Weekly update of what has been happening at the club this week....
GILLS LADIES MAKE IT A POSITIVE END TO THE SEASON
This week saw Gillingham Ladies play their last two games of the season.
Firstly, Gills Ladies were on the road to face Norwich City LFC on Sunday, May 15. Manager Jack Wheeler made two changes to the starting line up with the return of captain Lauren Williams and Megan Maslak. Four goals in the latter stages of each half for Gills Ladies secured a convincing win through a double hat trick for Kallie Balfour and two goals from Emma Tune. This win secured a second place finish in the league.
Gills Ladies last game of the season was at home to Old Actonians LFC on Thursday, May 19. Manager Jack Wheeler made three changes to the starting line up with Madison North, Lydia Wills and Imogen Alabaster returning to the starting line up. Gills Ladies opened the scoring in the first half through Fiona Constable but Old Actonians drew level before half time. Gills started the second half in style with a brace by Kallie Balfour followed by a goal each for Jade Keogh and Georgia Reece to secure a convincing win and end the season five games unbeaten scoring 20 goals.
Kallie Balfour's two goals against Old Actonians LFC took her tally for the season to 32 league goals (39 in all competitions) going ahead of Crystal Palace's Gemma Bryant to finish league top goalscorer. Well done Kallie thoroughly deserved.
GILLINGHAM LADIES SOCIAL MEDIA GOAL OF THE SEASON VOTE
The winner of Gillingham Ladies Social Media Goal of the Season is…………
Our captain, LAUREN WILLIAMS with her fantastic strike against Luton Town Ladies. Well done Loz.
Emma Tune came a very close second with her goal against Bedford Ladies. Well done to all the girls that were nominated they all were terrific goals.
GILLS LADIES OPEN TRIALS 2016/17
Gillingham Ladies will be holding open trials next month as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
Following on from a positive season in the FA WPL South East Division One, the club are inviting players to come along and trial for the club on the following dates:
Sunday 5th June 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday 22th June 7:30pm to 9:00pm
@ Meridian FC Sports Club
Charlton Park Lane
For further information and to register your interest please contact Gills Ladies Manager, Jack Wheeler on email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information on this opportunity please click here.
GIRLS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to Katie Startup and her England teammates who have qualified for the World Cup taking place in Jordan this September.
To find out how they qualified please click here.