NWGFL News

The latest news from the Norfolk Women & Girls' Football League

RAINBOW LACES CAMPAIGN

FOOTBALL IS EVERYONE’S GAME

The FA and the County FA network are delighted to be a part of the 2019 Rainbow Laces Campaign. The campaign will take place from Friday 22 November to Sunday 8 December.

We hope you’ll show your support by engaging with the campaign throughout this period so that together, we can make football everyone’s game.

Participation from your clubs and other organisations shows support in your local community. The FA have created a toolkit to help you and those involved over the campaign period to make the most of your involvement in the campaign, by promoting your fixture dates, conveying key messages and statistics and some suggestions for how you can showcase your commitment to LGBT+ inclusion.To download the activation pack for clubs & leagues below or for a print version, view here.

SPORTING GLASSES

Following the numerous correspondences around the wearing of sports glasses,

Norfolk Womens and Girls Football League, have agreed from today’s date until the 31st March 2020 (funding dependent) to offer up to the value of £50 towards the cost of a pair of sporting glasses for players playing in Norfolk Woman and Girls Football League.

This will be paid once proof of purchase (payment receipt) has been forwarded to the League from a reputable opticians.

Please note the league have a capped amount of money so please if you have players who require sporting glasses to play football please let them know of the offer and to purchase these as soon as possible because once the pot of money runs out, then the offer will no longer be available.

NORFOLK FOOTBALL IS POSITIVE – JOIN US!

 

This October we, Norfolk FA and all four of Youth Football Leagues are working together to tackle negative behaviour within Norfolk Football with a localised campaign – Norfolk Football is Positive.

Our campaign’s aim is for every young person to enjoy the game within their own environment. Young people choose to play our game and this campaign is only going to highlight the positives of playing football.

Football is a game which is For All and everyone should get an opportunity to play, enjoy the game, have fun with friends and grow their love of the sport.

We have highlighted four key areas from The FA’s National Campaign of We Only Do Positive that we feel can improve the behaviour on the side-lines across Norfolk.

Developing an anything possible attitude
Understanding your players better
Creating the right environment
Leading by positive example
Our four key areas will be highlighted in further detail every Friday through October, prior to games taking place on the Saturday or Sunday.

Football Development Officer (Women’s & Girls’) Harry Diggens said, “This is a fantastic initiative and something which I’m very passionate about. I have been working with all five of our Youth Leagues as well as our Youth Council over the past 10 months to develop this localised campaign. We are wanting to reach out to every youth team playing Norfolk Football and are wanting to make sure the game is played in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

“My challenge to Norfolk Football’s coaches, parents, spectators and club officials is to make your football environment the best it can be for the players.”.

Can you get involved in Norfolk Football is Positive this October? Show of your displays of positivity on social media – tag @NorfolkCountyFA and use the hashtag #NorfolkFootballisPositive.

For more information about October’s ‘Norfolk Football is Positive’ month as well as some customisable digital assets to get involved in the campaign, please contact us.

 

Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League Rebrand of #WeAreNWGFL

Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League are delighted to release new branding ahead of the 2019-2020 season.

Today the Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League launches a new identity.

The League has been working in conjunction with Norfolk County FA staff since the end of last season to undertake a complete re-brand in an effort to make the league stand out in Norfolk and across the region.

The new branding includes a new league logo designed by Wensum Print, featuring a prominent and modern ‘N’ crest to represent the geographical roots of the league. An updated font gives a clean and professional feel, whilst signifying accessibility and inclusivity; along with a fresh and contemporary colour scheme, that research has associated with the League’s demographic. Finally, the presence of a flag around ‘Norfolk’ within the logo perfectly denotes the NWGFL’s position as the only female league in the County.

The new brand will provide a professional look for female football in Norfolk, taking inspiration from the FA Women’s Superleague which sees the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea compete. The #WeAreNWGFL hashtag aims to bring member clubs closer together, and ensure that the League’s participants feel part of something engaging, current and inspiring.

As part of the re-brand, each club competing in the Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League for the 2019-20 season will receive specifically branded assets which can be used for promotion on social media platforms. In addition, with a media night arranged in partnership with Norfolk FA and Matchday Marketing, the Women’s 11v11 teams will receive tailored digital graphics featuring images of their players, again serving as an inspiration to younger participants.

Alison Moore Chair, of the Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League said:”The women’s World Cup has finally given the female game  the recognition it deserves. We as a league felt it was important to continue the valuable work that has already been done and invest in the promotion of the female game in Norfolk to all our clubs currently playing in the league”

Football Development Officer (Women’s & Girls’), Harry Diggens said: “The re-brand of the Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ football League couldn’t have happened at a better time. The lionesses have captured the nation at the Womens FIFA World Cup and have inspired females to get involved within Norfolk Football. I continue to see the female game grow in Norfolk, and I am extremely excited to see the impact this has on Norfolk Football”

Marketing & Communications Manager, Rebecca Burton said: “The female game is only going to get bigger and to be up to date with modern trends is important when it comes to inspiring the next generation. This new look and the host of assets we are working to provide clubs with, will enable female footballers in Norfolk to feel part of the same game as those competing at the very top.

“If we can inspire those at grassroots level, it will hopefully give our young players the aspiration that they too can aim for the FAWSL, or to become a future Lioness.”

A NEW ERA – Introducing the new look for #NWGFL

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new League branding! More details will be revealed in the coming days as to what that means for each club. Stay tuned for more info,,,,,,,

Annual General Meeting – 18th June 2019

The Norfolk Women and Girls Annual General Meeting is being held on Tuesday 18th June 2019 commencing at 7pm until 9pm  at Open Academy, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9DL.

All documents relating to the AGM have been sent to all club members but are also available on the website under the About us – AGM tab.

it is compulsory for a club representative to attend the AGM

League Mental Health Support Officer

Please contact the League Mental Health Support Officer if you need help and advice for either yourself or someone you know.

Please call or text the League dedicated support number – to be confirmed – email the League dedicated email address helpandadvicenwgfl@gmail.com

Please note this is not an emergency contact, if you are concerned about yours or someones immediate safety please call 999,

For additional resources please click on the link below:

https://www.norwichmind.org.uk/get-support

 

 

Mental Health Support Officer – Training date and venue confirmed

For those who have submitted an expression of interest form to train as a Mental Health Support Officer within your Club, MIND have confirmed the training will be held on Tuesday 26th March 18.30 – 21.30 pm at the FDC – Technical Area,  Bowthorpe Park, Norwich NR5 9ED

After a very emotive and successful Mental Health Awareness evening, Norfolk Womens and Girls Football League would like to offer every club the opportunity for one of their club members a fully funded place on MIND Mental Health Awareness Training. As explained on the evening once fully trained every club will have a volunteer Mental Health Support Club Officer within their club, This individual will be the point of contact for advice and support when needed

In addition to this Norfolk Womens and Girls Football League will have a trained Mental Health Support League Officer available for support and advice to all club members, a mobile contact number will be provided solely used for this purpose.

Please complete the Mental Health Club Support Officer Expressions of Interest Form available under the Team Services Tab.