Jeez, sorry I'm a bit late with the news this week!
Summer Sunday leagues update
Have a question about leagues? Get in touch with the relevant league rep on TeamApp or with our head of football Paula!
SUMMER SUNDAY LEAGUES UPDATE
Updates on the Super Liga from Paula: We will be entering teams in both the 'Beginners' and 'Intermediate' leagues to be played at Colombo/Archbishops. The 'Advanced' league is now moving to Haggerston Park as a 7s league. Start dates: Beginners - 14 May Intermediate - 14 May Advance - Early June tbc
From Laura: KIT UPDATE (this is quite long. bear with me and thank you for your patience with regard to this)
I have now managed to give out most of the kit, so thank you to everyone who has collected thus far. I will be sorting the remaining out over the next few days and will bring it to training.
AFTER THIS WEEK IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR KIT.
Please read below for some FAQ's.
Why have I not received my kit?
1) Have you FILLED IN THE FORM?
There are 20 members who have still not filled out the form. You will have received a message from me about this. Please make sure you do so. If you are new and have not filled this in please do so.
2) Have you been attending training/matches?
If you have not been to training or to weekend matches, this might be why. If you have a friend who can collect on your behalf please ask them to do so and let me know and I will bring along to training/match.
3) Have you been injured/out long term?
Some of you have been injured, travelling or otherwise out for a while - I believe I have spoken to all of you who are, but if we have not connected please let me know and I will keep it aside for your return.
4) I have received my kit, but I need to swap. How can I do this?
The Swap Shop is now open! Yes, it requires another form, I am sorry for this but if there is another way please tell me (actually you can pry my forms from my cold dead Keeper Gloves) If you need to swap out please fill in THIS FORM, and I will connect you with a Digger that has your desired kit.
5) You promised that we would get new shorts that are not fitted. What is happening with this?
Good news - the first batch of shorts has arrived. These are *NOT* branded with the GDFC logo, I have been assured that another box will be coming with the logo attached. If you wish to take the new shorts please fill in the SWAP SHOP form above. There are only 50 pairs and range from XS - XL these will be given out on a first come first served basis.
I know this is all dry and boring so I appreciate everyone for powering through the above!
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Legend Lily on her captaining debut gave potm to Gaia. Unlucky to come away with a close 1-0 loss to Candi. We go again !
LAST WEEK WEDNESDAY TRAINING
Wednesday training was SUCH good vibes this week. Thanks all! Players of the week were Jules, Jet and Jahnavi! Devo to report my picture of Jet and Jahnavi didn't save, but congratulations to all 3 Js
THIS WEDNESDAY TRAINING
Congrats to all potm this week!
SATURDAY CLUBS UNITED
Match report from Laura: Massive well done to all the players that took part in the Clubs United block, we sadly fell short at the final hurdle - losing out on goal difference right at the death and finishing second in the league. On Saturday we faced tough opposition against Camden Bells who were constantly attacking from the first whistle to the last, and we finished the game with a 4-1 defeat.
However, it was not all doom and gloom, as a team everybody left everything on the field and played right to the end, but there was one player that really embodied the GDFC spirit of Dig Deep all the way through, when they were on the on the pitch or shouting from the sidelines, not only was she instrumental in getting us to the end, but she scored an absolute corker of a goal, so Captain Alex had no choice but to award this weeks POTM to RILEY! ( note from newsletter sec - sorry the photo file type wouldn't upload :/ Nice pic though )