FRANKLIN WOMAN'S TEAM
Franklin formed a FUYA academy U16 Girls team in 2018 with a view to creating a pathway for local girls to progress to a competitive senior team. In 2020, the nucleus of the Girls team united with talented players from the Franklin member clubs to become the inaugural Women’s team, competing in NRF Div 2.
This team was promoted in 2021 into Div 1 when a space became available, on the back of their solid results in the NRF Women's KO Cup and making it through to the top 16 teams in the NZF Kate Shepherd KO Cup. Although the 2021 season was cut short, the Women's strong performance over the season gained them a 2022 spot in the newly formed NRF Conference/League One division.
Our U14 Premier Girls team also performed well, winning the 2021 Franklin Sports Awards Junior Team of the Year! We are delighted that a number of these players will be stepping up into the Senior teams this season.
Uniting the Women’s and Girls team under Franklin Utd provides a clear pathway for our female players coming up through the Junior and Youth sections of both our Youth Academy and our member clubs. We strengthen links with squad training and the opportunity for Youth Girls to have valuable playing time in Senior games. This is a fantastic development for Franklin United and we are thrilled our female pathway now mirrors the established male pathway.
We are considering adding a 2nd competitive Women's team to our ranks, hopefully to be entered in NRF Div 1, who will train alongside the Conference team.
All interested players for either team are invited to come along to a training night to meet the crew, or message us for further information.
We are delighted to have qualified coaches and experienced managers leading our teams, under the direction of Franklin’s Head Coach Mark Holt and supported fully by the Franklin Board.
Trainings are Tuesday & Thursday, 7.00pm-8.30pm @ Drury Sports Complex (Victoria St, Drury, by the motorway)
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