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WOMEN AND GIRLS UPDATE 18

12 February 2016

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

New addition to Gills Ladies 

This week Gills Ladies welcomed a new addition to the club, Lauren Davis who has joined from Millwall Lionesses after a year away from the club. Lauren will be a great addition to the squad. 

Gills Ladies cup run comes to an end

Gillingham Ladies welcomed Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to Chatham Town FC in the FA WPL Plate on Sunday, February, 7. This is the second time the teams have met this season, the first match ended with a 5-3 win for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in the Ryman League Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies started well and early in the first half were awarded a free kick that they converted with a great shot to take the lead (0-1). Similar to the match against Newcastle Utd WFC the previous week, Gills Ladies were unable to capitalise on the chances they created. Unfortunately the score ended 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and Gills Ladies run in the FA Women’s Cup came to an end. 

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

Gills Ladies return to league action

This weekend Gills Ladies return to league action for the first time since late November and the team will be on the road to face Denham Utd LFC on Sunday, February 14. 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 Larkfield Ladies to be match day mascots on Sunday, February 7. Thank you girls and we are pleased that you enjoyed the experience. 

If you would like your team to have the chance to experience this fantastic opportunity in 2016 please contact Jenny Wallbank, jenny_wallbank@hotmail.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 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)

Sunday, February 28 (kick off 2pm) – Crystal Palace Ladies – FA WPL South East Division (Home)

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

U17s Goalkeeper Katie Startup is currently in the USA representing England U17s in an NTC Invitational, which sees them play the USA, Japan and South Korea, another great experience for Katie.

Unfortunately our games against Oxford Utd and Hampshire FA were postponed due to waterlogged pitches and the squads aren’t back in action until March 20, when they play Arsenal COE.  

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.   

Soccercise 

Don’t forget to join the Gills for our 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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