Weekly update of what has been happening at the club this week....
Gills Ladies overcome resilient Denham after first half scare
Following the substantial number of postponed home games in December and January Gillingham Ladies have a number of consecutive home games and this weekend the team welcomed Denham United LFC to Chatham Town FC in the FA Women’s Premier League. After a first half scare Gills Ladies made a five star second half come back to secure all three points.
Gills Ladies had started the game brightly but Denham took a surprise lead in the first half through a penalty. After the interval it was Gills Ladies that had the first chances and within five minutes got the equalising goal shortly followed by a second and third goal scored by Paige Baker-Carroll and Kallie Balfour. The Denham goalkeeper pulled off a number of good saves to keep the scoreline at 3-1, but in the last ten minutes Gills Ladies completed the come back with two further goals through Paige Baker-Carroll and Lydia Wills to win the game 5-1.
Gills Ladies next match is at home to Luton Town LFC in the FA Women’s Premier League on Sunday, March 13. We look forward to seeing our sponsors and supporters at Chatham Town FC on Sunday.
Gills Ladies match day mascot oppportunity
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 have the pleasure of welcoming Woodcombe Girls U13s as match day mascots for our next home game against Luton Town LFC on Sunday, March 13.
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, 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)
Sunday, March 27 (kick off 2pm) – Old Antonians LFC – FA WPL South East Division (Home)
For full fixture list please click here.
Girls Centre of Excellence
It’s been a busy week at the Centre, after tough games against Middlesex at the weekend the U11s welcomed the U10s from Hythe Stars and Stripes FC to training for a friendly game. It was another great experience for the girls and one they thoroughly enjoyed and thank you to all the players, parents and coaches from Hythe for a fantastic game.
The squads also got behind the picture frame at training to show their support for #KentGirlsCan, find out more about the campaign click here.
U17s GK, Katie Startup joins up with England this weekend while our U11s, U13s and U15s head off to Millwall COE for their last league fixture of the season, good luck girls.
Inspiring a Generation
Female Football Development Officer, Georgia Bowie, Sports and Participation Officer, Jack Knighton and Girls Academy and Gills Ladies player, Megan Maslak attended Northbourne Park School to talk to pupils on International Women’s Day. To find out more click here.
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.