Monday 10th November 2003
Giving youth a chance
Bromley Football Club are proud to offer Kent Youth League football for local youngsters and fields four teams in the Kent Youth League, writes Stephen McCartney.
The club has teams at under 14, under 15, under 16 and under 18 level in Kent's premier youth football competition.
A stream of talented youngsters are working through the club's ranks and Edwin Mante and Danny Pearce both play on a regular basis for Bromley's under eighteen side.
Both players win regular Kent representative honours and both played in the county's 2-0 win over the Royal Navy in Portsmouth on Sunday.
Their manager at Bromley, Derek Parnham, doubles as goalkeeping coach for the first team squad and the club is willing to fastrack youngsters in and around the first team squad at Hayes Lane.
Nigel Pearce's goalscoring antics for the under eighteen side last season helped the prolific striker gain a handful of first team appearances in the Ryman League Division One South.
Seventeen year old central defender, John Butler is a regular substitute in the first team and never lets the side down when he is called upon.
Youth team (under eighteen) goalkeeper Dean Cairns is also on the fringes of the first team squad, and is third choice goalkeeper at the club behind first team number one, Danny Harwood, and Andy Hunt.
The club's youth team base is at the YMCA Ground in Grove Park Road, Mottingham with an occasional under eighteen match played at the club's Clive Christian Stadium in Hayes Lane.
However, to continue the stream of players coming through the ranks at Bromley Football Club, sponsors are urgently required.
The club are looking for sponsors to help fund kit and equipment so the club can continue to field four teams in the Kent Youth League, giving local youngsters a chance to play football, and progress into the first team squad.
For more details please telephone youth team secretary Dave Cairns on 07801 235 967 or 07793 019 762.