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31 March 2017

The Gills Ladies gave the RTC a very special day before their cup final

Our Gills Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC) had a very special training session this week thanks to Gillingham Ladies FC!

The Ladies team visited our U10 and U12 teams before their cup final game against Aylesford Ladies FC in the Kent FA Kent Reliance Women’s Cup.

The Ladies took part in some fun skills and drills with the RTC girls at the Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone, where the cup final would later take place.  Our young players also got the chance to practice their shooting in front of goal with the Gills team.  

After training, some of the RTC girls also had the opportunity to be mascots for the cup final, proudly leading the Ladies team onto the pitch in front of a crowd of over 500 supporters.

The day was a fantastic opportunity for the RTC girls, who were excited to meet their role models, and to see the potential progression path they could take in the game.  The extra training practice with the young groups also paid off for the Gills Ladies team too, as they hit the target an incredible 17 times during their match to win the cup 17-0 in front of the roaring crowd!

Women and Girls’ Development Officer Georgia Bowie, who organised the training session, said: “Gillingham Ladies are a true inspiration to the next generation of female footballers, and I couldn’t have been happier to see the positive interaction between the Ladies and RTC girls. To hear the RTC players know the names of the players and be genuinely excited to be a part of the experience was heart-warming!”

Thank you to Gills Ladies FC for giving the RTC girls a really special day, and congratulations on your resounding victory!

If you’re inspired by the Gills Ladies’ success, and would like to train and play football with the Gills, why not try out for our Girls Regional Talent Club!

The RTC is open to girls aged eight to 16, and offers young female footballers the chance to train in a professional and structured environment, and play regular fixtures. Trials are being held in June 2017 to join our squads for the 2017-18season:

Phase 1 Trials: For any girls who are currently playing at a good standard but are not at a Regional Talent Club. If successful, girls will be called back to attend our Phase Two trials. There are two trial dates available:
Saturday 3 June 2017 
U10s & U14s: 10am to 11.30am
U12s & U16s: 12.30pm to 2pm 

Monday 5 June 2017
U10s & U12s: 6pm to 7.30pm
U12s & U16s: 7pm to 8.30pm 
Please note, trial spaces are limited to 20 girls per age group on each trial date, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.    

Phase Two trials: For girls who currently play for a Regional Talent Club, have been invited to attend, or are successfully called back from Phase One.  

Wednesday 14 June 2017 (Invitation Only)
U10s and U12s: 6pm to 8pm  
U14s and U16s: 7pm to 9pm

All trials will take place on 3G and grass at THE ABBEY SCHOOL, London Road, Faversham, ME13 8RZ.

Download our registration form here, or contact Georgia Bowie for more information on or 01634 623411

We also run a Post-16 Girls Academy at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, which is a unique two-year education and sports development programme that gives the opportunity for female players to gain an accredited qualification while training weekly and playing competitive football.  Trials are being held in April 2017 to join the Academy this September – find out more.

New to the game, or just want to practice your skills?  Why not join us at our fun and friendly weekly Girls Sessions at Strood Sports Centre – open to girls age 11-13, no experience necessary! 

Or you can book your place at one of our Gills Soccer Schools across Kent, including our FREE Girls Only sessions for girls aged five to 12!  Find out more about our upcoming Soccer Schools. 

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