MIDWEEK 20 July 2022 with THE HOT HUT / CATCH UP WITH 27 RECENT PHOTOS – SCROLL DOWN

UPDATE 2PM WEDNESDAY: U9 MILCOL TRAINING CALLED OFF

WEDNESDAY TRAINING ALL ON AS FAR AS I AM AWARE

McDonalds U12 training with DH will be ON as usual at 5pm

The Hot Hut at Brookfield – new sponsors of EKYL U15s

ENGLAND v SPAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Kick off at 8pm tonight … all welcome to watch in the air-conditioned clubhouse
Martyn, Bradley and boxing champion Jack Way

Tuesday 19 July 2022

For those confused about what is / was on this evening, don’t blame me! I can only publish what is forwarded to me – so please don’t shoot the messenger lol.

Morning opening hours 8am – 11am

Reminder: Quarter-final of the Womens Euros will be shown on Wednesday with an 8pm kick off. England v Spain. All welcome.

Happy birthday Tuesday to Lewis Glendinning and Samuel Spiers

OFF due to the weather tonight: Academy (4pm Ray) and U11 McDonalds (5.30pm Chris)

As far as we are aware, all other training is ON

Warm enough for you?

Great night for the U10s EKYL Ashford Ice Creams

  • Clubhouse open from 1.20pm to 3.20pm Monday afternoon for collections/payments/coffee etc
  • Beer Fest now on the Bank Holiday Saturday – details to follow
  • All the best in the future for Kuba
  • Already OFF on Tuesday: Academy little ones with Ray and U11 McDonalds with Chris [note Chris does need a referee for Thursday’s friendly with Park Farm Rangers if someone out there is willing]
  • Tonight there is a Beer Fest meeting at 6.45pm
Fantastic turn-out for the U10s Ashford Ice Creams awards last night

Hot birthday wishes Monday to Ben Fuller, Phil Lowe, Archie Potts and Steve Rollings

Thank you to Becky, Jo, Stanley, James, Nancy and many others for their wonderful support last night as we wished a fond farewell to Kuba and family. Marc and Tony ensured a fitting send-off. Great evening of friendship which augurs well for the future of our club. More photos to follow.

Kuba and his awards with Tony, Dave and Marc

MILCOL PoM Lenny on Saturday at Waterside

Lenny loves his McDonalds voucher

Sunday 17 July 2022

Happy birthday today to Kevin Hollamby

No games this Sabbath but all welcome to the U10 EKYL Ashford Ice Creams awards this afternoon 4.30pm [doors open 4pm]

Sunday Reserves training as usual today at 5pm with Will – new faces always welcome

Open odds revised for the final round today … bets must be laid by10am at the latest … 18+ only

McElroy 1/2; Hovland 15/8; Smith 12/1; Young 20/1

Busy weekend … new updates

URGENT UPDATE: U14s EKYL game away to Westfield, scheduled for Sunday morning, is OFF. The home team have cancelled due to the expected heatwave. Reminder that Sunday’s event at Pilgrims was called off in the week.

BGFC Ashford Ice Creams U10s this morning at Great Chart
A Roman between two thorns lol
Congratulations Casper … McDonalds PoM today with Andrew

Ten-goals in Firsts v Gravesend Fountain friendly

Alex Hebbes with today’s BGFC PoM Josh Andrews

Bromley Green 4 Gravesend Pavilion 6
In an entertaining game at Waterside, BG succumbed to a second narrow pre-season defeat at the hands of Gravesend Pavilion. Gravesend who finished 4th and 2 cup final defeats came with great pedigree. Green sporting a number of players on trial with a new look line up took to a scorching pitch. Gravesend took the game to Green and scored within the first 15mins, Green found themselves 2-0 down after a defensive mix up and letting the ball bounce a number of times and a good finish past Ryan Hodges in goal. 
At the drinks break, PoM Josh Andrews on Greens first real attack provided a lovely through ball to Prince who finished calmly past the Gravesend keeper into the bottom corner.
Quickly after the assist Josh shooting from long range almost beat the Gravesend keeper who tipped over, Caton smashing the resulting corner knockdown over the bar.
The comeback was short lived with Gravesend again capitalising on a defensive mistake and making it 3-1 at the break.
Green started brightly and got themselves back to 3-2 with a high press with Nic Szomjas calling for a handball after beating the keeper to the ball to find the empty net with a smart finish 3-2. 
The 4th Gravesend goal came with a another smart finish which caught Ryan out low and hard in the bottom corner.
Green pulled another one back with Nic getting his second after great work from Prince and finishing into the empty net.
As we started to complete the comeback an unfortunate collision with Ryan and the forward saw the ball end up in the goal with Ryan getting concussed. Trialist Anthony Hallett taking over the gloves did well but found himself beaten for a 5th.
Debutant Boudry smashing into the top corner pulled it back to 5-4 but, with Green pressing for an equaliser, Gravesend hit the 6th.

