Wednesday 7 April 2021

11.53am Update from Ian Mace – senior training from now on is 7-8pm

Happy birthday to old-timer Lee Milton and former player Tyler Sorrell!

For tonights activities at Waterside, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page

  • Seniors win at Wingham – scroll down for details
  • Executive Committee please note meetings this week have been postponed as it is s o o o cold! We will resume next week and details will be on the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
  • Why do parents waste my time enquiring whether their child can attend training, asking when it is, where it is etc – and then not turn up? Not even the manners to send a text!

Congratulations Sonia!

Sonia is the latest of our staff to achieve the L2 award – well done!

Tuesday updates: 2-2 draw at Wingham tonight

Wingham 2-2 Bromley Green

Goals from Alfie Glendinning and Matthew Wedge earnt a creditable draw on Tuesday night in an entertaining friendly. We went 1-0 down, 2-1 down but perhaps, in the end, a draw was a fair result. Onto more serious action now with the trip down the A28 to face Tenterden A on Saturday.

REPORT FROM TIMMY RUSSELL

The seniors traveled to an evening kick off at high flying Wingham from the Canterbury Premier League. We went behind in the first half, but pulled it back to 1-1 through Alfie. 2nd half and we went behind again, but minutes later it was 2-2 through Matt Wedge. We consistently put the hosts under pressure with 20 minutes left we had corner after corner but could just not get that deserved winner. Good performance all round, roll on the weekend Sat league and Sundays is a cup match.
Regards Timmy

Birthday greetings on Tuesday to David Stafford and former quality first team defender Paul Allan!

U5s Academy TONIGHT AT 4PM – come along (bring your parents!)

Inter-club friendly blows away the rustiness – literally!

Damo Hatcher reports from a chilly Waterside

Well done to all that played in today’s friendly back at the Waterside. It was a very entertaining game between U13 McDonald’s and U13 Utilitas. We were lucky enough to witness some very nice football resulting in a 8 goal blinder. With 7 goals coming from the McDonald’s side. And 1 for Utilitas. Goals aside, it was nice to see the players out playing football again.

Scorers were Preston for the Utilitas side and Taylor (3), William (2), Charlie W and Ben for the McDonalds. Thanks to Neil Holmes for officiating and to those who braved the cold to support.

Editor’s footnote – well done to all for a sporting match. Great to see Austyn back in a Bromley Green shirt, albeit on the pitch where he had a solid game. Welcome to Qrez and Oscar who had their first outings. So everyone is clear, training for all groups is as per normal during the week. The Utilitas squad have another inter-club friendly with Grant’s U14 Skoda Caffyns on Thursday (5.30pm). Those not involved in that match please note training for U13s EKYL goes ahead as normal on Thursday at 6pm. To reiterate, Chris, Timmy, Grant, Damo, Jamie and DH are all training on the usual days at the normal times. If in doubt, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

Austyn – welcome back!

U11 Emeralds Girls

Amendment to training slots … please go to the Menu and refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page. Any questions, please email emeraldsbgfc@yahoo.com

Easter Sunday/Monday April 2021

Happy birthday on Easter Monday to young ladies Rachel Sheridan and Maria Black and Ryan Carter!

On Easter Monday at Waterside we have an inter-club practice match featuring the U13 McDonalds and U13 Utilitas plus training as usual for the Emeralds Girls with Simon. For details of this weeks training and friendlies, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

Maria joins our band of Playmakers – congratulations!

Happy Birthday on Easter Sunday to Nicole Baker and Rocco Mannering!

Smashing weather for the two groups at training this morning – well done to all! And thank you to Richard, Spud and parents for their support. Please remember from now on that both the U7/8s and U13s Pirtek switch to training on Thursdays @5pm and 6pm respectively.

Happy with their Easter Eggs … the U7/8 Development Group on Easter Sunday
U13s EKYL on Easter Sunday at a sunny Waterside

Training this morning for U7/8 Development Group (10am) and U13s Pirtek (11am) … new faces welcome … just bring boots and shin pads

[Saturday matches updates] Saturday 3 April 2021

Grant Turner reports from Great Chart Playing Fields

Bromley Green U14s Skoda Caffyns played a friendly against Pilgrims today. It was a very good and close match with both teams working hard. Final score was BG 1 – 3 Pilgrims who scored 2 late goals as BG tired in last 10 minute’s. Goal scorer Ryan. Player of the match Chelsea.

