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    No, it doesn't.


    Or, to put it differently, it may actually help...
    Bang on then.


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    It would certainly tie in with the community statements coming out the club


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    In the meantime they have secured a major sponsorship. Reading between the lines, the phrase "a springboard for further engagement with the business community and the wider Forest family" seems to point to the direction I was implying.


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    In the meantime they have secured a major sponsorship. Reading between the lines, the phrase "a springboard for further engagement with the business community and the wider Forest family" seems to point to the direction I was implying.
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    Neither does my corporate proxy (which rarely if ever gives a "false positive").

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    First thing for the new regime to sort out then. Or they could put the mens and womens teams under one banner on the new NFFC site which would be more corporate and inclusive.


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    Mine dont pick it up, im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing....

    Nottingham Forest Ladies FC are thrilled to announce a new major sponsorship deal with Inc. for the 2017/18 season which includes sponsorship of the First and Reserves Team Shirts.

    The new deal is the one of the largest in the club's history and has enabled the committee to put together ambitious plans for the new season during which it will be competing in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division.

    Both parties hope that this will develop into a long term relationship and also act as a springboard for further engagement with the business community and the wider Forest family.

    Greg Nugent, Co-Founder of Inc. London and a lifelong reds fan said "We are really proud to be backing Nottingham Forest Ladies and women's football in the Nottingham area. We have been impressed by the work the club has done over many years in developing players through its extensive youth structure and competing for trophies at senior level. Most of all I hope that our sponsorship will encourage others to join us in supporting the Forest Ladies as they seek to push to the next level."

    Steve Wright, Forest Ladies Treasurer, said "We are currently looking to make a step change at Nottingham Forest Ladies to build a successful and sustainable future for this historic club and this commitment from Inc. allows us to plan for the future with confidence. We are delighted to welcome Inc. to the Forest Ladies family and thank them for investing in our proud track record of football for women and girls in Nottingham. There is more exciting news to come as we seek to build a competitive team for the new season and will also be releasing details of new ways for individuals and businesses to engage and support the team."

    You can keep up to date with all the developments at Forest Ladies via the club's website at www.nottinghamforestladies.co.uk and by following them on our social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    McAfee Web Advisor doesn't like that site
    I guess McAfee is against the combination of "Forest" and "Ladies" in the same url. How politically incorrect of them.


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    I hear they've made some big new signings as well, who've made them much more competive...
    Current line up:-

    GK. Stephanie Henderson

    RB: Thomasina Lam
    LB: Daniella Fox
    CB: Damiola Perquis
    CB: Jackie Hobbs

    CM: Angela Ahmedhodžić
    CM: Matilda Cash
    CM: Tabitha Edser

    RW: Gabriella Ariyibi
    LW Georgina Grant
    CF: Adele Vellios


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    This seasons kit was sorted till we sold the big girls blouse to Villa


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    My daughter plays for the Ladies team.
    Got to say they certainly need a shake up.
    Past couple of seasons they have been through numerous managers.

    The players PAY in the region of £180 per season to be a player.
    Fines have to be paid out the players pockets even in the reserves where some of the girls are 16-18 and finishing school or at college so no income.
    None of this is taken into account by the club.
    My personal apinion is that club should cover fines as the girls are not on paid contracts.

    This season just gone, the reserves on a friday evening were told that the mini-bus for the Sunday match had been cancelled and could the players make their own way. To Cardiff.
    The reserves average age is around 18. These girls are expected to drive 7-8 hour round journey on top of the 90 mins to played!


    Managers and players leave all the time due to lack of stability and poor organisation.

    The Ladies had a good run in the FA cup season just past, no financial/bonuses to players of any nature that im aware of.

    Lets hope the club show as much professionalism as the players show on the pitch for the coming 2017/2018 season.


    For anyone unsure of the promotion side of things from Ladies Premier to WSL...
    Northern Premier champs play Southern Premier champs in a play off. Winner gets promoted to WSL2.


