Weekly update of what has been happening at the club this week....
TWO GAMES FOR GILLS LADIES THIS WEEK
Gillingham Ladies first game of the week was a long trip to play Lowestoft Town LFC in the FA Women’s Premier League on Sunday, April 3. Gills Ladies last game was the reverse fixture of the same tie a week ago, Manager Jack Wheeler made three changes with Katie Hardaker and Paige Baker-Carroll returning to the starting lineup and Megan Maslak made her first start after spending a period out on loan.
Five goals in the first half and one goal early in the second half were enough to secure all three points for Gills Ladies to take back to Kent. The goals were scored by Kallie Balfour, Lauren Davis, Megan Maslak and two by Paige Baker-Carroll.
The second game was again on the road to play Enfield Town LFC in the FA Women’s Premier League on Wednesday, April 6. For this game only two changes were made to the starting line up with Ashleigh Loosemore and Lydia Wills returning.
Gills Ladies had the best of the chances and dominated possession but could not find the break through needed to win the game and it ended 0-0.
Gills Ladies next have a run of three home fixtures and first we welcome MK Dons LFC in the FA Women’s Premier League on Sunday, April 10. Good luck girls.
OPPORTUNITY TO BE MATCH DAY MASCOTS FOR GILLS LADIES
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.
For more information on this opportunity please click here
If you would like your team to have the chance to experience this fantastic opportunity next season please contact Jenny Wallbank, firstname.lastname@example.org
GILLS LADIES NEXT FIXTURES
Sunday, April 10 (kick off 2pm) – MK Dons LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
Sunday, April 17 (kick off 2pm) – Cambridge Utd LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
Sunday, April 24 (kick off 2pm) – Ipswich Town LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
For full fixture list please click here
GIRLS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
This week Gillingham FC, Community Trust hosed their annual Girls COE U9s Festival at the Abbey School in Faversham. Teams from Arsenal, Brighton, Chelsea, Essex and Hampshire Centres of Excellence joined our U9s for a fun packed morning of small-sided games. On the day Centre Manager, Georgia Bowie was joined by players from the U17s and U15s to help run and officiate the day and they all did a tremendous job, thank you girls. The U9s put in some fantastic individual performances and worked extremely well as a team and they continue to impress, well done girls.
This week our Girls Academy players were out and about coaching at the various Community Trust Soccer Schools over Easter and were superb role models throughout, especially at our Girls Only day. U17s GK, Katie Startup also joined the team on the day as well as Gills first team players Bradley Dack, Max Ehmer and Josh Wright who joined the session towards the end for a Q&A and of course pose for some photographs and sign autographs. It was great to see so many girls in attendance and our next Girls Only Soccer School will take place during the Summer holidays.