May 6, 2022 By Cyrille Ndongo-Keller Off

Newsletter (03) Term 2

the development of their child. It is therefore important to educate parents to help them understand the process of transforming a young person from a discovery experience, development experience, to performance experience. In order to acquire the set of skills required in that process, what players need from their parents is consistency, commitment, patience and support. Working with families is therefore important for us to achieve success in the development of our players. We will have the opportunity to further discuss the above at out parents meeting on Monday. 

A number of Pre Academy & Academy players will be offered the opportunity to attend interstate tournaments during the July School holidays. More information will be provided once we receive confirmation of dates.

Our school holiday clinic project with Real Madrid Clinics will be launched during July school holidays with a series of 3 Day Discovery Clinics open to boys and girls aged 6-15yrs of age.  Places will be limited to 50 in each of the available 5 categories: (Cat. 6-7yrs, 8-9yrs, 10-11yrs, 12-13yrs, 14-14yrs). Our players will be given the opportunity to book early. More information will be provided during the week.

With the much improved weather, our teams will be able to return to Saturday football this Weeknd. Good luck and have fun! 

See you on the field


Women in sport: misogyny among male fans is rife but progressive masculinities are on the rise

When the Football Association in England launched the Women’s Super League in 2011, it was the first milestone in what sport sociologists have identified as a new age for media coverage of women’s sport, and football in particular. The success of women athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with Sport England’s subsequent This Girl Can media campaign which ran nationwide, cemented this trend. 

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is seen as a turning point. Print journalists paid a lot more attention than they had previously. And for the first time all of England’s matches were televised live, while viewership numbers across the world broke records

In a new study, led by Durham University and in collaboration with the University of Leicester and the University of South Australia, we set out to examine men’s attitudes towards women’s football, and sport in general, in this new age of media attention in the UK. From September 2015 to January 2016, we surveyed 1,950 men football fans from across the country, recruited through football fan message boards.