Welcome to GDFC's weekly newsletter!
Our Thursday sessions are up and running, and the coaches want to take this opportunity to thank Dora 'Walterpam Ferris' Dixon for coaching the first session last week. You did a fantastic job, and set the tone for how we want to attract new players into football 👏👏👏
For those of you looking to get into coaching, message the coaches to chat about ways to do that.
Please make sure you're mentioning our Thursday sessions when you're talking about the club - it's something we're really keen to grow.
This Wednesday we'll be working on creating and exploiting overloads, as well as dribbling & carrying the ball.
Ahead of training, look for examples of these two things in games you're watching, and think about:
- how do you create overloads?
- which players take advantage of them?
- which areas of the pitch do players dribble with the ball?
- is there a difference between dribbling, and running with the ball?
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.
GDFC INT 7 : 2 Universal Music
GDFC BEG 2 : 2 Islington Reds
GDFC Legends 1 : 5 Stoke Newington
GDFC Heroes 2 : 0 Islington Reds
GDFC 7S BEG 0 : 2 New London 5s
GDFC 7S BEG 1 : 2 Misses World Wide
GDFC Allstars 5S ADV 5 : 2 Non Beleaguers
GDFC Heroes 5S ADV 2 : 10 Canaries
GDFC Allstars 5S ADV 4 : 3 Ladies Super Liga
GDFC Legends 5S ADV 2 : 4 Our Team
Goal Diggers FC v SCDM | Super 5s | 20:00
Goal Diggers FC v MSA & Frenford | Super 5s | 19:00
GDFC Legends v Seven Sisters | Islington 7s | 20:00
GDFC Allstars v GDFC Heroes | Islington 7s | 21:00
Goal Diggers FC v Franchester Utd | FAWSL 11s | 11:00
Goal DIggers FC v Lush Lyfe | Friendly 11s | 13:30
Goal Diggers FC v Brockwell Utd | LaLiga 7s | 16:15
GDFC Allstars v Canaries | LaLiga 5s | 14:00
GDFC Heroes v Our Team | LaLiga 5s | 14:00
GDFC Legends v Non Beleaguers | LaLiga 5s | 15:00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for buying kit. They’ll be here in max 3 weeks. In the meantime I will keep trying to sort spare shirts as needed.
We’ve got a limited number of black Nike training tops on sale at training (all size Youth XL ~ size 10) for £12. First come, first served. Send me a message on here (Gaia) if you can’t make training but want one!
GOALS ON TOUR
Thanks so much to everyone who filled in the two tour surveys over the last week. The winning date on both occasions was Friday 19th June to Monday 22nd June. Please pop it in your diaries and head to the ‘News’ section of the app for more fun tour deets.
GOALS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
Murder On Zidane’s Floor, our quarterly fundraising night held at The Yard, is on Saturday 7 March from 10pm-3am. Tickets are being released at 6pm TODAY, Monday 27 January. Advance tickets are £7 and will sell out quickly. There will be a limited amount of ticket on the door for £10. Get them here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/murder-on-zidane-s-floor-spring-edition-tickets-407181/
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Check out our recent players of the day.
GDFC Super5s Intermediate Players of the day
Captain Fleur Cousens and Dora Dixon
GDFC Super5s Beginners Players of the day
Manager Gaia Laidler and Hannah Dinz, Captain Hayley Turgoose and Sarah Timmis
GDFC 7s Players of the day
Captain Flo Pollock and Beth Rochford, Coach Josh Pugh and Louise Cochrane
GDFC La Liga Intermediate Players of the day
Captain Anastasia Kuchta and Polly Simpson, Captain Fleur Cousens and Ciara Robinson, Captain Katherine Yesilirmak and Izzy Agaylea
CWSFL SOCIAL MEDIA
Clapham Women’s Saturday Football League are looking for someone to manage their online presence (Instagram and website), and to increase engagement with players, staff and fans. Our advanced 11 a side team play in CWSFL. If you’re interested and want more information, email Livvy Amos (email@example.com).
ThIS free coaching course is enrolling more people: