U16 Girls Bow Out In Style

After 9 years together and 8 seasons playing in the Notts Girls & Ladies League, Southwell City U16 Girls have played their final game.  And what a game it was!

On Sunday 13th May the team played in the Notts Girls & Ladies League Cup Final at Calverton Miners Welfare.  After a league campaign that saw the team finish in joint fourth with Mickleover Sports all our hopes were riding on our final game of the season against Sandiacre Town.  After a tough route in to the final which included a 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest Ladies, a 3-0 win over Sherwood Youth and a semi final v Bingham Town which went to penalties, we were all set for our big day.  As league runners up, Sandiacre were always going to be hard opposition to beat.  In fact Sandiacre were a team we had never beaten in any league campaign and they themselves were only beaten once during the season by the eventual league winners.  I have to say, much of the day passed in a blur of joy.  We scored two brilliant goals in the first half, thanks to Chante Dixon and Jessica Wright, to leave Sandiacre reeling.  After half time Sandiacre came out fighting and we found ourselves pegged in our own half for much of the second half.  With a superb performance by our defence and keeper, Rachael Alvey, we managed to hold off Sandiacre for long periods of time.  Sandiacre eventually scored after some relentless attacking but a supreme effort from all the Southwell players saw us finish as 2-1 winners when the final whistle was blown.  It really was a fitting end to the team’s final game.

With a small squad of 12 players playing 11-a-side football the decision was made to fold the team at the end of the 2017/18 season.  A lot of the girls will continue to play football either with our own Southwell City Ladies team or other local teams.  Working with the team over the seasons has been an absolute pleasure and extremely rewarding.  I wish them all the best on their future football endeavours.

The team formed many years ago as a result of Southwell City’s successful girls recruitment program.  Southwell City coaches, who are all DBS checked, FA qualified and first aid trained, go in to local schools during the summer term and run after school taster sessions.  This culminates in a Girls Inter School Tournament held on the Memorial Ground in Southwell where the girls get to experience playing in a team under match conditions with referees.  The success of this program has seen Southwell City have girls teams from U9 to Ladies playing in the Notts Girls and Ladies League.  Should you be interested in joining a team please contact our Girls Development Officer Sven Richards at [email protected] or 07818 374 336.


Back Row (L to R)  Libby Zommers, Anna Rainbow, Rachael Alvey, Charm Pilkington (c), Hannah Stredder, Katie Scott

Front Row (L to R)  Kaitlin Johnson, Chante Dixon, Sofia Aujla-Jones, Nancy Palfreyman, Jessica Wright, Abigail Jordan

Ladies Fixtures Announced

Our new Ladies team start their Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies Football League campaign with a home fixture against Clifton All Whites Ladies at the Memorial Ground on 9th September. The first away trip sees the team head over to Eastwood on September 16th.

It promises to be an exciting and competitive first season for the Ladies, in a league that contains development teams from Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Mansfield Town.

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Girls Open Training Session

Don’t forget Southwell City FC is hosting a girls open training session day this Saturday (28th July) at the War Memorial Recreation Ground on Bishop’s Drive.

9am to 10.30am – Year 1&2
10.30am to 12 noon – Year 3&4
12 noon to 1.30pm – Year 5&6

FREE – Just Turn Up!

2018/19 Player Registration Forms

For all SCFC Managers:

Junior Registration Forms for 2018/19 are now available, as well as Players Charter and Parent/Carers Charter.

Download the documents here:

SCFC Player Registration Form 2018.19

Parents – Carers Charter – 2018-19

Players Charter – 2018-19

Registration fee is same as last season £25

Subs also remain the same this season at £15 X 12 = £180

Cavaliers & Roundheads Unite!

Cavaliers & Roundheads Unite!

Girls football is thriving at Southwell City. Thanks to the success of the club and the increased media exposure that ladies football is receiving at the moment, the Under 11 Girls team now has enough players to run two teams.

The team was established 4 years ago with just 5 players and on occasions for the first couple of years they struggled to put a full team out to compete in matches. However player numbers steadily grew as the club proactively went into local schools to introduce girls to football.

Last summer the club recruited so many players the decision was made to enter a second team into the league. The original team, of mainly established players, became the Cavaliers and a second team of mainly new players was created and called the Roundheads. The names were decided by a player vote and were suggested to reflect the civil war history of the town.

The coaching team of 7 are DBS checked and have between them FA coaching, safeguarding & first aid qualifications. The girls train on Mondays between 7pm & 8pm and Thursdays between 6pm and 7pm both as a combined team with matches on a Sunday morning.

At present the two teams have 26 registered players and 4 giving football a try but as the teams move from 7 to 9-a-side next season, they are looking to recruit further to ensure that both teams can be sustained.

Anyone interested in coming along to see if football is for them can attend training for free. The only requirements are enthusiasm and being in the current year 5 or 6 at school.

For further information please contact either Chris Barnes (Cavaliers) tel. 07870928233 [email protected] or Sven Richards (Roundheads) tel. 07818274336 [email protected].

Great Start for City Girls

Southwell City FC Under 9 Girls have had a great start to their season, winning five and drawing two of their games so far. Most recently they earned a fantastic draw with Mansfield Town, playing in some challenging wintry conditions!

They have received support from two local businesses, ABCO Engineering Hydraulics Ltd who have sponsored their kit and Staythorpe Power Station (RWE) who kindly purchased goals and additional equipment to help with training.  The team train on a Monday evening at Southwell Leisure Centre and play matches on a Sunday morning. If your daughter is interested in joining the team then please contact Richard Kelly on 01636 919008 for further details.

Players in the picture are: Top: Florence Kelly, Olivia Curtin, Eloise Barnes, Beth Leithauser, Florence Basten, Bottom: Jess Mather, Sofia Boothroyd, Lauren Barnes, Ingrid Etau, Lilly Smith

Strikers are League Champions!

Congratulations to Southwell Strikers u14 girls football team, who recently became joint winners of the Notts FA u14 league.

It was a nail biting end to the season, with victory needed in the final match to clinch the title, jointly with Derby County FC. Despite going 1-0 down to third placed Stanton Ilkeston, the girls battled hard, as they have done all season, and won 3-1.

The team have only lost 1 league match all season. This achievement is all the more remarkable as injuries to players have meant that several matches have been played with a team of only 10.

The girls also progressed to the final of the County Cup, where they were narrowly beaten by close rivals Sherwood-quite an achievement with only 9 players for the final 10 minutes!

The team train on a Monday evening and play matches on Sundays, and are always on the look out for new players. If you are interested in joining, please contact Ted Miller on 07854 624544.

City Girls Win County Cup

Southwell City U16 Girls football team is celebrating after winning the County Cup at the end of April, beating Rolls Royce 2-1. Scorer of both goals was Jess Fudger.

Their route to the finals saw them take on Mansfield Town in a thrilling semi-final, which City won 4-3.

Coached by Andy Mollet and Mike Langdon, the girls are having a great season. They finished 3rd in the Sunday Notts Girls and Ladies League and soon they will be looking to add another trophy to sit alongside the County Cup. In May they play Woodhouse Colts in the NGLL Plate final and we wish them all the best!

Meanwhile, our Under 14 Girls team have also been doing well. They also progressed to the County Cup final but were unfortunate to lose out to a strong Sherwood Youth team.

Southwell City has a number of successful girls football teams that are all run by FA qualified coaches with first aid certificates, high level DBS check & safeguarding qualifications. All new players can come and try training for free before committing to the team if they want to play in matches.

Any players who are interested in joining one of our girls’ teams should contact Ken Brown at Southwell City ([email protected])

Winter Warmer for Southwell City Girls

Winter training has got a whole lot warmer for Southwell City Football Club’s Under 10 Girls, thanks to sponsorship from local company ChemDry Central.

The kind donation has allowed the club to kit out the team with some much-needed all-weather training jackets.

ChemDry Central are carpet & upholstery cleaning professionals who have been serving local customers for the past 15 years. Richard Harris is a director of the company and lives in Southwell. After his daughter joined the team he decided to sponsor them with new jackets for the winter months.

It’s been a busy season for the girls team so far, with a healthy mixture of wins, losses and draws. All of the players’ parents have commented on how much the girls are enjoying playing for a football team and that it has noticeably improved their confidence.

All Southwell City teams are run by FA qualified coaches with first aid certificates, high level DBS check & safeguarding qualifications. Chris Barnes is the manager and coach of the U10 girls and would be pleased to hear from any girls who would like to try out for the team.

All new players can come and try training for free before committing to the team if they want to play in matches. To be eligible to join, girls must be aged 8 or 9 on 1/9/2016. For more information, contact Chris on 07870 928233 or [email protected]. To contact ChemDry Central, please visit their website, www.chemdrycentral.com


Back row (L to R) – Andy Bostock (Assistant Coach), Chris Barnes (Manager), Richard Harris (sponsor), Franc Leitheiser (Assistant Coach)

Middle row – Emelia Baird, Isla Smail, Emmie Toomer, Evie Wollacott, Freya Bostock, Isabelle Riley, Lois Harris

Front row – Connie Thompson, Jessica White, Bella Bromwich, Emily Leitheiser, Georgia King, Hope Barnes

Absent – Lizzie Dugand

Southwell City U12 Girls win the Autumn Winter League!

Our Under 12 Girls completed their league campaign at the weekend, beating West Bridgford 4-0 to become champions of the Autumn-Winter league division 2. Goals from Gracie Garrat (2), Mia Buckle and leading goal scorer Mollie Harris sealed victory for the team.

This latest success builds on a short but sparkling history for the team. Last season the girls won the development division and the league’s Respect award. This season the girls have continued to play the game in the right spirit, showing themselves to be great ambassadors for the sport and the town of Southwell.

A massive well done to the whole team and the best of luck for the rest of the season ahead!

Front Row from Left: Sophie Brown; Zoe Sharlotte; Ellen Jarczewski; Abigail Cousins; Emily Price; Mia Buckle; Martha Buttle;

Back Row from Left: Daniel Cousins (Manager); Beatrice Butler, Ellie Buckle; Cassie Tavernor; Paige Appleby; Charlotte Waterfield; Mollie Harris (Captain); Liliyana Mcghie; Gracie Garratt; Elle-Mae Alvey; Richard Harris (Assistant Manager)