Weekly update of what has been happening at the club this week....
Gills Ladies held by the Eagles
Gillingham Ladies returned to home action in the FA Women’s Premier League for the first time since September and welcomed Crystal Palace Ladies to Chatham Town FC. A late penalty denied Gills Ladies all three points as they were held to a draw by Crystal Palace Ladies.
Gills Ladies started the game on the front foot and took the lead mid way through first half when a free kick was awarded on the edge of the penalty box. Emma Tune placed the ball and curled a brilliant shot over the wall and into the top left corner of the net. Crystal Palace Ladies started the second half strongly, however, it wasn’t until late in second half that they leveled the score through a penalty. Both teams tried to find a winner but the game ended 1-1.
Gills Ladies next match is at home to Denham Utd LFC in the FA Women’s Premier League on Sunday, March 6 and we will be showing our support for International Women’s Day (taking place on Tuesday, March 8).
We look forward to seeing our sponsors and supporters at Chatham Town FC on Sunday.
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 in 2016 please contact Jenny Wallbank, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gills Ladies Season Tickets
Since the start of the season there still has only been three 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, March 6 (kick off 2pm) – Denham Utd LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
Sunday, March 13 (kick off 2pm) – Luton Town LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
Sunday, March 20 (kick off 2pm) – Lowestoft Town LFC – 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.
Women’s International Day – March 8
As we celebrate Women’s International Day next week we’ve been highlighting female specific activities we run at the Trust and one young player encapsulated a number of these recently. Girls Academy student and Gills Ladies, Georgia Reece is not only busy with her studies but is also looking to give back to young players and help them reach their full potential, to read the full story click here.
Girls Centre of Excellence
Thank you to all the coaches who attended our Coaches Open Evening this week, we’ve had fantastic feedback so we hope you all enjoyed it and found it of value. Thank you also to U13s Head Coach Natalie Curtis and U17s Head Coach Pete Sayer for stepping in to deliver the session, as always you did fabulous job.
U17s GK Katie Startup will be meeting back up with her England teammates as they attend a training camp at St Georges Park later this month, well done again Katie.
This week our squads are in action against Middlesex, good luck girls.
Our 2nd years started their FA Level 2 in Coaching Football Award this week and are looking forward to completing the course later in the season. Next week all the girls are out and about at various locations as they complete a work experience placement. The girls were tasked with organising the placements in an organisation that they have an interest in and potentially would like to pursue a career in.
This Easter the Community Team will be hosting a FREE Girls Only Soccer School on Wednesday at Kicks Soccer Centre in Strood. For full details please click here.