Update: Peter U9s will take the North School slot on Wednesday 7pm

Happy birthday Wednesday to former player Shaun Curry – and I am reminded by Marc Collins that he is also celebrating getting older today!

Update 7pm: BGFC Junior Valiants training on Thursday has had to be cancelled due to illness and the covid outbreak within the club. Sorry but we must put welfare first. The aim is to resume Valiants training on Sunday 28 November 2021 @11am on grass when new friends will be welcomed.

Fixtures and training updated on the Events & Fixtures page

Tuesday 16 November 2022 with DEphoto


Due to a covid outbreak amongst children, Saturdays Under 12s fixture if OFF. Training on Wednesday ha also had to be cancelled. Spare slot indoors at the North 7pm if any BG manager wants to grab it – all paid for. Contact Maria … first come, first served.

Clubhouse open from 9am – 12 midday only today

Last visited Waterside on Saturday 13 November – contact Graham for your photos

01342 894519 g.martin@dephoto.co.uk  

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

Last knockings … into a new week with McDonalds

Birthday greetings Monday to Andy Bower

Executive reminder: Committee meeting Monday @6.30pm

Marc Collins “Good learning curve for the team”

PoM Kai  after Saturday’s U10sEKYL battle with Charing Black. Great end to end match which was a hotly contested match from start to finish. Missed penalty and bit of sloppy marking cost us but great game to watch and good learning curve for the team.

Kai with his McDonalds PoM

Before we play … birthday cake with Bubba

Happy birthday last week Bubba! Preparing for the game

Sunday 14 November 2021 with Key Auto Trade

So there are no misunderstandings: I have had a number of adults/parents – indeed grandparents – asking why their teams/photos/children and PoM awards are not featured on this club-wide website. The simple answer is managers, coaches or admins are not sending details to me (making it impossible to facilitate balanced coverage). This also, of course, is not fair on sponsors who expect exposure on this platform and official club Facebook pages. We can only publish information we receive.

U12s Emeralds at SANDWICH this afternoon

Well done to all the girls this afternoon at Baypoint … Zoe Mason is our Player of the Match

4-1 win over arch rivals as Green U14s have their eyes on the title

Seven out of seven wins for the U14s EKYL squad, sponsored by Michelle Webb Childminding, after a 4-1 defeat of near rivals East Kent FC at Waterside this afternoon. Doubles for Charlie Bryant and Derren Straker. Next week we hope to have Preston Webb back after his foot injury when entertaining Lyminge (2pm).

Birthday greetings this Sabbath to Becky Andrews

Results this morning: firsts 3-3 away to Ashford Spartans (Alfie Glendinning 2, Tommy Hilden) and DNS reserves 3-1 home win against AFC Saltwood (Jake Murphy, Luke Couper, Matt Jarvis)

A Ronnie Dudley goal gave our Sunday Thirds hope at half time (1-3) but, despite a battling display, we went down 5-1 at the Jackey Bakers Ground

Oliver is just Grrrrrrreat for Green U10 Tigers!

Our Oliver, pictured with Wayne Humphrys, will be coming back for more of this

Saturday Reserves draw positives from League Cup defeat at Waterside

Congratulations Chris Boxshall – again a Green Player of the Match. Going down to Woodchurch is no shame and Alex will have drawn positives from the League Cup defeat on our own patch.

Good luck to Will, Jo and the boys in their ‘home’ Thanet League fixture against FC Enoteca at the Jackey Bakers Recreation Ground this morning. Also in action today are the U12 Emeralds, EKYL U14s and the DVS U12s – all facing tough opposition – so good luck everybody!

Local Sunday League fixtures with 11.05am kick offs unless stated

Ashford Charity Trophy (Sunday section)

Stanhope & Beaver Rangers v Charing

Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division

Aldington v Brewmaster

Ashford Genclik v Folkestone Lions

Mersham Sports Club v Albion

Ashford & District Sunday League Division One

Cheriton AFC v Appledore

Hythe Athletic v Troggs (10.10am)

Red Heathens v Park Farm Rangers

Shadoxhurst v Folkestone United

Ashford & District Sunday League Division Two Cup

Biddenden v Lolzors (10.10am)

Fox Sunday v Radnor Park Rovers

Hamstreet v Burton Grove

Ashford & District Sunday League Division Two

Ashford Spartans v Bromley Green

Ashford United Thirds v Tenterden

Ashford & District Sunday League Division Three Cup

Ashford Dynamo v Lydd Town Sunday

Folkestone United Reserves v Hythe Green

Park Farm Folkestone v Mersham Reserves

Pilgrims Sunday v Singleton Barn

Ashford & District Sunday League Division Three

Bromley Green Reserves v Saltwood AFC

Saturday 13 November 2021

Birthday greetings Saturday to Tony Nelson, Kelly Wood and the slightly younger Esmae!

