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GDFC News 4 July

Better late than never - here is this weeks newsletter!


CONTENTS

  • Notices

  • League info

  • Meet a Goal

  • AstroGoal's July horoscopes

  • Player Shout-Outs

  • Community Corner

 

NOTICES FROM TRAINING

  • Please renew your membership as soon as possible to secure your spot at GDFC. We are aiming for 100 renewals by Friday!

  • We are holding our GDFC Social on Saturday: join us to watch clubs united and then play a game of rounders in Haggerston Park. More details and please RSVP on TeamApp.

  • Our next 40+ session is on 20th July. Please spread the word to one new person! Sign up on our website.


LEAGUE INFO

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




MEET A GOAL

Gaby Pimental (she/her)




1) Where do you play?

I play mostly on the wing - but have had a bit of a taste of the striker life recently and I’m enjoying it.


2) What role do you hold on GDFC committee and is there anything you want to plug to readers?

I’m the 40+/all ages officer and LOVE IT. There is not greater joy than being at the arsenal hub on a Saturday afternoon, watching people have the time of their lives.

We run the sessions once a month and the longevity of 40+ is completely dependent on numbers, we are desperate for more sign ups to make sure we can keep running them - so please tell everyone you know! Next one is July 20th - link in the insta bio.


3) Favourite memory at GDFC?

This is so difficult - I’ve been at the club for around 6 years so there are so many. General favourite memories is Sunday 5s followed by a pint in the sun, you genuinely can’t beat it 🥰🥰


4) Two truths and a lie?

1) Annie Mac came to the first 40+ session

2) I was part of the infamous GDFC lockdown throuple

3) I play football in a pair of Leah Williamson’s old boots


read to the end to find out which is Gaby's lie...


ASTRO GOAL'S JULY HOROSCOPES


Aries (March 21 - April 19)

July starts with a bang as the New Moon in Cancer on the 5th ushers in new beginnings for your home life, Aries. This is a great time to dig deep into your roots and strengthen your foundations in GDFC by renewing your membership. With Venus entering Leo on the 11th, romance takes center stage, and your playful side is bound to score some serious points. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st spotlights your career, pushing you to achieve those top-of-the-table finishes. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your social life heats up, making it the perfect time for team bonding activities. Keep your eyes on the goal, Aries, and remember that teamwork makes the GDFC-dream work.


Taurus (April 20 - May 20):

July’s New Moon in Cancer on the 5th lights up your communication sector, Taurus. Perfect your passing game and strengthen your connections with teammates at this Saturday’s social. Venus enters Leo on the 11th, bringing a touch of glamour to your home life—expect to feel like a superstar on and off the pitch. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st falls in your adventure zone and encourages you to expand your horizons. A perfect time to take your skills to one of the Sunday leagues. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your focus shifts to close ones and home, making it a great time for some friendly park football. Keep digging deep, Taurus—summer is here and you’re sure to be bringing the vibes to any home game.


Gemini (May 21 - June 20):

The New Moon in Cancer on the 5th invites you to focus on your financial goals, Gemini. This is the perfect time to save for that new football gear or invest in renewing your GDFC membership. Venus entering Leo on the 11th adds a touch of charm to your conversations—as if you needed any more! This will make you the star player in any social gathering—did someone say rounders on Saturday? The auspicious second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st highlights your shared resources and deep connections. Whether it's a team effort or a personal bond, dig deep and trust your instincts. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your communication skills are on fire, perfect for strategising and planning your next big match. Time to step out of any shadows and keep those goals in sight, Gemini!


Cancer (June 21 - July 22):

Happy birthday, Cancer! The New Moon in your sign on the 5th brings a fresh start to all aspects of your life. Set new personal and professional aims—goal diggers like you thrive on challenges. Venus entering Leo on the 11th boosts your financial prospects, making it a great time to invest in renewing your membership. The second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st shines a light on your relationships. Whether it's a romantic partner or a team member… or both, now is the time to strengthen those bonds. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd it brings focus on financial well-being—luckily the Percy has you covered here with post training sarnies on Wednesdays. Keep investing in yourself and showing up at training, Cancer, and you’ll score big.


