Monday, Monday!

Happy birthday Monday to Lisa Moloney and former Kent Cup winners with the Green, Keeley Finn and Shannon Dowling!

The Emirates Adventure … report and loads more photos to follow …

We’ve arrived!

Thrilling Charity Trophy semi-final – but firsts beaten

Gary Gibbs reports on an entertaining cup tie with Market

A close fought ACT semi-final cup tie with both sides missing chances in the opening period. Market scored first when a cross was put in by our own player Joe Valler and scored again five minutes into the second half with another set piece.

We then got one back in the 75thminute with a break down the right with Ryan Carter slotting home. In the 80thminute Kieran Shrimpton equalised direct from a corner. Market then scored a third but we quickly equalised through Luke Burdon from close range. The decisive goal came from ex-Green striker Gary Lockyer.

Nice to see a good crowd and thanks to Jamie for coming and enjoying himself.

The Reserves played well away to Ashford United but finally went down 4-2 at The Ridge. Details to follow …

More photos of the U11s in tournament action on the Bromley Green FC official facebook site (to join simple become friends with Dave Homewood)

U11s came so close to winning the trophy at Wye – going down 1-0 in the final
Penalty shoot-out drama

It’s the weekend with McDonalds / Have you voted yet for Player of the Season?

Annual Tournament: spaces for U13, U15s and U16s – contact davehomewood@icloud.com for the invite form or click on the link

Birthday greetings today to Ilja Seleznovs and Jim Andrews!

Good luck Sunday to the firsts at home in the ACT semi-final and the reserves who make the short trip to The Ridge. Training at Waterside as normal for the BGV adults and juniors.

Under 11s reach final at Wye

Well done Matteo who came back to the club to claim McDonalds voucher for two free meals [presented by current Clubman of the Year, Grant Turner]

Today we travelled to Wye for their annual tournament and what a display the boys put on reaching the final with both quarter and semi final being decided on penalties with all takers taking some fine spot kicks and excellent goalkeeping from Charlie making crucial saves from the spot and in field play earning him Player of the tournament big well done all Charlie Harrison Alfie  Kavalli Preston Kris Sam Daniel Thomas Matteo for all putting in a shift. On Wednesday we have a friendly then off to Sandyacres for another tournament next Saturday afternoon. Cheers Rob.

Editor: more photos to follow from Ross when I get time …

Anyone know why the U8s didn’t turn up for the Wye Tournament on Saturday morning? Highly embarrassing, a waste of money and sincere apologies are sent to our friends at Wye.

A goal by Jack Matthews wasn’t enough for the U13s who went down 3-1 at Hopes Grove to High Halden. Well done to McDonalds Player of the Match Joseph Moloney. Sid still needs a couple of players in preparation for next season … contact him on 07391902851.

Congratulations Joseph … our McDonalds Player of the Match today fr the U13s

Under 9 Colts in tournament action

Meanwhile, the U9 Colts enjoyed their tournament experience and Brian Jenkins was delighted with the attitude of the players. Oliver McRobert took the Player of the Tournament Award. Tommy Taylor tells me he scored!

U9 Colts – always a smiling group
Well done Oliver!
The reluctant hero

Under 11s squad for the Wye tournament on Saturday

Preston, Alfie, Harrison, Sam, Thomas, Daniel, Matteo, Kavalli, Kris, Charlie W

Good luck to the U8s, U9 Colts, U10 Warriors and U11s who take part in the first club tournament of the season at Wye on Saturday. Meeting times are on the Events & Fixtures page. Usual vouchers for Player of the Tournament will be waiting at the ground for those that return and present at the club.

Under 11s: we are at our sponsors McDonalds, High Street, Ashford on Tuesday 6pm when the manager Dave King will present the new kit. All turn up on time please and be on your best behaviour!

Time is running out for all players to vote for their respective Player of the Season … the forms and ballot box have been in the clubhouse all week. If you don’t vote, you are not eligible to win the award yourself … seems fair to me. Oh, and as it states on the form, you can’t vote for yourself!

Message from the League … please read and behave accordingly

Talking of behaviour, the following has been circulated by the Ashford & District Sunday Football League:

I have been asked by the Kent FA to email Clubs in our League to reinforce and remind you of the responsibility of all Clubs to make sure/encourage players and spectators to refrain from using foul and abusive language on and off the pitch during the Sunday game of football.  The FA handbook states (within Rules 20 and 21) that Clubs are responsible to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and refrain from (amongst other things) any foul and abusive language .  This request has come after complaints from the public against teams playing at two different venues on a Sunday morning.

Foul and abusive language isn’t acceptable and all Clubs are playing on public grounds and, with that privilege, Clubs should be respectful and mindful of their neighbours – our Club Captains all wear the Respect Armbands and this does not only apply to those on the pitch but all those attending on the day.  We are all intelligent enough to think and stop swearing however passionate we might be on the pitch or side-lines.  Could we please ask that you pass this message on to all members of your Club/Teams.  Through this email, if our Referees Representative could pass on the fact that complaints have been received to the next Referees Meeting and if all Referees could also remind teams of this at the beginning of each match.  

