femaleSOCCER: Womens football news, ladies football team websites, lifestyle - femaleSOCCER.net
Home Page


Welcome to femaleSOCCER
Women's football news, team and player information, female lifestyle and more.
Reach our audience of thousands and submit your women's football news (match reports, league table updates, etc) for FREE.

Companies, click here for advertising options.


News article football bullet    England legends to play in Charity Trophy  
News article football bullet    Brighouse Town NERWFL Premier Division Champions  
News article football bullet    Photos from Northampton Town's 8-0 win vs Billing United  
News article football bullet    Charlestown Ladies secure the SWWFL Western Division League Title  
News article football bullet    Oxford United Women's 2-0 win over Watford Ladies makes it 3 wins in 3  
News article football bullet    Long Eaton Utd Ladies are League and Cup Double Champions  
News article football bullet    Rutherford Ravens FC are champions of NERWFL Northern Division  
News article football bullet    Harper and Sunderland AFC Ladies congratulate star pupils  
News article football bullet    Germany win Women's U17 Euro  
News article football bullet    Read more about FIFA's newly appointed Secretary General Fatma Samoura  
News article football bullet    SSE Women's FA Cup Final 2016 Arsenal Ladies 1-0 Chelsea Ladies Goals & Highlights  
News article football bullet    Arsenal lift the FA Women's Cup  
News article football bullet    Leicester City WFC looking to raise cash  
News article football bullet    Young Lionesses will face Germany in Women's U17 Euro semi-finals  
News article football bullet    Cameroon Football Federation has announced the death of Jeanine Christelle Djomnang  
News article football bullet    Notts County 0 Blues Ladies 1  
News article football bullet    Women's U17 Euro: England 12-0 Belarus  
News article football bullet    Chelsea 6-3 Liverpool  
News article football bullet    Spurs Ladies are FA WPL Cup winners  
News article football bullet    Wolves vs LCWFC Highlights  
News article football bullet    Alex Scott coaches refugees in Iraq  
News article football bullet    NWSL: Seattle Reign vs. FC Kansas City  
News article football bullet    FATV: Everton Ladies 5-1 London Bees  
News article football bullet    Westfield Matildas kick off Rio preparations  
News article football bullet    Seattle Reign FC | Athlete Ally: Every Fan Campaign  
News article football bullet    Sky Sports Live Football  
News article football bullet    Stone Dominoes Ladies 2 – Stockingford Ladies 2  
News article football bullet    Reading FC Women 1-1 SAFC Ladies: Points shared  
News article football bullet    Villa Ladies 2-0 Durham Women  
News article football bullet    Birmingham City 0-0 Arsenal Ladies: Action shots  
News article football bullet    Swindon Town win the league with 8-0 win over Shanklin LFC  

More news in the Archive.

Channels












 
support@femaleSOCCER.net



Search
 
     
e-Mail: 
 
Password: 
Forgot?
 
Register FREE
 
Article ID: 3489

Show Teams Images

Bristol Rovers Women

Gas Girls Won’t Burn Out
Currently lying in fourth position, Bristol Rovers Women have been the surprise package of the 2004 / 2005 FA Nationwide Women’s Premier League season and although the club has progressed a long way in recent times, the side from the South West aren’t finished yet. Rovers will be competing in the forthcoming semi-finals of the FA Cup and after speaking to first team boss Gary Green and assistant player manager Claire Scanlan, it became quite clear to femaleSOCCER.net that the future is looking pretty bright at Bristol Rovers.
The Continental Spirit
Gary Green has enjoyed a successful first season as Rovers manager, having previously been involved as a coach for the last few years helping to train the squad and the Gas Girls boss firmly believes there are plenty of factors in his sides impressive form, not least the quality provided by some of his international imports.

“Midfielder Claire Scanlan came from Leeds in the summer to become my assistant and it opened a lot of doors, as she has so many contacts in the game. We added three girls from the USA and two Dutch stars to our squad, including the Holland captain Annemieke Griffioen helping to bring in a lot of talented players. We also managed to bring in England under 19’s captain Katie Holtham and so the quality of our squad has improved in depth. However, there are other areas which account for our good form this season. We’ve worked especially hard on fitness levels this campaign and it must be said we have the best of team spirits at this club, which I feel in the closer games, does give us that extra advantage”.

