Tuesday 7 January 2020

Happy birthday Tuesday to Toby Furner!

Training as per the schedule Tuesday evening

Note from Lisa: all new ADYFL registrations and transfers will require the player to pay the league charge of £10 from now on. Sorry but it is costing us a lot of money – so choose your new signings carefully please.

Photos courtesy of Candy Hawkins (any other teams with photos, please send them in to dhomewood@yahoo.com)

Preston grabs our winning goal on Sunday at Whitfield

Executive meeting Monday 7.15pm

Monday onwards, external training back to the normal schedule

Under 12s McDonalds manager steps down

We can confirm that Rob Finn has stood down from the U12s managerial post with immediate effect following Saturday’s defeat at Waterside. Firstly, we wish to thank Rob for his hard work in what has not been an easy few months and hope he will stay with us in another capacity. The team will now be under new management and the Executive will make an appointment this evening at its meeting. Can all registered players please train on Wednesday at the North School on the 3G (please arrive just before 6pm).

From Gary Gibbs

Hi Dave today we played an organised Nailbox side. We were slow to get going but that I think was down to too much Xmas pud.  After 40 minutes monster Griffin broke down the wing and delivered a low and hard shot which could only be slid in by the defending team to make us go in 1-0 at the break. Second half was a different story with the back four and Lou sucking up everything Nailbox had to throw at us. Once Luke put his shooting boots on he grabbed himself an easy hat trick. Ryan Carter grabbed himself a goal for his efforts and Stuart grabbed a tap in on his return from being a silly boy. Another great result gents keep it up.  MoM for me could have been any of the back four but I’m going to give it to young Reece Annad who showed an experienced head on young shoulders.

Under 18s report from Dennis Monk

Bromley Green 5-3 Ramsgate

Having a long period off with no games, you could see the boys were struggling with their fitness and also having a very big squad to choose from made it very hard for me to keep a team on the pitch. Got to say our new signing Aidan Harding man of the match today was outstanding and goals from Dan 2, Ilja 1, Nelson 1 and Conan 1. Unfortunately wrong information by the referee may have spoilt the game but that was a general mistake by the referee saying we can have 18 players but it’s a learning curve for me for the next one. Also we have 18 players signed on but only 13 kits we need to do something about this ASAP as I spoke to the boys today and they all want to play.

Aidan Harding – outstanding in today’s U18s victory over Ramsgate

From Dave Homewood

A single goal victory at Whitfield brought us maximum points but it should have been a more comfortable victory for the U12s in the East Kent Youth League. As it was, the decider came during the first period from Preston Webb. Everybody tried their best in cloggy conditions and we look forward to welcoming the same team to Waterside next Sunday (2pm kick off). Player of the Match went to William Spiers for his determined first half display whilst Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins and Henry Barnes also caught the eye. Thanks again to parents for their support.

Charlie, William and Preston happy with their win today

The weekend with ABM

Sunday’s headlines

Firsts hammer Nailbox; Reserves setback at Hamstreet; Girls stay top after 5-3 success; U18s defeat Ramsgate; U12s EKYL single goal victory at Whitfield … all the details and photos to follow

Birthday greetings Sunday to Andy Sutton and Rudi Trott

Under 12s EKYL squad to meet 11.15am Sunday for the league match away to Whitfield

Charlie Ward, Harvey Prior, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins, Henry Barnes, Preston Webb, Rieyaan Naunko, Kris Kostov, William Spiers, Harley White, Josh Bailey, Keiran Branch

A few photos from Saturday … round-up to follow later

Under 10s with Thomas our PoM and Daeyaan hitting a hat-trick at New Romney
Well done Jesse – PoM in our previous league match
Well done Aldy as the DVS squad continue to impress
Harry was in great form for the U9s at Boughton Monchelsea where Alfie Judge was on target
Bit muddy away to West Farleigh … but well done keeper H
Noisy bunch! Well done Harvey
FA Cup this Sunday on the clubhouse box 4pm

Another game off – cancelled by opponents: U13s fixture against Pilgrims is OFF on Saturday

Managers, coaches, assistants, admin, committee: do you need DBS, Level 1, Safeguarding, FA First Aid? Courses starting from next week so please contact Lisa Copham (07713450042) for help with enrolment now.

