Sevenoaks Town FC are currently in the exciting process of putting together a 3-year plan for the women and girls’ section of the club, in which they are aiming to help the team move from tier 7 (b) to tier 4 within the next 3 years. This is an ambitious jump to a high standard of football which STFC are confident they can achieve.
In order to help Sevenoaks Town accomplish this, the club has been working with two consultants who both have a lot of first-hand experience in women’s football: Natalie Curtis, a Football Development Officer for Women & Girls Football at the Kent FA who has also played for a pro club and managed and coached at the same level, and Charlotte Richardson, an FA Club Consultant who has been involved in the Women’s Sport & Leadership Academy.
Both Natalie and Charlotte have experience of working with clubs and taking their Women’s and Girls’ teams up a few tiers, which is what Sevenoaks Town aspires to achieve. Natalie and Charlotte have begun to map out this three-year plan to help STFC achieve our goals.
Furthermore, Sevenoaks Town have also appointed Paul McDonagh who will be a great addition to the Women’s and Girls section at Sevenoaks Town. Paul is a UEFA A Coach, and has also been Technical Director for Women’s and Girls football at Charlton Athletic for 2 years.
Paul will take on and oversee STFC’s Women and Girls’ section, and he will also manage the Women’s First Team for the upcoming 21/22 season supported by Maddie Smith and Dan Thomas who bring a wealth of experience and have been instrumental in our progress so far.
We at Sevenoaks Town FC are confident that with the addition of Natalie, Charlotte and Paul to STFC’s Women and Girls’ section, as well as the foundation we have built since our first girls’ team in 2012, we will be able to really push on and increase the profile and exposure of women’s football at the cub. The ultimate aim is to have our women’s and men’s teams run in the same way and be on the same level, and we hope to achieve this starting with the 3-year plan which is being put in place.