The Albion women weekly round-up.Brighton & Hove Albion elite women’s and girls’ football manager, Tracy Doe, was on hand to give us an update on the women's programme at the club, from the centre of excellence and the development squad, through to the first-team squad.
ALBION’S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD face Charlton Athletic at the University of Greenwich on Sunday, kick-off 2pm. It will be the first match in almost three weeks for Amy Merricks’s side, after last week’s game against Chichester City was postponed.
She told seagulls.co.uk, “It will be nice to get a game in and get back to league action. We want to get some momentum going again and we’re looking to improve on how we did against Charlton last time [won 1-0].
“We’re looking to be more clinical against them and more effective in the final third.”
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SOPHIE PERRY has returned from a Republic of Ireland training camp, which included a friendly international with USA in San Diego on Sunday. Perry played the first half against the world champions.
A hat-trick from World Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd, and a goal each for Alex Morgan and Mallory Pugh gave USA the victory.
ALBION’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE teams are not in action this weekend, but the under-11s and under-13s faced Albion in the Community pre-academy teams on Friday.
ALBION’S ACADEMY TEAM, in conjunction with Worthing College, beat Merrist Wood College 7-0 to move up to second in the league. Trial dates for the academy, taking place in September, will be confirmed in the next week. If you’re interested in trialling, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FIRST-TEAM’S Premier League Cup quarter-final tie away at Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled owing to Tottenham’s County Cup commitments and a new date will be confirmed in due course.
ALBION WOMEN’S next home match is against Oxford United in the SSE FA Women’s Cup third round at Culver Road on Sunday 7th February, kick-off 2pm. The match takes place at the Sussex County FA Headquarters at Culver Road, BN15 9AX. Admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for Albion season-tickets holders and under-16s.
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