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WOMEN AND GIRLS UPDATE 11

13 November 2015

Weekly update of what has been happening at the club…

Perfect ten for Gills Ladies

Gillingham Ladies returned to Chatham FC this week to face Herne Bay Ladies in the SSE Women’s FA Cup and were looking to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games. 

Gills Ladies were proud to welcome Third Walderslade Brownies to be mascots for the match, with the girls playing on the pitch and joining the team in the changing room before the game. Prior to kick off Gills Ladies were presented with five Nike footballs by Kent FA Councillor Derek Owen in return for winning Kent Reliance #MagicOfTheCup competition for October 2015.

Gills Ladies made a great start to the match taking an early lead and mid way through the second half scored two goals in five minutes which ensured Gills Ladies comfortably won the match 3-0 and progressed to the next round of the Women’s FA Cup.

Manager Jack Wheeler stated “our performance and possession was really good considering Herne Bay Ladies made it difficult for us to break them down, but we need to improve in terms of clinical finishing. Another positive was keeping a clean sheet and restricting any shots on target.”

The next match sees Gills Ladies travel to London Corinthians in the Kent Women’s Cup on Sunday. Good luck girls.

Gills Ladies Assistant Manager and Performance Analyst Opportunities

Following a reshuffle of Gills Ladies coaching team, the club are looking for a new assistant manager. If you're ambitious, dedicated and passionate about coaching and are interested in the role, please email Charlotte Richardson crichardson@priestfield.com.

The club are also looking for a part time Performance Analyst intern to join the team, training for this role will be given and this role can be carried out remotely. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Nick Gearing ngearing@priestfield.com.

Gills Ladies match day mascot opportunity

The Kent Girls and Ladies League have joined forces with Gills Ladies to offer all affiliated clubs within the Kent Girls and Ladies League a unique opportunity to be Gills Ladies match day mascots. 

If you would like your team to have the chance to experience this fantastic opportunity please contact Charlotte Richardson crichardson@priestfield.com.

Gills Ladies Season Tickets

Since the start of the season there has only been two home league games played, a Season Ticket is still great value and are available to purchase from the club’s ticket office at Gillingham FC, as well as at home match days and online via Season Ticket.

Season Tickets enable Gills Ladies fans to access all league home games and half price tickets for cup fixtures.  Adult Season Tickets cost £25 (free entry for U16s).

We look forward to seeing all supporters at our next home game.

Gills Ladies Next League Fixtures

The next league game for Gills Ladies is home against Enfield Town LFC on Sunday, December 20 (kick off 2pm) and the next away game is against Cambridge Utd LFC on Sunday, November 22 (kick off 2pm).


Cup Fever continues in November for the Ladies

Gills Ladies travel to London Corinthians in Kent Women’s Cup and the match will take place on Sunday, November 15 (kick off 2pm). The draw for the semi final took place this week and should Gills Ladies progress they will host either Parkwood Rangers Ladies or Ashford Girls in the next round. 

Gills Ladies will host Tottenham Hotspur LFC in the second round of the Ryman League Cup and the match will take place on Wednesday, November 25 (kick off 7:45pm).

Gills Ladies travel to Lewes Ladies in the second round of the FA Women’s Premier League Plate and the match will take place on Sunday, November 29 (kick off 2pm).

Gills Ladies travel to London Corinthians in the Women’s FA Cup and the match will take place on Sunday, December 6 (kick off 2pm).

Tickets for all cup games are £3 for adults, £1.50 for season ticket holders and free entry for under 16s.

Girls Centre of Excellence 
 
Our U17s fixture against Middlesex FA at home last weekend unfortunately had to be postponed due to bad weather. The fixture will now be played on 21st November and will see the winner progress to the second round of The FA Girl’s U17s Centres of Excellence Youth Cup taking place in December.
This weekend all the squads travel to Chelsea, good luck girls. 
 
Girls Academy 
 
This week the Girls Academy had a road trip to Brighton to play in their first fixture of the season. The result unfortunately didn’t go their way but for their first run out together as a team the performance was very encouraging and the girls showed a lot professionalism throughout, well done girls.   
 
Football League Girls Cup
 
This week saw the Community Trust host the local stage of the Football League Girls Cup (U13). The day saw over 20 schools from across the county join us, all looking to win the right to represent Gillingham FC at the Area Finals of this National Competition. The standard was excellent on the day, with the final being fought out between Westlands School and Charles Darwin School. It was a close contest finishing in a draw, meaning penalties would decide the winner and it was Westlands who held their nerve to seal the victory. 
 
Well done to Westlands School who are now on the road to Wembley as they move on to the Area Finals, hosted by Southend Utd in the New Year. Here they will face winning schools from other clubs from across the South-East of England.
 
Thank you to all the teams and schools who took part and for making the day a real success and also to Gills Ladies midfielder, Emma Tue who joined the Trust for the day to lend her support and present the winners and runners-up with their certificates and pennants.   

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