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WOMEN AND GIRLS UPDATE 17

4 February 2016

Weekly update of what has been happening at the club.......

Disappointment for Gills Ladies in FA WPL Plate

Gillingham Ladies welcomed Newcastle Utd WFC to Chatham Town FC in the FA WPL Plate on Sunday, January 31 for their first home game since late November.

There was plenty of action in the first half but neither team could break the deadlock then early in the second half Newcastle Utd WFC took the lead and within 15 minutes were 3-0 up. However, Gills Ladies continued to push forward to try and get back into the game but unfortunately they were unable to capitalise on a number of chances. Gills Ladies go out of the FA WPL Plate at the quarter final stage.

For full match report click here and for Manager Jack Wheeler’s post match interview click here.

FA Women’s Cup up next for Gills Ladies

Gills Ladies continue in cup action this week when they host Tottenham Hotspur LFC in the FA Women’s Cup on Sunday, February 7. Good luck girls.

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. 

We had the pleasure of welcoming TW Foresters Girls U10s to be match day mascots on Sunday, January 31. Thank you girls and we are pleased that you enjoyed the experience. 

We look forward to welcoming Larkfield Ladies to be match day mascots on Sunday, February 7.  

If you would like your team to have the chance to experience this fantastic opportunity in 2016 please contact Jack Wheeler jwheeler@priestfield.com.

Gills Ladies Season Tickets

Since the start of the season there still 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.  Adult Season Tickets cost £25 (free entry for U16s). 

Gills Ladies Next Fixtures

Sunday, February 7 (kick off 2pm) – Tottenham Hotspur Ladies – FA Women’s Cup (Home)

Sunday, February 14 (kick off 2pm) – Denham Utd LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Away)

Sunday, February 21 (kick off 2pm) – MK Dons LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Away)

For full fixture list please click here.

Tickets for all games are £3 for adults and free entry for under 16s.

Girls Centre of Excellence

Thank you to FC Sutton Dynamo who hosted our U17s in a friendly last weekend, the management, players and parents made the girls very welcome and it was a very rewarding exercise. The girls relished the opportunity to play against a boys team and we will be looking to host the team at our home ground before the end of the season.

Unfortunately the remaining squads games were cancelled due to the heavy rain but all squads will be back in action this Saturday as we travel to Oxford Utd to compete in a tri-tournament with the hosts and Hampshire FA, good luck girls.   

Next month will see our last FREE Coaches Open Evening of the season. Technical Director Mark Patterson will host the evening and invites coaches to watch him put on a session with our U13s on ‘Pressing and Regain’. Before the session Mark will talk through the points of the session and the outcomes expected and giving coaches the opportunity to ask questions.

To find out more and how you can attend please click here.   

Girls Academy

This term the girls are covering Sports Nutrition, the term is split into three units covering the Digestive System, Sports Performance and Dietary Analysis and have been busy learning about healthy diets and how food can affect their performances. After a morning of study Monday afternoons are normally spent in the gym stretching and recovering after their weekend matches. As the sun was out this week the girls were tasked with a team building exercise and split in to two groups to plan a 45 minute walk. The teams had to plan their route to see who could get the furthest from the club and back again in the allotted time. The rest of the week is then split between studying and training at the 1st Team training ground with Gills favourite Ian Cox.         

We are currently recruiting for the Academy for next season, to find out more please click here.    
    
Female Football Development 

This season we continue our FFD programme and have welcome a number of new schools in Kent on board. We have also started a brand new Soccercise session every Tuesday morning for Ladies over 18 years of age. The session is FREE to attend and is being held at the home of Bredhurst Juniors FC every Tuesday morning 9:30 to 10:30am. To find out more please click here

Soccer Schools

This February the Community Team will be hosting a FREE Girls Only Soccer School on Wednesday 17th Feb at Kicks Soccer Centre in Strood. For full details please click here.

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