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Kind regards, Fiona Spicer

Awards nominations by managers

Managers: please let me have your nominations for awards please in respect of the team you manage. They are needed within the next few days please to enable engraving to take place. If you are unsure of options, please email me at dhomewood@yahoo.com

Players voting should be completed by the end of the weekend for the Player of the Season awards for each team. BGV managers please email me your selections.

Midweek updates

Happy birthday Thursday to Alex Hebbes!

Did you sort a trainer for tonight Alex?

Whoever you support … Spurs and Liverpool were just sensational and what a final we have in store. The last time England dominated European football, UEFA found reasons to ban all our clubs. Just beware there’s not another Blatter or Platini in the wings! To us neutrals, incredible stuff and good luck to Arsenal and Chelsea tonight. DH

Great turn out on Wednesday – well done! Good to see the U8 Colts numbers going up … we will get there; just need a permanent manager now

Birthday greetings Wednesday to Toby Galton!

Training on Wednesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

The sun is due to come out at 5pm … so ALL TRAINING IS ON WEDNESDAY

Huge disappointment for the Sunday firsts whose crucial match with Aldington, scheduled for Thursday at Waterside, has been postponed by the Ashford & District Sunday Football League. The squad now prepares for Sunday’s ACT tie with Market Hotel.

Thanks to the U9 DVS group who voted last night for their Player of the Season. Can all mainstream teams complete their voting this week – the forms are all printed out ready in the clubhouse for those that are interested.

Great to see Karen Greenfield at the club tonight … Karen was a terrific worker for the club for many years and will always be welcomed.

Well done William Spiers for extracting a fiver out of me for ‘hitting the bin’ … mind you, he had multiple goes whereas some of us can do it in one!

All tournament engagements are on the Events & Fixtures page.

U9s (Martyn), U10s (Pip/Andrew) and U11s (Rob/Timmy) … can we finalise arrangements now please for the Crystal Palace and St George’s trips. There is a big shortfall in payments in some quarters.

Player of the season voting NOW! Sin Bin course – please enrol

Charity Trophy semi-final now at home

Sunday’s Ashford Charity Trophy semi-final against old friends Market Hotel is now at home with the Hamstreet pitch unavailable. Kick off is at 10.30am.

Training Tuesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. Please note we still need a stand-in trainer for the U7s on Thursday 6-7pm as Alex is unavailable.

The external tournament grid has been updated …

Player of the Season voting during this week

ALL teams/players please vote on the ballot slip provided in the clubhouse and place your slip in the box … anyone who can’t be arsed to vote will not be eligible for an award. Managers can also nominate appropriate awards of their choice and I will email out some possible options this week. Voting for Players’ Player of the Season is for this week only. Any player that is ill or away at present, is welcome to email their first, second and third selection to davehomewood@icloud.com

U11s pens in aid of St George’s

Invite to the Sin Bin Evening

Kent FA Sin Bin Awareness Workshop (7pm) at Homelands. Managers and admins have been sent the relevant email to enrol. Please inform Lisa Copham or Dave Homewood when you have completed enrolment form … thank you.

Wye Tournament

this coming Saturday for Bobbie, Brian, Pip/Andrew and Rob/Timmy. TIMINGS ARE ON THE EVENTS AND FIXTURES PAGE

Bank Holiday Monday

Training cover needed please for Sid Hone on Wednesday 5.30 – 7pm Under 13s and Alex Hebbes on Thursday 6 – 7pm Under 7s. Please contact Dave Homewood if you are able to take one or both sessions … many thanks dhomewood@yahoo.com

Most of you are having a break from football today but the U9 Colts have training at midday (Brian and Damion)

Clubhouse opening times for Monday are 11am to 2pm

Gallery with more photos from the big sponge splash

The weekend as it happens

Jords loves the chips!

Chips are never wasted when Jords is around!

Happy birthday today to Vice President Mike Perk and young Maria Collier!

Dozen for Sid’s boys but respect to Pilgrims

Firstly, a word for Kingsnorth Pilgrims, who took a trouncing this morning but fought to the end and at times played some excellent football. In the end, the Sunday Reserves ran out 12-1 victors with goals by Andrew Trott, Corie Griffiths 3, Bradley Osborne 3, Matt Burdon 2, Lenny Russell, Conor Little and Jack Hollamby. Many thanks to Damion Truelove who stood in at the last minute when the official referee failed to appear. The boys have one game left, away to Ashford United, and the squad is already looking forward to making a real challenge for honours next season.

One game at Waterside Sunday morning as the Senior Reserves welcome Kingsnorth Pilgrims (10.30am). Training as normal for the BGV Juniors and Seniors.

The sponge-throwers!

Preparing … now this could be fun (what do you think Andrew?)
Another fine mess you’ve got me into!
Adult cruelty
No mercy for poor Pip!

Loyal clubman Cridland on target as Under 16s end on a high at Hopes Grove

Retiring manager Mark Fuller and PoM Jack Cridland

Great end to the league campaign for the Under 16s who came away from High Halden with a 4-1 victory. Alfie, Jordan, Jack and Nelson found the target with Jack Cridland taking the Player of the Match accolade. A fitting end to Mark Fuller’s time as manager and great to see loyal clubman Jack Cridland on the scoresheet.