Leo (July 23 - August 22):

The New Moon in Cancer on the 5th encourages you to take some time for self-care, Leo. Rest and recharge to be at your best on the field. Venus entering your sign on the 11th makes you the center of attention—both in romance and on the pitch. Show off your skills and charm, and you'll be unstoppable Leo. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st highlights your health and daily routines. It's a great time to try out a new league or work on your football skills at training. As the Sun enters your sign on the 22nd, you’ll feel more energised and ready to take on any challenge. Shine bright, Leo, summers here and it’s your season to go out there and have football fun!


Virgo (August 23 - September 22):

July’s New Moon in Cancer on the 5th lights up your social sector, Virgo. Network with fellow goal diggers and build those valuable connections at Saturdays social. Venus entering Leo on the 11th brings a secretive charm to your love life—perhaps a hidden admirer will step into the spotlight. Brace yourself for action around 20 July when it could feel like everything is happening at once.

The second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st highlights your creativity and hobbies. Dig deep into your passions and why not try out a new position on the pitch. Leo season brings a slower pace of life from 22 July. focus on some quiet time for reflection and planning. Take a break, Virgo and enjoy summer while you can.


Libra (September 23 - October 22):

The New Moon in Cancer on the 5th brings new career opportunities, Libra. Set your sights on that new position—could you fill one of the committee roles? If so your ambition will take us far. Venus entering Leo on the 11th boosts your social life, making you the goal of any gathering. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st shines a light on your domestic 4th house. If you’ve been struggling to let go of an old dynamic or way of living, this is your chance to make it happen. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your social sector lights up even more and brings all the good vibes your way. Think good times at football, good diggers around you and invites galore. Celebrate how far you’ve come as July plays out, Libra, and you’ll come out on top.


Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):

The New Moon in Cancer on the 5th invites you to explore new learning opportunities, Scorpio. Whether it’s at Wednesday training or a new strategy at weekend games—plant a few seeds, Scorpio, and see what happens. Venus entering Leo on the 11th brings a spotlight to your career, making you the MVP at work. The 21 July full moon falls in your communication zone urging you to tell someone how you feel before it’s too late. Now is the perfect time to believe in second chances. You can also use this time to inspire your team and those around you. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, focus on your professional aspirations. Who says you can’t mix business and pleasure? Not you, that’s for sure.


Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):

Themes of personal transformation loom large for Sagittarius this month thanks to Cancer season firing things up in your intense eighth house. July’s New Moon in Cancer on the 5th emphasises shared resources and deep connections. Venus entering Leo on the 11th sparks your adventurous spirit, making it a great time for exploring new positions on the pitch. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st brings your financial goals to light and good vibes when you need them most. Be wise and pay for your membership in the store before the end of the month. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your focus shifts to travel—get ready to be taken on a journey of inspiration. When was the last time you tried out a new league or pushed yourself out of your comfort zone? It’s time to throw yourself into something that challenges you!


Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):

Love is in the air for Capricorn this month as the New Moon in Cancer on the 5th focuses on your relationships. The social on Saturday is a great time to go all in if you want to develop your bonds with teammates—heart eyes and hot dates could be coming your way! The rare second Full Moon in your sign on the 21st puts you in the spotlight—celebrate your achievements and set new personal goals. The Sun entering Leo on the 22nd brings change your way. Something you took a chance on is about to go stellar. If you’re ending the month with travel plans you’ll find a whole new world of inspiration—diggers like you are in for new shots!


Aquarius (January 20 - February 18):

You might not want to admit it, Aquarius, but you really can have too much of a good thing.

The New Moon in Cancer on the 5th shines a light on your health and daily routines, Aquarius. Perfect your training routine and focus on wellbeing—set bold intentions by buying your new membership in store to help you get back in the game. Venus entering Leo on the 11th brings charm and excitement to your relationships—dig deep with your teammates and see what happens. The second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st highlights your inner world, bringing healing vibes your way—say goodbye to any injuries. Reflect on your goals and dig into your dreams, you might uncover hidden motivations. As the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, your partnerships take center stage. Keep innovating and communicating on and off the pitch, Aquarius, and you’ll find new ways to score.


