Reserves' Management Team Step Down

A statement from Reserves' co-manager Matt Ellis:

It’s with deep regret that Luke and I will be stepping down from our role as joint Reserves team managers with immediate effect. 

It’s been a tough decision, but one that both Luke and I have been deliberating about for a few weeks now.  I am finding it impossible to juggle a young baby, work and the level of commitment the role entails.  I can’t commit the time the role requires, so feel it would be best left to someone else to take the reins.  Luke is of a similar mind set; he is forever injured (or suspended) and has been offered work on Saturdays that may require him missing games. (In actual fact Luke's back injury is so bad that he has had to give up playing.)

We both love the club and will continue to play if fit and selected.    

We are happy to work with the club to select a successor and work with that individual for a seamless transition.  

It is with regret that the committee accept this decision. We thank both for the enthusiasm and hard work they have put into the role and wish both well.  The search for their successor(s) begins immediately.

Players Wanted

We are looking for new players for our Saturday First XI in particular at Kent County Premier / First Division level.

If any new players would like to come along to pre-season training please contact Daniel on 07738 460745 or drop an email at 

Vets Summer Training

Vets summer training will start this Wednesday from 7.15pm on the top pitch. It will consist of an informal game and is open to anyone who wants to find out more about Vets football at FOBG or anybody who fancies a bit of a game over the summer. The gates will be open from 7.00pm and changing rooms, showers and the bar will be open after the game.

New Season League Formations

The formations of all our teams' divisions - except the Thirds in the SLA - are now posted on the website.  See the league tables page HERE.

FOBG Club Clothing

The Club in conjunction with Winston Sports have commissioned a range of FOBG Clothing incoporating the club badge and optional name or initials. The price range is as shown below and if you are interested in purchasing any item please contact Roger French, Senior Vets co-manager, or email the club giving details of item required, size and initials to be added if desired.

FOBG Club Clothing  
Sweatshirts £16.00
Hoodies £18.00
Full zip hoodies £20.00
Rain jackets £26.00
Rain trousers £18.00
Polo Shirts £15.00
Beanie £7.00
T-shirts £10.00
Add initials £4.00
Add name £5.00
Size Guide XS S M L XL
Sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts 36 38 40 42-44 46
Rain jackets - 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48



Our presentation / World Cup evening went very well!  

Winners and photos can be seen HERE!

Apart from the result.  The longest and biggest cheer of the night was for Sterling's effort that hit the side netting, followed closely by England's "real" goal!

Thanks to the bar staff Carol and Ian Couchman, and Jan from the Woodman. Also to Danny Saines for sorting the trophies, Steve Blanchard (Senior and Junior) for arranging the projection, Roger French for organising the pizzas and all who attended.

Vets in Video Action!

Watch a ten-minute excerpt of the Vets challenge match HERE!

Not for those of a nervous disposition.

Vets' Match Photos Online

Colin Brazier's photos from the Senior Vets v. Young Vets match are now posted and can be seen HERE!

Games played
Saturday 19th July 2014

First XI
0 - 9 Hildenborough
Dan Mitchell 6, Mike Purvis, 2, Jake Chandler 1

Alex Barnes, Andrew Streeter, Adrian Law
3 - 2 Sunday Reserves
Paul Jarman, Charles Richards

Third XI
- No fixture

Fourth XI
- No fixture
Sunday Res.
Paul Jarman, Charles Richards
2 - 3 Reserves
Alex Barnes, Andrew Streeter, Adrian Law

Games played
Sunday 20th July 2014




There are no fixtures scheduled.

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