BL Women's Football is a flourishing Barts and the London sports club which aims to share the love for football while fostering a supportive community of women to make the most of your time here at Barts. We are excited to see our club continue to expand and develop, and eager to play and enjoy the sport. We currently take part in competitive university leagues and offer weekly training sessions where ladies at Barts can show off their football skills. Our former years as a club have been hugely successful, with great results in the LUSL league table, participation in the Merger Cup, and a wide variety of social events for our members.
We welcome players of all abilities from any year- from budding Megan Rapinoe's to those who have never kicked a ball before. So join us and be part of our women’s football club at Barts! In addition to trainings and matches, we have an exciting social calendar with a wide range of events, for drinkers and non-drinkers alike!
Our training sessions are every Monday from 6-7:20pm at St Paul's Way Trust School - Astro (E3 4FT). It is a 15 min walk from Mile End station and a 30 min walk from the Barts campus! You first two sessions with us is absolutely free, all you need to bring is comfortable clothing to run around in and football boots if you have them. Join our groupchat by following the link in our linktree (blwfc2023) for more updates!
Equipment: Comfortable exercise clothes and a mat if you have one for our virtual exercise sessions. Comfortable running clothes and trainers for training sessions. We will provide balls and other equipment required for training sessions.
Commitment levels required: Enthusiasm and team participation - commit as much as you can, with the possible interest to join in on our games in the LUSL league.
Our in-person team socials include Fresher’s curry, tables at the Griff Inn, and team meals such as Christmas dinner and post-match dinners.
In the event that in-person socials cannot run, we will be hosting online socials every 2 weeks - ranging from quizzes, bake-along and book clubs! Links will be posted on our groupchat and Instagram!
We also have plans to run revision sessions monthly, this will allow for a fun work environment with support offered from older years at the club!
We have both drinking and non-drinking events, so everyone is welcome!
We participate in the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL) - matches take place on Sundays about twice a month. Alongside LUSL, we hope to arrange friendlies in the second and third terms! For games, you will need football boots, shin pads, long black socks, and comfortable black shorts.
How to get involved
1. Join our groupchat! Our linktree is http://linktr.ee/blwfc - there you will find a link to join our Whatsapp chat where all our announcements are made first!
2. Follow our Instagram page @blwfc for regular updates. Here, you will find our most important announcements.
4. Attend our socials and trainings (weekly) - your first session is free!
5. Dont forget to purchase your subs*. You can do it right here on this website, just click add to the basket and you will get a free social top!
6. Enjoy! We can't wait for you to join us - any questions just dm us on our insta!
*We believe that football should be enjoyed by all, regardless of personal circumstances. Hence if you have any trouble paying for subs or travel etc., email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide all the help possible.
President – Menna Beaman (email@example.com)
Captain – Veronica Murzyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Daniella Odunsi (email@example.com)
Secretary - Salma Afifi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social Secretaries – Arisha Waqar (email@example.com) & Manisha Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer – Malvika Padinharayil (email@example.com)
Charity and Welfare Officer – Malalay Barekzai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social Media Secretary - Isabella Zsolnia (email@example.com)
To get in touch or for any concerns or queries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on instagram @blwfc !