NWGFL News

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

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.

Mental Health In Football Awareness Evening

One not to miss on the 22nd January 2019 commencing at 7pm at The Nest, Cromer Road, Norwich, NWGFL are hosting an evening with 19 year old Mental Health Advocate, Author, Public Speaker and Footballer – Ruth Fox and Norwich City Footballer Cédric Anselin talking about their personal experiences and raising awareness on how to support all members of the footballing family.

To book on please click on Team Services above and complete the booking on form, spaces are filling up fast so please book your seat as soon as possible, this is an evening not to be missed.

 

RAINBOW LACES – LEAGUE FEATURE FIXTURE 2ND DECEMBER BECCLES V AYLSHAM

Rainbow laces is back and this year, we want to make Norfolk’s campaign even bigger and better!

This year Rainbow Laces will run from Friday 17th November to Friday 7th December 2018, is a way for everyone involved in football to show their support for LGBT equality and  inclusivity..

Norfolk Woman and Girls Football League are proud to support Norfolk County FA who are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals across our County who participate in football. Whatever your involvement in football, whether it is as a player, coach, volunteer, referee or fan; football should be enjoyed by all and that is why we are supporting the Rainbow Laces Campaign again this year.

COMPETITION

Norfolk FA are running a competition in which they encourage all of the Norfolk Football family to get involved with. The competition details will be released in due course, however they are inviting you to take to social media to compete with your fellow Norfolk clubs to see who offers the biggest and most creative show of support during the campaign.

Rainbow Laces and other merchandise/accessories are available to buy via the Stonewall website, with funds going towards the vital work Stonewall are completing for LGBT equality in Britain and around the world. Please click here to visit the online shop

NORFOLK WOMAN AND GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE ARE GET INVOLVED 

We are to take part in the campaign over one of the three weekends of Rainbow Laces where we will hold  a ‘feature fixture’ which will receive merchandise and exposure. The League Feature Fixture will be Beccles Ladies V Aylsham Ladies on Sunday 2nd December, come along a support the Rainbow Laces Feature game.   

Player Support

Norfolk Woman and Girls Football League care about each and every female playing in Norfolk, If you have a question, a concern, a worry, or you just need to have someone you can seek support from, then we are here to help. Every single player is important and deserves to be treated with respect and kindness.  Please see the Player Support link on the Team Services drop down.

Septembers NWGFL Newsletter – 1st Edition

Our first ever edition of NWGFL Newsletter is released today.  Please click on the link below for a great read about the league, about clubs, teams and whats happening in around Norfolk, if you have any great ideas that you would like to see in the Newsletter please send them in, we want to make this as informative and interesting as possible, with plenty of interaction between the league and clubs,  Its your Newsletter so please forward you thoughts and ideas.

NWGFL Newsletter September 2018F