[updated] Thursday 7 November 2019

Thursday please note Dean will be joining the Pitchside groups with the U10s DVS … let’s try and make it work for a couple of weeks please. Sorry for all the disruption – it has been caused by school halls being needed for exams.

The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Thursday 12-4pm, Friday 10-12pm or Saturday morning from 8am

621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (now collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker

The following have orders to collect please: Brian Petken, Lee Milton, Gary Gibbs (plus his ball bag). Monza shirt (BGV) plus Alex Hebbes goalkeeper top for U8s Global is now printed; plus 321 polo shirt for Logan Sacre

For training Wednesday on the MUGA, if keys are needed, DH will be in the Children’s Centre next door at the Site Management Committee Meeting. Hope to be finished around 5.30pm.

Site Management Meeting 4pm: D Homewood, J Spiers, S Cowley


  • Joe, Jack, Paul and the U7s will be using the MUGA for the next two Thursdays 6-7pm as the school hall has exams
  • Under 10s will be training in the MUGA Thursday 5-6pm
  • Under 10 DVS will be training at Pitchside this Thursday 6-7pm
  • U12s Pirtek EKYL note change to kick off time on Sunday – please meet in the clubhouse by 10.30am
  • Alex Hebbes: we are outside at Repton 6-7pm due to exams in the hall
  • Remembrance weekend: call all teams have a minutes silence or applause please … thank you

Looking forward to the Sunday firsts trip to Southborough on Sunday when they face Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup. Armada began the season unbeaten in their opening eleven games, including a 4-1 beating of Red Heathens in the last round. Details of the mini-bus will be on the Events & Fixtures page shortly.

Thanks to all those who attended the Meet & Greet last night for the Under 10s. Lots of positives and we hope to soon welcome Lucy onto the Committee. Thanks to Lisa for supporting me as the only other Committee member present.

Tuesday 5 November 2019: Under 10s Meet and Greet tonight 6pm

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm for the Under 10s Meet and Greet (which starts promptly at 6pm). Can all players, parents and management attend please (as this was your nominated training night, hopefully there should not be a problem). Thank you.

Cover for training on Wednesday

Update: Steve Sutton is now covering … thanks Steve

Sid is working Wednesday: can one of our great volunteers cover his training session at the North School outside 6-7pm please?

Advance Notice of the Staff Christmas Meal

Staff Christmas meal Monday 16 December 2019 at the Italian, Bank Street 8pm … gather in Wetherspoons earlier.

All officers, committee, managers, coaches, admins, sponsors, bar staff and club volunteers are welcome (please confirm with the organiser Shane Cowley whether or not you are able to attend)

[updated] Monday 4 November 2019

All games went ahead at Waterside at the weekend, culminating in what can only be described as Sensational Sunday with top billing going to our U18s who pulled off a 6-1 victory away to Ramsgate Youth

The headlines this Monday morning:

  • U18s silence the critics – 6-1 win on the Isle of Thanet
  • Sunday firsts come back from 4-1 down to win 6-4
  • Sunday reserves also hit back from 4-1 behind to draw 5-5
  • U12s EKYL hold title favourites to a 2-2 draw
  • Dave Spencer delighted with his BG Valiants at their tournament

All the reports and photos to follow … I just need to catch my breath!

U18s register morale-boosting 6-1 victory in Ramsgate

Another trek for the U18s but it was all worth it as doubles from Lashman and Player of the Match, Conan (left), set up a terrific 6-1 victory at Ramsgate. The tally was completed by Ilja and Oliver and the boys look forward to a home game at last next Sunday. Thanks to the parents who helped with transport – much appreciated.

Green: Kieron, Harley, Piotr, Frankie, Ben, Lash, Marlon, Nelson, Ilja, Conan, Aiden, Ollie, Freddie

Ilja – there may be trouble ahead! Jo is on the warpath!

