Jun 182013
 

Without the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Ally Kerr is one of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Craig Duncan and Graham Mearns he takes responsibility for coaching and running of our U9 team. Steve first started coming along when his daughter expresed an interest in playing football and eventually he got more and more involved in helping with the coaching. Ally has been onvolved with youth football before having helped out with his son's team. He is already a Grade 3 SFA qualified coach and will no doubt be an asset to the club as we move forward!

We had a chat with Ally about how he got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what he gets out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen:

 

Jun 182013
 

Without the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Steve Forster is one of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Angie Whyte and Allison Bell he takes responsibility for coaching and running our U11 team. Steve first started coming along when his daughter Libby expresed an interest in playing football and eventually he got more and more involved in helping with the coaching. He is now a Grade 2 SFA qualified coach and no mean player himself!

We had a chat with Steve about how he got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what he gets out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen:

 

Jun 072013
 

Monifieth Ladies FC are more than happy to have players from all over to come and play with them but we do have a number of players who come from, or live very close to, Monifieth. This being the case many of them go to the local school Monifieth HS. We were delighted to see that their girls football team were victorious in the recent schools cup competiton.

Several of the current 13’s & 15’s squad were included in the Monifieth High School team on Wednesday 5th June that beat Websters High School to win the Angus Schools Junior Cup at Station Park, Forfar.  A 4-0 win took the shield back to Monifieth HS for the first time since the competition commenced six years ago.  Two goals from one of forwards Emily Younger helped the team to secure the win. Monifieth Ladies FC was represented by Molly Curran, Rachel Wanless, Leah Marshall, Eirinn McCafferty, Louise Christie, Emily Younger and Georgie Simpson, who played the full match despite a suspected broken toe!

Well done girls and well done Monifieth HS on your success!

Jun 072013
 

In this latest Tekkers post aimed at developing our technical skills we have chosen to focus on the powerful and rather fantastic American forward Abby Wambach. Abby has been a stand out player for the USA national team for a number of years and is a prolific goal scorer as well as a great striking partner and all round team player. She is particularly famous for scoring an extra time winner in the 2004 Olympic Games final against Brazil AND she has scored over 100 goals in international matches.

One thing that stands out about Abby, apart from her ability, is her attitude to the game. On her website she offers this advice to any player starting out in the game:

Yeah. It’s not going to be easy. It’s not simple. It’s hard work. The sport itself is difficult to learn. I mean, look at us. We’re still making mistakes and we’ve been at it for the past 20 years. My advice to any newcomer is just to be patient and to work as hard as you can, because if you work as hard as you can, you won’t be able to look back with regrets. That’s how the women on this national team got here.

Great advice there! In this video Abby details the technique she uses to hit the ball very hard – a power shot as she calls it. Have a look and see if you can begin to improve the way that you strike the ball.

Get practising and maybe we can see some power shots raining in on the goals of our opponents on a Saturday morning!

(Photo Credit: Martin Meissner, Associated Press, via. AP caption: United States forward Abby Wambach celebrates after scoring the winning goal against France on Wednesday.)

Jun 062013
 

Graham Mearns is the Chairperson of Monifieth Ladies FC. He has been involved with the club since its inception in 2003 and over the years he has shown a commitment to contributing to the growth of the club by acting as a volunteer, fundraiser, coach and now as Chairperson. Graham became involved all those years ago because his daughter had expresed an interest in playing so he came along with her and eventually got himself involved in the running of the club. He believes that football has been great for his daughter and that it is a great sport for girls to get involved with. He also believes that a sporting ethic should be at the heart of the club and he strives to ensure that all our teams play in a sporting fashion and that they aways respect their opponents. Graham is qualified as a Grade 3 SFA coach.

We had a chat with Graham about how he got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what he gets out of being our Charirperson – have a listen:

 

Jun 062013
 

Without the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Craig Duncan is one of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Graham Mearns he takes responsibility for coaching and running our U9 team. Craig recently  started coming along when his daughter when she expresed an interest in playing football and within a matter od weeks he had managed to get himself more and more involved in helping with the coaching. He is going to be put forward for the course that will enable him to become a Grade 2 SFA qualified coach.

We had a chat with Craig about how he got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what he gets out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen:

 

Jun 062013
 

AWABlargeWithout the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Angie Whyte and Allison Bell are two of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Steve Forster they takes responsibility for coaching and running our U11 team. They both started coming along when their daughters expresed an interest in playing football and eventually they got more and more involved in helping with the coaching when the previous coaches moved up to take the U13 team. They have both recently become Grade 2 SFA qualified coaches and are thoroughly enjoying taking the team

We had a chat with both Alison and Angie about how they got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what they get out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen:

 

Jun 052013
 

Without the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Justine Simpson is one of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Andy McCafferty she takes responsibility for coaching and running our U13 and U15 teams. Justine first started coming along when her daughter Georgie expresed an interest in playing football (and then her other daughter Niamh) and eventually she got more and more involved in helping with the coaching. She is a Grade 2 SFA qualified coach and no mean player herself! Justine is a real  motivational figure for the girls at Monifieth Ladies FC!

We had a chat with Justine about how she got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what she gets out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen:

Meet our other coaches: Andy McCafferty, Alison Bell & Angie Whyte, Craig Duncan

 

Jun 052013
 

Without the help, commitment and enthusiasm of our coaches Monifieth Ladies FC just would not work. We are very lucky to have a number of coaches who exhibitit those aforementioned qualities in bucket loads. Andy McCafferty is one of the coaches at Monifieth Ladies FC. Along with Justine Simpson he takes responsibility for coaching and running our U13 and U15 teams. Andy first started coming along when his daughter Erin expresed an interest in playing football and eventually he got more and more involved in helping with the coaching. He is a Grade 2 SFA qualified coach and no mean player himself!

We had a chat with Andy about how he got involved with Monifieth Ladies FC and what he gets out of coaching and running the teams – have a listen: