With the 2018/19 season finishing in March this year, the management team at Brentford Women's FC have already had a head start with planning for the season to come. The 2018/19 finale was the Demonstration Match at Griffin Park on 5 May, which allowed the ladies to showcase their footballing skills for the second time there this year
The first change was to appoint a new coaching set up, with former Brentford FC player Karleigh Osborne as Head Coach and taking direct responsibility for managing the First Team with Assistant Coach Sean Hillier. Will Blithing and Tommy Maynard continue as Development Team Managers/Coaches and are assisted by former Bees player Charlotte Tanner. They are joined by Eoin Moran as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Injury Prevention Therapist Sarah McCarron who will both help and support the whole group.
Behind the scenes Roger Crook and Amy Crook are working hard to ensure the squads are in the best shape for the new season. They are supported by a small committee who help with player registration, kit washing, administration and welcoming teams and officials at home matches. Training is continuing throughout the summer and there is a full programme of friendlies and tournaments, all leading to the first meaningful game of the season which will be in the Women’s FA Cup. They have also engaged a current referee to explain the finer points of the offside rule amongst other things, and in particular the newly introduced law changes that came into force on 1 June 2019.
They have once again secured Bedfont Sports Club as the Bees home for another year. The excellent facilities including clubhouse, changing rooms, 3G pitch and both seating and standing areas for spectators are the envy of many other clubs, and certainly among the best the league has to offer.
Brentford Women’s FC acknowledges and appreciates the support they receive from Brentford FC, and are seen as an integral part of the Club. The matches at Griffin Park have been well attended and supporters are very welcome to attend the free to enter home matches at Bedfont, close to Hatton Cross Underground Station, usually played on Sunday afternoons.
A reminder that trials are still open to players from the age of 16. With so many positive things already in place and more in the pipeline, now is a great time to join in. Register your interest by e mailing Roger Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Crook at email@example.com.