Forest Ladies prepare for 1st Game against Preston
Ahead of Nottingham Forest Ladies bid for success for the forthcoming season the management team are prepared for the journey ahead.
The club has made investments to ensure a well-planned and affective pre-season programme and Head Coach -Steve Stennett is reflecting on the detail:
“Pre-season has gone really well for NFLFC. We started earlier than usual with some much needed high intensity and high tempo Strength and Conditioning programmes and general fitness training which was welcomed by the players. Pre-season is all about getting the players 'match' fit and our training team certainly worked the players hard alongside our work on the ball.
It was important that we organised good opposition for match friendlies into our programme and we managed to do that in playing MK Dons, Coventry United and Leeds United Ladies all giving the players not only a terrific work out in terms of fitness but also different challenges in terms of formations, tactics and strategies to help keep the players mentally and physically focused and adapt to each other’s strengths and weaknesses. So now we go into this season with confidence and without fear and we are all on board looking to do well and improve on last season’s performance where we all know we were not at our best at the beginning of the season but with definitive improvements towards the end. We are ready to start our first competitive game against a good, well organised tough opponent in Preston North End Women who with a new management team will no doubt have been working just as hard to ensure they are ready for the competitive season that lay ahead..."
Forest Ladies prepare for new season in their 25th year
25 years of girls and women’s football for Forest Ladies
In the light of the recent success of the England Women’s team who reached a record breaking third place spot in the Women’s World Cup it is poignant to acknowledge that Nottingham’s oldest women’s and girls club, Nottingham
Forest Ladies, are celebrating the year 2015 and 2016 alongside. Nottingham Forest Ladies were formed in the 1990-1991 season by the Nottingham Forest in the Community Scheme. Since that time the club has seen a variety of challenges that has ultimately developed into a club with 11 teams going into the 2015/2016 season.
With the Senior 1st Team and Reserve Teams both playing at the highest level in the FA Women’s’ Winter League the club is preparing for a successful season by enhancing the Coaching and management teams.
With 9 Junior Age Groups from Under 9 through to Under 18s and two senior teams it is important to ensure all volunteer staff still meet FA Charter Standard Criteria.
Nottingham Forest Ladies Football Club