Proud sponsors of Sunday Firsts jackets

For all the weekend fixture amendments, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Can we all park extra sensibly at the ground please as the verges are waterlogged … thank you

[updated regularly] Into 2020 … with DVS

Urgent update: Under 11s away game at Charing is OFF. There are a number of cancellations and amendments to fixtures this weekend … please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Under 12s McDonalds squad to play Park Farm Rangers Colts on Saturday is

Alfie, Gabriel, Rieyaan, Sam, Daniel, Mitchell, Charlie, Amin, Elizabeth, Kayla, Jack 

Note the game is now at HOME (meet in the clubhouse 10am)

Safeguarding, First Aid, Level 1: opportunities in the coming week – so if you need any of them why not ask Lisa to book you on now?

Note to Executive members: there will be Executive Committee meetings on Monday 6 January 2020 and Tuesday 14 January 2020 both commencing at 7.15pm. DH

Opening times: Friday Lisa Copham in the morning; Saturday Dave Homewood 7.30am; Sunday Sonia Minchell 9am

Happy birthday Friday to Ellis!

Ellis does not look impressed with the rendering of ‘Happy Birthday to You’!

Urgent: Saturday’s senior game with Rolvenden is OFF as the Den cannot raise a side

Thursday: clubhouse open 8am – 3pm for training [U15s, U12s EKYL and I think U10s]

Dean and U10 DVS training on MUGA Thursday 6-7pm … sorry but clubhouse is not staffed tonight

470 Green Jacket is in the clubhouse (Aldy Saffa)

Apologies to Harry and Josh … message from Brian Edwards (2019.12.02)

My job today was to mark the senior pitches out ready for the weekend. I was really saddened to see the 2 boys that came to train with the Under 15s turn up to no coach, no information as to what is going on, and them asking myself what’s going on with training. As I explained, I cannot take the boys training because I am not safeguarded. I would like to say well done to new Harry who came from Smeeth and Brabourne and Josh Peall for turning up ready to train. Brian Edwards.

The Green Jacket brigade

A good training session for the U12s EKYL on Thursday with twelve attending despite lots of holidays and illnesses

Birthday greetings Tuesday to Joshua Handley!

Clubhouse open Tuesday 8.30am till 12.30pm and once again PLEASE come and collect club bags. I know I nag but some have been here for 6 weeks! Scroll down for the list waiting to be collected.

A busy weekend for some of us and a “thank you” is extended to all those who helped at matches, tournaments and in the clubhouse. Special mention for Jack Mansfield for cooking the food today and helping out generally.

Sunday Reserves Match Report from Timmy Russell
Bromley Green Reserves v Folkestone United
Today we played Folkestone Utd firsts, a team holding their own in Division One; but Sid and myself had belief in the lads although two divisions below in our early stages of the team.
The team soon showed us why,  we started strongly and within 15 mins we was 2 .0 up, what a difference we are now when the team turns out, we created some great play and nearly got dragged into a dog fight as Folkestone showed their frustration, by half time it was 4 . 1.

Second half we again dominated and frustrated our opponents, we made 2 silly mistakes which allowed Folkestone both their goals but we finished up 6 . 2 winners, great result against a team so much higher than us in the leagues, at the moment anyway, goals came from Matt Wedge Charlie Wallis, Jordan Osborne, and loanees Matt Burdon, Casper and Munch. A big thanks to the team effort and a big thanks also to Michelle, Brian and family and Steph and family for the fantastic food they supplied and Sonia for giving her Sunday to open the club
Thanks all, great club support and effort, come on you Green Army!

It’s that time between Christmas and New Year!

