‘Forest Ladies awarded FA Regional Talent Centre Licence’
 
Nottingham Forest Ladies FC is one of only 34 clubs and centres that have been awarded a Licence for a Regional Talent Centre (replacing the previous Centres of Excellence) which will now benefit the best young female footballers within a determined radius of Nottingham. The good news comes after a six month application process to the FA in which key criteria of delivery excellence have to be achieved. For the 1st year Nottingham Forest Ladies will have aligned funding and resource to deliver a Tier 3 model which will provide enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players through the FA Girls’ England talent pathway. 
Nottingham Forest Ladies RTC age groups will cover Under 12s, 14s and 16s. The Under 12s will compete in Charter Standard youth leagues, to enable players to further develop both technically and physically. The older age groups will compete in FA organised fixture programmes against other RTCs. 
 
Player trials for the RTCs will begin in June and dates will be advertised w/c 11 May from Nottingham Forest Ladies. All players at RTCs will be eligible to be selected for England across all tiers and Nottingham Forest will be looking to give the best chance to those players who demonstrate notable talent for development to the highest level. 
 
Nottingham Forest Ladies FC are asking for help to raise £2,000 to help cover end of season costs such as training, travel, matches and more this is to ensure we can continue to provide our players the best possible experience.
Nottingham Forest Ladies FC First Team and Reserves play in the FA Women's Premier League and also boast a massive 9 Junior Teams with around 140 players currently representing the club.  
The club are currently in their 25th anniversary season and are ran solely via funding raised via sponsors, donations, subs payments and fundraisers with all members at the club being volunteers. 
However due to the clubs successes and increased costs this season from various corners the club is in a situation where it is struggling to meet costs for the final stretch of the season and need to raise as much as possible to reach this target.
Any and all help provided is much appreciated.
In return Nottingham Forest Ladies FC will hold a small raffle that all donators will be put into for various Nottingham Forest Ladies FC branded goodies including signed programmes, signed shirts and some mystery prizes 
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“Good day at the office for Forest Ladies”
Sunday 24 April:
 
1st Team FAWPL-  Blackburn Rovers LFC 0:0 Nottingham Forest LFC 
 
Notts FA Shield Junior Girls Finals:
Under 13s – NFLFC 2:1 West Bridgford Colts Red
Under 14s- NFLFC 6:0 Gedling Southbank
Under 15s – Holy Spirit Sports Club 1:2 NFLFC
Under 16s – Gedling Southbank 1:2 NFLFC
Under 18s – Notts County 0:3 NFLFC
 
Forest Ladies 1st team had to pick themselves up after 3 back to back defeats in the FA Women’s Premier League at Newcastle away (1:0) and home to Bradford (0:2) and an away loss to Sporting Albion (2:0) that has cost them all chances of promotion to the Women’s Super League. A combination of key player absence, injuries, questionable officiating and ultimately tired and under par team performances - leaves Forest reflecting on what could have been.  That said, the club has rallied on spirit and endeavour that enabled a calibre performance on Sunday which then decimated Blackburn’s hopes of WSL dreams.  
 
No foul given – as Bradford climb on Andi Bell
 
Through on Goal but McIntosh is fouled vs Bradford – no foul given
 
Bell vs Cara Bickett of Blackburn
 
Head Coach, Steve Stennett worked with his players and tweaked a formation to play to strengths which closed down Blackburn’s attacking play.  Forest had some creative play from the back, midfield and to the forward line with all the team linking well.  Ejupi and Howard were creatively strong and adept with some great first touches to gift some through balls to McKechnie, Bell and McIntosh.  Bell again was player marked but dominated on the pace front to break clear on several occasions – unfortunately to deliver crosses to an empty 6 yard box for Blackburn’s keeper to collect.  
 
Howard battles on the ball
 
Blackburn played some good football, especially on their left side- but play was broken down with good reading skills from Forest’s Cameron and Finley.  Blackburn hit the woodwork twice and were thwarted by a couple of good saves from Vanessa Kinnerley, but this was as close as they could get as other forward play was cut out with some key challenges, one notably from Kirsty Richardson with a professional sliding tackle that drew applause from the support.
 
Weston closes down for Forest
 
Forest had equal chances from all areas but failed to find the net and the 0:0 score line was a fair reflection of a great display of football from both sides.
 
Elsewhere for Forest Ladies though the Club took the silverware En Masse at the Nottinghamshire FA Shield Finals, played at Hucknall Rolls Royce throughout the day on Sunday.
 
All representative Forest Ladies teams for the Under 113s, 14s, 15s, 16s and Under 18s won their respective games giving the club a clean sweep for their age groups.  All games were a great advert for junior girl’s football and some were tightly fought with games into extra time as the competitive elements inspired delight for the crowds. 
 
Steve Stennett commented on his 1st Team game: “What a difference a week makes - as we move into the final few games of the season I could not have asked for more from the players today in a tough game against a solid, well organised Blackburn team.  The players from start to finish were excellent displaying a positive and confident approach to the game where they produced a solid performance. I thought their attitude and application was outstanding and they thoroughly deserved the hard fought point.”
 
Club Chairperson, PJ Andrews said: “Days like this don’t come around very often.  We have all been collectively and bitterly disappointed that we could not deliver on the hopes of a WSL opportunity, but we all recognize that with the resources we have had, we have still achieved on many levels.  And there is still so much to play for – where pride and professionalism is concerned – plus a County Cup Final on the 4th of May. The credit this weekend though, has to go to our junior teams in the Notts FA shield finals.  Whilst we always applaud the efforts – there is no denying anyone this moment of glory for all those involved in winning their finals. The managers, coaches and players are due the credit they deserve.  Nottingham has a great depth of junior talent and the finals on Sunday were a testament to all teams involved – but this is a special feeling for everyone at NFLFC.”
 
Under 18s
 
Under 16s
 
Under 15s
 
Under 14s
 
Under 13s
1st Team Forest Line-Up: Kinnerley, Richardson, Cameron, Greenan, Kennaugh (c),Weston,  McKechnie, Ejupi, , Bell, Howard, McIntosh
Subs: Allen, Gladwin, Kemp, Voce
 
Forest’s next game is at home for their last Sunday game – vs Stoke City Ladies FC – Kick Off 2pm at Basford United’s Ground – Greenwich Avenue, Basford NG6 0LD. Entrance £3, Programme £1.50 – Under 16s free!   

Nottingham Forest Ladies FC U15's Manager Lee Quinn is preparing to run in the NAS London Marathon 2016

 

Lee Quinn had the following to say about why it means so much to him: "I am hoping to raise as much money and awareness as possible for The National Autistic Society. This is a charity which is very close to my heart, for those of you who know me well, will know that my youngest daughter Frankie has Autism, which means she struggles with communication and social interaction on a daily basis. Having a child with autism can be very difficult but having a charity like the National Autistic Society helps provide support to families such as my own. Having previously donating a large amount of money to various charities, I have now decided to commit the next 6 months of my life to train for the London marathon for this charity. I hope to complete the marathon in under 3 hours and 45 minutes. This will mean making lots of sacrifices such as no alcohol (!) and lots of lonely cold winter runs. I hope you all can dig deep and support this very valuable charity as it means a great deal to me."

 

If you can donate towards this great cause please follow the link below: 

https://nas-london-marathon-2016.everydayhero.com/uk/lee-1

 

 

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