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    The situation described by Foo is simply ridiculous. In Greece, not even in amateur clubs are players expected to pay the fines themselves, let alone pay to be part of the team. The new management should take over the ladies' team immediately and run it professionally. It makes sense for the community and it makes sense for the club.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    The situation described by Foo is simply ridiculous. In Greece, not even in amateur clubs are players expected to pay the fines themselves, let alone pay to be part of the team. The new management should take over the ladies' team immediately and run it professionally. It makes sense for the community and it makes sense for the club.
    I'm not so sure.

    If the club raises revenue and brings someone financial gain then yes, expenses should be covered as a minimum. Otherwise isn't it a hobby? A hobby performed at a high level but a hobby nonetheless.

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur footballers, both kids and adults pay their own way every week to play football, what's the difference?

    It would be a nice touch to have the team in house but I don't see that there is an entitlement.

    IIRC there was an attempt to bring the team in house by Clown-tabs but tgis was blocked by the owner?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo View Post
    My daughter plays for the Ladies team.
    Got to say they certainly need a shake up.
    Past couple of seasons they have been through numerous managers.

    The players PAY in the region of £180 per season to be a player.
    Fines have to be paid out the players pockets even in the reserves where some of the girls are 16-18 and finishing school or at college so no income.
    None of this is taken into account by the club.
    My personal apinion is that club should cover fines as the girls are not on paid contracts.

    This season just gone, the reserves on a friday evening were told that the mini-bus for the Sunday match had been cancelled and could the players make their own way. To Cardiff.
    The reserves average age is around 18. These girls are expected to drive 7-8 hour round journey on top of the 90 mins to played!


    Managers and players leave all the time due to lack of stability and poor organisation.

    The Ladies had a good run in the FA cup season just past, no financial/bonuses to players of any nature that im aware of.

    Lets hope the club show as much professionalism as the players show on the pitch for the coming 2017/2018 season.


    For anyone unsure of the promotion side of things from Ladies Premier to WSL...
    Northern Premier champs play Southern Premier champs in a play off. Winner gets promoted to WSL2.
    Shame one of the local bus hire companies couldn't lay on a bus for the ladies teams free of charge.

    If they got to slap sponsors of forest ladies fc with the tree logo on the side of their vehicles it could help drum up a bit of business in return once people were aware of their Forest ladies connections.

    Just a thought although knowing what a poor run Forest as a whole has been through for years it perhaps doesn't hold much weight these days sadly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I'm not so sure.

    If the club raises revenue and brings someone financial gain then yes, expenses should be covered as a minimum. Otherwise isn't it a hobby? A hobby performed at a high level but a hobby nonetheless.

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur footballers, both kids and adults pay their own way every week to play football, what's the difference?

    It would be a nice touch to have the team in house but I don't see that there is an entitlement.

    IIRC there was an attempt to bring the team in house by Clown-tabs but tgis was blocked by the owner?
    Im with you on this, i thought they were connected with the club by name only?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I'm not so sure.

    If the club raises revenue and brings someone financial gain then yes, expenses should be covered as a minimum. Otherwise isn't it a hobby? A hobby performed at a high level but a hobby nonetheless.

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur footballers, both kids and adults pay their own way every week to play football, what's the difference?

    It would be a nice touch to have the team in house but I don't see that there is an entitlement.

    IIRC there was an attempt to bring the team in house by Clown-tabs but tgis was blocked by the owner?
    All this depends on how you see the club in the long run. I repeat that Uefa promotes women's football aggressively. There are consistent rumours that clubs participating in European competitions will have to have a women's team, just like they are forced to have a youth team. Moreover, having a competitive women's team makes sense in terms of building community spirit (one city one team, regardless of sex and age), it may prove useful in "fixing the books" for facets of ffp, and it would really cost peanuts to Marinakis.

    All in all, it sounds the right thing to do. At Olympiacos, Marinakis pays from his own pocket, often unofficially, for most teams the amateur "mother" club has: volleyball, water-polo, etc. He does not do it as a fan or as a benefactor only; he does because it makes sense business-wise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    All this depends on how you see the club in the long run. I repeat that Uefa promotes women's football aggressively. There are consistent rumours that clubs participating in European competitions will have to have a women's team, just like they are forced to have a youth team. Moreover, having a competitive women's team makes sense in terms of building community spirit (one city one team, regardless of sex and age), it may prove useful in "fixing the books" for facets of ffp, and it would really cost peanuts to Marinakis.

