Into the weekend …

Clubhouse open 8am on Saturday … everybody welcome!

Not a great deal on this weekend within the club – but those that do have action, make sure you enjoy yourselves

First off, we have the developing Under 7s and Alex will be keen to see if some of the training practices can be transferred to a game scenario as we welcome Jon Wright and his Ashford Athletic tiny ones. Have fun everyone, that’s the main thing!

Exciting times for our three U9 squads

The U9DVS squad have their own calendar!

The Under 9 age groups have attracted a lot of attention recently – and rightly so as the three squads are showing steady progression and wearing their club shirts with pride.

The U9DVS squad, seen above on their brilliant calendars, are off to tournaments at Crystal Palace and Brighton in the summer; while Martyn and the Under 9s are also playing on the Crystal Palace pitch. Meanwhile, the U9 Colts now have Zoe Hatton in charge of admin. The manager, Ilir, is away but the boys still have training Saturday morning (11am) as they look to build on their good form of late.

The St George’s Park opportunity has only been taken up by one team, the Under 11s with Rob and Timmy. The boys are already buzzing for the chance to play at the FA England training centre on 28 July 2019 plus an overnight stay.

Fund raising for all of the above is already under way with the Sponsored Fun Penalty Shoot-outs expected to raise most of the revenue. The Under 9s (Martyn) is already set for Sunday 24 February at Waterside and the official forms are in the clubhouse. Dean/Rob can you give me an idea of the dates you would like please and I will generate the forms … thank you. DH

Those that want to train in daylight hours during the long break, please let me know. DH


Midweek: Thursday 27 December 2018

Birthday greetings Thursday to former manager Clive Cook!

Looking ahead to Saturday

Under 9s Colts Extra training session at Waterside (11am – 12.30pm) with Dave Homewood, Brian Jenkins, Trevor Strand and Lee McRobert. Please arrive 10.45am to prepare and bring footwear for both the grass and the MUGA … thank you.

Further updates to follow …


[updated] Boxing Day: Slideshow of U9 Colts

That’s enough rest! Three of our young teams are already planning to feature  in extra action this coming Saturday

So … who is up for an award today? The U9 Colts were terrific in their last outing and can’t wait for the next match … this Saturday it is planned to have extra training at Waterside … scroll down for the slideshow with more photos

Slideshow after a cracking ADYFL match at Waterside against our friends from Headcorn Hornets

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With Ilir’s agreement, the Under 9 Colts will have an extra training session on Saturday (time to be agreed). Watch the Events & Fixtures page for details nearer the time.

Already booked in for action are the Under 7s and the U9s DVS … again refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Christmas Day

Happy Christmas everyone!

Birthday greetings today to Louis Phelan!

Christmas Eve / the weekend … updates

Monday: Christmas Eve – no training or activities today

Birthday greetings today to Kelly Marie Colegate!

All revised youth fixtures are now on the Events & Fixtures page

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
– Victor Borge

Sponsored Penalty ‘Beat the Keeper’ sponsor forms for the younger youth squads will be printed this week and available by email and in the clubhouse from the weekend. To those going on trips, this can be a great boost with all profits going to the benefit of the respective teams. (Some of you have ‘bits’ left over from last time, so let’s put the money to good use!)

St George’s Park Tournament: a lot of interest but please remember I need a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ pretty rapidly. One definite so far is Rob and the Under 11s. Cheers DH

Birthday greetings Sunday to Josie Branch-Daws, Harvey Smith and Jack Blowers!

Under 10 Colts PoM … well done! Sorry not allowed to publish name … keep up the good work … scroll down for more photos

Super Saturday at the club – even though there were only a few games 

Firstly thanks to Lisa Copham for making the Turkey Raffle a big success and also of course to all those who purchased tickets.

Shane Cowley is inviting us all round for dinner after his win! The weather, and with training away from here, has made ticket selling difficult but Lisa still managed to raise a good amount for funds.These are exciting times for all at the Green and every little helps … well done Lisa!

Well done to the U9s DVS, U9 Colts, U10 Colts and U11s today

The U11s, in terrific form at the moment, are up for St George’s Park on 28 July … is your youth side? Any manager that wants details needs to show an interest NOW please as places will be snapped up across the country. Dean is keen for the U9sDVS … I will seek out dates and get back to you. DH

For myself, a rare chance to watch the younger sides … and they were very impressive. The U9 Colts were in the game against visitors Kennington until near the end with Oliver and Frankie looking dangerous. Player of the match awards went to Daniel and Frankie with Bobbie Welsh-Close getting a special present for his wonderful performance between the sticks on his return to action. A superb squad effort boys and the future looks bright. Training at Waterside during the break … please watch this website for details.

