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Efforts recognised by Scottish FA Grassroots Awards –  Best Volunteer in Girls’ / Women’s Football

Congratulations to Nicola McBride, our club chairperson on her much deserved award, presented by The Sunday Mail and McDonalds.

Nicola attended Tannadice on Saturday to receive this award along with many other very valuable volunteers giving so much in community football.

Nicola has led the development at the club, from mini kickers through to adult teams for women for many years and is instrumental to the running of the club. Many who know Nicola will also agree her commitment and efforts at being recognised are fully deserved.

“I am delighted to receive the Sunday Mail/McDonald’s award. I enjoy being part of the football journey for many girls who have come through our pathway from juniors to SWPL1. We are now focusing on our rebuild to senior football and offering the girls coming through something to strive for whether it be performance or recreational opportunities.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our own club volunteers as it’s down to the support of our committee and coaches and what we work so hard to achieve as a club. The importance of quality coaching and support for each other is all very much appreciated. Your valuable time as volunteers is the only reason we can build and strive to progress and develop the girls to be the best they can be.” 👍💙⚽👏

Pictured – Gavin Tinley (SFA Club Development Manager), Nicola McBride and Kevin Dornan (McDonald’s Area Manager)

Below – Pictures East Region winners with Maurice Malpas and Hamish McAlpine

McDonald’s Sunday Mail

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Sponsorship | Forfar Farmingnton Women

Our Womens team now playing in the SWFL, were delighted to receive new training hoodies sponsored by Astute, your support is much appreciated.

Many of the team are returning to football after some time away from the game.

Pictured, Paula Elvin, Director, Astute with our Women and coach Stuart O’Brien ahead of their training session.
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Sponsorship | Forfar Farmington U13s

New Training Kit and Bench Jackets Sponsored by AAD Transport

Our U13s were delighted to be sponsored by AAD Transport who not only sponsored full training kits for the girls but also purchased substitute jackets to keep girls warm throughout the year.

Support of local business is really appreciated by all the girls, coaches and everyone connected at Forfar Farmington.

Pictured, players and coaches Lynn Simpson, Steven Milne, Stephen Donaldson and Neil Carter accepting the new training kit and jackets from from Liz Davie & Mo Williams (AAD Transport Ltd).
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Hamilton Welcomes Opportunity – 18NAP

We are delighted to announce Gary Hamilton will take on the Head coach role for our 18s National Academy Programme for 2022/23 season.

Gary has been a very committed coach at Carnoustie Panmure YFC, having lead the 2005s since 2010, seeing the squad through Fun Fours, Seven a Side and into 11 a side football, through to the end of last season.

Speaking to Gary about the role he said “I am very passionate about coaching, and in particular the development of young footballers and seeing them progress gives me a huge amount of satisfaction. I achieved my SFA C Licence in 2018 and at the end of last year, following a 18 month course of assignments and on field coaching practices, achieved by UEFA B Licence at the first attempt.

I feel the time is right for a new chapter in my coaching career and with women’s football continuing to grow with attendances and publicity on the rise on a global scale, I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity. With over 200 at our last home game of the season, this shows there is great interest locally too.

My aim will be to give the team a style of play that gives the team a clear identity, but more importantly, a style of play that I believe gives all the players the best chance to develop and improve individually.

Towards the end of last season, I have taken a few sessions with the squad, there is good quality throughout the squad and I can’t wait to get started.”

Pictured Nicola McBride (Chairperson) welcomes Gary to the club.

U13s | New Season, New Challenge

Forfar Farmington U13s prepare for their kick off to the Lucy Graham U14 league and their first experience of competitive 11 a side football.

Coach, Stephen Donaldson commented, “ We are looking forward to the challenge of our upcoming season. There is no doubt the move to 11 a side will test the girls and the coaches after the restructuring of the leagues meant we only played one year at competitive 7 a side and we are still a young team in comparison to others in the league but it’s a challenge we are willing to embrace.

The girls have been together a few seasons now, they train twice a week even in the winter months and are motivated to do well. We have prepared well with a number of pre-season fixtures and started our league cup campaign with a victory last week.

With support of our parents and team sponsors we are looking forward to an enjoyable and fun season.

We are always on the look out for new girls wanting to take on a new challenge and if anyone wants to join a fun, welcoming group of girls please contact the club (forfarfarmingtoncommittee@gmail.com).

Return to Senior League

We were delighted to see the return of senior football to our pathway last weekend. If you’d like to find out more contact forfarfarmingtoncommittee@gmail.com.

Forfar Farmington Women v Dryburgh

For the team’s first outing together experienced players, returning players & new players joined together for the newly formed SWFL Farmington Womens squad. We were eager to get going!

Due to the recent snow we were able to move the match onto the astro at Forfar Community Campus. The sun was beaming and the wind was with us in the first half.

Dryburgh scored an early goal but if anything this spurred everyone on. The team had some good spells, our keeper had some phenomenal saves but we just couldn’t take our chances. Dryburgh took their chances with the wind and with a bit of miscommunication on our side we leaked a few goals in the second half.

Coach Stuart O’Brien commented “The game ended with a 5-0 loss but without sounding cliche, I am proud and happy enough with the performance and we know what we need to work on in the next few weeks at training. We did gel together at times as a team but Dryburgh’s physique and presence made it difficult to make a breakthrough.

We play Westdyke Ladies Thistle away on Sunday.

U16s | Quadruple Signing

We are extremely delighted to announce the signings of Joanne Lindsay, Imogen Laing, Faith Scobie and Millie Brown to our U16’s squad.

Faith a midfielder, Millie a striker, Imogen and Joanne both wingers all join after playing for Kirrie Thistle CFC last season.

One of the U16’s coaches, Dean Boath commented: “We’re over the moon with signing 4 highly capable players to strengthen our team heading into the new season. They’ve been training with the group for a couple weeks now and have settled in really quickly with the squad. We can’t wait to give them their debuts in our pre-season game against Arbroath this Saturday morning”.

He then looked ahead to the 2022 season: “We’re looking forward to the new season kicking off on the 19th and hope to improve on a solid previous season. The squad have come back with extra hunger to put the wrongs right this season and it has shown in training and it will be great to get some game time in before kicking off the season. The new faces and extra competition for places has brought a new freshness and added a new level of intensity to training with the whole squad working hard and pushing each other. We’re looking forward to seeing the team continue to develop over 2022”

Pictured from left Faith, Millie, Joanne and Imogen.

Welcome to the club 💙⚽️

U14s | Triple Signing

We are delighted to announce the signings of Celeste Mckeague, Beth Gourlay & Isla Herron to our u14 squad.

Celeste & Beth, both defenders, previously played at Kirrie Thistle CFC whilst Isla, an attacking midfielder, joins from Arbroath CSC.

One of the 14s coaches, Jeff Rioch commented : “We are thrilled to have Celeste, Beth & Isla on board as we transition to 11 a side football this year. They’ve been training for a few weeks now and it was great to see them make their debuts in the pre-season friendly last weekend. They all did very well and have settled in really quickly to the squad”.

He then looked ahead to season 2022 : “It’’s a great challenge going from 7 a side to 11 a side on the bigger pitch and the squad have been training really well since we started back in the first week of January. It was great to get minutes into their legs in our first friendly of the season and with 3 more lined up we’ll hopefully be in good shape for the league starting in mid February. The new faces , competition for places all over the pitch and adapting to 11 a side have brought freshness and intensity to training and the whole squad are working very hard – we’re looking forward to seeing them develop over 2022”.

Pictured Celeste, Beth & Isla Welcome to the club 💙⚽️