Nine-goal thriller as Green U8 Dreamers look forward to the New Year

Manager Tony Nelson described the friendly with Charing Whites as ” … a game of two halves”. A useful work-out for both sides as the New Year beckons. Archie M was our Player of the Match with the goals provided by Kai 2 and Bubba 2. Well played both teams!

BGFC U8 Dream Team after an excellent match on Monday morning … more photos on Green Army facebook page

Under 12s EKYL back from Beckenham

Well done Ben … Player of the Tournament at Beckenham
Henry was rewarded for his battling performance in the Real 60 event
Kris is off to Italy for the New Year celebrations … anything to miss midweek training!

Sometimes one just has to be honest – we took a hammering at the Real 60 FC Tournament on Sunday! But no criticism of our lads with all twelve turning up on time for the 5-a-side event and doing their best. We don’t seem to adapt to artificial surfaces and both our teams were run ragged from the first minute by players from another level. But positives were goals from Harley, Henry and Kris and the pertinent question is whether or not we learned from the experience. We will discuss this and go through the players’ individual progress plans after training on Thursday (club open 10am and we want to start by 11am please). My thanks as always to the parents who are a vital part of our ‘team’ and we go into our first league match of 2020 at Whitfield on Sunday (meet 11.15am) with hopefully everyone fit and raring to go. DH

Note: one or two of you have items of kit at home, don’t forget to return Thursday please. I also need some of you to return your Selsey consent forms … it is all booked but we legally have to have parental consent for participation in the tournament at Easter. Thank you.

Weekend updates …

Clubhouse open Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm for the Under 8s friendly against Charing Whites and bag collections

Reports from the Real FC tournament and Sunday Reserves friendly victory to follow

BAGS to collect … PLEASE!

910 Rocco Mannering

911 Ryan Lester

912 Daniel Rogers

913 Albie Luijtten-Hill

914 Jelena Crnjakovic

916 Harley Osborne

917 Shanie O’Leary

918 Nijo Joji

919 Fabian Golaszewski

920 Oscar Barnes

617 Alfie Gramson

No fixtures Saturday 28 December 2019 and clubhouse only open 7am till 8.30am for bag collections

Happy birthday Friday to ex Bromley Green, Hythe United and Canterbury City manager Clive Cook!

U12s Pirtek – players selected for the Real FC Tournament at Beckenham on Sunday (2x 5-a-side teams; meet in the clubhouse 9.15am). Remember we are playing on a 4G surface.

Ben, Harley, Harrison, Harvey, Henry, Josh, Kris, Oliver, Preston, Rieyaan, Thomas, William

BGFC U10 DVS have also entered a side so good luck and enjoyment to everyone

All ADYFL fixtures have been updated on the Events & Fixtures page. Please contact dhomewood@yahoo.com if any queries.

Clubhouse open from 10am till 2pm on 2nd for any teams that wish to train. Please let me know and I will organise staff, refreshments etc. DH

[updated] Christmas week 2019

Boxing Day birthday greetings to Bailey Wickham

Compliments of the Season to all our friends wherever you are

Tuesday: birthday greetings today to Joe Baker and the slightly older Joe Milton!

Great to have a visit from Vice-President Mike Perk on Monday. Mike still supports the website and helps with technical issues (I have plenty of those!) Plus, we have donated a large box of clothes and BGFC garments etc for him to take back to South Africa.

Clubhouse open Monday 11am – 1pm only

Some of the Youth Forum gathering at McDonalds on Sunday (missing from photo are Joseph and Henry plus Mick Gay and Steve Sutton) – thank you to those that supported the event. In all we had thirteen children representing various youth teams with the support of four adults. As always, a big thank you to Dave King for the marvellous hospitality. Anyone wanting to read the Minutes, please contact Karen Barnes or Dave Homewood.

Catching up on some more recent photos …

Joseph and the U11s at the recent Games Bus
Nick Cook from the BGV Juniors Tournament 15 December 2019

The weekend …

Sunday: well done to Joshua Jeffreys who trained this morning with Ruben and Nick. Clubhouse shuts 12 midday. McDonalds 2pm in the High Street for those nominated by youth team managers to attend the Youth Forum (U11 upwards).

