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Glentoran Women 2023 Season Preparations

Sun, 19/03/2023 - 20:43

Preparation has started for the Glentoran Women’s’ 2023 Season.

The team met in late January ahead of a season that will see them compete in the Northern Ireland Women’s Premiership, the County Antrim Challenge Cup, the Irish Cup, and a new Island of Ireland competition. This new competition will see select teams from NIFL and LOI go head-to-head over the summer months.

Players completed pre-season initial testing using equipment from Altima Clinics in Magherafelt before embarking on a 10-week strength and conditioning programme. The squad will be tested again before the season starts to determine progress.

Several additions have been made to the backroom team with a clear focus on player welfare and ensuring that players are prepared to succeed both on and off the pitch.

Sandy McDermott (Glentoran Strength and Conditioning) has joined the team and will work with Team Physiotherapist Emma Donaghey to ensure players have a tailored fitness programme, helping to reduce injuries and to effectively rehabilitate players recovering from injury.

Stephen Floyd (SF Performance Nutrition) will support players in optimizing their performance through workshops and nutrition advice throughout the season.

Following successful spells with St James Swifts FC and Hope United, Gemma Quigley joins Kim Turner, Russell Bowers and Andy Smith as 1st Team Coaches.

The complete list of staff is as follows:

  • General Manager: Billy Clarke
  • First Team Coaches: Kim Turner, Gemma Quigley, Russell Bowers, Andy Smith
  • S&C Coach: Sandy McDermott
  • Physiotherapist: Emma Donaghey
  • Nutritionist: Stephen Floyd
  • Media: Sarah Gamble, Scott Martin

The Glentoran official club website and @Glentoran social media channels remain the primary locations for official club communication.

In addition to the existing women’s content available on the @Glentoran social media channels, supplementary women’s content will be able via:

@GlentoranWomenFC on Instagram and @GlentoranWomen_ on Twitter.

A further update on this season’s playing squad will be announced in due course.