TCU Womens Football is back in 2017
It’s been a few years but at Tauranga City United we have a fresh committee and commitment from players, supporters and sponsors to compete in the
highest local league in 2017.
Welcome past and potential players to the new launch of the 2017 TCU Womens Squad.
Exciting times are ahead for those who make the squad. Tauranga City United has committed to running a side which will strive to create Tauranga’s best female football for players, supporters and sponsors.
Please take the time to look through the website and see you at our training’s or game days!
Our 2017 Season so far:
Great road trip to Taupo for the squad. We are now sitting at the top of the table after a 6:2 win. What this means is that our last game at 1pm on the 11th June at Links against Plains Rangers could see the TCU Womens be crowned best in the Bay and progress to the WAIBOP Fed League for the second half of this year. To all our supporters and sponsors we look forward to seeing you in the covered grandstand!!!
Sometimes you can lose and win at the same time. The squad played Whakatane, and what better opportunity to reward those that have trained hard all year and played from the bench but to start them. The game was a physical encounter that ultimately resulted in an own goal and unfortunately a 1:0 loss. So how did the squad win, well with the WAIBOP Fed League starting the second half of this year it was a great hit out and a chance to blow off any cobwebs.
Its easy to focus on where you sit on the table as a measure of success, so 6/6 puts TCUWF at the top, but the real success is building a great team on and off the field. Many of the players have not experienced such a great team culture before!Thanks to the support from Mt Manganui Junior Football as we try to build a lasting legacy. If you are keen to see what is going on with Junior Girls Football then visit: www.mountjuniorfootball.co.nz
Now it’s 5/5. Our 5th game of the season was a head to head against the two top senior female teams in the Tauranga region. Supporters of both sides witnessed two great teams engaged in an epic battle. Early on Papamoa took the lead but City maintained shape and composure and eventually came out the victors 6:4 .Clearly the toughest game to date saw players from both sides empty their tanks on the field, in a display that some supporters havn’t seen in many years. The young mount female footballers who shared in the experience will no doubt be inspired!
The side is now offering young aspiring female footballers the chance to have a TCUWF home game experience. Chosen junior players will be with the senior side as they prep for a game and then be involved with the warm up, in the dugout, half time talks not to mention receive a TCU scarf!.
Not only does the team have free injury management from Bay SportsMed but now we have a qualified female massage therapist on board
Four games into the season and it’s 4 from 4. As you know it’s about building pathways and whilst it’s great to be at the top of the league it’s also important to build connections with future players. A big thanks to some of our players who are now helping to coach junior girls teams at both Mount and Papamoa Clubs
Wow at last we have got our first game under our belt, against Otumoetai. This was the first game that TCU Women have played since forming the side just a couple of months ago. A convincing 6:2 win by the women in pink (TCU’s awesome new alternate strip) has laid a great platform for TCU’s Northern League aspirations. I think the supporters who sat in the stand would agree that the TCU Women played with great composure and delivered an attractive style of football which is very encouraging
Thanks to Waipuna for the latest Pre Season game. We really enjoyed the opportunity and look forward to a rematch soon!
The Women had a great hit out at the Cambridge 7’s. It was a great day for the team to get to know each other and a fantastic time was had by all. Thanks to the crew at Cambridge for putting on a great day!!
Bay Sports Centre is now providing Speed and Agility training on Monday nights at Links Ave for any players who want to improve
To read more about TCU Womens Football Click Here