Tuesday 18 February 2020

Talking is cheap, people follow like sheep. Even though there is nowhere to go.

Reminder that Wednesday is Family Well-Being Day at the Swan Centre 9.30 – 11am and U8s Dreamers manager Tony Nelson is laying on some fun and skills for children aged up to 11 years. All BGFC youngsters are invited, no charge, so come and support the event. There are other stalls, keep fit, advice on diet etc.

Come and collect from the clubhouse

Green jackets

MA                 913    Albie L-H

MA                 925    Marc C

[size 164]     094    Aidan Branch

[size 164]     409    Charlie Bryant

[size 164]   464  Harley White

[size 164]     474    Ben Hatcher

[size 164]     507    Charlie Wright

[size 164]     076    Brentley

[size 164]     914    Jelena

[size 164]     926    Alex Lowe

[size 164]    931 Shanie O’Leary

[size 164]     13141           Cyrus

[size 152]     402    Callum

[size 152]     613    Daeyaan

[size 152]     622    Thomas Raggett

[size 152]     910    Rocco

[size 152]    921     James Kent 

[size 140]    568      Sean Wood

[size 140]     623    Leo Lum

[size 140]     924    Zachary

[size 140]     479    Tyler Quarrie

[size 140]     599    Kuba C

[size 140]     618    Noah Thomas

[size 128]     624    George Collins

[size 128]     919    Fabian

Black Jacket

[size XL]        932    Chris Barker

Thank you to all those who supported Monday night’s meetings and Alex and myself will offer feedback to those it concerns. Thirteen at the Football Forum … super turn-out and thanks to Steve Sutton for taking the minutes.

Quick mention for David Bridge who has achieved his Level 1 … well done!

Under 9s have training as usual on Wednesday 6pm in the MUGA with Adrian followed by free food. Obviously, with so many walking away before the end of the season, we will need a few more players but the loyal ones will be well looked after and become part of the club’s future. Kick off on Saturday at home to West Farleigh is 10am so please let Damion, Adrian or DH know if you are available.

Monday, Monday …

Revised opening hours Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Birthday greetings Monday to McD fan Dave King, Dan Guichard and former player Nathan Stevens!

Just in: Under 11s now meet here 11am on Wednesday please as kick off time at Cobdown has been brought forward to 12.15pm


^ U9s meeting tonight 7pm

^ Inaugural Football Forum meeting tonight 7.45pm

^ U12s McDonalds, you are visiting McDonalds Orbital on Wednesday – 6pm sharp please

^ U10s training is OFF on Monday due to the weather

^ U12s EKYL home match with Mersham on Tuesday is OFF due to state of the ground

Monday meetings: 7pm U9s parents and 7.45pm Football Forum

7.45pm Monday. All BGFC managers invited by email.

We are closed Sunday now as absolutely nothing on … this is so depressing! We are open Monday if U10s training is still on 10-12 midday

Sunday 8.10am update: Just read this on Facebook page of Ashford & District Sunday League:

Carl Taylor Bromley green reserves vs Folkestone united reserves is off

Saturday night: at the moment (8.45pm), only one game survives on Sunday and that is the Reserves who have switched their cup semi-final to away. There is a ground inspection at 8.30am. Should the tie be on, please meet in the clubhouse 9am to get organised.

Under 10s enjoy great away match with friends at Kennington

BGFC U10s back after a good display this morning
Thomas: I’m off to McDonalds!

Birthday greetings today to our record senior appearances holder (over 1000) Ciaran McQuillan!

Clubhouse open 7am till midday only today for players meeting here for away games. Usual voucher and food on your return.

Only two away youth games on today with the U10s and U9 Hurricanes in action (please refer to the Events & Fixtures page for details)

Just read on the Sunday League facebook page that Kennington v Bromley Green is OFF tomorrow

U12s Pirtek and U12s Utilitas: for the games on Tuesday and Thursday, please follow the Events & Fixtures page as the ground staff will be making inspections

End of another exciting, successful and disappointing week … it's never boring here!

Friday night update: Sunday reserves cup game has been switched to away. Post code is CT14 6UU (Note there is pitch inspection Sunday at 8.30am).

Friday morning update: U12s McDonalds fixture at New Romney is OFF

Friday morning update: we are trying to switch the Sunday Reserves cup semi-final to an away game … more news as soon as it arrives

  • Exciting: our new partnership with CACT – major public announcement soon
  • Successful: our major sponsors McDonalds again supporting the Green’s family club ethos next season
  • Disappointing: Waterside is totally waterlogged and all home training and matches are off this weekend. For updates on away matches, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.
  • One piece of progress though … three of the MUGA lights are now working properly! And we have promoted Dean Mansfield and James Maguire to the posts of senior flood controllers.

Clubhouse open 7am to 12 midday on Friday if anyone wants to talk, moan, collect garments or simply chat football

Lovin’ it! Sixteen players attend McDonalds meeting/meal

Absolute angels all of them – mix of U11s and U12s Pirtek gathered to discuss next season, summer tournaments and the Easter holiday at Selsey
Gregg presents a good behaviour reward for our Henry
Well done Harley – reward from Gregg for good behaviour
Can they put their phones down for 5 minutes to eat?
Lovely grub!
Harrison is in the chair


Update 5pm: U10s DVS training is ON tonight … thanks to Dean and James for sweeping off the puddles!

