[updated] Another weekend is here … with PATRON LTD – audio/visual/security

Only the best! PATRON are working on the new pavilion

Gate & Automation Sales | Tel: 01233 334135 | www.patronltd.co.uk

Wishes for a great birthday on Sunday go to Xander Priest and Ryan Shayanowako!

Birthday greetings Saturday to Green goalkeeper and Mental Health Champion Benn Phillips and youngster Aidan Branch. No football again but have a great day boys!

More sad news with the passing yesterday of well-known local football man Ali Mehmet. Ali joined the Green in June of 2009 as Saturday Reserves team manager in the Kent County League. His former clubs include Bliby and Aldington. Our condolences to family and close friends. RIP Ali Mehmet.

Putting up the shutters … Our Dunk is back at The Green!

Former Bromley Green FC youth team manager Duncan Randall is finding it a buzz being back at Waterside with PATRON LTD. The local firm are organising and installing our Shutters, TV, cameras etc as things rapidly move forward with the new facility. In an exclusive interview, Dunk’ explained their specialisms:

Patron Security Ltd is an insurance approved independent security company based in Ashford, Kent. We’ve been in business since 2010, providing reliable security and automation services to homes and businesses across the South East. We specialise in the installation, maintenance and repair of systems that will protect your property and improve your way of life, including: Security products. Smart audio visual systems, Electric gate systems, Automated smart technology for the whole property, Networking – Wi-Fi and data cabling, Smart lighting for homes and businesses, Smart security lighting.

Midweek updates

Thursday 21 January 2021 – Happy birthday to Elliot Spiers!

Passing of another football stalwart

We learn of the passing of Bert Sutton, a man who I personally had the honour of knowing for 55 years. Memories of Bert go back to when he combined his work for the Milk Marketing Board with volunteering for Kingsnorth Youth Club and helping the Hovers at what was then Ashford Town FC in the Southern League. Bert, along with wife Ruth, never really stopped with his support for local football and the stories are endless! Condolences and sincere thoughts are extended to Marian and Roy, Anne, Steve and all the family – many that I have not seen for years but will always hold in great affection – and of course great grand daughters Bromley Green FC starlets Lily and Bubba. A fine innings mate … RIP Bert Sutton. Dave Homewood

Why us oldies go on about the past!

The Kop End at Essella Park 6 November 1966 A grainy picture but this is a real football ground and a time when locals showed passion for their Ashford heroes. This game ended Ashford Town 4 Cambridge City 1.

This wretched covid pandemic is not the way we planned to be celebrating our 90th anniversary! Ten seasons ago, times were different for our 80th. Keep safe everyone and let us hope some kind of normality returns soon.

16 October 2010 Green on the attack with Ryan Smith and Glenn Mackett
16.10.2010 Spot the ball

More photos courtesy Luke Couper and Benn Phillips

Shutters going up
Getting there1
Um … wires everywhere!

50,000 views – but of no real use if we cannot offer anything! How much longer is this nightmare going to last?

Another lockdown weekend …

For those concerned about Nicola Whiffin and her horrible experience, she has sent the following update {if you have not seen the photograph of the aggressor, please PM Nicola or myself.

Had people give some information. So fingers crossed. Spoke to police an hour ago and he still hasnt handed himself in. (When we re-open) Big big drink is definitely needed! Yes we are ok. Charlie is going mad without football lol. You keep safe too xx

Sunday birthdays – greetings to McDonalds youth player Lilly Wood and former Green man and broadcasting guru John Webster (Webbo)!

Saturday birthdays – greetings to Rachel Gramson White, Buck Matthews and Nikki Endicott!

Happy birthday Friday to old-timer John McQuillan! Centre-forward John, who was at the forefront of our renaissance back in the day, made 171 senior appearances, netting on 86 occasions.

We have heard this morning of the passing of stalwart Grassroots administrator Patricia Martin, who lost her fight with covid. Pat gave many years of service to the EKYL with registration secretary being just one of her important roles. The club offers sincere condolences to family and friends – a sad loss. RIP Pat Martin.

[updated] Midweek … with Apex Facades … Competition with prizes … scroll down for details

Happy birthday on Thursday to Christian Bloomsmar!

Apex – regular sponsors of Bromley Green FC


The ADYFL are looking for a new logo. They are holding a competition for all children in the league to design next seasons logo. Please put your name, team and club on your entry and send a photo to k.abarnes@live.com. Winning entry receives a £50 games voucher and £150 for their club. Winner to be announced by Nancy Cook on 27 February 2021.  Cut off date for entries is 20 February 2021.

GOOD LUCK! I will award a McDonalds voucher for two meals if the winner is a BGFC youth player! Thank you DH

Happy birthday Wednesday to Yadgur Tahir and former Green man Lennie Griffiths!

Brilliant response from true Green people – after just one day of facebook advertising for sponsors, we can now order the boot-cleaner … thank you, you know who you are!

Message from Maria Black that the Kent FA are providing the Welfare Courses online now. For all welfare issues, contact Lisa, Karen, Rachel or Maria. Contact details are on the Contact page.

Raheem Sterling – hard and low!

New week …


Steph has sourced this boot cleaner – looking for a willing sponsor … with VAT, £400 … tempted? Please contact dhomewood@yahoo.com if you are interested in having a permant feature outside our new facility.

Birthday greetings on Monday to Sam Louise!

Live and learn from the BBC football commentators!

“One manager is contemplating 4-4-3 today” [why havn’t we all tried that?]

Female commentator “That’s the third time Cheltenham have taken the lead today” [interesting as the final score was Cheltenham 2-1 Mansfield]