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GDFC News 10 February



COACHING CORNER

Good luck to everyone playing in fixtures this week! Remember - you can always message the coaches with any questions you have about your development as a footballer. We’ll always do our best to make time for you :)

Special shout out from Josh to everyone who trained on Saturday. Thanks for working hard, and putting in the time on a Saturday when there were no fixtures scheduled.


TRAINING NOTICE

If you play matches with the beginners, either at 5s or 11s, we strongly recommend you train in the beginners group on a Wednesday. This is for three main reasons:

  • You’ll get more time on the ball in the sessions

  • You’ll get more opportunities to try out playing different positions in matches

  • You’ll more quickly build up chemistry / on pitch understanding with the players you play with on a matchday

As always, message one of the coaches if you’re not sure which group you should be training with.


Josh will be at Whittington Park on Tuesday for 7s. Amy and Ciara will be at training on Wednesday. This week is the last week in our six-week training block, so get excited for some fun and games.



FIXTURES

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.


RESULTS

SUPER 5S

Goal Diggers FC 4 : 0 Victoria Park Vixens

Goal Diggers FC BEG : SCDM


TUESDAY 7S

GDFC Heroes 0 : 9 Islington 16’s

GDFC Allstars 0 : 3 East Finchley

GDFC Legends 2 : 4 Islington Ladies


SATURDAY 11s

Goal DIggers FC Beg 11s 4 : 1 Lush Lyfe

Goal Diggers FC Adv 11s 1 : 0 Franchester Utd


LaLiga 5s/7s

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


UPCOMING FIXTURES

10/2/20

Goal Diggers FC v Victoria Park Vixens 2 | Super 5s | 20:00

E9 5hw


11/2/20

Goal DIggers FC v Parrots Hackney | Super 5s | 19:00

E9 5hw


11/2/20

GDFC Allstars v Islington 16’s | Islington 7s | 19:00

N19 4RS


11/2/20

GDFC Legends v Stoke Newington | Islington 7s | 21:00

N19 4RS


16/2/20

GDFC Heroes v GDFC Legends | Laliga 5s | 14:00

SE1 8DP


16/2/20

GDFC Allstars v GDFC Legends | LaLiga 5s | 15:00

SE1 8DP


16/2/20

Goal DIggers FC v Lush Lyfe FC | LaLiga 7s | 15:30

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.



GOALS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

Murder On Zidane’s Floor, our quarterly fundraising night held at The Yard, is coming up on Saturday 7 March from 10pm-3am. Advance tickets are £7. Get them here.



GOALS ON TOUR

The votes are in, our destination on this years #oneteam #onedream tour is Milan. Football in the sun with a side of pizza, pasta, and, of course, Aperol Spritz!


The deposit and hostel deadline is Friday 21st Feb, however, we’d really appreciate if you could pay as soon as possible. You can find full details on the payment plan in the news section on the app.


It’s particularly important if you wish to stay in the hostel – as we need to know numbers for our #oneteam #onedream group booking ASAP.


1. Head to the Store to purchase your tour and hostel deposit 2. For more info head to the News section and read the Tour Payment Plan 3. Click yes or no on the tour event to give us an idea of the number of goals on tour


Ciao Ballers!



PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Check out our recent players of the day.

GDFC 7s Player of the day

Captain Rachel Nickolds and Ellie Judd

GDFC Training Players of the day

Coach Kitty and Emma Holbrook Coach Josh and Martha Krish THE Chloe Morgan and Estrella Ortiz-Garcia



COMMUNITY CORNER

The Festival of Football is back! As part of Football v Homophobia’s Action Month, the Festival is teaming up with Football v Homphobia and anti-discrimination organisation Fare to put on an exciting event.


‘Football for All: Conversations around LGBTQ+ inclusion and women’s football’ will be at Rich Mix on 27th Feb and we would love you to join! Doors open at 6.30, with panels kicking off at 7. Tickets are available for just £2 at www.thefestivaloffootball.com so grab your seat now!


PITCH PLEASE

Big thanks to Julie - who has joined the GDFC pitch hunt. She has been working hard and managed to secure us a meeting with the big boss at the Market Road Pitches. The meeting took place on Friday with Founder Fleur in attendance who stated “Julie was amazing - so clear, so passionate and so convincing”. Thank you Julie! #PitchPlease 


COMMUNITY CORNER

Lily Grant has a spare room in Highgate to rent out from 13 March and she'd love to live with a goal. Rent is £750 pcm + bills (approx £200) with a weekly cleaner and a cat. Pictures of the cat and the flat attached. Get in touch if you want to arrange a viewing or ask any questions 07510314227



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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