Green still top after 10-goal thriller with Heathens

Luke Burdon (3), Kieran Shrimpton (2) and an own goal finally secured the points for the Green from a 6-4 victory after our guests Red Heathens had stormed into a 4-1 lead. Heathens were superbly drilled and netted some splendid goals during a first period in which the home team appeared half asleep. However, the second half was mainly pressure from the Green and eventually the Heathens succumbed. A great advert for local football and the perfect result for the boys in their new GMC-sponsored strip. A mention for referee Dave Shrewsbury – how refreshing to see an official applying good old fashioned common sense. Next Sunday we have a break from league action when visiting Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup.

Sunday firsts this morning in their new kit sponsored by GMC
Jordan Griffin – part of an inspired Green comeback to keep us top of the pile

Meanwhile, away to Smeeth & Brabourne, the Sunday Reserves bounced back from a 4-1 deficit to draw 5-5 with regular marksmen Charlie Wallis and Sam Ades both notching doubles. Full report to follow …

U12s Pirtek 2-2 draw with title aspirants

A 2-2 draw with Gillingham Girls at Waterside keeps the race for honours alive in the East Kent Youth League. Twice coming from behind, the Green almost snatched maximum points at the death when Kris Kostov smashed against the bar. Well played everyone and the combination play between today’s scorers Kris and Harley White augurs well for the coming months. Both teams were a credit to the League with some superb inter-passing. Training Thursday at Kingswood and another crucial league game away to Herne Bay on Sunday. The fact we are sitting in the top rungs of the league is testament to the hard work all the players are putting in. As always, a huge thank you to the parents for putting up and taking down the goals … and apologies to those players who didn’t have a full game.

Green: Harvey; Ben, Harrison, Thomas, Josh, Preston, Henry, Kris, Harley, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, William, Charlie

BGFC U12s Pirtek after an entertaining draw with the Gills
Kris Kostov is in top form and won his second PoM of the weekend

Results EKYL

Barham Youth 2-15 Herne Bay Youth

Bromley Green 2-2 Gillingham Girls

Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 0-4 Faversham Town

Whitfield Colts 9-0 Monkton

Woodnesborough 7-1 Faversham Strike Force Lightning

David Spencer reports on a successful tournament morning for BGV Adults

BGV B side storm to the top of the league table in some style!

Following a good result at the last tournament placing us in 2nd place, we started our day in high spirits and our squad more confident.

Game 1 v Charlton

This game was against top of the table team Charlton, the one team we had been chasing closely. We had a good length of possession from the off and early on in the match Cameron (hedgehog) managed to put one away to settle our nerves. Following this goal we had Charlton boxed in a we were rewarded with another great goal the second Cameron. Every player executed their roles perfectly. Final score 

BG 2 v Charlton 0

Game 2 v Canterbury

This game was fairly even up until about halfway when a David made a great pass across the pitch to Tom (our new member of the squad) who drilled it into the corner of the net. Canterbury battled well but some great interception and skill on the ball from Cameron led to another great ball setting Tom up for his second goal! 

Match ended BG 2- Canterbury 0

Game 3 v Maidstone 

A change of squad was needed to mix our game which saw David go in goal and Ashley out on the pitch with fresh legs. 

This was one of our best performances of the day where our determination to win was evident throughout the entire match. Tom managed to score from what seemed an impossible angle blew us all away. Tom was also instrumental in assisting a brilliant ball which Cameron powered into the net. Our defence was strong and Ashley picked up the ball in our open half and ran with super pace and ball control up the field to assist another good goal from Cameron. The one and only time all day that we made an error we were punished by a cruel goal due to a slight fumble by our keeper that fell kindly to Maidstone’s striker which he put away. Match concluded BG 3 Maidstone 1

Game 4 v Anchorians 

Following a run of wins our confidence was at an all time high. This match we played faultlessly, so much so that our opposition became increasingly frustrated and lost their concentration. Josh took a chance shot from some distance which caught the keeper asleep and the ball slammed into the back of the net. We boxed Anchorians in their own half and another storming run forward from Josh saw him slot another goal away. 

Match ended BG 2 Anchorians 0

Match 5 v South East Gulls

This team all day demonstrated some great football and we felt they would pose a threat to a potential clean sweep to claim a full 15 points from 5 successive wins. The game was fairly even and then things turned around with us have a few shots hitting the woodwork. It seemed that no matter how many shots we had we could not seem to find the back of the net. 

