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GDFC News 20 April

Big thanks to Gaby Pimentel, Helena Alty and Lily Grant for hosting weekly Quaran-Team classes for the GDFC Community, and thanks to Josh Pugh, Carrie Dunn and THE LEAH WILLIAMSON!!! for our Monday Learning Goals seminar last week!

Adding a routine to our lives during these uncertain times has been amazing - so big BIG thanks.

Upcoming Talks and Classes:

  • April 13th - Emily Cousens: Corona and Capitalism

  • April 20th - Liz Ward: Spoken Word Workshop

  • May 4th - Alice May Williams: Bike Mechanics 101

  • May 11th - Alex Rawn: Cooking Class

  • May 18th - Coach Josh: Attacking + Defending Seminar

If you are keen to host a Monday session please email


The winner's of our Quaran-Team competitions are...

🥇 99 years but a pitch ain't won, Ink in paper by Anna Trench 

🥈 Dig for Pitch-ory, Coloured pencil on paper by Ally Temple

🥉Pitch Please, Video by Gaia Laidler

Our next creative competition will be for the GDFC magazine cover! Please submit what you would like to see on the cover on the theme of 'GDFC during Quarantine' by Sunday 26 April to


Make sure you’ve had a look at Coach Ciara’s kick up tutorial to help keep your touch going during this time off. Get practicing, and try to beat your score every time you have a go. If anyone can catch Ciara up, I’ll buy you that number of beers when pubs are open again.

Thanks to those of you who have put together player profiles with Josh. If you’re interested in looking at your strengths, and identifying areas you want to improve in your game, get in touch:

We cannot recommend watching football enough. Pick a random old game, or your favourite game from this season, and watch it. Take notes on the players who play your position(s), and think about how what they’re doing fits in with the team’s tactics. What are their strengths? What are their responsibilities? What would you give them /10?

Have a think about all the football terminology we use at Goal Diggers, and make a list of any words you’re unsure about e.g. press, clip, switch, drop, set. Send them through to us, and we’ll incorporate them into the tidily named: The Goal Diggers Football Club Anthology of Footballing Terminology


GDFC is starting a magazine!

This will be produced for and by the community – aka YOU! Everyone is welcome to contribute.

If you’d be interested in writing for GDFC’s mag, email me Emma Magnus at by Wednesday. Let us know if you have any ideas or would like to contribute to any of the following sections:


  • Any longer-length piece on a topic of your choosing (not necessarily football-related)


  • Creative writing

  • Poetry

  • Art

  • Drawing

  • Photography

  • Cartoons


  • Short-form pieces on any topic


  • A day of your life in quarantine


  • Cookery tips and recipe ideas

  • Fashion

  • Blind date (or going on one)


  • Describe them, where did you see them, what would you like to say to them?


  • Reviews and recommendations

  • Things to do (COVID-safe of course)


  • Games

  • Quizzes

  • Puzzles


  • Anything you’d like listed (e.g. projects you’re working on that need support, spare rooms, charities)


Murder On Zidane's Floor is turning digital to shoot fun queerantine vibes directly into your homes and hearts. Get ready for the ultimate in-home dance party as our DJs take to the decks to provide the soundtrack to your Saturday night. With non-stop QuaranTunes.

📆 Sat 25 April 2020

⏰ 9pm – 11pm

💃 @ Your Home

🎟️ Register via Billetto: Free but suggested donation for NHS Charities Together via our JustGiving page:


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

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