Derby County Ladies Football Club

Academy Report with Dave Cholerton

In my first column since before Christmas, i’d like to wish every a Happy and Prosperous New Year and what will hopefully be a busier run football wise until the end of the season.

Thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Xmas Party at Pride Park, it was a fantastic turn-out and I know the board were delighted to see members from all aspects of the club mingling together on the night.

The first-half of the season has been frustrating for the lack of football that has been played but fingers crossed we are over the worst of it and though we may get some colder weather, it is hoped that we will be able to get our games on now.

It’s going to be a busy second-half of the season for pretty much all of our teams and so it is important that the players implement what they have been working on with their coaches and continuing their development.

As the lead for the junior section of the club, I more than anything want to see that month on month improvement and from watching the training sessions, I can see how far our teams are coming along.

As mentioned before, it will now be about implementing that into our games and if we can do that, we are going to have a good end to the season and hopefully have some trophies to show for it.

This month is about our player evaluations and so are coaches will be providing that to both players and parents. This is designed to show how far each individual has come along and what they can work on.

All coaches will be available to talk through their daughter’s development if they wish and it is hoped that it will be seen as constructive analysis and it will help them grow in the second-half of the season.

Thankfully we saw some football played last weekend and we have some match reports below for you. It’s looking good for the players this weekend to play so hopefully more to come next week too.

Enjoy your weekend and #ComeOnEweRams!

Match Reports

To read this week’s Match Reports, please click on the team link below.

Under 14’s Match Report

Under 13’s Match Report

Under 12’s WS Match Report

Under 9’s Match Report

Thanks to all our Media Reps for their reports this week.