    All in all, it sounds the right thing to do. At Olympiacos, Marinakis pays from his own pocket, often unofficially, for most teams the amateur "mother" club has: volleyball, water-polo, etc. He does not do it as a fan or as a benefactor only; he does because it makes sense business-wise.
    I don't disagree pal, in fact I think that football clubs have an obligation to the local community.
    I think the situation is a little more complex here though. From recollection Fawaz offered to bring the ladies team in house but the owner wanted to retain control, which understandably was a no goer.
    At the time NFFC Ladies were very vocal about what they were entitled too which, quite frankly, turns me right off. It is, when all said and done, a hobby. Tonight I'm going to a local football teams presentation night/fundraiser. The parents and coaches work tirelessly to keep going and providing the kids with an outlet. The costs are horrendous for pitch hire and kits etc and many of the kids are from deprived backgrounds, they ofyen have boots bought for them by the club and in some instances the coaches. I fail to see what makes NFFCL a more deserving cause than the club I mention and dozens like it around Nottingham, they are all persuing their hobbies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I don't disagree pal, in fact I think that football clubs have an obligation to the local community.
    I think the situation is a little more complex here though. From recollection Fawaz offered to bring the ladies team in house but the owner wanted to retain control, which understandably was a no goer.
    At the time NFFC Ladies were very vocal about what they were entitled too which, quite frankly, turns me right off. It is, when all said and done, a hobby. Tonight I'm going to a local football teams presentation night/fundraiser. The parents and coaches work tirelessly to keep going and providing the kids with an outlet. The costs are horrendous for pitch hire and kits etc and many of the kids are from deprived backgrounds, they ofyen have boots bought for them by the club and in some instances the coaches. I fail to see what makes NFFCL a more deserving cause than the club I mention and dozens like it around Nottingham, they are all persuing their hobbies.
    Obviously the current owner cannot retain control if the team joins NFFC.

    As far as obligation to amateur football is concerned, I agree and point out again to the Olympiacos example. Marinakis has been funding for several years the association of amateur football clubs in Piraeus, with money and other grants (from outfits to providing our stadium for free for the amateur cup final).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I don't disagree pal, in fact I think that football clubs have an obligation to the local community.
    I think the situation is a little more complex here though. From recollection Fawaz offered to bring the ladies team in house but the owner wanted to retain control, which understandably was a no goer.
    At the time NFFC Ladies were very vocal about what they were entitled too which, quite frankly, turns me right off. It is, when all said and done, a hobby. Tonight I'm going to a local football teams presentation night/fundraiser. The parents and coaches work tirelessly to keep going and providing the kids with an outlet. The costs are horrendous for pitch hire and kits etc and many of the kids are from deprived backgrounds, they ofyen have boots bought for them by the club and in some instances the coaches. I fail to see what makes NFFCL a more deserving cause than the club I mention and dozens like it around Nottingham, they are all persuing their hobbies.
    This.

    My lads presentation was last night. He plays for two teams and his other was last week. I help run one and help with training on the other.

    I pay 45 quid a month for him to play for both teams. Thats without tournaments and signing on fees. If he gets booked the fine comes to me to pay.

    The club has girls teams as well as teams for boys from 5 up to 18 and survive through sponsorship from local companies, fun days run by the club and time given up by volunteers as well as a very favourable rent agreement with the owner of the land.

    You pay your own way, this aint no free ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Obviously the current owner cannot retain control if the team joins NFFC.

    As far as obligation to amateur football is concerned, I agree and point out again to the Olympiacos example. Marinakis has been funding for several years the association of amateur football clubs in Piraeus, with money and other grants (from outfits to providing our stadium for free for the amateur cup final).
    So I understand, it's a massive plus point in favour of the guy for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I help run one and help with training on the other.
    Good luck with that. I also help run my son's club and it really doesn't help my anxiety problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Good luck with that. I also help run my son's club and it really doesn't help my anxiety problem.
    Its certainly a thankless job.


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    Excellent news.


 

 

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