Pisces (February 19 - March 20):

July’s New Moon in Cancer on the 5th sparks creativity and fun, Pisces. Embrace new football techniques or start a playing in a league—it’s the perfect time to do the things you are afraid of with this new moon. Venus entering Leo on the 11th enhances your daily routines and brings a touch of glamour to your work life. The rare second Full Moon in Capricorn on the 21st highlights your social life. Go to socials with fellow goal diggers and celebrate your successes. People want to support you, Pisces. Let them show you just how much! Leo season on the 22nd means change—try switching up your daily routine for the better. Health is wealth for Pisces this month, time to train and bring your dreamy skills to the big league games. The most auspicious days for playing football are the 9th, 14th, and 21st—super Sunday football is in the store! Keep dreaming up new ways to score, Pisces—your imagination is your greatest asset.


PLAYER SHOUT-OUTS


CLUBS UNITED SUMMER 5s (22 June)


GDFC vs Booters

The team went into this match with high spirits, ready to take to the pyramid stage at goalstonbery (pitch two). The fans (Charlie’s friend, Tom) were revved up and ready to go. Less than two minutes in we saw one of the Booters trying to boot Shivs’ ankle out of Haggerston School, they had to sub out. GG jogged onto the pitch, with a look of revenge in her eye. Jess and Suzanne held the back, but the opposition were relentlessly going for goal. If it were not for some spectacular Suzie saves the score sheet would have been bleak. Booters somehow managed to make it through Suzie’s brilliant keeping, and took the lead, first 1-0 then 2-0. It was clear the diggers had been shaken by the prospect of foul play until a cheeky back of the net moment from GG. As the match and the day heated up beads of sweat began to form on the brows of the Booters, quaking and unable to intercept the cool triangle passes from Jess and Suzanne, up the pitch Charlie and Georgia which gave the pair a few more shots. With fresh legs and lifted spirits GDFC went into the second half with Charlie, Antoinette and pushing the ball up the pitch. Booters Keeper, Rima, put in a good shift which ultimately won her the GDFC player of the match. The constant attacks got too much for her, with GG managing a second goal into the side of the net in a blink and you missed it moment. Another goal from Booters, BUT WAIT! GG DRIVES THE BALL UP THE PITCH AND COULD IT BE?! A HATTRICK FROM OUR HERO! Beautiful scenes, the crowd (still just consisting of Charlie’s friend Tom) goes wild! The GDFC hustle is harder than ever, digging deeper than ever before. Charlie seemed to have invented teleportation during this game, being all over the pitch, sometimes in two places at once. After having had no rest, Charlie subbed out and we saw a rather unremarkable goal from Booters (it was actually quite good I’m just being petty).


The final score was 4-3. It was a beautiful day for football. A procession of millions took place later in central London to celebrate the nations Pride in the GDFC ethos.


GG got the player of the match from Booters. Charlie got a new sticker for the back of her phone, winning the captains player of the match.






MONDAY FINSBURY PARK 5s (1 July)

A heroic GDFC team played two back to back matches, a league game followed by a friendly - amazing effort considering we were one sub down. Although we (narrowly) lost both games, as always the ethos award was firmly ours. But Captain Abi's POTM went to Sophia for a gorgeous hat trick in the second game - great work!


MONDAY CHOBHAM STRATFORD 5s (1 July)

Coach Roseanna's succinct match report:

  • Defeat against Judas, but heads held high - ready for the rest of the season

  • Super Selina scored a beautiful one touch finish on her Chobham debut!!

  • Antoinette POTM - great footwork and passes forward, also getting back to block some crucial shots! Also iconic had an third in goal






WEDNESDAY TRAINING (3 July)


Congrats to all our lovely players of the week! Well deserved, the lot of you.










COMMUNITY CORNER


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 press@goaldiggersfootballclub.com and put 'NEWSLETTER' in the subject line.


Bonus reward for making it to the end - Gaby's lie is number three - she doesn't play in Leah Williamson's old boots!

 

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