchers

The U13s who are having to get used to the offisde rule and full size goals

The U13s who are having to get used to the offisde rule and full size goals … goalscorer and Player of the Match was Braydon who will receive a £5 voucher … well done!

Charlie and the U13s ready for the off in their new kit sponsored by Caffyns

Charlie and the U13s ready for the off in their new kit sponsored by Caffyns

McDonalds voucher for Joe from Grant Turner

McDonalds voucher for Joe from Grant Turner

McDonalds voucher for Aiden from Grant Turner

McDonalds voucher for Orlando from Grant Turner

McDonalds voucher for Aiden Branch from Sid

McDonalds voucher for Aiden Branch from Sid

Pacey Lee with his McDonalds voucher presented by Thomas

Pacey Lee with his McDonalds voucher presented by Thomas

More photos will follow on our official facebook site later

Slideshow from Graham Hooper at Hotton last weekend

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APEXThe new Apex Facades kit has arrived and thanks go to Ashley Webster for sponsoring the Saturday seniors. The next fixture is away to Lenham Wanderers this coming Saturday (2pm ko).

Wednesday 17 August 2016 with Caffyns Skoda

Skoda Caffyns

Clubhouse is open from 4.30pm today

Despite plenty of holidays (and indeed injuries) good turn-out at training last night … well done!

Tonight
All training is on tonight plus an inter-club game involving U10s and U11s … full details of this from Sid and Pat

Seniors meeting times for this weekend’s pre-season matches
Saturday meet in the clubhouse at 1pm
Sunday meet in the clubhouse 9am

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm today

ALL training is on as per schedule

Monday 15 August 2016 with Key Auto Trade

keyautotrade new logo

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

 

All welcome to stay and watch Chelsea v West Ham after training

All training is ON tonight

Birthday greetings today go to Peter Ripley!

Early morning in the idyllic setting of the Ardennes

Early morning in the idyllic setting of the Ardennes

A great time for all in Belgium and a special thanks to our coach driver, Dave Lange, who joined in and was superb throughout. Many years ago, Dave helped run one of our Sunday sides with the late Bryan Rudd. No doubt, many images, videos and anecdotes will be shared in due course. But for now … back to business.

The Think Tank in Hotton, Belgium

The Think Tank in Hotton, Belgium

Statement from the Ashford & District League

The league have received notice of withdrawal from the Premier Division by Park Farm Rangers due to the lack of a manager and sufficient players. This now means that the top Division will have to carry on with only eight teams.

Messages from Debby

Reminders to U16s and Adult squads BGV players that there is our friendly tournament this coming Sunday, 21st.   Please be at the clubhouse for 9am Adults (U16s, we will confirm meet time this week at training).
A reminder too that there is no training for any BGV on the Bank Holiday weekend (28th).

Friday 12 August 2016 with Nat’ural Hair

Clubhouse open today at 8am for those getting the coach … we leave by 8.30am … don’t forget your passport!

At a moving service, we said farewell to our esteemed Vice President, Mark Stanley, yesterday morning. A large number came to pay their respects, including former players Micky Owen, John Webster, Mark Mason, Chris Wood and Paul Plumridge … apologies to those I may have [inadvertently] missed. Club officers attending were Dave Homewood [Honorary Patron], Stanley Donald [Chairman], Shane Cowley [Vice Chairman] and Vice Presidents John Kelly, Bob Mummery, Jamie Allan, Dave Andrews, Ian Holloway, Gary Holloway, Mark Day, Harry Hills, Alvin Gigg.

The club will be making a donation to the RNLI and anyone wishing to contribute is asked to liaise with Dave Homewood before next Friday please when we will transfer money over. In memory of Mark, his brother Peter has consented to the club providing a new major trophy to be presented annually at awards night. More details later but Peter is keen that the accolade is related to young people moving through into senior football.

Natural HairNew kits have arrived from sponsors Karl Terry Roofing Contractors (U15 Colts),   U10s EKYL (Key Auto Trade) and Caffyns Skoda (U13s). DX have again shown their support with a new kit for the U15s ADYFL while exciting news is anticipated for the U15s EKYL … watch this space! Meanwhile, we continue to receive fantastic sponsorship from KC Scaffolding, Nat’ural Hair, Monza, Trinity Flooring, Zarah, Apex Facades and of course McDonalds.

Joseph gets all the good jobs!

A salutary reminder to a minority of dog owners to please remember hundreds of children use the field for recreation ... thank you [and well done Joseph!]

A salutary reminder to a minority of dog owners to please remember hundreds of children use the field for recreation … thank you [and well done Joseph!]

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday 11 August 2016

Happy birthday today to Emma Castle, Jacob and Bidhur!

The clubhouse is not open today

Message from Martin Wirt: there is training for the U15s ADYFL tonight at the normal time

Reminder that 8.30am is the departure time tomorrow for Belgium – so please all be on time … the clubhouse opens at 8am on Friday. There is now a space if anyone wants to join us at the last minute … make sure you have a passport!