Club bags now available for collection from the clubhouse (Sunday between 9am and midday if possible please)

910 Rocco Mannering, 911 Ryan Lester, 912 Daniel Rogers, 913 Albie Luijtten-Hill, 914 Jelena Crnjakovic, 916 Harley Osborne, 917 Shanie O’Leary, 918 Nijo Joji, 919 Fabian Golaszewski, 920 Oscar Barnes

The weather has intervened again, leaving us with no football whatsoever this weekend. Clubhouse will be open Sunday 9am till midday for BGV Juniors training in the MUGA and collection of bags (a list will be published here tonight). Those that have left their boot bags and various clothes, please come and collect as on Monday I will prepare a shipment to South Africa.

To confirm opening hours: Saturday closed; Sunday 9-11am; Monday 11am-1pm

Lest I forget! Happy Birthdays to: Ashton Lawrence (19th), Michelle Webb (20th), Jake Edwards, Sonia Minchell and Jack Mansfield (21st), Preston Webb and U18 Charlie Ward (22nd), Harvey Smith (23rd) and Bailey Wickham (26th)

Update on pitch inspection: Saturday’s home game with Len Valley is OFF

Waterside on Friday

Michelle has contacted all the Saturday senior players by text re the home game on Saturday against Len Valley … some have still to reply … can you oblige please lads and Michelle an answer … thanks

Aged 11 upwards. Each team is invited to send a rep or two. McDonalds High Street on Sunday 2pm. Please let Karen Barnes know the names by Saturday.


Huge thank you to the parents who supported and helped with the three Games on Wheels buses yesterday. Special mention for Karen Barnes and those who contributed snacks. Sadly a number of children are sick and missed out; but great fun was had by all.

Thomas really wanted a whole pizza!
Preston – in the right place (and this was before the bus!)
… is this all mine?

Games on Wheels tonight

Message from Joe Milton: confirming U7s training is cancelled tonight

Brian has marked the senior pitches – up to the weather to be kind now! Grant will make an inspection at 2pm Friday and the outcome will be published here.

Birthday greetings today to old friends Carl Jones and Gary Mickelborough!

Clubhouse open Thursday 2pm – 10pm (All welcome)

Update on spaces tonight: 3.15pm 1 space; 5pm 1 space; 6.45pm 3 spaces

Last chance if you haven’t booked! 2 spaces at 3.15pm, 2 spaces due to illness at 5pm and 3 spaces at 6.45pm £10 per child with loads of free food, squash and goodies afterwards

Games on Wheels tonight at Waterside with sittings at 3.15pm, 5pm and 6.45pm

Excellent meeting Tuesday night and welcome to the Executive to Alex Hebbes and Simon Oldfield

Date changed again!

First it was 12 January, then 19 January and now we have 26 January! The Sunday firsts Kent Sunday Cup tie away to Chatham Town has been altered again. Should be a great game whatever date is settled upon!

Clubhouse open Tuesday 3pm till late

Tuesday: Executive Committee meeting 7.15pm

Training as per the normal schedule

Tonight – meet in Wetherspoons; meal = 8pm Italian (organiser Shane Cowley)

Happy birthday Monday to Sarah Cracroft!

Training slots available … first come, first served: Monday 6-7pm at Pitchside (Alex not training) and Wednesday 6-7pm outside at North School (Sid only has 3 players training) Please let me know if interested … thanks DH