Firsts go down 5-2 at Sellindge despite scores from Jake Edwards and Tejan Hassan. Kent Junior Cup next Saturday at home to Kennington Athletic [note this match has a 1.30pm kick off].

Reserves out of League Cup 5-1 against Woodchurch with Nic Szomjas netting a beauty for our consolation. Half time 3-0 down.

U15s Skoda Caffyns PoM today is Jacob Maciolek

Well done Jacob – PoM against Dover Rangers Colts

Riley is our U9 Hurricanes Player of the Match

Riley who starred in goal today for the U9s – shortly to be sponsored by Moores Commercials

“Decisions did not go our way” – U13s manager on cup exit

U13s GWS manager Chris Barker felt his side were unlucky to dip out of the cup 3-2 at Charing. Great display by Joseph Robbins – Player of the Match for the Green whose goals were provided by Liam O’Leary and Isaac Bourner. Next week we return to league action when Weald Wolves visit Waterside.

Need a plumber? ashfordplumber.co.uk

Before daylight, Martyn Smith was getting his pitch/goals ready for action this morning against Hastings (9am kick off). For publication of match reports and photos, please send material to dhomewood@yahoo.com as soon after matches as possible. Have a great weekend everyone.

Clubhouse opens 8am with Liberty and also Emma from 9am – please always try and order food in advance to enable freshness – thank you. While in the kitchen, we are short of mugs if anyone wants to get rid of some – no idea where they have all flown to.

Those wishing to pay their respects at the funeral of Gladys Hover, it is on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at Charing 12.15pm

Childrens Christmas Party tickets are on sale from today at the bar £5 per child. Adults remember are free entry [but they do not receive a present from Santa!] Date is Monday 20 December and it is strictly first come, first served. Academy, U7 and U8 are at 12 midday. U9s at 2pm and U10s at 4pm.

BGFC Hoodies and Hats for Christmas

There are still certain sizes left … great Christmas presents … still at 2018 prices! When they are gone, they are gone as no further deliveries until the New Year. Contact Dave Homewood.

Friday 12 November 2021

Urgent Friday afternoon update: Saturday firsts now AWAY tomorrow to Smeeth & Brabourne (2pm) in the League Cup. Brian will be in touch with meet time..

Happy birthday on Friday to Ted Hutton, Lisa Hagger, Charlotte Houghton, Emma Morris and Joe Hollamby

Busy weekend coming up – the usual plea to park sensibly please

Friday morning early opening for garment/bag collection 5am until 9am only [no function tonight]. I am not available by phone today, so please email dhomewood@yahoo.com if urgent. Thank you DH.

Saturday Reserves please meet 1pm for the home league cup tie against Woodchurch on Saturday

Squad: Ryan Hodges, Perry Smith, Aidan Harding, Wayne Humphrys, Vinny Ojbala, Kyle Saunders, Chris Boxshall, Joel Cornelius, Liam Jane, Matt Belsey, Tom Linford, Ben Codd, Nick Szomjas, Alfie Turner, Harvey Luxford, Sanj [50/50 work dependent]

EKYL U14s please meet 1pm for the home game with East Kent FC on Sunday

Squad: Harvey Prior, James Truelove, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Preston Webb, Joshua Bailey, Charlie Bryant, Rieyaan Naunko, Connor Heslop, Jamie Anderson, Derren Straker, Marcus Hodges, Tony Fuller, Charlie Barber, Archie Barker, Danny-Lee Watts

Sapphires Girls U14 next season training slots this weekend

Saturday with Ray and Analice 2pm and Sunday 12.30pm with Analice. Enquiries for potential new players to Karen Barnes on 07834 555831 or email k.abarnes@live.com

Remembrance Day 11 November 2021

Some of our teams observed a minutes silence last weekend – any that didn’t are asked to do so this Saturday or Sunday please

Happy birthday today to Mickey Rivett and Amelia Barrett. Mickey made 520 senior appearances for the Green notching 163 goals.

Thursday night training is the same as last Thursday except for the U10 EKYL who are indoors at Towers 6pm and the BG Junior Valiants who start 5pm at Waterside

Clubhouse open for 15 minutes at 8am if anyone wants to quickly grab their bag or garments. Re-open at 4pm for Valiants training at 5pm and an hour or so for managers to pin their squads on the noticeboard.

