Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday training and tonight’s match is all on as per the schedule … if in doubt, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Your host this evening is Leah-Ann


Tuesday 11 September 2018

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself – John Dewey

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 10am to 8pm with DH … all welcome!

Tuesday 11 September 2018
Training tonight for Seniors, U16s and U9s DVS with Trev, Rik and Dean

The following have garments to collect from the clubhouse please asap:

082 Owen Hadlum
194 Riley Vidler
335 Alex Rijo
375 George Wright
380 Harry Mabb
429 Bam
440 Daniel Vincent
445 Tommy Jenkins
464 Jonathan Mithrun

Monday 10 September 2018 with McDonalds

Birthday greetings: Daniel Searle and Alfie Judge (Sunday), Lenny Buss (Monday)!

Readership numbers for our website continue to soar – thanks to everyone for your support (even those that don’t like us!)

Clubhouse open today from 5pm

What’s on at the club tonight …

Monday 10 September 2018
Under 9s (Martyn) 6.30pm
Under 9s Warriors (Ilir) 6pm
Under 10s (Matt) 6pm
Under 10s Colts/Warriors (Pip) 6pm
Under 11s (Rob) 6pm
Under 12s (Grant) 6pm
Under 14s (Nicole) 6.30pm

Report from U10s manager Matt Church

Hi Dave We only had 6 players available for our first match of the season but Ashford Athletic very sportingly dropped to 6 also. The first half saw glimpses of some impressive passing and good movement between the 3 across midfield Brad, Ellis and Riley. This was backed up by Louis and Liam with some strong defending and some really good goalkeeping from Charlie in the first half and Brad in the second half. Unfortunately we didn’t keep up the same style of football in the second half but a really good effort by all 6 players. Our goal scorer was Ellis and player of the match was Riley.

Keeping it in the family … well done Riley!

Only six available Saturday for the U10s … great effort, well done!

Bags and garments … many of you have waited patiently … they are on their way. Our suppliers stopped supplying! We now have an arrangement direct with JAKO and hopefully within the next 3 weeks deliveries will return to normality.

McDonalds vouchers

These will be available very shortly for free meals for two persons for the respective PoM in the McDonalds-sponsored teams. This season they are Sid and the U13s, Rob and the U11s and the two U10 squads with Matt/Gavin and Pip/Andrew respectively.


Weekend updates …

Well, not a Sunday to remember! The firsts suffering a rare league defeat, 4-3 at Sellindge, and the reserves fading after a promising start to go down 7-1 at Waterside against Ashford Spartans. Richard Floyd (2) and Connor Gower were on target at Swan Lane while veteran Leon Reed headed the seconds consolation.

Gary Gibbs will be desperate to have all his missing lads back next week (Trott, Burton, Moon, Shrimpton amongst those out this morning). Meanwhile, so much good football from the reserves but the physical side is obviously a problem. Credit to Sid Hone who had to stand in between the sticks again, pulling off one incredible stop from a free kick, and the youngsters for never giving up. Be patient lads, it will come. As always, a good performance from referee Barrie Wright.

Sunday 9 September 2018
Sunday Firsts Away Sellindge SSC (10.30am) Referee: Peter Millen
Sunday Reserves Home Ashford Spartans (10.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee: Barrie Wright
BGV Adults Tournament Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.30am. Venue: Abbey School, London Road, Faversham.  ME13 8RZ.

Under 8s Colts

Superb stuff from the U8 Colts today … we are not permitted to give the score or scorers!

Under 8s Colts did well in their first league game away to Charing this morning, we certainly met our match! Good competitive side from Charing certainly kept the boys on their toes, all players played extremely well, some awesome saves from our new keeper Braydon, with the other lads making good use of space with some excellent passes being made. Fantastic goals from some of the players, with the last goal being scored with the final kick just before the whistle! A great performance from every single player who gave it their all throughout the whole match, well done again lads! Sorry but not allowed to publish score or scorers names!
Player of the match goes to Braydon [photo below]
Joe Croxon.

