Bristol Rovers Women’s are delighted to announce an official partnership with the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League.
The partnership is aimed to promote the growth of recreational based football, to assist and collaborate with future events and to build a community of likeminded people who love the beautiful game in our City.
The BWFCL is a 7 a side friendly league that play outdoors, on a 3G astro-turf pitch at Bristol Brunel Academy, every 3 weeks on a Saturday. The League offers women from the age of 18-80 the opportunity to play football in a fun and friendly environment. The BWFCL also gives women a chance for new, returning or casual level players to take part in matches and now boasts close to 200 hundred registered players from across the City.
Bristol Rovers Women’s Co-Founder, Matthew Davies, said; “I am absolutely thrilled to start this relationship with the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League. We’ve been extremely impressed with the work and commitment that’s being made by the league members and all of the teams that help to promote such a positive and friendly atmosphere. Our values as a club is to promote inclusivity and offer more opportunities for more women and girls to play football. I hope that working with the league, we’ll be able to help increase participation numbers, offer more opportunities for players in the league and to start building a vibrant, inclusive community and culture around the club.”
BWFCL Social Media Administrator, Holly McDade, added; “The BWFCL are delighted to be in partnership with Bristol Rovers Women’s Football Club. We’re really looking forward to working together to develop grassroots women’s football in Bristol and the wider community. It’s great to see that the ‘Gas Girls’ are reaching out to the community and we’re really excited to see what we can develop together.”
The Gas Girls’ have have already reaped the benefits of the BWFCL, with current players Rossana Rocha and Shannon Francis having played in the league previously. Both players have unanimously praised the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to socialise and keep active amongst friends.lready reaped the benefits of the BWFCL, with current players Rossana Rocha and Shannon Francis having played in the league previously. Both players have unanimously praised the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to socialise and keep active amongst friends.
Bristol Rovers Women’s focus on four key areas as a football club, which include community, education, participation and performance. We aim to work closely with more partners with like minded values from across the City to build a club with the core community values at heart.
For more information on the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League, please visit their website (https://www.bwfcl.co.uk/) and follow their social media channels.
(reproduced with the kind permission of Bristol Rovers Community Trust)