Friendlies wanted for U9 RKH. Flexible Saturday or Sunday. morning or afternoon, home or away. Please contact Matt Mckirgan mckirgan1983@aol.co.uk

Plumber help needed after more vandalism

The disabled toilet vandalised at the weekend … there is more

Vandalising the entry control box … there is more

How much longer before we do something?

Wednesday 10 November 2021

“Love is like a dying ember – only memories remain”

BG Junior Valiants – advance notice that training on Thursdays now begins 5pm. Bring your friends.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

U8 Joe Milton Repton 4.30pm

U9 Hurricanes Peter Waterside 6pm

U11 McDonalds Damion Repton 6pm

U12 Emeralds Simon Waterside 5pm

U12 JJ Gym Martyn Waterside 7pm

U13 GWS Chris Repton 7pm

U14 Utilitas Timmy Waterside 4.30pm

U15 Grant North AWP 6pm

U16 Sid North AWP 6pm

Seniors all Pitchside 6.45pm

Tuesday 9 November 2021

“You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table; there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealings done”

Happy birthday today to Keyenna-Rose Barnes-Sutton

New faces welcome: Junior Valiants Disability Section training on Thursday 5pm

Friendly group now recruiting new players up to the age of 13

Training is THIS THURSDAY at 5pm

(Please bring footwear for the court and shin pads)

For further details please contact dhomewood@yahoo.com


Ground: Waterside, Turner Close, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PQ

All welcome … we are a Standard Charter community family club established over ninety years

Children’s Christmas Parties 20 December 2021

5-8s 12 to 2pm; U9s 2 to 4pm; U10s 4 to 6pm

The Real Father Christmas will be in attendance for handing out the presents

Professional Disco … Games age-suitable

Tickets £5 per child (all-ticket event) available from Saturday 13 November in the clubhouse

First come, first served … siblings and friends welcome by ticket

Note: we have to insist on all-ticket to enable every child to receive a Christmas present from Santa

Sorry photos are late!

Back from Herne Bay and welcoming East Kent FC this Sunday – the U14s sponsored by Michelle Webb Childminding

Monday 8 November 2021

‘One in a million’ football stalwart passes away

Sad news has reached us from Linda Jane that Gladys Hover passed away over the weekend. ‘Glad’ was an example of hard graft and moral standards to many of us when we were younger. Her work, alongside husband Des, who departed October six years ago, on behalf of Kingsnorth Youth Club, Bromley Green FC and the old Ashford Town FC Supporters Club evokes many memories. There was always a welcome at the Farm Stores. ‘Glad’ was one in a million and our love and condolences are offered to my old mate David and all the family. RIP dear ‘Glad’ and, on behalf of all of us that benefitted from your kindness, thank you for everything. DH

11 May 1969 Charity match opposite the Farm Stores. The caravan tilted when one stepped in to get changed … and watch out for the cow pats! Days when football was fun without all the political and jobsworth crap involved now. Dave Hover is front row, far left. From the back left Tony Crumbie, Alan Burden, Dave Homewood, Graham Crumbie, Jimmy Barker, David McAnally. Front Dave Hover, David Jenkins, Peter Messenger, Micky Lukehurst, Terry Watson, Anthony Jenkins.

Under 18s please note there is no training tonight. There will be training at Waterside on Saturday at 10.30am as we have no game. From next week, we switch to the Julie Rose Stadium (6.30pm) on Mondays.


Birthday greetings Monday to Sean Byrd

Please note 11.05am kick off for games in the Ashford & District Sunday League (14 November 2021). A minutes silence or applause to be observed prior to games please for those who have not already done so.

U16s lead the way

It’s tight at the top with the U16s having a blank Saturday this coming weekend. The Green and neighbours Pilgrims are both unbeaten and meet at Waterside on 20 November 2021.

Results from the ADYFL U16 Division

Results have not as yet been uploaded to full-time (Monday morning)

Next weeks fixtures ADYFL (13 November)

Grasshoppers v Staplehurst Royals

Hythe Town v High Hilden Hornets Blacks

Kennington Colts v Hawkinge Town Hawks

Otford Eagles v Pilgrims

Under 14s open up gap as rivals drop points

Results from the EKYL

Deal Town Rangers 4-3 Cheriton United Colts

East Kent FC 1-1 Ramsgate Orange

Faversham Town Youth 6-2 Barham Youth

Herne Bay Cobras 0-8 Bromley Green

Lyminge 9-0 Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes

Next weeks fixtures (14 November)

Barham Youth v Lyminge

Bromley Green v East Kent FC

Cheriton United Colts v Faversham Town Youth

Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes v Herne Bay Cobras

Ramsgate Orange v Deal Town Rangers