Dean and the DVS U9s boys continued their fine form … sorry not allowed to give score or scorers. If you want extra training in daylight hours during the break, please let me know. Any report or photos anyone please?

Phoebe (2) and Henry netted for the U10 Colts who continue to please the management. We go into 2019 in the best frame of mind.

The ‘angelic’ U10 Colts! Pip and Andrew are over the moon with their fantastic progress … goals today for Phoebe (2) with her ‘wrong’ foot and Henry with his first of the season

Bromley Green Under 11s report from Rob Finn

Today we welcomed Park Farm to Waterside and, considering the amount of rain, the pitch wasn’t too bad. The boys didn’t disappoint and played some lovely football and scored some good goals. it was a solid team performance and a great way to finish for the Christmas break. A big well done to our McvDonalds PoM, well deserved. Hope you all enjoy the Christmas break – from a very proud Green manager.

Action from the U11s who were brilliant today

More action from the U11s

All the hard work is paying off … can’t give the score or give names but well done to all the squad and our Mc Donalds PoM

Saturday night’s photos

I’m eating … do you mind?

Cam stops eating to do his spelling test

Lillie is not keen on this question

James treated us all to a Chinese before taking on the spelling task

Young ladies eating!

Happy times for Cam and James

Congratulations mate … McDonalds here you come … U11s shine again

More details to follow … photos needed please from U10s Colts, U9sDVS and U9s Colts

Into the weekend: Saturday 22 December 2018

Happy birthday Saturday to Preston Webb and Charlie Ward!

Clubhouse open Saturday from 8am with Dave, Leah-Ann and Damion

Arsenal v Burnley on the clubhouse TV 12.30pm … all welcome!

You’ve gott be in it to win it

Don’t forget your raffle tickets from Lisa. £2 a strip for massive Christmas Turkey Meat Meal. Drawn Saturday.

What’s on Saturday …

U11s home / U10 Colts away / U9DVS home / U9 Colts home. For meeting and kick off times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Sunday: no activities; so Happy Christmas to our BG Valiants and Sunday seniors – see you in the New Year.

Parents keep texting me about training arrangements. Please encourage everybody to look at the Events & Fixtures page which has details well in advance. Thank you.

Interested in playing at St George’s Park?

England’s football base … St George’s Park

If any youth teams are interested in a tournament at St George’s Park, please let me know this weekend. They are one-day affairs staged during June and July and it is suggested there is a one night stay in a hotel. Different dates for different age groups, so I am not going to the effort of planning unless there is a positive answer. The first set I will be talking to is the Under 11s today, so please make sure you stay after the match for details. All are welcome to listen if you think other age groups might be keen. Thank you

More photos from the U14s Flip-Out … slideshow

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Friday 21 December 2018

What’s on and off after today’s ground inspection

Shane: there are still puddles down the middle of the U9s pitch but we will take a chance with two games at 10am and 11am. It won’t take three consecutive matches so sadly the first game (9am) is off.

Under 11s Home Park Farm Rangers (11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am ON
Under 10s Colts/Warriors Away Biddenden Juniors (10am) Players please meet in the clubhouse by 8.45am. Venue Gordon Jones Playing Field, Biddenden, Kent TN278BB. ON
Under 9s Home Kennington (9am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am – OFF
Under 9s Colts/Warriors Home Headcorn Hornets (11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am ON
Under 9sDVS Home Hawkinge Youth Hawks (10am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am ON
Under 8s Home Mersham Spitfires – OFF
Under 8s Colts Home Mersham Hurricanes – OFF

Happy birthday Friday to Jake Edwards and Jack Mansfield!

Pitch inspections: please note that any decisions by Shane will be published initially on this website. The next inspection is at 11.30am. Clubhouse re-opens this morning 10.30am for one hours to enable bag and garment collection. Please note: we are not open Friday afternoon. Saturday opening time is 8am.

Full marks to the U9sDVS and Under 14s last night for making it an enjoyable evening in the clubhouse … and thanks to Michelle for the pizzas.

Flip-out fun for the Under 14s

The kids enjoy themselves

Santa’s presents with a difference

The big kids

More photos to follow …