Finally, after several attempts, Cameron managed to slot one away! This team then opted for route 1 attack on our goal that nearly caught us out. A long ball from the keeper that Aaron tried to head away saw it bounce backward off Aaron’s head that their striker managed to get on the end of, but Ashley stormed back home to put in a crucial block. Once we understood their game plan we pinned them in and Cameron managed to slot another goal away. Match ended BG 2 SE Gulls 0.

Match conclusion 

This was a day where self believe was rewarded by us being victorious in every match. Today’s superb effort has now seen us sore to the top of the league table with a healthy 5 point margin and a 16 goal difference. Well done lads I could not be any happier with your fantastic performance today. 

Player of the tournament was hard for me to call as the entire squad worked so hard but ultimately I have awarded this to Tom whom despite it being his debut, he has slotted straight in with the squad and made an impressive impact in every game. 

Well done again to all the team and let’s build on what we have achieved today. 

BGV A report from Aaron Maul

First match was against Charlton Deaf B and we never looked in trouble. Pressed really well, kept them in their half and scored three, two from Cam and one from Grant. 3-0 

Game two was against Faversham, we dominated rated again from the start. Lots of energy and pressing high, Kieron got two (one a screamer) and grant tapped in smartly from close. 3-0

Game three came against Swanscombe and the same story again pressing high and Keiron got his first hat trick for the adults solid defensive display and a fine reaction save with his toe from Harrison kept a clean sheet. 3-0

Game four was against Milton, they seemed to give us a bit of a game but we were still dominant. One goal from Kieron and another from Cam saw the game out 2-0.

BGV C tournament report from Debby Claber

Another mixed bag for the C squad at this month’s tournament.  On the plus side, we had not only a full squad on the pitch but also enough players for a sub!

3 losses and 2 draws for us today.  To be fair, the results on paper again don’t reflect the quality of play that we produced during the morning – particularly Adam and Owen working well together on the pitch for the last 4 games.  Shots at goal remained elusive for much of the morning – Adam had several, each seeming more promising that the last but unluckily none producing the desired goal.  Owen also provided what looked like promising opportunities but was sadly thwarted.  Our defensive players kept us in games and overall again I’m happy to say that everyone remained positive despite the frustrations.  Player of the tournament this month goes to Gemma for remaining consistent, showing strong teamwork and determination not to be beaten when tackled or needing to tackle! 

The Life of Brian!

Sunday night chores for Brian!

Clubhouse open today from 8am

Ground inspection 8am: both matches are on at Waterside today. Good luck to the Sunday firsts against Red Heathens (10.30am) and the U12s in the EKYL against double-chasers Gillingham Girls (2pm).

BGV Adults meet in the clubhouse by 8.15am for the tournament

Saturday updates as it happens with McDonalds

6pm inspection: Sunday firsts and U12s EKYL are still ON. Brian Petken will make a further inspection at 8am in case we have rain overnight. BGV Juniors your training is with Damion again (10am) as Nick is still not well enough to take your sessions yet.

BGV Adults: Sonia will open up for your coffees, bacon rolls and to get prepared for the tournament etc at 8.15am.

New Romney ladies fashionable footwear! Well, in this weather, every little helps.

There will be another inspection of the ground today at 4pm and a decision will be made concerning Sunday’s HOME games

All home games went ahead at Waterside this morning … quite incredible considering the weather and conditions … credit to our fantastic ground staff Grant and Brian. Your efforts are appreciated … well done!

Urgent message 12.50pm from Jordan Osborne: Saturday seniors is OFF. Thanks Jords.

