Welcome to GDFC's weekly newsletter!
A couple of great results on Saturday brought the last week of January to a satisfying close. Two goals from va Bella Borg, plus strikes from Becky Taylor Goal and Rachel Field saw off Lush Lyfe at Clapham Common. Walterpam Ferris converted from the spot as we picked up another win in the league. Well done to everyone who played. Attention turns to training next Saturday, before a run of three fixtures in consecutive weeks. Set those alarms ⏱️
This Wednesday training will be with Josh and Kitty. Out of possession we'll be working on pressing, and in possession we'll be looking at switching the play. To prepare for the session, have a think about the characteristics of teams who press high up the pitch, and why switching the play can be effective.
We are looking for advanced / intermediate players to join a voluntary managers group to help manage and support with the Thursday/Thursday beginners Super5s games and Sunday beginners 7/5aside LaLiga games. If you are keen, please let Ciara Robinson know via the chat function on the app.
Goal Diggers FC Adv 1 : 5 SCDM
Goal Diggers FC Beg 0 : 3 MSA & Frenford
GDFC Legends 0 : 4 Seven Sisters
GDFC Allstars 0 : 2 GDFC Heroes
Goal DIggers FC Beg 11s 4 : 1 Lush Lyfe
Goal Diggers FC Adv 11s 1 : 0 Franchester Utd
Goal Diggers FC Beg 0 : 1 Brockwell United
GDFC Allstars 7 : 4 Canaries
GDFC Heroes 1 : 5 Our Team
GDFC Legends 5 : 3 Non Beleaguers
Goal Diggers FC v Victoria Park Vixens | Super5s | 20:00
Goal Diggers FC v SCDM | Super5s | 19:00
GDFC Heroes v Islington 16’s | Islington 7s | 19:00
GDFC Allstars v East Finchley | Islington 7s | 20:00
GDFC Legends v Islington Ladies | Islington 7s | 20:00
11aside Training BEG with Coach Josh | Victoria Park | 11:00
11aside Training ADV with Coach Josh | Victoria Park | 12:30
GDFC Allstars v GDFC Heroes | Laliga5s | 14:00
GDFC Legends v Canaries | LaLiga 5s | 14:00
GDFC Heroes v Ladies Super Liga | LaLiga 5s | 16:00
Goal Diggers FC v Ladies Super Liga | La Liga 7s | 17:00
To sign up to any of the leagues, head to the store on the app to purchase membership. You will automatically be added to the group and be notified when new match posts go live. For all information on league sign ups and process please check the league info document which can be found in the news section of the app.
If you have any questions please private message Leah Kahn via the chat function on the app or email email@example.com.
New tops on their way! ETA approx 3 weeks - will keep you updated. In the meantime we source spares or play in black / bibs xoxo
GOALS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
We’re now into a new month… and that means a NEW GDFC social! On Friday 7th February (that’s this Friday!) we’re bringing you GDFC does karaoke. Kick off is 8pm at the K Hole on Kingsland Road in Dalston. It’s free entry before 10pm, and there will be some free food and drinks for the early birds. Please RSVP to the event in the app so we can gauge numbers, and warm up those vocal chords! xxx
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Check out our recent players of the day.
GDFC 7s Player of the day
Coach Josh and Gabriella Luciani
GDFC Training Players of the day
Coach Amy and Polly Simpson
Coach Josh and Maddy Hartle
GDFC La Liga Intermediate Player of the day
Captain Kitty Burne and Emma Levin GDFC Beginners 11s
Girls United FA are running a series of events around creating space for women in football every Saturday in South London. They’ve sent us a code to get free tickets for all the events, just enter FOOTBALLFAM at checkout: https://www.girlsunitedfa.org/playlikeagirl
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GOALS
Social sec Beth Miles has worked with the BBC on a Radio 4 programme about LGBT+ inclusivity within football, which features Goal Diggers FC, and our very own Coach Ciara, Founder Fleur, Hilary Aked and Isobel Coutinho. You can listen to it here.
She also wrote an article that sat alongside the programme which you can read here!
GDFC member Julie Keylock featured in the Islington Tribune, read about it here!