Sponsored Penalties great hit

Well done to those parents and players who made a real effort to raise money for the forthcoming St George’s trips for the Under 10s and Under 11s. Still several to complete and bring in their money and forms … we can arrange new dates – no problem. Also, big shout for Phil Castle and Andrew Trott who ‘volunteered’ to get wet with the sponge throwing! More photos to follow on our official Bromley Green FC facebook page.

BGFC Under 12s … always smiling

Under 10s and U11s remember to bring your sponsor form and money into the clubhouse on Saturday morning BEFORE you take the spot kicks. Every pound raised, is a pound less parents have to find for our trips to St George’s!

Lots of ‘Old Boys’ at Ray Parlour evening in aid of charity

Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour visited Ashford on Friday night
Some of the BGFC contingent supporting the ‘Find a Voice’ charity event on Friday at The Harvester … big thank you to Alan Land for organising

Shane grabs a bargain!

Shane captures this one for just £20!

Happy birthday Friday to Charlotte Stubbs and Brentley Hone!

Belated Happy Birthday cakes for Callum!

Callum’s birthday cakes … mind your knuckles Tommy!

Sunday seniors … only a reserve game now this Sunday

Mersham unable to raise a side – so Sunday seniors are awarded 6 points as double-header is called off

Therefore, Sunday has just the reservers game at home to Kingsnorth Pilgrims and all support welcome (ko 10.30am)

Bank Holiday Monday’s training: for alterations please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Under 11s win local derby friendly – report from Rob Finn

Kris has a lie down before the U11s match at Kingsnorth on Thursday night

Tonight we made the short trip to kingsnorth to face park farm on a wet and windy evening the boys didn’t disappoint with attack after attack and Matteo was taken down in the box we was awarded a penalty which Harrison calmly converted 0-1 and 15 minutes later it was 0-2 when we was awarded another penalty up stepped Harrison to cooly slot home .The back 3 of Daniel Harrison and Alfie and debutant Charlie in goal handled everything park farm through at them and the midfield of Sam, Thomas, Preston, Kavalli and Kris all playing well the striker Matteo put in a great performance HT 0-2 second half started well and Matteo got on the scoresheet firing a fierce shot into the net 0-3 and 5 minutes later he got his second calmly rounding the keeper and slotting home 0-4 the boys started to tire and conceded 2 sloppy goals 2-4 but we hadn’t finished and Daniel got a goal making the final score 2-5 well done all that took part and a big well done to Harrison for getting PoTM for a solid centre back performance and two well-taken penalties.

Midweek updates: Emirates Cup Draw for U9DVS / sin-bins are on the way!

Birthday cake for Josh!

DVS U9s tournament at the Emirates 12 May 2019 

Coach leaves club 2pm returns 11pm

Visit the changing rooms

After our three group games, our knockout fixtures will be announced

Group fixtures

18.00 New Ash Green Grasshoppers

18.45 Welham Albion Warriors

19.25 Kentish Town Football Academy

Bromley Green Junior Valiants end tournament season in style … NIck Cook is now recruiting for 2019-2020 … ring him on 07939021154

From Nick Dunn, Kent FA Referee Development Officer

Sin-Bins are becoming a mandatory part of the game as from the 2019/2020 season (effective from 1 June 2019). This will impact all grassroots leagues.

We have now added more dates to our seminar calendar … please feel free to share with anyone who may wish to attend.

The use of sin-bins for all C2 dissent cautions is non-negotiable, and will come into operation. To assist with the facilitation of this, we are running a series of training events across the County, which I heavily recommend every referee attends. The dates are as follows:

DateAreaKO Time
Thursday 09th May 2019Tunbridge Wells7pm
Tuesday 14th May 2019Ashford7pm
Tuesday 21st May 2019Sittingbourne7pm
Wednesday 22nd May 2019Chatham7pm
Thursday 23rd May 2019Bromley Area7pm
Sunday 26th May 2019Swanscombe11am
Friday 07th June 2019Dover7pm
Tuesday 11th June 2019Canterbury7pm
Wednesday 12th June 2019Sittingbourne7pm
Tuesday 18th June 2019Maidstone7:30pm
Monday 24th June 2019Maidstone7pm

To enrol on a workshop, PLEASE CLICK HERE and you can select the relevant seminar.

Wednesday: Happy birthday to Callum World, Debby Claber and Joshua Bailey!

Please note with Ditton Minors, I am still awaiting confirmation of age groups and days … will notify those concerned as soon as we hear

Training Wednesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

The token voting at Tenterden Tescos has now finished and we await the outcome … thanks to those who made a real effort

Our BGV Juniors have completed their tournament season and will be back at Waterside for training on Sunday. New faces always welcome, please turn up with shin pads and suitable footwear ready to start at 10am with Nick Cook. Nick can be contacted on 07939021154 or email him at n_cook1@sky.com

Photos from the final tournament will be published here as soon as time permits