U12s McDonalds praised by manager after a gallant effort against a strong Pilgrims side

Kris – our McDOnalds Player of the Match today

Rob Finn, whilst disappointed with a 5-3 defeat at home to a strong Pilgrims side, was full of praise for the U12s McDonalds squad who showed great spirit. Kris Kostov was Player of the Match with the goals scored by Sam, Daniel and Alfie. Here is the manager’s report:

Today we welcomed Pilgrims to Waterside and despite the weather conditions it was a great game of football end to end stuff and we took a well deserved lead after some good link up play and Alfie slotting home past the keeper 1-0 the boys pressed for a second and it nearly came but the keeper kept Sam’s fierce shot out but a mess up at the back cost us and Pilgrims equalised 1-1. It was end to end stuff with both teams creating chances but against the run of play we fell behind 1-2 but not for long just before the break Sam finished off a great move and fired home 2-2 HT.
Second half saw more good football and we should have been in front as chances went begging and Pilgrims got a 3rd with a wonderful strike 2-3 and 5 minutes later got a fourth 2-4. Then Daniel pulled another one back 3-4 but 5 minutes from the end Pilgrims snatched the points when they got a 5th final score 3-5. A big well done to all that played and to Kris for getting PoTM Cheers Rob 

Under 12s Utilitas great game with New Romney ends all square

A free kick by Harrison Petken earned the Green a 1-1 draw at home to our friends from New Romney at a busy and wet Waterside. Congratulations to Josh Bailey (above), our Player of the Match. Full report below

Sent from my Match report B G utilitas u12s v new romney match result 1,1
Under poor conditions we played another top 3 team and soon we bossed the game in midfield we was winning all the ball and solid at the back unlucky not to have been 1 up at the break half time 0 0, second half and timmy won a free kick just outside new Romney’s box, harrison fired a solid shot into the top of the net we had new romney pegged back until 5 mins left and they got a deflected goal.
kieran was a threat out wide from the start and is showing his true ability and getting stronger, great runs from midfield from preston timmy and charlie into the danger areas, william bit unlucky not to have been free in on goal a couple of times, harrison solid as always at the back ben making progress quickly at wing back with some threatening runs josh was great at left back and arilas showing real signs of keeping the number 1 jersey
Well done team proud of yer all mom josh for a solid performance

Preston: “Dave, I am a Nerd” lol
All smiles after a splendid encounter with New Romney

Under 11s at Smarden do well with goals from Charlie and Liam … more to follow from Dennis

Under 9s … well done the 5 that turned up!

Brilliant effort by the U9s who were badly let down by players dropping out 20 minutes before kick off this morning … congratulations JJ our Player of the Match
Praise for the Fab Five this morning

Under 8s Dream Team in super form

Goals from Archie (3), Kai (3) and Bubba (3) … not allowed to give the result but well done to all the squad.

Match day report against Tenterden Tigers U8s, just wanted to say firstly amazing turn out as always even in these conditions.

Solid performance from back to front obviously for under 8s it’s all about game time and development and I have to say I am very impressed with how these kids are developing more and more as team.

To see 4 to 5 pass moves leading to goals and to have the awareness in such a quick paced game to look up and spot a team mate shows how they are grasping the team spirt of the Dream Team.

Huge congratulations to all the kids for listening and improving week by week, keep up the good work Dream Team.

Happy coaches Tony & Damo

Under 9 Hurricanes

A great battling performance from the U9s Hurricanes today and it felt like we played in hurricane conditions at Kennington. Congratulations to Alfie (above) for David’s Player of the Match.

Kennington Juniors Reserves v  Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s

A great performance from the Hurricanes in what felt like a hurricane this morning. The team tried to continue the good football they have been playing despite the wind and rain. In a difficult first half against the wind the team twice came from behind with goals from Tyler and Ibrahim. The second being a cleverly worked free kick that amazed even us coaches watching on.

With the wind behind us in the second half the team continued to play well. Tyler managed to complete another hat trick with Ethan scoring his first goal for the season with a well taken finish before Sean wrapped up the scoring.

It was a real battling performance in really difficult conditions but the team showed they were happy to ‘dig in’ and none more so than Alfie. Comfortable at the back defending strongly but also at ease bringing the ball out of defence to start our attacks.  

BGFC U9 Hurricanes this morning

U10s tournament apparently called off this afternoon


Further inspection at 7.30am … update on here


Well, it just had to rain overnight! We are doing everything we can to keep all home games on but we are fighting against the odds! Updates here on any pitch inspections.

Whatever the elements throw at us, the rugby world cup final will be shown on the clubhouse TV (open from 8am for breakfast).

The following club bags are still awaiting collection from the clubhouse … can managers please ask their players to pick them up when at the ground on Saturday. Thank you.

