GDFC News 25 July
Hello, hello, hello goals. Once again, my apologies at the delayed Newsletter - it's been a busy few weeks following the Euros and I can't wait to watch the semi-final and final with you all! The new Newsletter Sec Holly will be taking over from next week and alternating with Georgia to make sure your newsletter arrives on time every week. WHAT A TREAT!
Read up below for some key updates and some pretty pictures #readinggoals
Player Shout Outs
Just waiting for Monday Mile End 5s and Tuesday leagues to start up again. For those wanting extra footie, buy your entry to Sundays! SO MUCH FUN and genuinely the nicest refs in the league. Its nice to be nice (https://youtu.be/IJOnOfUakcA?t=148)
Regular training is on this week for those not watching the other semi-final. Let's GO!
Socials update>> Remember to sign up (on Eventbrite too) to watch the final with us at the Yard on Sunday. It's going to be BIG!
Trans, non-binary, GNC players socials
Our wonderful goal La is organising the next trans & non-binary players dinner for Friday 12th Aug. Please keep the date free and they've created a WhatsApp group which you can join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hz0evvOnXKuJKxBUBraFNY
We have a limited number of (non New Balance) kit left over, new members are a priority for this so if you DO NOT have a kit yet please come to training on Wednesday and this will be available then! If you are a new member and can not make training please message Laura HH on teamapp and if possible a shirt will be kept aside for you. Thanks Goals!
Membership renewal for 2022 H2 (July-Dec) is open. We’ve included some general FAQs in the News section of TeamApp. We’ve also included information on what to do if you need to pause or cancel your membership for this block. Head to the Store to buy!
ED FRINGE GOALS
1. Britney, made up of me Ellen Robertson and her Charly Clive, are going to the Edinburgh Fringe!! 5.45 every freaking day (except the 13th) at Pleasance Below in the Courtyard. If you find yourself in Edinburgh, come for the laughs, stay for the pintz x
tickets and *even* more info here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/britney-friends-and-nothing-more#overview
2.Hi Goals! Emma Clark here - if anyone is heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, I'll be performing for the whole month with my new experimental theatre show Ghosts of the Near Future at Summerhall. It's a cowboy-noir fever dream about extinction, set in the desert outside of Las Vegas. Runs 3rd-28th August from 12:00-13:00 daily, except the 15th and 22nd. You can book tickets here: https://festival.summerhall.co.uk/events/ghosts-of-the-near-future/. And let me know if you're around as I'd love to grab a drink!
CALL OUT FOR BOOTS
If anyone has any boots going spare that they no longer use, please pass them onto Gaia. We'll pass them onto new members that might need a pair and donate the rest to any teams that need.
Shout out to May Robson - who is featured in the pic below with Pol. May wrote a beautiful long read which is a must read! Check it out:
AND WERE BIG ON GERMAN TV
Here is the piece we did for German TV: Fußball für alle! - ZDFheute
It aired last Friday. Audience of the show is 68 years on average, so we had to simplify some things for them!
Training was wonderful as always ! Congrats to our players of the week! (and thanks to Mira for the gorgeous shots!)
SUNDAY FOOTBALL (LAST WEEK!)
Absolutely wonderful performance from the Goals this afternoon in searing heat and with squad of just 7 players covering Legends and All Stars. Massive shout out to Coach Liv who as captain really mustered a team that actually grew stronger over the four even in that intense heat . Never the easiest of openers for the All Stars against reigning champions Clapham Wasps who also had a player advantage (7v6) but the final score of 4–1 genuinely flattered them. It was rather bizarre that the next game saw All Stars take on a Canaries side making up the numbers with four Wasps! The narrowest of margins saw Canaries win by a single goal, Paula beaten by a quality one-on-one after making some death-defying saves earlier. The next two games saw the All Stars become Legends not just in name but in the manner they dug deep after going behind coming back to win 3-1 against Inter FC then shutting up shop against SE Elites in the final game of the afternoon! Phew ! So many superlatives on the afternoon. To Ally who played with a swollen knees and Lara who scored a number of excellent goals but Captain Liv selected Hope as player of the day for top notch defending with so many opposition attacks foundering on the rocks of her defending. Squad Paula, Liv, Ally, Hope. River, Lorraine, Lara