NUWFC First & Reserve teams head South on Sunday
Both Newcastle United Women’s Football Club First and Reserves teams take to the road this weekend to play in the FA Women’s Premier League. Between them they will cover over 700 miles on Sunday as the First Team heads to Leicester and the Reserve Team to Lincoln. It will be a very early start for both teams, with some of the players leaving Newcastle at around 7am and not returning until after 10pm.
Life is not easy for women in football, even at this level, and the commitment shown by these players and their managers and coaches proves to their loyal fans and supporters just how much it means to them to not only play in the famous Black and White shirt of Newcastle United but also in the FA Women’s Premier League.
NUWFC First Team
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club first team makes the long journey to Leicester this Sunday in the FA Women’s Premier League. Following last Sunday’s heavy defeat at Sporting Club Albion, the squad have been working hard in training this week and will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways at Leicester.
Although Leicester are currently sitting eighth in the league, having lost both of their games so far this season, NUWFC know that this league can be difficult and that Leicester will want the the 3 points on offer just as much as Newcastle.
NUWFC First Team Captain Sarah Wilson said, ‘We have a big week at training this week, preparing ourselves mentally and physically for Sunday. After our previous heavy defeat is it important that we are ready. We do not know a lot about Leicester therefore we must be ready for everything.
Leicester City Women’s Football Club v Newcastle United Women’s Football Club
Venue: Oadby Town Football Club, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5QG
NUWFC Reserve Team
The NUWFC Reserves travel to Lincoln on Sunday. Although Lincoln are currently sitting bottom of the league having lost both of their games so far this season the NUWFC Reserves know that this will not be any easy game. Manager Gary will be without a couple of regular players but he knows the size of the squad means he can still travel with a strong squad.
NUWFC Reserve Team Manager Gary Appleton said, ‘Sunday we make the long journey to play Lincoln with the coaches been forced into team changes due to work and holiday commitments from a couple of the players but unlike last year this does not pose the same problems as the club now has two big squads to choose from which gives the players coming into the squad a chance to impress the coaches and make a claim for a regular place.
After two satisfying performances in the last two weeks and the squad settling down and starting to learn the style of play the coaches are teaching them we hope to be more positive and more of an attacking team this season but patience is the key and not to let frustration come into the way we would like to play if we keep working hard at training the style of play we would like to see each week will come’
NUWFC Reserve Team Captain Amy Perch said, ‘This weekend we take on Lincoln who are a renowned Super League Club. We know the quality will be extremely high but having beaten them last season, we will go into the game full of confidence and with our heads held high after last Sundays performance. Each week we continue to build on our game and we know that if we continue to improve at this rate we may well become the team to beat.’
Lincoln Ladies LFC Reserves v Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserves
Venue: Christs Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4PN