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Newcastle United WFC Let’s Hear It For the Girls By NUWFC Many Newcastle United fans are oblivious to the fact that the club has a Women’s team, let alone a Women’s team which also competes in the FA Women’s Premier League. The club currently sits in the Northern division of the Premier League and is looking to consolidate its position and build for the future, with the long term aim to compete in the FA Women’s Super League. NUWFC gives an opportunity for girls and women living in Newcastle upon Tyne and its surrounding areas, to train and play football at one of the highest levels possible in English football. The club runs a first team and a reserve team and is looking to develop a youth programme in the coming years. The club was established in 1989 and is formerly known as Newcastle Women’s Football Club. It is a not for profit registered UK charity no 1111188. The club currently plays under the name of Newcastle United Women’s Football Club via an agreement with the Men’s club. Twitter: @NUWFCofficial and @NUWFCtv for highlights and player interviews Remaining fixtures and pricing First Team 23rd March – No Game 30th March – No Game 6th April – Sporting Club Albion (H) – 2pm – Coach Lane - £3 Admission 13th April – Bradford City (A) – 2pm 20th April – Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) – 2pm Reserve Team: 23rd March – Nottingham Forest (A) – 2pm 26 The club has to raise their own funds to enable the players to train and play at the very top of their chosen sport. Each player has to combine working in their normal day to day jobs or studies at University / College / Sixth Form, with the considerable demands of training twice a week & playing on a Sunday for Newcastle United WFC all over the country. Led by Chairman Lee Devlin and Vicechairman Ed Hindle, the club is developing both on and off the field, with the media coverage of the club increasing year on year. In 2013 the club launched its own TV channel, and has a regular column in the Evening Chronicle Black and White extra on Wednesday’s. NUWFC First Team plays on the grass pitch at the University of Northumbria’s Coach Lane Campus, Benton. Our NUWFC Reserves play at the University of Northumbria’s Bullocksteads sports complex at Kenton Bank Foot. Photos: top: first team. Middle: reserve team bottom: first team (change kit) 27