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 11 aside team and 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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- Monday 6-8pm @ Colney 11 aside (Local 11 aside team)
- Tuesday 5-6pm @ Sports Park 7 aside (Local 7 aside team)
- Friday 7-9pm @ The FDC (BUCS 1s and 2s)
- Saturday 11-12.30am @ Sports Park 7 aside (Beginners)
We have four teams within the club. Our BUCs first and second teams have matches on Wednesday afternoons against other universities. In the 2021/22 season, our 2s fought hard in having a strong finish in the league, while our 1s had a fantastic season that ended in them securing promotion.
We have a 7 aside 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 several members have improved and developed, and have been selecting into our second and first teams.
We have a Sunday league 11aside team that compete in division 1 of the Norfolk Women's and Girls League every Sunday afternoon, after securing promotion last season. The team trains on Monday evenings and cements our development pathway from beginners to 11 aside football.
For BUCs games, kick-off is usually 2pm, with some games played at home and some away. The kit is provided on the day of the match. Each team has a strong coaching dynamic with Rebecca Burton, Harry Diggens leading the effort on both training and matchdays.
Trials will be held at the beginning of the year however they do not cement the teams and are held mainly to provide the coaches 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 beginner sessions on Saturday teach the fundamentals through fun and engaging games.
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.
Co-President: Emily Wilton & Lucy Gooding
Secretary: Rita Bihari
Treasurer: Jess Cunliffe
Publicity Secretary: Joy Hatfield
Fundraising Officer/ Equality and Diversity: Katie Lee
Social Secs: Hannah Thompson & Catherine Powell
Welfare Officer: Poppy Gallagher
Kit Secretary: Ella Burnley
1st Bucs Team Captain: TBD
2nd Bucs Team Captain: TBD
Sunday 11s Captain: TBD
Sunday 7s Captain: TBD
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).
*You are not required to drink alcohol at any socials, if you at any point feel forced to drink please talk to a committee member and we will deal with the individuals involved.