The popularity of women’s football is growing with increasing amounts of national media coverage of results, transfers and news. Locally, women’s football is very much alive and well in Consett with the Consett Ladies AFC team playing competitively in the Durham FA Women’s League Division 1, led by coach and local resident, Phillip Dodd. The team was founded in 2007 and play their home matches at Belle View Stadium. They are very proud to be sponsored by local Chartered Accountancy firm Rona Kerr Accountants.
To strengthen their squad for the upcoming 2014/2015 season, any woman footballer aged 16 or above who wishes to get involved is encouraged to come along to their training sessions and no matter what your current level is, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome. You will also receive all the help and coaching you need to improve. The squad trains every Thursday between 8pm and 9pm.
For those of you who would prefer to cheer the team on from the sidelines, any support on match days is greatly appreciated. Matches are played on Sundays, with kick off usually at 2pm in the afternoon. So far this season Consett Ladies have played twelve league matches and they are currently sitting in seventh position out of eight teams, with a record of two wins, two draws and eight defeats.
Despite their mixed start to the season, Coach Phillip Dodd is confident that brighter times are ahead for Consett Ladies AFC.
“The brand new state of the art facilities are exceptional. We recently welcomed a few new additions to the squad as well as a new level 2 coach and I’m sure with the mix of talent we have, mixed with some quality coaching and these facilities, the sky is the limit for this team going forward.”
You can follow Consett Ladies AFC by searching for them on Facebook and following their Twitter account @ConsettLAFC. For further information, or if you have any questions, email Consettladies@hotmail.co.uk
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