Brentford WFC Blog

Charlotte Tanner keeps us up to date with all things Brentford WFC in this latest blog

Hello All,

It has been a tough few weeks for Brentford Women’s Football Club. I am so proud of how our team has come together and united as one.

Lisa Grant and Caroline Brooks have taken over the running of the team until the end of the season.

We will then look for a new manager/coach for next season, 2015/16. For the moment in time Jamie Tompkins will take our Thursday training sessions.

A Bright new future is set ahead for us and I am very much looking forward to see where we go as a team. We welcome Jamie into the team and cannot wait for a good training session on Thursday. No pressure Jamie!

This weekend’s game got cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch. All the girls were disappointed with this as they were raring to go for the game. However it helped Sophie Lee out who saw Arsenal through to the next round in the FA cup and a few others who were unavailable.

This Sunday (22nd) we are playing Tottenham Hotspur Development, kick off is at 10:30 at Frederick Knight Sports Ground. Spurs sit in 7th place with 14 points.

This year Brentford Trust launched a Female Football Development Programme. They started going into three schools doing an after school club for girls. As some of you may remember I volunteer at Grey Court School every week, this is one of the schools participating in the development programme. The Grey Court girls will be taking part in the guard of honour on Ladies Day in March.

This is our thank you to the girls for the ongoing success in the football sessions. So please look out for Grey Court girls on the 14th March when Brentford take on Cardiff City, Ladies Day.

Brentford Community Sports Trust are hoping to develop the Female Foot all Development Programme even further next year. They are looking to start up a Girls Player Development Centre in Southall. There will be Open Trials on Wednesday April 1 2015 (during the Easter school holidays).

The day’s trail will be split into two sessions, with trials for school years three to six taking place in the morning, and trials for school years seven to ten in the afternoon. This will be the first open trial for our Girls Player Development Centre.

The day’s format will see a training session followed by conditioned small-sided matches – allowing for us to assess each player’s potential. Each trial will last three hours (including a rest period). Trials cost £10 per player (plus booking fee).

Places are strictly limited in all the age groups and your child must train in the correct year group. The closing date for registration is 10am on Friday March 27 2015. You may only book your own children onto this trial. Please note the sports trust cannot accept any bookings on the day. Full information including venue details, trails itinerary, and to book online, please visit www.brentfordfccst.com.

For more information on the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Girls Development Programme, please email Luis Melville at Brentford FC CST lmelville@brentfordfccst.com.’

This is very exciting for the future game.

Women’s/ Girls football is up and coming, this year’s World Cup will really help too. Friday night England played USA in a World Cup friendly. Unfortunately loosing 1-0, Alex Morgan scoring USA’s only goal of the night making it her 50th international goal. Just over 14 thousand people turned up to watch that game. Which is great support for the Canadian World Cup this summer, June 6th to 5th July. England’s first game is on the 9th June against France. Let’s hope they are ready for it! Common England.

If you are interested in playing football or for more details about the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Female Football Development.

Programme, playing football for Brentford Women’s and Girls FC, or organising fun sessions for your school/ football teams then please contact Jamie Tompkins (jtompkins@brentfordfccst.com) or Amy Crook (acrook@brentfordfccst.com) at the Sports Trust.

Bees you later
Charlotte Tanner