Ladies Seniors Open Training Session – CHANGED….

We thank all the applicants for applying to Join Enfield Town Ladies FC for the 2021-2022 Season.

However, following a slight change in the pre season schedule the open session dates have changed. Please note the new date as follows;  

📅 Wednesday 30th June 

⏰ 7pm till 9pm 

🌱 3G Surface 

📌 Enfield Town FC, EN1 3PL

Tuesday 29th and Thursday 1st July have subsequently been CANCELLED.. 

If you would to attend the open session Please respond with confirmation of your attendance by clicking the below link and filling in the form this will take 1 minute to complete.  🔗  https://l7academy.typeform.com/to/oLntxKu1

If you have any queries please contact us.

Ladies Newly Formed Development Team Join FAWNL Reserve League for 2021 Season..

We are delighted to announce that an application for our newly formed Development Squad to join the FAWNL Reserve League has been accepted.

First Team Manager Billy Highton says “This is fantastic news. We are absolutely delighted that we have been accepted into the FAWNL Reserve League. The Development Squad will train closely with the First Team Squad next season and we are sure the players will be challenged to develop and progress by playing National Football against quality opposition with the aim of progressing into the First Team”.

The club already has a proven pathway from Youth to Senior football and our Third Team will continue to to play in the Greater London Women’s Football League.

In readiness for the new season, The Ladies will be holding open training sessions on 29 June, 1st July and 4th July. Please register your interest by email coaching@ladies.etfc.london or Contact Lee Hayes on 07880 803765

First and Development Team looking for New Players ahead of the 2021- 2022 season

Our Ladies and looking to add to their First Team and Development Team Squads for the new season.

The First Team currently play in the 4th Tier of Women’s football with ambitions to get promoted to the WSL and are currently looking to add experienced players to join their already talented squad ahead of the new season. The Development Squad are also looking to add young talented players to their squad whom will have a direct pathway into the First Team.

Both squads will be training on the same night for the new season and if you are interested in joining this ambitious football club please contact us by email at – coaching@ladies.etfc.london or call Head Coach Lee Hayes on 07880 803765 for more details.

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Ladies First Team Crash of the Women’s FA Cup on Penalties…

After a near 5 month lay off (barring one week) the ladies returned to Football action in their rearranged First Round Tie in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup away to Kent Football United, two days after coming out various lockdowns / Tier changes.

As a result of the long lay, a full squad of 19 players were taken for the evening kick off which was streamed live to a near 1000 audience.

The ladies started the game with good intensity and having the majority of the possession without creating any clear cut chances when a loose pass on the half way line was cut out by the Kent Number 9 who ran with the ball unchallenged and unleashed a rocket from 25 yards into the top corner after 12 minutes.

The ladies tried in vain to get an equaliser before half time again having most of the possession, but struggling to break down a determined Kent defence and went into the half time break 1-0 down.

A half time change gave the ladies a spark and they started the second half very well. Once again the ladies were well on top having majority of the possession. Claire Huggins and Courtney Cook were now causing the Kent full backs plenty of problems and pushing the hosts into a very low block. After 55 minutes an Amy Cooper header from a corner hit the post and an equaliser was surely not far away.

On 58 minutes, the ladies finally made the breakthrough and equalised through Amy Makewell, pouncing to stab home a shot from Beau Parker which cannoned off the cross bar. 1-1 and game on.

The ladies were well on top and looking for the winner as Kent seemed happy to defend very deep and try and hit them on the break with a counter attack with the threatening number 9, but to be fair the ladies they defended the counter very well.

After 90 minutes the game was still level and the game went into 30 minutes extra time. The game remained deadlocked and the dreaded penalty shootout followed for a place into the second round away to Chichester Ladies.

Unfortunately, for the ladies we crashed out 4-3 and the FA Cup run had sadly come to an end.

