Saturday 8 December 2018 with G Mackett Construction / Christmas Party one week away

Never mind the score … feel the fun!

Well done to the U13s who battled against Mersham today

So we lost … Tracey enjoys her Pimms!
Lisa thinks she is conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

2pm update: Sunday Reserves Sheber Cup game at Aldington is OFF – to all those who love winter, what are you on? This is so depressing!

Please come and collect …

Those that have reserved BGFC hats/hoodies, please come and collect … clubhouse is open 7am – midday Saturday

Apologies to those who have been waiting a long time for garments … the honest reason is that JAKO did not dispatch a shipment over a month ago … hence the long wait. Shane is expecting delivery any time now and, once all is here, we will push on with the printing.

Birthday greetings today to our President Chris Dorsett!

For up-to-date information concerning what is on and what is off, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Clubhouse open Saturday from 7am for U13s to meet and the collection of bags, garments; plus Children’s Christmas Party tickets. Close around midday today as nothing on.

Those who reserved hoodies, please come and pay/collect this morning as we have sold out of children’s sizes and I am turning away potential buyers … thank you

No games on at home this weekend … tomorrow the Sunday Reserves travel to the Reynolds Playing Field to meet Aldington (10.30am) in the Sheber Cup.

The second string, inconsistent but capable of good football, will be looking to stalwart Leon Reed [left] for inspiration.

Louis is peed off with our game against Mersham being called off … but below we see him in action in his younger days

One week to go … if you don’t have your tickets yet, pop in on Saturday or Sunday morning (exact opening times will be on this Home Page)

Under 7s seeking friendlies and more keen girls and boys

Our Under 7s have been building in recent months and now wish to gradually gain some match practice. To this end, manager Alex Hebbes is interested in hearing from other teams that are in the early developmental stages and looking for friendlies. Alex would like a game on Saturday 29 December – so do get in touch with him on 07740363519 if any manager out there might be interested. New players always welcome at our family-orientated club, free trial period, contact Alex now or email

Sizes needed please to enable us to order garments:

379 Olly Rump: Green Jacket, Polo and T-shirt
484 Vincent Percival: Polo and T-shirt
360 Adrian Fatilynska: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
522 Ronnie Judge: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
523 Alfie Judge: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
526 Sam Ifeakor: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
533 Leo Downing: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
534 Sam Haines: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
535 Jake Brown: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
077 Kodi Theobald: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
053 Ali: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
054 Amin: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
497 Thomas Johnson: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
498 Tommy Taylor: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
540 Elliot Dalton: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
396 Arilas: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt
397 Eraldas: Green Jacket, Polo, T-shirt

Welcome to the weekend with McDonalds

Clubhouse open 7.15am for the tournament meets; however, can all keyholders bring keys with them over the weekend please. Good luck all and please text DH your expected time of return to ensure PoM vouchers and free food will be ready. Can we make sure noise is kept to a minimum early doors in consideration to our neighbours. Thank you.

The (in)famous Bromley Green bookies
Our odds for World Cup betting will beat any other bookies … fact! Our fixed odds will be published over the weekend and special first scorer, result odds etc will be available on a match-to-match basis. The simple sweepstake will be set up during the weekend. Members only allowed to partake.

We extend a warm welcome to several newcomers who have bolstered the U10s squad (U11s next season) with team chiefs Rob and Timmy drafting in new faces at the Kennington tournament on Sunday morning. Everyone will have their chance to play as we have one side at U10 and also another playing up a year at U11. One of those taking part is Harrison [below] who suffered from a slight coming together with his little brother and a trampoline!

Here are the squads:
U 10s
Josh, David, Kieran, Lewis, Timmy, Thomas, Wane
U 11s
Preston, Alfie, Ben, Charlie B, Harrison,
Matteo, Charlie 2

Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed … a lonely flower at Waterside last night

More updates … more to follow

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 4pm – Officer in Charge Dave Homewood

Tuesday: Under 13s FIFA Night … please meet in the clubhouse by 6pm … everyone welcome!

