Weekly update of what has been happening at the club this week....
BAD WEATHER HITS GILLS LADIES MID WEEK FIXTURE
Gillingham Ladies were due to play Old Actonians LFC on Wednesday, May 11 in the FA Women’s Premier League. Unfortunately due to heavy rainfall the match was postponed due a water logged pitch.
This match is still to be re-arranged but will go ahead w/c 16 May (date will be confirmed by social media and on the website). Good luck girls and we look forward to seeing all our supporters at Meridian Sports for our last home game.
GILLINGHAM LADIES SOCIAL MEDIA GOAL OF THE SEASON VOTE
We have seen some terrific goals this season at Gillingham Ladies. Now though is the tough part, have your say in which goal you as our fans think is the best of the season. Watch the highlight video of our selected nominations and vote now by clicking here. Voting closes on 13 May.
GILLS LADIES OPEN TRIALS 2016/17
Gillingham Ladies are pleased to announce the set dates for open trials for the upcoming 2016/17 Women’s Premier League season. Following on from a positive season in the FA WPL South East Division One, the club is inviting players to come along and trial for the club on the following dates:
Sunday 5th June 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday 22nd June 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Please contact Ladies Manager, Jack Wheeler on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in attending the trials and for any further information.
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.
If you would like your team to have the chance to experience this fantastic opportunity next season please contact Jenny Wallbank, email@example.com or for more information on this opportunity please click here.
GILLS LADIES LAST FIXTURES
Sunday, May 15 (kick off 2pm) – Norwich City LFC – FA WPL South East Division One (Away)
W/C date TBC (kick off 8pm) – Old Actonians LFC – FA WPL South East Division One (Home)
For full fixture list and links to previous match reports please click here.
GIRLS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to keeper, Katie Startup and her England Teammates who have progressed from the group stages in impressive fashion with three wins out of three, setting up a semi-final against Germany in the Women U17 UEFA Finals this evening.
Last Saturday our U17s had a training game against players from our Girls Academy and Ladies team. It was a great opportunity for the players to impress 1st Team Manager, Jack Wheeler as they continue their progress in to the adult game. All the players put in impressive displays against tough opposition and the coaching staff are very excited by the talent coming through from the Centre and we are looking forward to seeing it continue, well done girls.
Trials for our Regional Talent Club (formally Girls Centre of Excellence) will be taking place this June and for all the details please click here.
FEMALE FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT
Our FFD Programme continues this term and we have welcomed two new schools to the programme, Ifield School in Gravesend and Northfleet School for Girls. So far this academic year we have seen over 250 girls who had never played football before or had stopped playing. It’s also been fantastic to see a number of girls who have progressed in to their schools teams when we attended the West Kent Girls Cup last week.
In our third year sponsoring the Cup we were very excited to see who would win the U13s GFC Community Trust Shield and U15s GFC Community Trust Cup. Female Football Development Coach, Georgia Bowie was in attendance and cheered on the finalists.
Congratulations to all those involved in another excellent competition and of course to the eventual winners and to find out who they were please click here.
To find out more about the FFD programme please click here or email Female Football Development Officer, Georgia Bowie, firstname.lastname@example.org.