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GDFC News 26 June



  • League info

  • Amateur FA Award

  • Community Corner

  • Player Shout-Outs



Have a question about leagues? Get in touch with the relevant league rep on TeamApp or with our head of football Paula!


On Wednesday evening Goal Diggers was recognised by the Amateur FA for our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The award cited our club as not only a safe space for (all) women, non-binary people and the LGBTQ+ community, but those looking to play football in a welcoming environment. The award was accepted on the club’s behalf by Liz Ward & Paula Griffin.


This section is reserved for anyone in the club who has stuff they want to share (job posting, events, other cool opportunities -- whatever!) If you ever want to add anything to this section just email and put 'NEWSLETTER' in the subject line.


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The Amateur FA and Super Liga have teamed up to hold a Stepping Over the Sidelines workshop aimed at getting more women and non-binary people into coaching.

The FA ‘Stepping Over The Sidelines’ workshops are for those of all ages and backgrounds who would like to get into volunteering and coaching within football. This programme is designed to allow those with transferrable skills and expertise from other backgrounds to inspire change within the game. Your valuable insight from experiences outside of football may just be the advice a team needs to progress their development and feel inspired to influence change within the game. You don’t have to be an expert to help teams gain confidence, learn new skills, and absorb some of your knowledge to further their growth through coaching. There is no initial commitment, and the free session will act as an introduction to the programme, and how you can potentially play a key part in it. All we ask is to register your interest using the form below ahead of the workshop. Event Details When: Sunday 2nd July 2023 Time: 2pm - 4pm Where: Archbishop's Park, Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LE Book your place here: The workshop will be delivered by FA Community Champion and Equal Game Ambassador, Steph Fairbairn.

Please can you pass this onto anyone you think would be interested in attending.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch (Samantha Brown



Captain Amy gave potm to Farida for fantastic play in our 3-1 win this week. She was all over the pitch and made some beautiful passes and a gorgeous goal.


Congrats to this week's players of the match: Emily, Zo, Katy C & Lucy. And a massive thanks to Hannah for designing some beautiful stickers!


POTM was SJ who developed so much over the two games.

Big shout out to everyone for a massive win against top of the league. Paula was a wall in goal, great shots from Laura and Beth, and Hope was super solid in defence. Captain Lorraine kept everyone in check and Adday was back after a break to help out on the wings.


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