3pm decision by the Groundsman: there is standing water on all pitches – sorry but all matches and training are OFF this weekend at Waterside.

Steph is trying to secure alternative venues. You can try and go through Lisa to switch to away but most clubs have the same predicament. Updates as soon as we have any info. Only 5pm at Lenham 3g is available, first come, first served … let Steph and Lisa know as I am just off to a meeting.

Thursday reminders: U8 Dreamers you are joining in at Pitchside just for tonight 6-7pm. U12s Pirtek EKYL Selsey details meet in the Conference Suite at McDonalds up town … meeting starts promptly at 6.30pm.

Heavy rain forecast for three out of the next four days … will it ever give up?

Training Thursday as per the Events & Fixtures page

Clubhouse open from midday until 5pm Thursday

U12s Pirtek EKYL: no training Thursday at Kingswood as we are at McDonalds Town Centre. Please arrive just before 6.30pm and head for the rear Conference Suite. Samuel Spiers and Phoebe Cowley are added to our group as we will briefly talk about this year’s trip to Selsey.

BGFC supports initiatives on behalf of Uprising, ABC, Kent Police and the Swan Community Council

FA Emergency First Aid Course at Charing on Wednesday (starts 6pm) Jamie Spiers, Lisa Copham, Dave Homewood, Grant Turner, Maria Black … anyone else?

Wednesday training … as per the Events & Fixtures page

Under 9s you will be with Damian 6pm in the MUGA … sorry about the poor lighting, I was told this problem would be fixed yesterday

Our U10s on Saturday … Daeyaan is the PoM … six braved the awful elements to train on Tuesday night – well done and keep up the good work!

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Birthday greetings today to Green Old Boy Alan May!

Clubhouse open Tuesday 2pm – 7.30pm

Training at Waterside tonight = U10s 6pm in the MUGA

For those waiting for tracksuit bottoms:

Tracksuit bottoms now in stock … see DH


(No charge to those on standing orders)


XXL x1

XLA x 10

LA x15

MA x17

SA x1

164 x13

152 x4

140 x0

128 x11

Monday 10 February 2020

Training as normal tonight at Pitchside

Note Norton Knatchbull hall not available this week or half-term week

U8s Global: your training on Wednesday is at Repton 6-7pm

U8s Dreamers: your training is as normal on Thursday at Kingswood 6-7pm

Any updates from the North School will be published on here and on the Events & Fixtures page

Waterside games ALL OFF Sunday … U12s away Faversham has been called off

Training arrangements at schools seem to change without me being notified; expecially indoor halls which are utilised for exams. Apologies for any inconvenience caused – I will try and get some definitive answers when schools open on Monday. Thanks for your patience. DH

URGENT UPDATE 10.30am: Under 12s Pirtek EKYL match at Faversham has just been called off by the home team for safety reasons

Sorry but the weather has beaten us and Grant has decided no matches or training at our home ground today

Sunday morning update: Grant is inspecting the pitch and will make a decision asap (7.50am)

Rolvenden 1-5 Bromley Green

Goals from Ryan Carter (2), Connor Friday, Lewis Bagshaw and Marley Edmed … keep it up boys and do let Michelle know what is going on!

Under 15s finding their form

Successful return to action for the U15s on Saturday

Under 11s Utilitas grab penalty win – summary by Timmy Russell

We travelled to New Romney to face an in form side 3rd in the league first half we had all possession and just could not find the back of the net we switched formation again for this game and it was paying of some great midfield play putting matteo and timmy in on goal but the keeper stopping everything until matteo was clear in on goal and was brought down penalty up stepped Harrison 1 nil, we had corner after corner but couldn’t get the 2nd goal 2nd half the last 10 minutes they threw everything at us and josh topped a brilliant team performance with some excellent saves 3 points against a good side we are moving upwards now and looking a very good team well done all great game

OFF: home Sunday games for U14 Girls, U18s … re Sunday morning, the groundsman will decide if any matches can take place

OFF: away games for U9s, U11s and U14s on Saturday

Training on Sunday morning for both BGV groups is OFF

Last-minute switch! U8s Dream Team now at home Saturday

Home games all on Saturday – just!

Headlines as it happens

  • Under 15s hit six without reply – goals from Mickey Mabb, Loki Richards (2), Harry Riney, Alfie Bryant and Cam-ron Waller
  • Two for Daniel as Global go down 2-6
  • Bubba and Kai on target for the Dream Team
  • U10 DVS hit six through Jack 2, Gerrard 2, James and an own goal
  • U12s McDonalds good performance as they rebuild
  • Daeyaan on target for the U10s
  • Harrison penalty wins it for Utilitas U12s
  • LATEST: 5-1 win at Rolvenden for the seniors

More updates and photos as soon as info received