“Last season the side were fighting relegation, so it’s great to be in a position where we are easily safe from those kinds of problems, being able to move on and challenge at the other end of the league.”
The FA Cup
Since their Southern Division Women’s Premier League Championship winning promotion in 2002 / 2003, Rovers have yet to win anymore silverware despite their impressive progress, but manager Gary Green is confident his team have the capabilities to compete with the best and is adamant that his team are more than making up the numbers in the semi-finals of the 2004 / 2005 FA Cup.

“All the top teams of Arsenal, Everton and Charlton remain in the competition, but it’s not like the days when Fulham were the only fully professional team and I think everyone is beatable. We’ve moved on from last year and have a far better chance of success. I don’t think anyone will relish playing us and after beating Tranmere 7-1 in the last round, in what were soaking wet conditions, the team should be full of confidence”.

“The girls we have brought to the club, particularly Dutch captain Annemieke Griffioen, who is different class and American winger Carrie Kveton are players who have helped us retain possession of the ball a lot better. With the prolific Trudy Williams up front, who has 27 goals already this season, 5 of which have been in the FA Cup, we certainly won’t fear anyone”.
Rovers History And Future
Bristol Rovers Women were formed as a senior club in 1998, starting out in the South West League and just missing out on promotion to the FA Premier League Southern Division in their first two seasons. There followed two successful promotion campaigns in just three years, clinching the clubs place in the FA Nationwide Women’s Premier League. The Club has now reached the FA Cup semi-finals stage four times out of the last five years and manager Gary Green feels the club has the right set up to make higher steps in the Ladies game.

“We have a good structure at the club that in addition to the first team includes sides at under 12, 14, 16, reserve and third team levels. There are qualified coaches who help the girls to develop and the youngsters get chance to play competitive football in local leagues or against other clubs in our region. We have some promising players right throughout the ranks, although the under 14’s are arguably the strongest of the bunch and we’d expect them to start pushing through over the next few years”.

“Bristol Rovers FC is also firmly involved in the women’s section of the club, which isn’t the case, so it’s a big benefit for us. The Chairman of the club watches some of our home games and it’s nice to have that interest at boardroom level”.
Joining The Euro
Irish international and assistant player manager Claire Scanlan might not be playing in the 2005 UEFA European Championships, but the former Leeds United Ladies midfield star is looking forward to the big event.

“Sadly Ireland aren’t involved and we also have a lot of Welsh girls at the club who would obviously be more interested if they’d have qualified, but it’s still an event that we’re all excited about. Obviously we all know our team mate Katie Holtham has been called-up for the England senior squad lately so we’re all aware that it’s approaching and from a personal perspective, I’ll be hoping to get up North for some of the big games”.


Teams: Bristol Rovers Reserves, Bristol Academy Women's FC

Click on the Buy Now button below to advertise on this page for just £5.



Add support@femaleSOCCER.net to your mailing list and send your match reports through to have them featured on femaleSOCCER.net.


Some of the news articles on this website have been provided by guest authors and may be adverts. Any views / opinions expressed in any article on this website don't necessarily match the views / opinions of the owner of this website.

Contact the owner of this website if you have any issues regarding a news article, remembering to quote the ID of the article (shown above the subject of the article).

  • Feel free to contact the Support Team (support@femalesoccer.net).
  • ©2002-2016 Web Briefcase Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • If you would like to use any of the content on this website, you may do so, however, you MUST include the words: 'Information from www.femaleSOCCER.net' next to the information. This message must be visible - and www.femaleSOCCER.net must be a hyperlink. Applets are available for your convenience. Please ask for details.
  • No liability will be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information presented on this site, nor for any loss or damage caused by acting on the information.
  • Click here for the legal notices.
  • femaleSOCCER: Womens football news, ladies football team websites, lifestyle

FA - Play Football
Town / City Name or Postcode:

Advertise on this page
Click here to find out about advertising on this page / website or e-mail support@femaleSOCCER.net.