Player of the match Josh Andrews

Entertaining inter-club match

A sporting inter-club friendly this morning ended 4-1 in favour of the U12 McDonalds against Ricky’s Triple S Lifts boys playing a year up. It was all square during a fascinating early period which included a string of brilliant saves from Ronnie Sissons in the Lifts goal. Both managers learned a great deal in a competitive, yet sporting, encounter with all players doing well in the heat.

Hassaan bagged a superb hat-trick and debutant Ajmal rounded off an inspired display with a well-taken goal. Tyler Quarrie finished well in the final period to give the Lifts a deserved goal. Credit goes to players of both sides and, for the McDonalds boys, Albie overcame his nerves to show his potential while Ajmal and Mohammed Yousif showed they are going to be positive additions to the squad. Entertaining fare with full marks to referee James and both sides.

U12 McDonalds presented with their vouchers by opposition manager Ricky
In sensational form this morning – Triple S Lifts keeper Ronnie Sissons

Well done Rudi!

Wayne Brooks presents the BGFC Reserves PoM voucher to Rudi Friday this afternoon

Happy birthday on Saturday to Oliver Burrett, Dexter Smith-Holmes, Sharon Blyth, Ryan Prior, Amy Glen and Danny Dallas

Clubhouse open today from 8am

BGFC Junior Valiants training with Ray @2pm as normal today

For all the fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

The Open Golf Championship – latest odds from BetGreen

Latest odds to win the crown. Bets must be placed by 10am Saturday; either in the clubhouse or by BACS.

C Smith 2/1; R McElroy 9/2; C Young 9/1; V Hoyland 10/1; D Johnson 11/1

Friday 15 July 2022

Tonight Northern Ireland v England

Doors open from 6pm … all welcome!

Clubhouse open this morning 7am – 10am for collections/payments etc. Open again for the football from 6pm.

Birthday greetings today to Richie Moore and Jamie King

Revised U12 McDonalds squad for 9am meet Saturday: Freddie, Henry, Cayden, Brody, Brian, Albie, Mohammed Yousef, Ajmal Mirzada, Hassaan, Harry, Tom, Keeson

Revised odds for the Open

Bets must be placed in the clubhouse or by BACS by 10am. Over 18s only.

Rory McIlroy 7/2; Cameron Smith 15/2; Scottie Scheffler 17/2; Cameron Young 10/1

England Women tonight on the clubhouse TVs – all welcome; but sadly no Bat & Trap

U12 McDonalds please meet in the clubhouse 9am on Saturday to get ready for our game with Ricky Burden’s Triple S Lifts team. I haven’t seen some of you at training recently so this will be our squad: Freddie, Henry, Cayden, C-J, Brody, Joshua, Brian, Albie, Mohammed Yousef, Hassaan, Harry, Tom, Keeson

Thursday 14 July 2022

Clubhouse open silly early this morning until 10am for those who wish to put cash bets on the Open Golf. Re-open 2pm this afternoon.

All training is ON today

Any bibs need washing? Dump them on me either before 10am this morning or after 5pm this evening.

Bib sort out and wash if you get them to me as above

From Brian Petken at the Ashford & District League AGM

Both Saturday senior teams will be in the same division next season, playing against each other. Divisions joined together plus four new teams, making a total of 15. Therefore, players will not be able to move up or down unless they transfer. This results in 28 league matches plus cup games which gives a slightly longer season. All kick off times will now be 2pm for both winter and summer.

Birthday greetings to Luke Groombridge, Richard Hawkins, Dave Binsey O’Hara and Layton Bryant

Bromley Green Bookies is open for the Open Golf at St Andrews

Open Golf – who do you fancy to win?

Initial bets must be lodged by 10am Friday. Odds are fixed for one day only and revised at the end of each days play. Bets may be placed by bank transfer to Bromley Green FC 10203874 20 02 62 using the reference of your name and golfer’s name [eg Jones, Spieth]. You must be aged 18+

Rory McElroy 9/1; Xander Schauffele 18/1; Jordan Spieth 20/1; Cameron Smith 22/1; Tommy Fleetwood 35/1.

