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Saturday 24th July 2021
Saturday 31st July 2021
To be advised
Sunday 1st August 2021
Colts Awards 2020-21
Just prior to the senior teams' awards, Paul Raggett and Chris Murray conducted the Under 13 Colts' presentations for 2020-21.
The Players' Player of the Year was won jointly between Harley Lee and Finley Williams.
The Parents' Player of the Year is James Green.
The Managers' Player of the Year is Finley Williams.
Hampers were presented to Paul and Chris in appreciation of their efforts during the season by Finley Williams and Jack Blue respectively.
Now an Under 14 squad, they will be competing in the Kent Youth League in 2021-22.
FOBG Presentation Evening 2021
The club's presentation night on Saturday was, as ever, a very enjoyable evening.
Club President Ian Couchman was the master of ceremonies, as usual, for this celebration of the 2020-21 season and opened proceedings by thanking all who had helped to move the club forward behind the scenes.
Ian launched the awards by presenting the President’s Salver to our Saturday Fixtures Secretary and Covid Officer Paul Parsons. This is a discretionary prize awarded by the Club President to the member who has best served the club.
The Robert Taylor Trophy (presented to the playing member best to have served the club) was awarded to Mick O'Flynn, retiring Senior Vets player/manager who has brought the club revenue through the club's EasyFundraising programme.
There followed the Eric Shoebridge Trophy for Matt French (Third XI) for the player deemed the most sporting.
The Wally Freeman Young Player Trophy was awarded to Joe Chalker (Fourth XI), as the most promising young player.
The Stanley Cole Cup, awarded to the player with the most appearances in the season, was claimed by Mason West (First XI and Sunday Reserves) who played in 35 matches during the disrupted season.
The Vic Farrow Golden Boot trophy was won by the Fourth XI's Tommy Chalker, with 16 goals in 18 matches.
A new trophy, named after the club's record goalscorer Paul Tanton, was inaugurated to acknowledge the top goalscorer for our Vets teams, who only play friendly matches. This year the winner was the Vets' Steve Shippey, with 29 goals in just 16 matches.
Luke Johnson presented the awards for the First XI who won the 2019-20 Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield, the final having been played in May 2021.
Players' Player of the Year is Mason West.
Manager's Player of the Year is Ross Borg.
Golden Boot winner is Kalum Daini.
The Reserves' Players' Player of the Year is Charlie Pitt.
The Reserves' Manager's Player of the Year is Mike Cole.
Paul Eddleston presented the awards for the Third XI.
Players' Player of the Year is Grant Kelsey.
Manager's Player of the Year is Alex Barnes.
Jez Allen presented the awards for the Fourth XI.
Players' Player of the Year is Jack Hollidge.
Manager's Player of the Year is Jamie Allen.
Vince Wray presented the awards for the Sunday XI.
Players' Player of the Year is Reece Hamilton.
Manager's Player of the Year is Robbie Locke.
Matt Ellis presented the awards for the Sunday Reserves who won the 2019-20 Jack Standen Cup and reached the final of the 2019-20 Kent Sunday Junior Cup, the finals of both being played in 2020-21.
Players' Player of the Year is Mason West.
Manager's Player of the Year is Steve Townsend.
Golden Boot winner is Steve Townsend (12 goals in 12 matches).
Best Newcomer is Ashley Bertrand.
Best Prospect is Ryan Penton.
Damien Preston presented the awards for the Vets.
Players' Player of the Year is Steve Shippey.
Manager's Player of the Year is Robin Moody.
Patrice Mongelard presented the awards for the Senior Vets.
Players' Player of the Year (the Mick Gearing Trophy) is George Kleanthous.
Manager's Player of the Year is Gordon Thompson.
Golden Boot winner is Kypros Michael (27 goals in 19 matches).
Ian Couchman formally presented First XI captain Mason West with the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield.
Ian Couchman closed the awards section of the evening with presentations to Georgia, Leanne and Natasha for their work behind the bar over the season.
Covid - easing of regulations
In light of the government easing the Covid restrictions from Monday 19 July, the FA have issued these guidelines for grassroots football.