Well done Braydon … winner of the £5 BGFC voucher

U14s win again

Three goals from Freddie Copham, one from Charlie Griffin added to an opener by Jack Corrigan, saw the U14s maintain their recent form with a 5-0 defeat of Biddenden Mean Machine this morning. Great stuff … full report to follow from Nicole.

Josh Peall, our Player of the Match for the U14s this morning receives his £5 BGFC Voucher from Nicole

Reflecting on a job well done

Rob and the Under 11s … sorry not allowed to publish score

Today we made the trip to the Marsh to face Grasshoppers in the first league game of the season with only 10 players available for selection it was going to be a tough game but the boys settled well. Sorry report deleted as not allowed to publish the score or names!

POTM goes  to Timmy for some good passing and work rate well done Timmy and all that took part in a fantastic game. Regards Rob

BGFC U11s who were superb today

PoM Timmy with manager Rob

Grant and the Under 12s go down 6-0 … clean sheet for Anton!

The U12s whose Player of the Match today was Lenny

George Slater red card as U16s are off colour
Not the start Rik was hoping for as the U16s crashed 6-0 away to East Malling with the added pain of having defender George Slater dismissed. More details to follow.

Under 9s summary by Martyn Smith

We started the season at home to West Farleigh … and got off to a flyer – couldn’t be more happier knocking the ball about going back to the keeper if needed. Everyone done their jobs and stuck to them well. Sorry report deleted as not allowed to give score or scorers! Well played all and same again next week. Team Alfie, Joe, Tj, Brad, Fred, Jake, Tyler, Olly

The U9s in ebullient mood this morning at Waterside with Olly our PoTM

Under 9s DVS report from Dean Mansfield

DVS U9s PoM William

Saturday 8/9/18 at 09:00 was the start of Bromley Green U9 DVS first league game. On a packed field at home full of kids playing football we got off to a nervous start bit all over the place at times at the start but not one kid gave in all coming off at half time feeling tired as gave 100%. The second half was like a different team out there playing some great football and working as a team was a pleasure to watch. All kids enjoyed themselves great start to the season roll on next Saturday. Regards Dean

Under 13s hit 16

Sid and our U13s PoM today George Brenchley

Resounding win for the U13s today at Waterside

A 16-2 victory for the Under 13s in their opening league game  today with goals from George Brenchley (5), Brentley Hone (3), Joe Hollamby (3), Joseph Moloney (2), Aidan Branch, Owen Hadlum andJoe Ades.

Under 8s Colts fantastic performance at Charing … well done … not allowed to give score or scorers but what a start!

Friday into a new weekend …

URGENT! Message from Pat: U8 Colts kick off now 11.15am today against Charing. Please meet at the club 10am. Apologies to all for such short notice. Please spread the word amongst parents. Thank you.

Birthday greetings today to Cameron Lumsden!

A busy weekend ahead although, sadly, no senior football on Saturday

All the fixtures with meeting times and venues are on the Events & Fixtures page

Saturday 8 September 2018
Under 16s (Rik) Away East Peckham (10.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse by 8.30am ready to leave by 9am. Venue: East Peckham Playing Fields, Pippin Road, East Peckham TN12 5BT. Referee Tim Casey. Drivers please observe the one-way parking system.
Under 14s (James) Home Biddenden Mean Machines (10am) League. Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am. Referee Kiara Gallagher
Under 13s (Sid) Home Charing (11.30am) League. Players please meet in the clubhouse 10.30am. Referee Georgie Dedman
Under 12s (Grant) Home Park Farm (Guido) (11am) [Friendly] Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am
Under 11s (Rob) Away Grasshoppers (10.30am) League. Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am. Venue The Marsh Academy, Station Road, New Romney TN28 8BB. Referee Edward Cox
Under 10s (Matt) Home Ashford Athletic (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am. Referee Kiara Gallagher
Under 10s Colts/Warriors (Phil/Andrew) Home Wye Juniors (10.30am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am
Under 9s (Martyn) Home West Farleigh Penguins (11am). Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am. Referee: Josh Ahmad
Under 9sDVS (Dean) Home Ashford United (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am
Under 9 Warriors/Colts (Ilir/Damian) (10am) Home Ashford Courtside Hurricanes. Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am
Under 8s (Bobbie) Home (9.30am) Home Biddenden Juniors. Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.30am
Under 8s Colts (Pat) Away Charing (11.15am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am sharp. Venue: The Arthur Baker Field, The Moat, Charing TN27 0JJ

