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GDFC News 17 February


COACHING CORNER

Well… We've reached the end… That's it, I suppose… What will we do now that we've covered the major tactical and technical footballing themes…?


WE'RE GONNA DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!


For those who haven't realised, the first ever GDFC training block is in the books, and it was a doozy. We're going to work through it again, starting on Wednesday, with different sessions and focuses to keep your development at the heart of the club.


This week, we'll be looking at passing and receiving, and staying compact. Your coaches will be Ciara and Amy.



FIXTURES

We are looking for advanced / intermediate players to join a voluntary managers group to help manage and support with the Tuesday/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.


RESULTS

Huge shout out to all the goals who braved Storm Dennis on Sunday! You’re all winners.


Super5s

Goal Diggers Int FC 3 v 2 Victoria Park Vixens

Goal Diggers FC 1 v 2 Hackney Parrots


Tuesday 7s

GDFC Allstars 0 v 5 Islington 16s

GDFC Legends 1 v 7 Stoke Newington


Friendly

Goal Diggers 1 v 4 Limehouse 18s


LaLiga 5/7s

GDFC Heroes 6 v 4 GDFC Allstars

GDFC Legends 1 v 11 College Canaries

Goal Diggers FC 0 v 1 La Liga Ladies


UPCOMING FIXTURES

17/2/20

Goal Diggers FC V Whoppers FC | Super5s | 8pm

E9 5HW


18/2/20

Goal Diggers FC V Tottenham Hotsnatch | Super5s | 7pm

E9 5HW


GDFC Allstars V East Finchley | Islington 7s | 7pm

N19 4RS


GDFC Heroes V Islington Reds | Islington 7s | 8pm

N19 4RS


GDFC Legends V Seven Sisters | Islington 7s | 9pm

N19 4RS


22/2/20

Goal Diggers FC V Academy Dynamos | CWSFL 11s | 1:30

SW4 9AZ


Goal Diggers FC V Bend it like Peckham | 11s Friendly| 11am

SW4 9AZ


23/2/20GDFC

Legends V GDFC Heroes | Laliga 5s | 2pm

SE1 8DP


GDFC Legends V GDFC Allstars | Laliga 5s | 3pm

SE1 8DP


Goal Diggers FC V Lush Lyfe | Laliga 7s | 3:30

SE1 7LE


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 matches@goaldiggersfootballclub.com.



THURSDAY FOOTBALL

Thursday FootbALL is all about introducing people to the beautiful game and showing them that football is for everyone. So if you bring a friend to Thursday footbALL you will be allowed to attend the session FREE of charge. Sign up here with code FRIEND.


Please note, this code is only valid in addition to a ticket purchase. To redeem this coupon, sign up with your friend on our website.

Our aim on Thursdays is to continue growing the game by introducing women and non binary people to football. Non GDFC members are encouraged to come to these weekly footbALL sessions and then if they wish to play competitively we have a whole list of amazing teams who are actively hunting for new members: www.goaldiggersfootballclub.com/other-clubs


Reminder: members are always welcome to attend the Thursday training session too but the cost is £5 (£3 students, unwaged or low-waged persons with code SUBSIDISED)


We're building up a group of GDFC members who help out the coaches at these sessions. If you'd like to be part of that group, please email Josh at coaches@goaldiggersfootballclub.com.



MERCH LOVE

⚽ New gold shirts are on their way and will be arriving over the next two weeks!

⚽ I will send you a message on the app to organise collection when your shirt arrives (some sizes have already arrived so keep an eye on your chat).

⚽ To complete the match day look get yourself some black shorts and socks. Limited stock of these available to purchase (v. soon) on the app with pick up at training.

⚽ Moving forward all merch & kit will be moving to the app store. Buy it there and pick up from training.



GOALS ON TOUR

Time is ticking… Friday (21st of February) is the deadline for this year’s #oneteam #onedream tour and hostel deposits!


This beautiful weekend in Milan will be full of fun! We’re talking football, pizza, Italian vibes, beautiful views and memories that will last forever!


Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime - head over to the Store in Team App to secure your spot!


We are trying our best to keep the trip affordable so if you have any questions regarding costs or the payment plan please email tour@goaldiggersfootballclub.com and we can help 💕


Tour Transport Update

Tour Sec K8 is getting a return flight from Stansted - you’re all welcome to join.

✈️ £64 Ryan Air

➡️Fri 19th 8.45am STN - MXP

⬅️ Mon 22nd 21.45 MXP - STN

🚂 Contact Hannah May or Gaia Laidler if you’re keen to travel by train.



PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Check out our recent players of the day.


Super5s

Captain Kate Allinson and Esther Russel Jones

Manager Gaia Laidler and Laura Howard Harman


Tuesday 7s

Captain Gaia Laidler and Joann

Coach Josh and Esther Routledge


Wednesday Training

Coach Josh and Emma C Levin

Coach Amy and Laura Howard Harman


LaLiga 5s/7s

Captain Fleur and Kate Allinson

Captain Fleur and Kim Stallard

Captain Kim Stallard and Millie Paterson



COMMUNITY CORNER

Opportunity to participate in PhD project on 'Being Genderqueer in the Sporting Sphere: An Oral History Project of Non-Binary Sporting Lives'


For more info, or to take part, please contact Lauren Whitehouse at: l.whitehouse@lboro.ac.uk or contact Lauren through Twitter.



WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GOALS

Wow we still can’t believe we’ve been nominated in the @BritLGBTAwards!


You can vote for us in the ‘Charity or Community Initiative’ category here: www.britishlgbtawards.com/vote-now/


P$ there’s a large chance of a cash prize… so please share the link oh so far and oh so wide.


If you have anything you would like to feature in next week's newsletter, email press@goaldiggersfootballclub.com by 12:00 Sunday.

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