ADYFL U7 to U11 Divisions for January 2020

U7 Atlantic 

Hawkinge Town Youth 

Headcorn Juniors Tomcats

Mersham Sports Club 

Park Farm Rangers

Park Farm Rangers Colts


South Ashford


U7 Pacific

Ashford Courtside

Ashford Courtside Colts


Hythe Town Youth

New Romney 

West Farleigh

U8 Atlantic

Charing Black


Hythe Town Youth

New Romney Blue

New Romney Yellow




U8 Arctic

Bromley Green Dream Team

Bromley Green Global

Hawkinge Hawks

High Halden Hornets

Hythe Colts

Park Farm Rangers

Park Farm Rangers Colts

West Farleigh Penguins

U8 Pacific

Charing Whites

Headcorn Typhoons



South Ashford

Tenterden Tigers Yellow

Wye Juniors

U9 Atlantic


Kennington Colts

Mersham Hurricanes

Mersham Spitfires

New Romney 

Park Farm Rangers

Wye Juniors

U9 Arctic

Bromley Green 

Bromley Green Hurricanes

Hawkinge Hawks

Headcorn Tornado Jets



West Farleigh

U9 Pacific


Headcorn Tornados

Kennington Reserves

South Ashford

Tenterden Tigers Yellow and Blacks


U10 Atlantic

Ashford UTD

Bromley Green DVS

Hawkinge Hawks 

New Romney

Park Farm Rangers


West Farleigh Penguins

U10 Arctic

Charing Black

Park Farm Rangers Colts

Pilgrims Colts

South Ashford

West Farleigh Orcas


U10 Pacific

Ashford Courtside

Bromley Green


Headcorn Hornets

Kennington Colts

Park Farm Rangers Pumas

U11 Atlantic

Bromley Green 

Charing Blacks

Hawkinge Hawks



Park Farm Rangers

Wye Atlantic

U11 Arctic

Ashford Courtside

Ashford FC

Headcorn Harriers

Headcorn Stirlings

High Halden

Park Farm Rangers Colts



U11 Pacific



Charing Whites

Hawkinge Eagles

South Willesborough

Wye Pacific

Clubhouse is closed Sunday as no activities whatsoever at the ground

Happy birthday Sunday to Preston Webb and Casey Monk!

Urgent update: 8.20am inspection – U12s EKYL home fixture with Thanet United Colts has been called off due to heavy overnight rain

First drawn away to Chatham Town

It’s yet another away tie for the Green as we travel to play highly-rated Chatham Town Sunday in the next round of the Kent Sunday Premier Cup. The Chats sit in second spot in the senior division of the Medway Messenger Sunday League, having lost just once all season. The tie is scheduled for 12 January with a 10.30am kick off. More details nearer the time.

Under 10s update from Simon Oldfield

U10s … thanks to Simon for copying me into whats app!

Good morning Dave
I couldn’t see anything on the website about yesterday’s game, so I am assuming you have not been informed about it? Both Catalina and I missed training on Thursday and the match yesterday through illness so I have taken the info from the WhatsApp group.
U10s played Grasshoppers in the league rearranged match, postponed due to the tournament a few weeks ago. The player of the match was Jesse and I have taken the only photo from the team WhatsApp and attached it for you. 
Sorry if you didn’t know anything about the match, as I haven’t been involved for the last week through illness. I thought Peter would pass the info onto you. 
Regards Simon

Editor: knew nothing about the game Simon – such a shame they don’t want to be part of the club with free food, McDonalds vouchers etc.

Preston’s birthday / DVS outing

Thomas and Keiran on the slopes
DVS U10s

Happy birthday Saturday to Damo Hatcher, former player Ryan Smith, Aaron Davis and 1950s mascot Mike Teesdale!

Clubhouse is only open from 8am till 11am Saturday

Under 8s Global impressing again … bring on the New Year!

Thanks to Alex, Marc and the parents for bringing the kids back for cake, bangers, toast and roasties. On the pitch, the boys showed they are progressing with every game and now look forward to the New Year. Today’s scorers at South Road were Daniel V (2) and Tyler Q. Apparently the school hall is not available for training this coming Wednesday – so Happy Christmas everyone!

Alex with the U8s Global crew
Well done Daniel, our U8s Global PoM
The noisiest bunch in the club!

One game on: the U8s Global squad were all on time and have left for Hythe … good luck!

Only one game survives on Sunday: 1pm meet for the U12s Pirtek who entertain Thanet United Colts in the EKYL. If we have loads of rain overnight, an early morning inspection will be arranged. Please bring your Selsey consent forms.