Who are we...?
As UEA's Club of the Year 2017, UEAWFC is an amazing club to be a part of. Get involved in training sessions, BUCs league matches, awesome socials including meals, laser tag, tournaments and occasionally drinking plenty, whilst meeting a really great bunch of people always up for a laugh along the way. We welcome all abilities - from superstars to those who have never kicked a ball before. We have two teams in the BUCs league as well as a local league 7 aside team, meaning we can get more girls than ever involved in university football, and being part of a friendly, inclusive club. We provide both a competitive environment and a social one, allowing members to choose how much they'd like to be involved. There are also opportunities to fundraise, become a coach and improve skills outside the sport to help boost CVs!
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- Tuesday 5-7pm @ Sports Park Astroturf (Whole club)
- Friday 5-7pm @ Sports Park 3G pitches (BUCS players only)
We have three teams within the club. Our first and second teams play in BUCs matches on Wednesdays against other universities. In the 2019/20 season, our 2s fought hard in having a strong finish in the league having been promoted in the previous season (2018/19), while our 1s had a fantastic unbeaten season securing promotion.
We have a newly formed development team that play in the Norfolk Women's and Girls 7-aside league, with fixtures played on a Sunday afternoon. This is captained by a committee member and an elected team member. This is a stepping stone for many as severall members have improved and developed, and have been selecting into our second and first teams.
For BUCs games, kick-off is usually 2 pm, with some games played at home and some away. The kit is provided on the day of the match.
Trials will be held at the beginning of the year however they do not cement the teams and are held mainly to provide the captains with a chance to identify each player's abilities ready for the games that are scheduled so early in the academic year.
Team selections vary each week with commitment, effort, ability, attitude, fitness and availability all being taken into account. Do not be disheartened if you don't make the squad in the first week or two, this does not mean you will not in the future. Our coaching staff have the tough job of selections each week alongside the captains.
Outside of games, our tuesday night sessions are open to all abilities to have some fun, form lasting friendships and, for some our members to have a go at coaching themselves. Many of these have been offered opportunities to gain their level one FA coaching qualification as a result of UEAsport.
Facebook: UEA Women's Football Club
A new committee is elected towards the end of each year at our annual AGM. All members are welcomed to stand for any position and voting takes place online. The new committee will be in charge of the running of the club in the following academic year and strive to make sure your experience as fun and as full as possible.
President/ Health and Safety Officer: Madelaine Pitt
Vice President/ Union Council Rep: Kezia Truss
Secretary: Holly Connell
Treasurer: Maya Adams
1st Team Captain: Holly Walker
2nd Team Captain/ Equality and Diversity: Harriet Meers
Publicity Secretary: Lucy Furse
Fundraising and Sponsorship Officers: Poppy Thorpe
Social Secs: Cassandra Piejko and Emily Wilton
Feel free to contact any of the committee members to ask questions. Find us on the facebook page above!
Our socials are some of the best on campus with great organisation and a variety of events. We cater for all individuals including regular sober socials and we have zero tolerance for peer pressure.
Within the club, we have members who are only interested in the social side as well as players who attend socials too. Everyone is welcome in our big, friendly family. Once again, all social info is posted into our facebook group (link above).