DJB award Joe Nicholson

Managers Player Joe Nicholson with Martyn and Charlie

Provisional first team squad for Saturday at home to Pavilion FC with a 2pm kick off:

Ryan Hodges, Liam Jane, Ben Codd, Sion Harper, Chris Boxshall, Sam Broadmore, Kieran Caton, Nic Szomjas, Joel Cornelius, Baudry, Vinny Djabala, Prince Woghiren

Meet at club 12.30pm

Coming soon – the Beer Festival

Wednesday 13 July 2022 – updated frequently …

  • Message from Tracey Wretham: Hi Dave I wonder if you could put a reminder on the page that Dogs shouldn’t be left in cars, even with the window open, particularly in this weather. There was one in a van in the car park yesterday that looked quite distressed. I did flag this to Chris and I think he was going to mention it in the clubhouse.
  • Pilgrims tournament is off on SUNDAY due to weather prediction of high temperatures. A future date to be announced.

Birthday greetings today to Charlie Griffin, Aaron Maul, Shawn Dadd, Jamie Dobbin and Kirstyn Read

All training is on tonight at Waterside except Daniel and Scott through work reasons [those children involved in residential/school events, we fully understand if you cannot make it this evening]

Voting forms … still some players, parents to complete … should be done by this Thursday please … forms are in the clubhouse … thank you

WELFARE MESSAGE :
To take a youth team for any games (league/friendly), tournaments and training, you must have a valid FA DBS, FA safeguarding children and FA first aid certificate. 
We CANNOT have anyone taking a youth team without these in place. If you feel like you would like to volunteer and take on a team, or help with your child’s team, please get in contact with me to discuss.
Maria [Club Welfare Officer].

Tuesday 12 July 2022 – all training on except U11 Triple S Lifts / U12 Letts Decorate changed to tonight 6pm

Birthday greetings today to C-J Statham, James Maguire, Michal Mika, Shanie O’Leary, Liam Holman, Hollie Jane and Emma Jayne Dodd

Some of you are enquiring about the heat – inasmuch that is training on? At the moment, yes. But this could change during the morning and we will update on here as soon as any decision is made.

UPDATE: training is all on but if any parents are concerned about the heat, then it will be understood if they decide against attending tonight. There is no legal guidance on temperatures for playing sport – message from Welfare Is apply common sense. Update 3.30pm: U11 Triple S training is cancelled.

Monday 11 July 2022 with Ashford Ice Creams

Birthday greetings today to former player Adam Heathcote

Executive Committee meeting tonight at 6pm to finish by 7.45pm for the UEFA Womens game on TV between England and Norway. Kitchen: Brian, Dave and James. We aim to close by 10pm unless it is busy.

Well done to the DJB award winners!

Lenny, Tyler, James, Bradley and Jake with Martyn, Dave and boxing champion Jack Way

Main awards night

Can I now have your votes please for the club-wide main awards on Sunday 7 August 2022. Only PM or personal emails will be accepted (no voting for yourself!) dhomewood@yahoo.com

Included in the Main Awards are

Bill Mickelborough Shield for Clubman of the Year

Patrons Award for Excellence

Chairmans Award for Endeavour

Peter Knott Memorial Trophy for Most Improved Player

Tommy Stafford Memorial Cup for Youth Clubman of the Year

Nicola Kingham Memorial Shield for Manager of the Year

Barry Cunningham Memorial Award

Mark Stanley Memorial Award

Tony Marshall Memorial Award

Ernie Wedge Memorial Trophy for Supporter of the Year CHECK

Stan Donald Memorial Award for Loyalty

Fred Moon Memorial Award

U10s – photo from Saturday

Alfie and Tiana after a terrific display on Saturday

COMING SOON!

Want to get involved? Contact Alex or Sid

Saturday 16 July 2022 (2pm) Saturday Reserves v AWMC. Provisional list is George Mason, Jack Matthews, Brentley Hone, Jacob Santer, Alex White, Brian Petken, Tom Scamp, Rudi Friday, Jivin Gurung, Alfie Glendinning, Olloie Batkin, Theo Batkin, Andrew Trott, Tommy Hilden

Saturday 6 August 2022 Mark Stanley Memorial Match (3pm) Bromley Green Vets v Matt Stanley Select. Provisional list is Sid Hone, Damion Truelove, Charlie Fitzgerald, Mark Smith, Brian Petken, James Maguire, Billy Baker, Andy (Sydney’s dad), Chris Boxshall, Michael Hodges, Marc Collins, Lee Milton