Thursday 15 March 2018

Thursday evening update: the Seniors Cup Final on Sunday is OFF. Hythe Town have called the match off due to the state of the pitch. The rearranged date is 8 April 2018 at Homelands 2.30pm.

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

BGV Wednesday training will commence at 6pm starting from next week

BGV: Aaron’s group and Nick’s group please note your Fun Penalty Shoot-Outs are this Sunday at the club

Ties: still a couple of people who promised Gary a tie to bring theirs in please

Updates later …


Wednesday 14 March 2018 with Glenn Mackett Construction

External tournaments … managers/admins please act quickly if you wish to enter as I am not chasing around at the last minute! DH

U13s have now entered Paddock Wood, Ramsgate, South Ashford, Dover Rangers and Barming Youth … any more for any more? You enter from the invites I have sent out over two months and you will be immediately reimbursed.

Update 2pm: Carl has called off U16 training tonight … therefore, there is a space at the North on the 3g, 6-7pm if any manager wants to grab it … first come, first served

Birthday greetings to Natasha Carter and Tyler Temple!

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

Gary still needs a few club ties … please try and drop them off at the club tonight if at all possible or, alternatively, give Gary a ring or email (Contacts page)

Thomas Habgood Memorial Bench

We have now hit our target to purchase a memorial bench in memory of the late Thomas Habgood. The finishing line was reached when Sunday seniors manager Gary Gibbs announced that the players’ entry refunds this Sunday will be donated directly to the appeal. A great gesture and one we know the family will really appreciate. The bench, which is planned to be presented at Big Tom’s Memorial Match Day, will feature the BGFC logo and a darts emblem either side of a Buddha … well, that’s what he would want.

Tuesday 13 March 2018: Happy 21st to Connor!

Happy birthday today to Connor Gower, Joe Hollamby, James Peall, Amir Zureiqi and James Cambridge!

Training is on tonight as per the schedule (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt). U16s that soon move up into adult football are welcome to join in with some of the senior lads at Highworth School (outside) at 6pm as we begin to prepare for next season. Josh Ahmad, Gary Gibbs, Timmy Russell and Sid Hone are keen to support the boys as they make the big step up – so get along there with your mates and make it happen! [Note training returns to Waterside at the end of March].

Thank you to all those who attended last night’s Youth Meeting which resulted in constructive discussions leaving us positive and clear about planning ahead for the summer and indeed next winter’s training. Minutes will be forwarded to all attendees … if anybody else is interested and wants a copy, please email

Ties for Sunday: several have already responded but Gary needs just a few more please. The clubhouse is open today 1-2pm and Wednesday 5-9pm if you can possibly leave them with DH. Or email or ring Gary (Contacts page).

Monday 12 March 2018

Clubhouse open today from 5.30pm

Meeting tonight 7.15pm for all youth managers/admin with parents encouraged to attend and express views and help us with planning for the summer and next season.

A marvellous teacher of mine (a few years back now!) used to chalk this on the blackboard.
Communication methods now are completely different – but the message is still profoundly relevant.


Slideshow number two of the U12s v U13s friendly

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Sunday night last knockings … into Monday

Clubhouse opens 6pm. Reminder that we have a Youth Meeting at 7.15pm and all youth sides are asked to be represented. Any manager that cannot make it, please ensure a deputy attends. It won’t go on late and parents are particularly welcome.

Anyone with a club tie they don’t need for next weekend, can you please let Gary Gibbs know … or, even better, bring to the clubhouse Monday if possible between 6pm and 9pm. Our new batch will not be here in time so your cooperation would be really appreciated. Reminder that seats on the coach to Sunday’s final have to be reserved … there is only about ten places remaining. Players and management are free.

Training is ON for the U8s at Highworth on Monday 6-7pm.

Seniors and U16s that may wish to progress into adult football next season are encouraged to attend training at Highworth on Tuesday 6-7pm. Email if you require more details.

U16s in mudbath stalemate
Credit to both teams in the EKYL U16 match at Waterside on Sunday afternoon where Bromley Green and Monkton had to settle for a point apiece from a goalless draw. Perhaps taking everything into consideration, a draw was a fair outcome from an entertaining affair in atrocious conditions underfoot. The visitors had their keeper to thank for a very impressive display while a mention for Jordan Osborne is in order as he stood in between the posts and kept a blank sheet. Lewis Gower, Lewis Chalk and Lenny Russell were arguably the Green’s most influential players on the day. Carl’s match summary to follow.

