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Official History of Ladies Section of Bangor Football Club
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HISTORY FROM BANGOR LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB
One of Northern Ireland's fastest growing sports - ladies football, returned to Bangor in 2006, after an absence of nine years, bringing the 'beautiful game' back to the seaside town.
Ladies football has gone from strength to strength within the spots governing body - the NIWFA, who have continued to enjoy a massive growth in popularity since the Millennium, This trend has continued following the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Consequently at the start of the 2006 football season there were over fifty ladies clubs, in seven divisions, spread geographically all over Northern Ireland - the NIWFA growing even bigger in Season 2008 as more teams were formed due to the increase in demands at all levels.
With the sport rapidly losing its negative, stereo-type image, there are now over 30 million females now playing football. Ladies Football is now widely accepted globally as an entertaining and legitimate sport with not only last World Cup, the Ladies European Club Championships and the Womens FA League Cup featuring English League Champions Arsenal being screened by mainstream television. More recently, in August in 2012 - the Qlympic game featuring Team GB against Brazil was played at Wembley and was watched by a record crowd of 75,000 spectators, underlining the sport's popularity and the growing interest in the womens game.
With the emergence of more and more young females wanting to play football, particularly over the last decade, the trend has been set in a lot of local primary schools which has seen the sport thrive with the enthusiasm of 100's of kids welcoming it, as part of the physical education programme.
This pattern has progressed and is reflected in the secondary education sector, with many modern curriculums introducing ladies football to be on a par with more traditional female related school sports like netball and hockey. There were 49 NIWFA clubs lined for the 2012 Season - click here for Teams and Contact numbers
NDSAC Team of the Year 2009 - Bangor Ladies Football Club's Captain Cathy Duncan (left) picked up the award in 09 from
former Manchester, Newcastle United and Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie (right) Included are
Majella McCarthy (Marine Court Hotel) and Leanne McGarry (then Team Captain).
The establishment of a local side in 2006, gave young, talented players the opportunity to get involved in the game of football on their own doorstep in North Down. Players can now train and sign up for their local club, and get involved with the team, who may well be playing their 2015 home fixtures at Bangor Football Club's Bangor Fuel Arena - the new purpose built 3G facilities at the state-of-the-art complex on the Clandeboye Road - with the club affiliated and competing competitively in the N.I.W.F.A. in the summer of 20-15. Training for the new season will get underway in 2015, senior players will be invited to attend in preparation for the competitive season which will get underway next April - the season will continue through until September with the Bangor FC Ladies Section being involved in all four senior competitions next summer.
The history of the Ladies section at Clandeboye Parl saw the girls side finish the 2009 season as Divisional Champions, Bangor Ladies completed 14 league games, winning 13, and drawing the remaining one, to record the highest number of points (40) of any other women's football club in all the other seven divisions of the sports governing body, the NIWFA. The only flaw in the six month long campaign, which featured seven clean sheets, was a 1-1 draw with neighbouring rivals, 1st Bangor (Newtownards). The Club also lfted the Bruce Mulligan Trophy as North Down Sports Advisory Council's TEAM OF THE YEAR in April 2010 in recognition of the record breaking achievements in 2009.
The 2009 season also saw the North Down club also top the league as the most offensively minded side in the Province - with 67 goals scored - 41 of which were converted by, statistically the best strike partnership anywhere in the whole country - Bangor Ladies strike partnership of Natasha Lee and Deirdre Savage.
Bangor teenager Lee who netted 32 goals in the summer campaign, including 5 hat-tricks, was not only the leading markswoman of the Coca Cola Third Division, the 18 year old also ended the season as the most prolific striker across five of the countries divisional championships.
With Savage also netting 18, and finishing third highest goalscorer in the 3rd division, the Seasiders also boasted the team with the biggest positive goal difference total, again in the whole Northern Ireland, having only conceding 11 goals in their successful record breaking campaign.
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With ladies football clubs springing up in Ards, Donaghadee and Portaferry, the time seemed right to establish a senior ladies club in Bangor in2006 to represent the whole of North Down, giving local players the opportunity to play the beautiful game, whether just for fun, fitness or at a competitive level in their home town.
You were kept up to date right here - with every fixture, result and important date and line up which was featured on this website - also all your up and coming dates for league games and Divisional cup matches - you could also check out the Northern Ireland World Cup qualifiers, group standings and tables also all those fundraising events - so there was no excuses and you never could say you weren't told - it was right here on the official website.
Bangor LFC 2012 Awards Night Winners and Pictures
Some of the Bangor Ladies footballers who completed their Level 1 in September 2012 - the year the club left Bangor FC.
Training took place every Sunday at Bangor's Clandeboye Arena, the club concentrating on maintaining a programme of coaching which endorsed the three elements of the modern day footballer: Physical - cardio vascular conditioning; tactical - team formations, offsides, principles of attack and defence; and finally technique - skills, shielding, heading, passing etc.
NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOMED
SHOOTING - BLOCKING - TACKLING - SHIELDING - PASSING
Following a move to Bangor F.C., in 2007 in what was thought to signal a permanent long term relationship between the Irish League Championship side Bangor and the previously named North Down Ladies. The team changed their name to Bangor Ladies and voted in favour of joining the Irish League club at the start of the 2007 season. Bangor Chairman Trevor Best having met with the ladies to discuss a number of very positive proposals which now sees the ladies section now established at the Clandeboye Road venue, as the official Ladies Section of Bangor Football Club - a move which saw the ladies lift the Division Three Championship as Northern Ireland's No. 1 ladies football club that season. While the ladies left Bangor Football Club in 2013- it is hoped this can be addressed with the promised developments at Clandeboye Park in 2014/5.
However Bangor Ladies broke away from the Clandeboye Road Irish League side in 2012 - and are currently competing in the NIWFA Division 2. This club has no links to the Irish Championship club - are independently run and their progress can be checked on Facebook.
Or you may just want to consider coming along to support the men's team - the Seasiders' which are continuing at Bangor Fuels Arena, Clandeboye Road, Bangor, on articial 3G grass during the Irish Championships current season - you will be Very Welcome.
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Latest National Fixtures & Results
NORTHERN IRELAND 0, BELGUIM 2, Euro Qualifiers, Windsor Park, Belfast, Sept. 19th, 2012
ICELAND 2, NORTHERN IRELAND 0, Euro Qualifiers, Reykjavik, Iceland, Sept. 15th, 2012
Fixture: NORTHERN IRELAND 0, HUNGARY 1, Wednesday, April 25th, Mourneview Park
European Championships 2012 Qualifier
Fixture: NORTHERN IRELAND 1 BELARUS 1, Friday, 25th July
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, NK Inter Zapreaic - Zapresic - Croatia October 24th, 2009
CROATIA 0, NORTHERN IRELAND 1
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, The Oval, Belfast, October 28th, 2009
NORTHERN IRELAND 0, ICELAND 1
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, Stade de la Libération - Boulogne-sur-Mer, March 29th, 2010
French players Laure Lepalleur and Marie-Laure Deile (18) in the win over Northern Ireland
FRANCE 6, NORTHERN IRELAND 0
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, Windsor Park, Belfast - March 31st, 2010
NORTHERN IRELAND 0, FRANCE 4
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, Estonia - June 5th 2010
ESTONIA 2, NORTHERN IRELAND 1
World Cup 2011 Qualifier, Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik, Iceland - June 19th 2010
ICELAND 2, NORTHERN IRELAND 0
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