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22/03/2021: Monday sessions to restart on 29th March 2021

At last, some good news!  We’re delighted to confirm that we will be restarting Monday evening sessions on Monday 29 March.  There are, however, some conditions and we will require EVERYONE to confirm by return email that you accept ALL the conditions set out below.  You must also tell us if you intend to take part…

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18/12/2020: Monday sessions cancelled until New Year

We’ve all seen the dramatic rise in infections across most of the country, and Thanet – though no longer the worst – is still around double the infection rate of the UK as a whole.   In the light of this, and also relatively low attendances recently, the BCS Committee has reluctantly decided to cancel Monday…

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20/10/2020: New floodlights!!

Possibly the only good thing to have come out of the current lengthy Covid-19 period is the major improvement to night-time playing conditions at BayPoint.  We had complained for several years about the state of the old lights (to call them floodlights would be an exaggeration), and a number of attempts to improve them had…

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13/7/2020: Monday evening sessions restarted!

Our first Monday evening session since 16 March took place at BayPoint this week!   Any coming together at this time inevitably carries with it an increased degree of risk, and we are anxious that this should be understood by all our members.  Given the difficult circumstances, this was a brilliant restart with 24 members…

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23/6/2020: Trial Restart Sunday 28 June 2020

We now have agreement from BayPoint for a trial restart this coming Sunday 28 June at 11am.  We understand that we will be able to use the normal AstroTurf pitch and that BayPoint will be making food and drink available for purchase from outside the venue.  Please do make use of these facilities as we…

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15/6/2020: Coronavirus – Contacting all members re: gradual restart

The BCS Committee have been in weekly contact throughout the period of lockdown in order to monitor developments regarding the Covid 19 situation, and how that might affect our walking football activities.  We have also drawn up a Risk Assessment for recommencing our sessions and will be sending this to all members.   John has…

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21/4/2020: Still no football for a while…

To all members:   In the previous post, we said that we would review the Coronavirus situation with regard to Monday night training at the end of April.   We have now done that, and it will come as no surprise to anyone that we are going to have to wait a while longer before…

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19/3/2020: Suspension of Walking Football Sessions

To All Players:     We are all facing an unprecedented challenge to our personal health and that of other people, and at this time we all need to take a collective response to the Coronavirus outbreak.      Everyone’s cooperation, mutual respect and most of all understanding must be the guiding principles for all of…

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4/3/2020: Bob Nutter

1959 – 2020   We are all saddened to hear the news that our friend and team-mate Bob Nutter has passed away – a few days short of his 61st birthday.  Last August, Bob suffered a stroke and a seizure – he was very independent and didn’t want people to know that he had been…

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7/10/2019: BCS 5-Year Anniversary

Hard to believe, but the Strollers have been going for 5 years!  A small handful of brave souls (some of them pictured below) turned up for the first few sessions, but numbers grew quickly and we now have 35-40 regularly playing members, with an average of 20-25 coming to BayPoint every Monday evening.   Many…

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18/6/2019: BCS collection donated to The Firefighters Charity

Nigel Warne presented C.Dyer, Area Commander at the new Ramsgate Fire Station, with a cheque for £80 raised by BayCity Strollers players for The Firefighters Charity.   

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01/05/2019: Annual General Meeting at Sticky Wicket

We have a provisional date of Wednesday 1st May 2019 for our Annual General Meeting.  The AGM is to be held at the Sticky Wicket Sports Bar starting at 7pm (there will be food and, hopefully, entertainment).   Address:  Sticky Wicket, East Kent Sports School, The Royal Harbour Academy, Stirling Way, Ramsgate, CT12 6NB  …

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7/4/2019: Canterbury 60+ Mini Tournament

Following the success of a mini 60+ competition we held at BayPoint in February with 4 teams, we had another competition planned with 7 teams on Sunday 7th April at Canterbury Christchurch University.   The teams were Ashford, Bay City, Canterbury, Dover, Ebbsfleet, Maidstone, and Ramsgate. The venue was booked for 2 hours and we…

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Result of our 2018-2019 monthly collections for “Help the Heroes”

We’re delighted to have raised a total of £290 from our voluntary £1 per month collections for “Help the Heroes” during 2018-2019.   Our new charity for 2019-2020 is “Crohn’s & Colitis UK”.   Here’s a copy of the letter of acknowledgement from Help the Heroes:        

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Kent Walking Football League – Summary of BCS Results & Reports 2018-19

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2/4/2019: Margate 4 v BayCity Strollers 3

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29/3/2019: Herne Bay 3 v BayCity Strollers 1

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20/3/2019: BayCity Strollers 2 v Folkestone 1

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10/3/2019: National League South Over 60s (3 matches at Romford)

Over the coming months, BayCity Strollers will be facing the best of the South East in a series of round-robin matches. The results each month will go towards a league table, the top 2 of the league will then match their skills against the top 2 in the northern league, to see who is the…

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23/2/2019: BayCity Over 60s reach semi-final of FA People’s Cup (Kent)

The FA People’s Cup (Kent) tournament was held at Gillingham on 23 February 2019.  After coming through the group stages undefeated, BayCity Strollers Over 60s held a 2-1 lead at half-time against Maidstone A, but were unlucky to lose 2-5 by the end to the eventual winners.   For full Results and Match Reports, click…

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Strollers feature in FIFA.com website!

