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FA Cup Withdrawl

We regret to announce that we have had to withdraw from today’s Vitality FA cup 2nd Qualifying Round tie away to Chorley.

A player led decision not to travel into a tier 3 area for health & safety reasons is fully supported by Club management and officials.

We sincerely apologise to Chorley and The FA, but believe player safety is paramount.

We would also like to wish Chorley the very best of luck in the competition and for the rest of the season.

Spectator Update for Sunday

We are allowing spectators on Sunday for the FA Cup game, but this will be capped at 150 (first come first served basis). All spectators must wear a face mask, follow the oneway system, sanitise at the sanitising stations, and must sign in using NHS Track & Test QR Code on entry.

Club Statement on Spectators

After much deliberation, it has been decided that Thursday’s home game versus Sunderland will be played behind closed doors.

This is to ensure players, staff and Club volunteers of both teams are as safe as possible while using our premises.

Our safety measures such as a one-way system, frequent cleaning and social distancing remain in place. Our volunteers continue to ensure the safety of all attendees in line with current guidance.

Although we are clear in our desire to allow spectators to return when safe to do so, we will always follow the most recent guidance and make an appropriate decision to keep everyone safe.

Unfortunately, this means that there will be no spectators, partners, or parents allowed to access the ground or facilities on the night under any circumstances.

We will continue to monitor the situation going forward and act accordingly the maximise player/staff safety and update you in advance of the next game.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wallsend BC Women

Coach Wanted

Wallsend BC Women Football Club

Job Description
Department: Girls & Womens Football
Accountable to: Head of Girls & Womens Football
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced
Location Kirkley Park
Hours: Thursday 7.30pm – 9.00pm

What is the role?
To coach the Women’s Reaserve Team Squad; assisting and supporting the Reserve Team Manager, including individual, small group and full group sessions, supporting the implementation of a Player Development programme which maximises the opportunities for female players to reach their full potential in line with the club’s player development plan and philosophy.

What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will be organised, proactive and has a strong work ethic. This person will have excellent communication skills and will not be afraid to voice their opinions in a positive way to benefit the team.

Desirable Experience:
Experience of working with female players

Essential Qualifications (including certifications):
Level 1 or above coaching qualification
An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)

Desirable Qualifications:
Current First Aid Certificate

Desirable Skills:
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Proactive and uses initiative
• Essential to be available to work evenings
• Commitment to your own personal development

Contact Abi HERE with expressions of interest

SSE FA Cup Draw

Everyone loves the FA Cup, a chance to play teams from outside of your League, meet new people and play at new grounds.

So with great anticipation, we awaited the draw and we are delighted to be drawn at home, versus Hartlepool WFC, yes the very same Hartlepool who are not only in our League but one of the favourites to win our division.

If nothing else it will give us a very competitive game early in our season and it should be a fantastic advert for women’s football.

Club Announcement

Wallsend BC Women can confirm Sean Wilkinson has left his position as First Team manager due to work commitments.

The club would like to thank Sean for his services to Wallsend BC Women and we wish him all the best for the future.

Abi Giles-Haigh has been appointed manager with immediate effect, Abi will be assisted by Jack Hepworth and has further strengthened her backroom staff with the appointment of former Sunderland and Durham goalkeeper Helen Alderson.