Well, at least one Chelsea excelled today … Sorry Michelle!

U10s manager Alex Potts reports from a chily Waterside this morning

We dusted off the cobwebs today and got back to football, our first game in six months.
We are proud of how you played today – onwards and upwards to our next game.
Sean Wood player of the match.

Congratulations Sean … Happy Easter!
U10s Hurricanes (Ibrahim and Tyler missing, presumably eating their chocolate eggs!]

Seniors win 3-1 at Sandyacres with two first half goals from Luke Burdon and a third from Hasan Tejan midway through the second period. Report from Timmy – well done lads, a great turn out and good to see the young lads up for it. Deserved victory over Tenterden who are from a higher league. Great all round performance and well done to Lenny Russell, the referees man of the match. Well done and see you Tuesday at Wingham.

U9s Global slow start leads to a 5-0 loss at New Romney. Keeper Tyler Godden kept the score respectable as the rustiness showed.

U12s DVS romped home at Waterside, with some cracking penalties amongst their goals.

Sad news has arrived of the passing yesterday of local man Paul Bibbings. Far too young to be taken. Our condolences have been sent to Doreen, Paula and the family. RIP Paul Bibbings.

Happy birthday Saturday to former players Richard Revell and sponsor Mark Mason!

Our Saturday seniors entertain Tenterden A in a friendly at Sandyacres today (2pm kick off). Timmy has no game now as U13 Utilitas opponents couldn’t raise a side. But there are outings for the Under 9 Global, U10 Hurricanes, U12 DVS and U14 Skoda Caffyns squads. Kick off times are on the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

No games on Sunday but there is training at Waterside for the U7/8 Development Group (10am) and the U13 Pirtek squad (11am). New faces always welcome – just turn up with boots and shin pads or text Dave Homewood on 07761101988 for further details. Karen will be selling soft drinks and I will give an Easter Egg afterwards to those who take part.

Sometimes it can be informative to look back and see the standards we need to reclaim. A drop into 15 years ago shows us on our way up the ladder again – starting with the WKCC which we won on Good Friday 2006

Season 2005-06

Winners Weald of Kent Charity Shield
Winners Kent County League Eastern Floodlit Cup
Winners Kent County League Eastern Reserves Division
Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division (League champions)
Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division Cup
Winners Ashford Sunday League Bodkin Cup
Runners-up Ashford Charity Trophy (Sunday section)

Good Friday 2 April 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON GOOD FRIDAY to Jo Wyer and Cllr Andy Rogers

Its cold – but enjoy Easter anyway!

Great turn-out by the U18s last night – one or two are off to university in September but lets make sure we finish this disrupted campaign with a smile and all the boys are involved both days in senior football next season

Welfare has received complaints – remember our policy – stamp out spitting, swearing and litter
More accreditation for Steph – well done!

Thursday 1 April 2021 with DVS National Flower Distribution

Sponsors of Bromley Green Football Club – contact number 07813 035277

Happy birthday on Thursday to Thomas Pickard, AbdelRahman Hellah, Bobbie Copham, local football stalwart Roger Corkhill, former manager Matt Coniam, Jody Bulman, Georgia Allan, Paul Brasington and Jamie Oxley!

Another packed training night on Wednesday … for Thursday night’s action, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page

Big welcome to Qrez Rodrigues and Oscar Staines who have joined our Utilitas U13s – still room for a couple more players to bolster the squad. Contact Timmy today on 07912875127 and get involved in Saturday’s game. Training is Wednesdays at our ground @5.30pm.

Good to see Freddie back in the BG Junior Valiants fold – lets keep building the group who are enjoying their time on Wednesdays with Tom (@5pm for any newcomers).

Big thank you to Alex Potts who trained the U10 McDonalds last night. No fixture this weekend but training next Wednesday @6pm and then a match on Saturday 10 April.

