Wednesday 18 March 2020

During this miserable time, I will open the clubhouse for questions (will try to answer!) on Thursday 7am – midday and Saturday 9am – 11am. There will be special food and drink offers to paid up club members, bags and garments to collect – plus I will update on tournament news. Also, any BGFC players struggling with school work are welcome to consult with me and I will endeavour to help. The stark reality now is that schools will not return until September. The MUGA will be open as usual but please no noise before 9am. Thank you DH.

Happy birthday today to Cameron Edwards!

Reminder to EVERYONE: following instructions from the football authorities, there is to be no training or matches until further notice. The Executive will be considering ways and means of keeping all members engaged but for now please just grin and bear it. Thank you DH

Tuesday – lots of birthdays! Statement re training

Mentor visit is cancelled due to corona virus

Tomorrow’s visit of our mentor, Anthony, has been cancelled by our guest as he doesn’t want to risk it. A new day/time will be arranged when/if things return to normal.

Statement to clarify the present situation

Update 11am Tuesday: message from Welfare that ALL training and matches are off from this moment on until further notice. Dreadful situation and the Executive will try to find a way to legitimately accommodate training asap. But for now, please don’t risk it as there are concerns as to whether our insurance will cover any outcomes related to the virus. We are aware there are discussions to be held re trips, tournaments, standing orders, Waterside training, socialising and so forth. Please be patient and rest assured that the Executive will do, as always, what is in the best interests of all its members. Thank you DH

Happy birthday Tuesday to Shane Cowley, Kieran Branch, Teresa Hurst, Robbie Bower and Marcus Hodges!

Coronabloodyvirus: all grassroots football is OFF until further notice! Concerning training, we await further directives from the authorities. Unless you hear to the contrary, training goes ahead as normal. Note that we are expecting a message from the FA during Tuesday morning.

BG Valiants and BG Girls: all matches and training are OFF until further notice

All external venues are available for the normal training schedule this week (unless we have directives otherwise from the FA)

Do we have a volunteer please to cover Grant on Wednesday at the North 6pm as he is working lates … thank you in advance

The weekend as it happens … with Flat Roofs and Fascias

4-1 win for Reserves keeps promotion hopes alive

Goals from Bradley Osborne, Jordan Osborne 2 and Sam Ades proved sufficient for the Green to maintain their cup and promotion challenge. A useful three points away to an Aldington Reserves side that is always hard to beat on their own pitch. Next week the boys make the short trip to Great Chart to face Pilgrims.

Sunday: birthday greetings today to Martyn Dalby!

Sunday: just the one game in the club today due to waterlogged pitches and coronavirus precautions. The reserves are at the Reynolds Field to play Aldington Reserves (10.30am kick off). Sonia will open the clubhouse after the game.

Just roll on summer! Bits and pieces today and two matches called off at Waterside by referees with not a ball kicked. Then, the firsts cup game off tomorrow – excuse me while I have another beer! Anyway a few photos from what did go ahead this morning … more news to follow.

Well done Noah … U8 Dreamers PoM
Archie boi … happy birthday!
Waiting for the PoM … usual excuses for Kai

West Farleigh v Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s 

Squad: Daniel, Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Sean, Tyler, Ibrahim, Ethan, Charlie, Owen and George

After what seems like an eternity of not playing games due to the weather, the team travelled to West Farleigh to play at team who had been flying high. Some worries at the start of how the team would play after such a period without playing games were soon to be unfounded with a competitive start. Both teams playing nice football and we were unlucky to fall behind from a corner. 

However, team did not let heads drop and went on to produce the performance of the season. They battled for every ball and despite tricky conditions were still able to get the ball down and play. Owen showed his goal getting instincts sneaking in at the back post to get to quick two goals before half time. 

Second half continued in same way with the team playing some lovely football but defending from the back to the front. Sean’s rocket of a free kick in the second half topped of what was the teams best display of the year. 

Hard to pick out any player today, really was an all round team performance and great way to celebrate Tyler’s 8th birthday. Happy Birthday Tyler 🎉🎂

The parents PoTM went to Owen not just for his goals but also his work rate up and down pitch. Well done all – proud coaches today

Hurricanes are flying
Well done Owen!
Celebrating Tyler’s birthday at West Farleigh

SUNDAY FIRSTS IS OFF TOMORROW – PITCH IS TOO DANGEROUS – SORRY AND DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!