Manager Billy Highton said “I honestly could not have asked anymore of the ladies, other than another goal ! I thought their work rate for 120 minutes after so long out was outstanding and penalties is a lottery and a horrible way to go out. We have come a long way as a football club and we now look forward to getting back training and getting ready for next season”

Next up for the ladies is a quarter final cup tie at home to Charlton Athletic U21s.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Senior Football Continues to be Suspended until further notice…

Further to the government’s announcement on Wednesday 30 December with regards to the introduction and continuation of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19, the FA have issued the following update.

Football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in Tier 4 areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures. This immediate advice applies to the following aspects of ‘non-elite’ football in England in Tier 4 areas:

  • Steps three to six of the National League System (NLS)
  • Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid
  • Regional NLS feeder leagues
  • Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite guidance)
  • Indoor and outdoor adult grassroots football
  • Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)

As a result our First Team FA Women’s National League and FA Cup Matches together with our Reserves and Thirds Greater London Women’s League are suspended until further notice.

Further updates will follow in due course..

First Team – Vitality FA Womens Cup 1st Round Preview…

This Sunday 20th December our First Team will play away to League Rivals Kent Football United in the first round proper of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup where A victory for the Ladies will send them into the second round for the first time since 2014.

The ladies have had a strong start to the season having lost only game in all competitions this season, which came in the very first game of the season away to AFC Wimbledon conceding a winning goal in the 96th minute.

The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw back in October at the QE with both teams failing to take their chances.

Manager Billy Highton says ‘ The tickets sold out very quickly so we’re expecting a great little atmosphere. Having played Kent already this season we know they will be tough opposition, but we go there on a good run of form so we are looking forward to it.’

The ladies secured their place in the First round proper with a hard fought 2-1 win away at Luton Town FC, whilst Kent Football United overcame league rivals AFC Wimbledon in the last round by the same scoreline.

An away trip to the Sussex coast awaits the winners at Southern Premier League Side Chichester & Selsey Ladies on Sunday 3rd January 2020.

Senior Teams Lockdown Fundraising Challenge – Completed….

During the November Government Lockdown the Senior section were challenged to Run, Cycle, Row or Walk 1985 miles to raise £1985 for local girl ‘Daya’ and her charity Solving Kids Cancer, after being inspired by her remarkable story.

The challenge was a huge success raising a fantastic £2775 and we would therefore like to thank everyone who donated so generously for this great cause, given the difficult times that we are all facing.

‘Daya’ and her family also participated in the challenge and we are very much looking forward to inviting them all to a future home game in the new year and formally welcoming them to the Enfield Town Ladies Family.

The fundraising page still remains open and any additional support will be warmly received

Enfield Town Ladies FC is fundraising for Solving Kids’ Cancer (justgiving.com)

Senior Ladies Section 1985 Challenge…

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/enfield-town-ladies-fc

ENFIELD TOWN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB was founded in 1985 as Merryhills Midgets, a name taken from the primary school that the founder members attended and although The Club has undergone a couple of name changes throughout the years, in 2003 we formed official links with Enfield Town FC (Men’s), which was set up by the supporters of the defunct Enfield FC, leading us to be called Enfield Town Ladies FC and this year we are celebrating our 35th Year in existence.

Back in September 2020 we supported Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in Particular a local girl called ‘Daya’ fight against the disease who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma aged just 11 months. After two and half years of treatment to battle the cancer her family successfully raised £362,000 for life-threatening surgery to remove the remaining neuroblastoma tumour and although ‘Daya’ is currently in remission she may need further treatment to prevent relapse which may not be possible through NHS funding and could therefore cost hundreds of thousands pounds. If ‘Daya’ does use the funds for treatment all money raised will go to Solving Kids cancer and their charitable work in funding research and supporting other families against neuroblastoma

During this latest Lockdown our Ladies Football season has been postponed. Therefore, from 5th November 2020 our senior ladies section will be participating in either running, walking, cycling or rowing 1985 miles (being the year we were formed) until the end of Lockdown 2nd December to try and raise £1985 for ‘Daya’s cause. 

Please give generously and help us raise funds for this  much needed cause.

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