Phil and Andrew’s Under 10s Colts squad for their first league game on Saturday at home to Wye Juniors
Lenny, Henry, Archie, Reegan, AJ, Jonathan, Harley

Rob has announced his squad to face Grasshoppers on Saturday: 
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Ben, Charlie, Harrison, Matteo, Kieron B, Kieron J,
Timmy. [Sam, William and Thomas are not available due to educational commitments].

Well done Alfie!

Alfie Collier receives his £5 BGFC voucher as our Player of the Match for the U11s

Grant is not a happy bunny!

Grant had to move all this out before he could begin preparation to mark the pitches today. No-one means to cause problems but please remember he has to have access to the markers and paint at all times. Thank you.

Midweek round-up

Clubhouse opens Thursday at 4.30pm

Please note managers/coaches: if you are working or otherwise unavailable to take your youth coaching session, please appoint a deputy and inform D Homewood for website purposes. Under no circumstances (other than a danger to safety) are sessions to be called off.

Youth managers please note: ADYFL match result sheets will be placed in your team folders this evening … top drawer of the filing cabinet

Registrations for youth sides: with the ADYFL kicking off this Saturday, all players should now be on our books and ALL standing orders set up. Last-minute admin might be possible but you need to contact Lisa as a matter of urgency please on 07713450042.

Happy birthday Henry!

Birthday cake on Wednesday evening for Henry and team mates

Training Thursday evening for: Alex U7s 5.30pm; Pat U8s Colts 5.30pm; Bobbie U8s 5.30pm; James U14s 7pm; Rob U11s 6pm; Dean U9sDVS 6pm; Martyn U9s 6.30pm; Ilir U9s Warriors 6pm; Rik U16s 6pm

Bromley Green Valiants look forward to Sunday’s Grading Tournament at The Abbey School, Faversham

BGV Adults grading tournament this coming Sunday, 9th September.  Can players please meet in the clubhouse at 8.30am to get kit and get changed.  Minibus has been asked to be ready for 8.45am departure to the venue.
Note for any new players: the venue is now The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham ME13 8RZ.
Registrations are between 9.30 – 9.45am and games are scheduled for between 10am and 1pm.
BGV A and BGV B are playing on 3G.  BGV C are indoors and should wear trainers/similar.

Statement from The Patron

“Official withdrawal from the Kent County League has regrettably been lodged by our Secretary, Stan Donald following a demoralising start to the league campaign. Two thumping opening home defeats left Josh Ahmad disillusioned, especially with absent players he thought were mates and, with no-one stepping into the hot seat, the club has no alternative but to fold the side. In essence, there was a lack of both stability, with 40 signed on, and indeed quality, following the exodus of established players over the past twelve months. Thanks are extended to Josh and Connor plus the (very few) remaining loyal lads who tried to make a go of it. We wish all players every success for the future.”

The last line-up for the County League squad on Saturday

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Coaching cover wanted for Under 9 Colts on Thursday please 6-7pm

Clubhouse open today from 5.30pm with Leah-Ann

Wednesday 5 September 2018
ADYFL Pre-season meeting (7pm) Sandyacres (DH/LC)

Under 13s Home Park Farm Rangers [Friendly] Players please meet 5.45pm or as early as possible … need to kick asap as the light is really starting to fade now

Training tonight for Pat 6-7pm; Grant 6pm; Matt U10s 6-7pm; Pip U10 Warriors 6-7pm