URGENT UPDATE 8.40AM: Under 11s is OFF – sorry groundsman has just contacted us

Update 8.06am: U10s DVS game at Hawkinge is OFF

Sponsors of BGFC Sunday Reserves

Clubhouse open Saturday from 8am – can we all park sensibly please and NOT use the Swan Centre car park as they have a function today (we can use it on Sunday)

Note: withheld numbers and or unidentified calls will not be answered. Simply text if you are authentic and I will get straight back. If you are insurance, trying to sell me funeral plans etc then don’t bother as I will block the number. Thank you DH.

Note: withheld numbers and or unidentified calls will not be answered. Simply text if you are authentic and I will get straight back. If you are insurance, trying to sell me funeral plans etc then don’t bother as I will block the number. Thank you DH.

Birthday greetings today to Archie Mansfield!

I am getting masses of people asking me questions about fixtures. Can managers and admins please direct parents and players to this website as 99% of the queries are covered on the Events & Fixtures page. If they are not, it means I have not been provided with the relevant information. Thank you.

NO alcohol is to be consumed or taken onto the field. Drink inside the clubhouse please.

Friday the 13th!

EAST KENT YOUTH LEAGUE: all matches and meetings are postponed until 3 April

Update 5.15pm: U8 Global game at High Halden is OFF

Update 1.45pm Friday : Message from groundsman that the following home games are OFF – Saturday seniors, Under 15s, Under 13s; Under 14 Girls, Under 18s

All other home and away games are ON at the moment … please park sensibly

Under 9s reminder: training is at 2pm on Saturday

Birthday greetings today to Connor Gower, James Cambridge, Amir Zureiqi and James Peall!

Groundsman will inspect pitches on Friday afternoon

BGV KDFL Tournament is OFF on Sunday

Big shout for those that trained at Waterside on Thursday night … what a difference to club spirit it makes when we get back to action at the club. Sixteen turned up for the U12s Pirtek EKYl, usual good turn out for the U10s DVS and encouraging three girls for the first-ever session by Simon for our new Under 11 Emeralds. Couple of weeks and we can really start to buzz again.

Harvey celebrates his 11th birthday!

Harvey Prior Happy Birthday!

Thursday clubhouse opening hours to be confirmed dependant upon deliveries (by 4.30pm at the latest) – CLOSING TIME 7.30PM TONIGHT

For amended training arrangements, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

We can confirm that the new management team for the U15s until the end of the season is Aaron Penfold and Philip Castle. Training is tonight at Pitchside 6pm and on Saturday we are at home to Mersham (meet 8am).

Ex-Liverpool fan switches allegiance after Euro exit!

I’m forever blowing bubbles

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Can I have the Selsey Bill paid up please! (Get it – Selsey Bill). Oh never mind!

Weds or Thurs … cheers DH

WEDNESDAY 7.30PM: U15s meeting re way forward – all interested parties are welcome

Training on Wednesday is as per the schedule with all external venues available

The following amendments to training apply to THURSDAY

Under 8s Dream Team TRAINING IS INDOORS AT THE NORTH SCHOOL THURSDAY 6PM

Under 10s (Peter) SORRY – NO TRAINING THURSDAY

Under 12s Pirtek EKYL TRAINING IS AT WATERSIDE 5-6PM ON THURSDAY

Under 11 Emerald Girls Initial training at Waterside THURSDAY 5-6PM (Details from Simon Oldfield)

Come and bring your friends on Thursday to start the ball rolling

Tuesday 10 March 2020 with UTILITAS SOLUTIONS

Clubhouse open Tuesday 1.45pm until 7.30pm

Training is as per normal Tuesday evening at Waterside (U10s) and external venues

Training as normal tonight for the Utilitas U12s

Under 18s

Ground conditions permitting, you now have three home games on the trot. Due to the disruption caused by the weather, fixtures will be uploaded month by month. Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Under 15s rescheduled meeting

Meeting of Executive, parents and interested parties is Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp

Final opponents to be decided

After Sunday’s thumping cup semi-final win, we await our opponents for the final some time in April. It will be one from Ashford United, Kingsnorth Pilgrims or Mersham Reserves.