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GDFC News 29 August

Hey we've got some updates and cute pics in this week's news!


  • League info

  • Training

  • Training feedback

  • 11s is back

  • Get a GDFC tattoo!

  • Membership Reminder -- RENEW NOW

  • Kit kitty

  • Community Corner

  • Player Shout-Outs



Mile End Mondays and Whittington Park Tuesdays are starting up again soon and Saturday 11s is BACK this week! You can buy the Tuesday 5-aside Clubs United league at Haggerston School AND Saturday 11s at Tooting Bec on TeamApp now :)


Coach Chloe will be running a GK session this week!


⚽️ 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. ⚽️


Update from River: Big news! The 11s sign ups are available NOW in the store. If you’re keen to play next season please sign up and pay for the bracket that you can afford. Players who signed up for both Experienced and Very Experienced 11s last season are encouraged to sign up to this one. For those who don’t have experience in 11s, the level of competition and physicality is higher than training or the other leagues we enter, but as a team we are still all about playing for the love of the game. This isn’t to discourage anyone! If you’re keen to take part but aren’t sure that it’s for you, come to one of the upcoming all abilities 11s trainings or derbies to check it out first.

The first match of the season takes place next Saturday the 3rd of September in Tooting with an 11 AM arrival time for players. The post will be going up later this evening. Since the sign ups for this season have only been available for a short time the event will be open to all players who signed up for either 11s league last season. This is just for the first week though, so if you want to secure a spot sign up for this season’s league! Matches are biweekly, and events will be going up on TeamApp the Monday before a match at 7:30 PM, so set your alarm if you want the best chance of making it in the squad.

Thanks everyone! I’m looking forward to another great season.


Always wanted a GDFC tattoo? Now is your chance! We got a great deal (£15 per person) and will go as a group on the 2nd of October -- more details on the event in TeamApp. Sign up now!


Please renew your membership by the 31st of August to continue playing with GDFC for the year. You have two days!


  • Renew now by heading to the store on TeamApp

  • Check whether you haven't already renewed by opening TeamApp, going into settings (gear icon top right), and looking under Membership > Access Groups. If you're in Membership H2 2022 you're in!

  • Email if you have any questions.


  • Miss out on membership!

  • Make Gaia chase you individually

  • Have regrets


AT GDFC we want to make sure there’s as little as possible preventing you from playing football. For any members that need any financial help towards buying new boots / kit / transport costs etc, we have a kitty to help out. Just get in touch with Gaia at!


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.


Check out 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!



We had such a nice time on Wednesday and hope you did too! Players of the tournament were Rhi and Flo! Winning team was Team 1, well done to Tovah, Rhi, Gaia, Izzy, Paula, Hope, Kim & Emma!



This was a real treat - beaut footie, beaut vibes & beaut pink bibs (thanks Isy). Players of the week were Sam & Miranda - both were true assets to their team and made life hard for their opponents. Miranda was up and down the wing & Sam had the silky skills up top.


Our beautiful merchandise (modelled by Beth & designed by Lily Rose Grant) is still on sale. Head to the store section on our website & get buying :) we also have hats, fleeces, bags... the list goes on.


If you have anything you would like to feature in next week's newsletter, or any photos for social media, email by 18:00 Sunday.

If any links aren't working in this newsletter, please open in your browser. Sometimes links do not work when reading on the TeamApp.

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