Hot off the press: some hot news about friendly 11s and loads of cute player pics!
Friendly 11s -- register your interest!
Have a question about leagues? Get in touch with the relevant league rep on TeamApp or with our head of football Paula!
If you can help with carrying equipment to training please drop a message in the Ball Collecting chat on TeamApp when you sign up. The address is 2 Moye Close, E2 8QN... just a stones throw from the pitches (and the pub afterwards).
⚽️ Reminder from Coach Josh: we've got a feedback form where you can let us know your thoughts on training. Feel free to send this either straight after a session, or when it suits you during the week. ⚽️
👉 You can also feedback specifically on our all-abilities tournaments: We started doing all ability training tournaments a year ago. The idea was to provide opportunities for everyone in the club to meet each other and to reinforce our non-ability ethos. We wanted to check in about how you all found the training tournament two weeks ago. Please feedback here if you have any thoughts or comments, including if you enjoyed!
FRIENDLY 11s: FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP
11-A-SIDE FOR EVERYONE
We are really keen to get ALL of our members playing matches - digging deep together, making memories & having a lovely post match drink after. Matches are such a crucial way to grow your footie, feel part of the GDFC community & make friends. So PLEASE get involved in our exciting 11s set up this season. The aim: - Once a month friendlies - East London - Hackney Marshes (tbc) - 11am or 1pm kick-off (please add preference to link below) - Two separate ability groups (beg/ int and exp) - Vs Queer friendly, non-ability based teams that we know and love - Price tbc Dates: - The first or second Saturday of every month - These fixtures will not clash with the V Experienced 11s League - 8th Oct, 5th Nov, 3rd Dec, 14th Jan, 11th Feb, 11th Mar, 8th Apr, 6th May How do we make this dream a reality!? All we need now is YOU...as we will not be able to go ahead with this without players. So please sign up here if you're interested & share this link with your fellow members: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BAETlwi9X97hJKiQQ_8WoCu5DtWNTJP3dT4Emhnsjh0/edit?usp=sharing
We currently have the following wonderful members signed up - join them:
BEGINNER/ DEVELOPMENT SQUAD:
EXPERIENCED/ V EXPERIENCED SQUAD:
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OUT TO SWIM SPORTS DAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Check out outtoswim.org/sportsday for more info on a friendly women & non-binary people's sports day happening in Clapham on 17th September. There's some classic sports day stuff going on and a chance to find out more about Out to Swim's amazing teams (swimming, water-polo, open-water swimming) . Sign-up on the website if you're keen to join!
Thanks to all our coaches for a great session last Wednesday. Players of the match we're Nicola, Lottie, G Bruce, Dee, Niki and Raff, and Danielle.
First Tuesday back was delightful! Massive congrats to Maz on her debut for GDFC. She kept us in the game making some incredible saves.
Due to the unfortunate cancellation of our Sunday 5s/7s league matches players came together to play a friendly kickaround in Haggerston Park. Pitch conditions left something to be desired but the lovely weather and great company kept players in good spirits. Each team picked a player of the match from the other team. Team non-bibs chose Beth Rochford citing her oft-referenced deft touch. Team bibs picked Anna Trench who took home the metaphorical golden Boot for the afternoon, scoring some worldies for her side and managing excellent ball control despite a pitch which made Clapham Common look like Emirates Stadium. Special shoutout to Beth and Lara for whacking in the golden goal to finish off the day, sealing the win for the non-bibs.