621 Louie Groat

047 Nicole Baker

907 Ashton Lawrence

619 Oskar Lee

611 PJ

614 Rieyaan Naunko

613 Daeyaan Naunko

Bromley Green FC Badged Hoodies available to purchase now (£20):

Note that Age 9-10 and Small adult sizes are due to be delivered next week

Age 5-6

Age 7-8

Age 12-13

Medium adult

Large adult

xx Large adult

Into the weekend with McDonalds

Ground inspections: two today so far and all games are on (just about!) Some pitches are better than others – definitely don’t want any more rain. Updates on further inspections will be instantly posted here. Whatever goes ahead, please park sensible and vehicle share if possible; plus don’t block emergency accesses to field and MUGA.

Urgent message from Lisa Copham: Under 15s game on Saturday is OFF

Urgent message from Alex Hebbes: U8s Global away game with Pilgrims is off as our opponents have cancelled as they are rugby fans. Everyone is welcome to the club (open from 8am) for the England v South Africa showdown on TV which starts at 9am. Breakfast deals as always until 10.30am.

Under 12s McDonalds home to Pilgrims on Saturday

Under 12s McDonalds … come and watch the rugby in the clubhouse … free drink from Dave if you are there before world cup final kicks off at 9am! After 9am, you buy your own!

Here is Rob’s squad:

Alfie, Sam, Daniel, Mitchell, Kris, Amin, Harvey, Kyla, Elizabeth, Rieyaan. Abdel where have you disappeared to?

U12s EKYL great turn-out at new venue

Thirteen players beat the traffic chaos on Thursday to attend our first indoor training session at Kingswood (missing from photo Charlie Rivett). On Sunday, we welcome Gillingham Girls with the Green looking to reverse last week’s disappointing 3-2 cup exit at the Abbey School. The squad will be announced on Friday night when I have heard back from some parents. More photos on Bromley Green FC Facebook page.
Once we found it, Kingswood was an ideal venue
Action from Thursday’s training

Preview of the weekend’s activities to follow …

Thursday 31 October 2019

“I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.”– Richard E. Grant

For Thursday’s training schedule, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Under 13s: Grant needs cover for Saturday due to work commitments … anyone step in for one week please? Update – now covered by Ilir Caka

Under 18s: sorry but Dennis is working away so no training at Pitchside tonight … Dennis will see you on Sunday

Under 15s remember 6-7pm with Pip at Pitchside

Under 12s Pirtek EKYL: remember we are at our new venue this evening so please arrive about 5.45pm to ensure we are organised for a prompt 6pm start. Kingswood, indoors. Turn left just before the Harvester and follow lane up to gate on right hand side. Postcode is on the Events and Fixtures page.

Birthday greetings today to Liza Thompson and Joshua Handley!

Urgent message from Dennis: U18s training tonight is OFF – sorry but due to work commitments I will be in London and no parents are able to cover. See you Sunday.

Advance notice for BGFC Under 10s (Peter)

All parents and players are invited to an official Meet & Greet in the clubhouse on Tuesday 5 November at 6pm for just half an hour … stay longer if you wish [so it should not interfere with any firework displays!] Refreshments provided free of charge. This will be the only activity on at the club that night and questions and answers will be a key feature. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Kids can have a kick around if they wish. Thank you Dave Homewood. [PS: new faces always welcome]

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Training as per the schedule tonight (refer to Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Please note: I do not respond to ‘unknown caller’ and such like. Simply text who you are and, if you are legitimate, I will get back to you. No ID = No answer. Thank you. DH

Clubhouse open today from 5pm for MUGA training and meeting

Executive Committee meeting at 7.30pm tonight

Under 8s Global 6-7pm North School Hall (Alex Hebbes)

Under 9s 6-7pm MUGA (Dennis)

Under 13s (Grant), Under 14s (Sid), Under 14 Girls (Steve) North School outdoors 6-7pm [Note – Steve will be taking U13s tonight as Grant is working]

BGV Adults Ashford Prep School 8-9pm (David Spencer)

Wednesday please collect from the clubhouse (club bags)

619 Oskar Lee

611 PJ

614 Rieyaan

613 Daeyaan