Have a look at this recent post on the FIFA.com website… https://www.fifa.com/news/explaining-the-walking-football-phenomenon John McKellar’s FIFA telephone interview has produced a really encouraging article on Walking Football featuring BayCity Strollers. John says that this is read all over the world by people interested in football, and the hope is that Walking Football for over-50s will catch…

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4/2/2019: BCS Over 60s win Walking Football Tournament at West Ham United, London Stadium!

BayCity Strollers were the guests of the West Ham Community Walking Football team, where two mini tournaments were organised featuring over 50s and over 60s teams from both camps.   BCS Over 60s were crowned tournament winners on account of their two magnificent wins, although BCS Over 50s can be proud of their unbeaten record….

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23/1/2019: BayCity Strollers 6 v Margate Old Gaters 2

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10/12/2018: Dover 3 v BayCity Strollers 2

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6/12/2018: Margate Old Gaters 1 v BayCity Strollers 4

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23/11/2018: BayCity Strollers 1 v Herne Bay 2

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1/11/2018: Folkestone 7 v BayCity Strollers 7

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11/10/2018: BayCity Strollers 3 v Dover 3

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13/6/2018: AGM at The Sticky Wicket

We will be holding our yearly AGM on Wednesday 13th June. Starting 7 to 7.30pm at: The Sticky Wicket Sports Bar,  East Kent Sports School,  The Royal Harbour Academy,  Stirling Way,  Ramsgate CT12 6NB.   There will be a buffet (cost approx £7-8 per person).

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3/5/2018: Review of Kent League season 2017/18

BayCity Strollers’ members had previously voted to withdraw from the Kent League, mainly as a result of concerns over the spirit in which league games had been played.  However, at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, it was agreed that if enough members wished to rejoin the league this season, we would be prepared to…

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12/10/2017: Strollers rejoin Kent League!

As many of you will know, we had pulled out of the Kent League last season, as it was felt the games were not being played in the right spirit and had become too aggressive and competitive. A proposal was made by several teams in Kent for the league to be reinstated this year, and…

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19/8/2017: Winners of Kent FA Community Day Tournament

BCS took part in the inaugural Kent FA Community Day at the FA headquarters in Ditton, Maidstone.  This involved tournaments for teams of youngsters, disabled teams, girls’ teams and walking football.  A number of activities were held and donations taken towards the Demelza House charity. This was an excellent day – well-organised by Kent FA…

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27/7/2017: Strollers take on the cricket challenge!

To celebrate our 3rd anniversary, Strollers took on Canterbury WFC …… at cricket!  The match was organised by Bill Hammond at The Sticky Wicket venue and turned out – unsurprisingly – to be pretty competitive.  Set a target of 40 to beat from 12 overs, Strollers eventually managed to win with a dramatic late boundary…

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14/5/2017: Dave Bambridge Memorial Cup in aid of Cancer Research UK

This was the inaugural tournament for the Dave Bambridge Memorial Cup.  BayCity Strollers donated the cup, which was in memory of Dave, a firefighter and local goalkeeper who played for Ramsgate FC and Margate FC and who sadly passed away in 2009 after a four-year battle with leukaemia. Originally envisaging a handful of local teams,…

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4/11/2016: BCS resign from Kent league

BayCity Strollers’ players have voted overwhelmingly to leave the Kent Walking Football League with immediate effect.  We had hoped that some of the problems encountered in the league last year would have been resolved by now, but this is clearly not the case.  Too many league games have been played with a win-at-all-costs approach which…

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20/4/2016: Strollers move forward!

At the BayCity Strollers AGM held at BayPoint, the Club decided to enter only one team into the existing league for next season.  BCS will only enter a second team if an additional ‘Friendly League’ is set up (as currently under discussion by the league).  Thanks to outgoing Secretary John Marshall and welcome to our…

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24/1/2016: Strollers reach FA People’s Cup Semi-Finals!

After a long and tiring day in Dartford, BayCity Strollers A team finished as runners-up in the first round of the FA People’s Cup.  (See “Report” under A team Results.)  This means that the Strollers qualify to play in the semi-finals to be held at The Powerleague London City (Docklands) on Sunday 28th February at 2pm!

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19/11/2015: Coach McKellar a winner!

    All of BayCity Strollers were delighted to see our coach, John McKellar, recognised at the Thanet Sports Awards evening held at the Winter Gardens with a “Highly Commended” award in the Coach of the Year category.  No more than John deserved – in fact, not as much as he deserved!  Despite constant ribbing…

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7/10/2015: 1st Anniversary / Awards / Quiz Night!

A sizeable percentage of the club’s members and several partners met at BayPoint to celebrate one year of BayCity Strollers!  During the last 12 months, membership has gone from, well, zero to the mid-thirties (numbers, not ages).  We have met to train and play almost every week of the year, have taken part in loads of…

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27/9/2015: Strollers are SE Region Runners-Up

As Kent Champions, BayCity Strollers A represented the county in the South East Regional finals in Croydon.  Playing on tiny, caged pitches – a far cry from the luxury of BayPoint’s large Astroturf pitch! – Strollers nevertheless gave a good account of themselves against the best of the rest in the South East. Wins against Croydon…

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19/4/2015: BayCity Strollers are champions of Kent!

A glorious afternoon of Walking Football played in great spirit at BayPoint, Sandwich, saw BayCity Strollers A run out (sorry, walk out) as the first Champions of Kent.  En route, Strollers beat Kings Hill comfortably, squeezed past Ramsgate Old Boys and then in what was effectively a final, recorded a dramatic win over Strood with what…

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