Derby County Ladies Football Club

Academy Report with Dave Cholerton: October 19th/20th

The weather continued to play havoc with our Academy games last week with some managing to get games in but others frustrated yet again in their efforts to continue their development.

I spoke last week about the mental side of the game and its increasing importance and I know our coaches work hard with this to encourage a positive attitude at Derby County Ladies.

Last week also saw the news of our new Governance Board who will work with our Operational Board to improve the opportunities for the Ewe Rams and it’s fantastic news that will help us grow as a club.

One of the initiatives that we have brought in, has been the increased links with our senior team and the 1st Team players attending our training sessions and boosting the confidence of the Academy teams and giving them idols to follow.

This week saw Goalkeeper Sarah Morgan, Striker Olivia Mitcham and Midfielder Callan Barber join our Under 12 White Socks team for their session and as with previous visitors, it was great to see the 1st team Ambassadors join in once again.

This Sunday it is the Academy’s turn to go support our 1st team as they face league leaders Sunderland in a must win game. We ensure that we have 2/3 Marquee games a season, with the first one being at Pride Park and Sunday’s is the second marquee game.

The 1st team have openly said it gives them a big boost when the youngsters come down and the atmosphere is great with the girls joining in with our announcer Nigel who brings his array of songs.

The game kicks-off at 2pm at Mickleover Sports FC so we’ll look forward to a cracking game and there will be a chance to grab a photo and autograph with the players after the game.

On the pitch it was another solid week for our Academy teams and you can read the match reports from our fantastic media rep parents below!

Match Reports

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

Under 15’s Match Report

Under 13’s Match Report

Under 12’s WS Match Report

Under 12’s BS Match Report

Under 9’s Match Report

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