Sunday Seniors win 7-1
Goals from Player of the Match BJ Valler 4 (2 pens), Kieran Shrimpton, Layton Bryant and  Ryan Ford saw the Green to a 7-1 win over Sellindge at Waterside this morning. Good work-out as Gary Gibbs prepares for next week’s cup final with old friends Fox Sunday.

Results of the four surviving matches on Sunday morning
Division Two
Master Brewer 5-5 Burton Grove
Willesborough Athletic 12-6 Ashford Cavaliers Reserves
Division Three
Ashford United 2-5 Channel Cars
Bromley Green 7-1 Sellindge SSC

Youth results

Ashford & District Youth League U15
Grasshoppers 4-1 Park Farm Rangers
Rye Bay 5-1 Egerton & Pluckley

East Kent Youth League U16
Bromley Green 0-0 Monkton
Tankerton 2-4 Ramsgate

Slideshow from the U13s v U12s … more to follow

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Bromley Green Valiants training is ON Sunday morning

Sunday firsts is ON

U16s game with Monkton is ON

Sunday early: several pitch inspections … at the moment (8.30am) both games are on …. BG Valiants doing an inspection at 9.30am concerning whether training is on or off

Brad is our muddy marvel

Timmy gains ‘the look’ from his team mates

Saturday’s results in the Kent County League Division Three
Deal Sports Reserves 4-1 Aylesford
Deal Town Rangers 8-4 Staplehurst Reserves
Faversham Town Reserves 2-4 University of Kent
Woodnesborough 1-2 Ashford Athletic

Les Leckie Cup
Snodland Town Reserves 3-4 CC Sports

From top: the U13s and U12s before yesterday’s friendly; the U10s; Jake has enjoyed the mud; Wane Neaves PoM for the U10s

Inter-club friendly

Elliott and Lewis G keep their eye on the ball in Saturday’s U12 v U13 friendly … more photos to follow later

Saturday and Sunday opening times are 8am

Birthday greetings Friday to Debra Finn!

Special offers for all the big games on the clubhouse TV this weekend

Saturday – Manchester United v Liverpool (12.30pm)

Sunday – Rangers v Celtic (12); Arsenal v Watford (1.30pm); Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur (4pm)

Offers include: Any two cans of Tango £1; Peroni £1.50; San Miguel £1.50; variety of teas and coffees BOGOF £1 … many more during the big TV matches. While current stocks last only.

All welcome! Cash or card … no tabs on specials!

No game for the Saturday seniors but a crucial home clash with Sellindge for the Sunday squad (10.30am). For all the weekend fixtures and meeting times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Ties: our new stock of ties will not arrive in time for the cup final … so please do a favour anyone not involved who has a tie one of the lads can borrow … thanks



Saturday 10 March 2018

Kent County League Division Three (2.45pm)
Deal Sports Reserves v Aylesford
Deal Town Rangers v Staplehurst Reserves
Faversham Town Reserves v University of Kent
Woodnesborough v AFC Ashford Athletic

Les Leckie Cup (2.15pm)
Snodland Town Reserves v CC Sports

Sunday 11 March 2018
Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Brewmaster v Kennington
Market Hotel v Locomotive

Division One
Ashford Cavaliers v Lolzors
Ashford Dynamo v Charing Sunday
Prince Albert v AFC Ashford Athletic
Troggs v Appledore

Division Two
Ashford Galacticos v Aldington
Lydd Grasshoppers v South Willesborough
Master Brewer v Burton Grove
Willesborough Athletic v Ashford Cavalier Reserves

Division Three
Ashford United v Channel Cars
Bromley Green v Sellindge SSC
Charing Reserves v Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Fox v Ashford Spartans

Thursday 8 March 2018

Birthday greetings today to Liam Byford!

Managers/admin: Please do not switch matches to Waterside this weekend if your away game is postponed. There is still water lying on the pitches here. Thank you.

Training as normal Thursday night at Norton Knatchbull (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt).

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Urgent update 10am: Bromley Green Valiants training at Waterside is OFF this evening

Birthday greetings today to Adam Zureiqi!

‘I thought I knew what life should be – it’s an illusion, just an illusion’

Wednesday training at the North and Knatchbull is ON tonight as per the schedule (Events & Fixtures page if you are not sure)