Seniors: reminder training resumes on Tuesday 5 June at 6.30pm

Internal notes:

  • Those wanting school permission for leave letters will be in the clubhouse for collection today from 4pm.
  • Thanks to all those who supported and helped on the trip. Butlins money: still quite a bit outstanding … if we can sort asap please.
  • Managers: Need your award nominations please. If in doubt talk to DH now. Player of the Season ballot is conducted by DH, not managers.
  • Nominations for the Executive are now welcome. Please inform Dave Homewood if you, or someone you know, would like to be considered.
  • Andy Hone Memorial Day on Saturday. Help always needed with the BBQ, bar etc … so please don’t just leave it to the usual few.
  • Wednesday after training: IMPORTANT … our final planning meeting for the tournament. If you are down to help (or indeed want to join the band of workers) please attend the get-together. Meetings never go on for more than about half-hour. Thank you.

Butlins great experience: Martyn Smith reflects on a hectic weekend

Wow what a weekend 7 games 4 draws 3 loses no wins but very convincing and great experience for all the boys as most of the teams were academys with some of there lads playing at high level. So very happy with every single 1 of the boys they gave 100% and we can’t wait to go back next year. Goals from Tyler 4, Brad 1, Lucas 1 solid from Jake and Joe with some unbelievable saves from Alfie.

Under 8s
Bromley Green U8s with Casey Stoney and Teddy Sheringham

More photos to follow as soon as time permits …

Last knockings Sunday night

Fantastic afternoon in tribute to Big Tom

The two teams today before the Tommy Habgood Classic this afternoon
The bench in memory of Thomas
Well done Alfie … superb today and winner of the Player of the Match
Kev loves the BG Sunday grub!
Well done Ben Harding … PoM for the Habgood Pinks today

Latest: Saturday seniors trip to play AEI Sports on Monday is OFF with Ian unable to raise a side due to work, injuries and lack of interest to be quite blunt!

Sunday 6 May 2018

Stalemate at Waterside
Bromley Green 1-1 Channel Cars
In all honesty the 1-1 draw between two hugely depleted sides was not a game that will live long in the memory! Tired legs, two superbly taken goals, and the points shared. Layton Bryant drove in superbly to give the Green the advantage but a thunderbolt by Adam Guidaoui levelled matters just before the break. Layton Bryant and Andrew Trott were the pick of the Green with Adam Herrington Player of the Match for Channel. The title is still in the balance.

Birthday greetings today to Ibrahim!

Open early today … please make sure no cars block the emergency access gate to the field (always seems to happen on a Sunday!) Please park sensibly through the gate and not in the Swan Centre car park. Thank you and have a great day’s football.

For today’s fixtures and meeting times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

The BGFC U10s yesterday
Well done Joshua … our U10s PoM

Scroll down for manager’s summary

Updates to follow later … including the U7s whose goalscorer on Satursay was Stephen Houghton

Under 15s hit ten/U13s best display of the season

Updates throughout Saturday

Jordan (3), out-of-bed Ilja (3). Kai, Kieron, Lash and Ben netted the goals as the Under 15s won 10-1 at Biddenden. Oh, and one of Ilja’s was with his left foot. Player of the Match was Frankie.

A better result for the U13s who drew 1-1 at Ball Lane against Kennington. Unfortunately, the hosts couldn’t raise a side from registered players and a friendly took place. Bobby Mayes was our Player of the Match with the goal coming from the left foot of Freddie Copham. Well done boys and please let’s have a couple more for Butlins as a bare eleven will be  hard work!

The Green U13s who gained a point today
Bobby is our PoM seen with his voucher and manager James Porter

Briefly: AFC Ashford Athletic deserved their 4-0 win at Waterside this afternoon but there were positives for Ian Mace and his makeshift team. Kieran Shrimpton and Cameron Lumsden gave 100% and the boys have resolved to stick together and pull themselves out of the rut. More details later.