We will continue to recommend that masks be worn when not seated in the clubhouse, and to restrict changing rooms to six at any one time.
Under 14 Players Wanted for 2021-22
Following a successful season Farnborough OBG FC U14 (2021-22) are looking for players to join their established squad in preparation for the new season in the Kent Youth League.
Trials will be held thoughout the summer on Monday nights at Harris Academy Orpington (3G pitch).
For more information please contact Paul Raggett on 07971 079644 or email Raggett7@sky.com.
FOBG Football Club AGM - Monday 9 August
Notice is hereby given that the Football Club ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on
MONDAY 9 AUGUST 2021, 8.00pm
FARNBOROUGH (KENT) SPORTS CLUB
Farrow Fields, High Street, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BA
1. Minutes of last AGM
2, Matters arising
3. Hon. Secretary’s report
4. Hon Treasurer’s report
5. Rule changes
6. Election of officers
7. Fixture programme 2021-22
All welcome; all playing members should attend this meeting.
Proposed management committee for season 2021-22 for election
HON. PRESIDENT: IAN COUCHMAN
HON. CHAIRMAN: DANNY SAINES
HON. SECRETARY: Vacant
ACTING HON. SECRETARY (Kent County League): IAN COUCHMAN
ACTING HON. SECRETARY (Bromley and South London League): JEZ ALLEN
HON. SECRETARY (OBDSFL): BRETT COX
HON. TREASURER: Vacant
HON. FIXTURE SECRETARY: PAUL PARSONS
HON. IT OFFICER: COLIN BRAZIER
HON. MINUTES SECRETARY: JORDAN GLEN
HON. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: JORDAN GLEN
CHARTER STANDARD: Vacant
CLUB CAPTAIN: ALEX BARNES
CLUB WELFARE OFFICER: ADAM DANNATT
HEAD OF YOUTH FOOTBALL: PAUL RAGGETT
As club officers and team managers, plus committee members to be (re-)elected:
Des Fallon, Luke Johnson, Craig Ralph, Paul Tanton.
PROPOSED TEAM MANAGERS 2021-22
First Eleven: Mark Warner and Colin Patching
Reserves: Mark Warner and Colin Patching
Third Eleven: Paul Eddleston
Fourth Eleven: Jez Allen
Sunday Eleven: Vince Wray and Matt Ellis (Assistant: Tony Kemp)
Sunday Reserves: Danny Mann (Assistant: Mark Banks)
Vets: Damien Preston
Senior Vets: George Kleanthous and Patrice Mongelard
Kent Sunday Junior Cup Final Video
Thanks to the excellent Film My Match crew, we have a range of match video options for the Sunday Reserves' Kent Sunday Junior Cup final on 20 June.
Click on your preference (all options open in a new tab/page):
- Walkouts and first half: HD SD
- Second half: HD SD
- Extra time and presentations: HD SD
- 7 minutes match highlights with commentary: HD SD
- 14 minutes extended match highlights with commentary: HD SD
You can see professional photographer Phil Westlake's photos HERE.
The Kent County FA photos are HERE.
Application for Licence to Use Part of the Recreation Ground Open Letter
The club has applied to the Council for permission to use part of the adjacent recreation ground for junior football on Saturday mornings.
Full details can be found in an open letter from the Football Club Chairman Danny Saines. The letter can be read / downloaded HERE.
In support of Mike Cole
Sadly, we received the news recently that Saturday and Sunday Reserves captain Mike Cole has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
Everyone at the Guild wishes Mike the strength to make a full recovery. The fight he gives in every match will stand him in good stead in this battle.
Kevin Lott has set up a GoFundMe page to help Mike pay his bills while he is off work. You can read more HERE.
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NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Download the the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app HERE.
COVID-19 Page for the Website
We have a dedicated page for COVID-19 as it affects FOBG.
Please go to https://www.fobgfc.org/?page=covid
Our Social Media
As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.
FA CHARTER STANDARD
FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:
- Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
- Enhancement of funding applications and bids
- Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
- Exclusive workshops
- Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates
This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.
Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.