Sunday arrangements are 10am U7/8 Development Group followed by 11am Under 13s Pirtek. New boys and girls are always welcome. Make sure you have boots and shin pads. No toilets until our new clubhouse is completed. Karen will be selling water bottles and soft drinks.

Please can we all try and park sensibly. I appreciate it is not easy but on Wednesday we dominated the whole area with well over 100 cars packing both car parks and round the roads. It is only fair that we treat neighbours with respect and our vehicles do not cause a nuisance. Thank you.

Great to see everyone again … bring on a Summer Football Fest!

Update … Damo Hatcher has had his email account hacked … please do not open

U5s Academy back to training last night with Guido and Lee … new faces all the time … if your little one loves kicking a ball, please give Guido a call on 07854612538

Lovely sight last night seeing the field full of happy faces – hopefully we can look forward to at least six months of constant action in decent weather with league, cup, tournaments, vets and charity events. Welcome to new signing for U13s McDonalds, Leon Benn, and great to see the return of Austyn Kingsland and Lenny Buss. Well done to Harvey Bean on his first session with the U9s.

Thank you to all those who have attended Mini-6 and 1-1 meetings in recent weeks. So much has been discussed (and argued over lol) and I will make sure all members are kept up to date very shortly.

We will be expanding our EKYL presence next season – a long way from the good old days when everybody (junior and senior) played for the Green both days of the weekend; but it is a start. Of course, membership of our club covers all football including weekends, midweek, local tournaments and training.

Reminder to BG Junior Valiants that training is @5pm on Wednesday with Tom. One or two are in isolation but those that are fit and well, please lets get going again and of course bring any friends that you think would enjoy kicking a ball again.

Under 10 McDonalds, please bring your kit back tonight and give to Dave as it all has to go to Leah-Ann our kit officer. Your new strip is ready and we hope to arrange a presentation next week. No game this Saturday and your trainer tonight will be Alex Potts.

For all of tonight’s activities, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

Sid joins the qualifications brigade

Well done to Our Sid – an FA Playmaker

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Happy birthday on Tuesday to U18 star Nelson Youssifor!

For tonights training, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page

Football development meeting @5.30pm (DH, GB)

Well done Stephanie!

Just days after Karen Barnes achieved the L2 in Hygiene and Safety for Catering, Steph has also gained the qualification … well done!

Monday 29 March 2021

The action resumes tonight!

Bromley Green Emeralds U11s Girls @6pm with Simon at Waterside – new faces always welcome

Executive meeting 6pm at Waterside (DH, AH, LC, SC, GT) note can take one more

Football Forum meeting 7pm at Waterside (DH, AH, Tony N, Alex P) note can take two more

Forthcoming Mini-6 Meetings

EXECUTIVE, MANAGERS, ADMINS – PLEASE CHECK YOU ARE REPRESENTED SOON! CONTACT D HOMEWOOD. PLEASE REFER TO THE 2021 EVENTS & FIXTURES PAGE.

Monday 29 March 2021 6pm  Executive 

Monday 29 March 2021 7pm Football Forum

Tuesday 30 March 2021 5.30pm Football Development 

Saturday 3 April 2021 11.45am Development and Planning for current U9 age group

Tuesday 6 April 2021 6pm Managers Meeting

Wednesday 7 April 2021 6pm Executive

Monday 12 April 2021 6pm Executive

Tuesday 13 April 2021 6pm Executive

Sunday 28 March 2021

Well, did you remember to move your clocks forward one hour?

Birthday greetings today to Suzie Jeffreys and Marion Daniels!

Well done to the East Kent Youth League who are refunding all cup fees for this ruined season … £80 received this morning for U13s/U18s cups; plus they are not charging for new registrations under the circumstances

Training and meetings resume tomorrow – please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page for details

Monday 6pm = Executive mini-6 with 1 slot remaining

Monday 7pm = Football Forum Mini-6 with 3 slots remaining

Hygiene certificate … congratulations to Karen Barnes

All members of food serving staff are asked to obtain the L2 Hygiene and Safety for Catering Certificate prior to our clubhouse opening. Karen is the first to complete online. Message her if you have any questions. The club will reimburse costs to all applicants.