Results Saturday in the Kent County League Division Three
Bromley Green 0-4 AFC Ashford Athletic
CC Sport 2-1 Aylesford
Staplehurst Reserves 0-6 Deal Sports Reserves
University of Kent 5-2 Tenterden Town
Woodnesborough 1-2 Deal Town Rangers

[updated] Towards the weekend … with Glenn Mackett Construction

Birthday greetings to Andy Sutton (Friday)

Outcomes of pitch inspections will be posted here Friday night/Saturday morning. The golden rule is that matches are on unless otherwise notified.

First casualty of the recent rain
The Under 8s game away to Charing is OFF on Saturday due to waterlogged pitch

U12s squad for Saturday’s home game
Joseph, Dan, Lewis, Nicole, Adam, Aidan, Alfie, Brentley, Leo, Riley, Joe

U10s squad for Saturday’s home game
Alfie, Preston, Josh, Riley, Timmy, Charlie, David, Harrison, Matteo, Kieron, Herk

U15s squad for Saturday’s home game
Nathan, Lennon, Frankie, George, Brendan, Conan, Lorenzo, Kieron, Kai,
Ben, Ilja, Lashman, Charlie, Jaden, Jordan, Sonny

Fun days for the U15s and U12s/U9s bosses: “Proud of all the players today”

U12s day out


U15s Lovin’ it at our sponsors McDonalds

That was good … now for Flip-Out

No football action for most of our players today but plenty of fun for the U12s who visited Flip-Out and Kaspers and the U15s who were treated by our sponsors McDonalds before jumping to Flip-Out. More photos to follow.

Seasonal cheer for the Under 9s

Only one game on for Green teams on Saturday but what a performance by the Under 9s! We are not allowed to give the result of course but managers Matt Church and Pip Castle praised all the children. Matt, speaking exclusively to this website, said “Pip and myself are over the moon; we continue to improve and with the bare seven this morning it was a superb, old-fashioned, gutsy Bromley Green display. Both teams deserve praise for a great game on a morning when most games were beaten by the weather. Two goals from Riley and a clean sheet for Charlie obviously make the headlines – but they were all fantastic and fully deserved their Christmas presents back in the clubhouse. Good luck to Smarden for the rest of the season and a Happy Christmas to all!’
Green: Charlie, Phoebe, Reegan, Ellis, Riley, Lewis, Tommy

Hungry work
Ellis is our PoM this morning
Mind your fingers Tommy!
Listening for once …
Louis is more interested in the goodies than Matt’s sermon!

Kent County League Division Three

Just one match survived: AEI Sports 4-0 Woodnesborough

In the Weald of Kent Charity Cup, AFC Ashford Athletic had a walkover with Lenham Reserves unable to raise a side

TWTWTW … Into a new week

Update 3pm: U8s training is off tonight due to the dreadful weather

Training Monday night for the U8s at Highworth (6pm)

Senior fixtures updated: go to Events Fixtures page

That was the week that was: 7 days of the good, the bad and the ugly!

The good: The Children’s Christmas Party and thanks are extended to Spud, Nicola, Lisa, Joe and all those who helped to give the kids a great time. Does anyone have photos from the party please, especially including our guest Aaron Davis from McDonalds?

The performances of our youth teams that managed to defy the elements with all managers happy with the endeavours of their charges. Away wins for the U12s and U15s and terrific football from the U11s and U7s (not allowed to give scores).

The bad: The seniors display on Saturday hurt not so much for the score – but more the manner in which the squad failed to prepare and apply itself. A lot of work for Ian Mace to do to get things back on track after such an encouraging start to the campaign.

On Thursday we said our final farewells to Phil Castle senior with a fitting service at Bethersden Church. RIP Phil.

The ugly: The ghastly weather! Saturday’s frost and Sunday’s rain ruined all plans for the U13s, U10s, U9s, U8s and U6s; plus the Sunday seniors were thwarted by a waterlogged ground. In fact, the local Sunday programme was decimated with only one game surviving: Lolzors 6-2 Appledore in Division One. Even the BG Valiants tournament on the Rainham 3G was called off.