Walls Club
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Read about the news that the Walls club is closing and also about City of Gloucester Women looking for new pitches as a consequence. 

Wouldn’t this be a perfect opportunity to merge the two clubs, take on Walls club and have it a second base for the Womens and Academy and have one big Womens team in Gloucester with amazing facilities, with teams competing at several levels?

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(29-02-2024, 10:20 AM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Read about the news that the Walls club is closing and also about City of Gloucester Women looking for new pitches as a consequence. 

Wouldn’t this be a perfect opportunity to merge the two clubs, take on Walls club and have it a second base for the Womens and Academy and have one big Womens team in Gloucester with amazing facilities, with teams competing at several levels?
Great idea! But:

Where's the money going to come from?
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(29-02-2024, 11:27 AM)drbob Wrote:  Great idea! But:

Where's the money going to come from?
Council owned asset and then leased to the club? Fairly common arrangement.

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#4

A very good idea. Would have to move quickly as there will be other interested parties. If we were in better circumstances it would be a no brainier.
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#5

Council will more then likely sell it off to  house builders or build on the land themselves?
Nothing but house's will be put on that land it must be worth millions to big developers and the council.
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(29-02-2024, 10:20 AM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Read about the news that the Walls club is closing and also about City of Gloucester Women looking for new pitches as a consequence. 

Wouldn’t this be a perfect opportunity to merge the two clubs, take on Walls club and have it a second base for the Womens and Academy and have one big Womens team in Gloucester with amazing facilities, with teams competing at several levels?

Weren't Gloucester City Women and City of Gloucester one club recently anyway? My daughter plays for the latter and turned up in her GCAFC away GK shirt to a few snarls as it wasn't an amicable split from the snippets I heard.

I have noticed there was a recruitment drive for the GCAFC girls this week on social media but I think taking over another club is the wrong move plus the issue with Walls Club is lack of invest in the failing roof so GCAFC would have to foot the repair bills as part of the lease as the owners aren't bothered.

Barnwood have secured a 25 year lease at Coopers Edge so they are sorted.
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(01-03-2024, 07:32 PM)Gloucester Green Wrote:  Weren't Gloucester City Women and City of Gloucester one club recently anyway? My daughter plays for the latter and turned up in her GCAFC away GK shirt to a few snarls as it wasn't an amicable split from the snippets I heard.

I have noticed there was a recruitment drive for the GCAFC girls this week on social media but I think taking over another club is the wrong move plus the issue with Walls Club is lack of invest in the failing roof so GCAFC would have to foot the repair bills as part of the lease as the owners aren't bothered.

Barnwood have secured a 25 year lease at Coopers Edge so they are sorted.
That’s right, COG Women were formerly Gloucester City Ladies. In typically tactless fashion the club’s minor shareholder tried to incorporate them under the ‘main club’ umbrella and they decided not to take up the offer. Shame really.

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#8

No, GCAFC Women are a completely new entity. CoG used to play as Gloucester City Ladies but were never affiliated to the club IIRC.

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Depends how you define affiliated to the club. They played under our name, badge and colours, that’s good enough for me.

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(01-03-2024, 07:32 PM)Gloucester Green Wrote:  Weren't Gloucester City Women and City of Gloucester one club recently anyway? My daughter plays for the latter and turned up in her GCAFC away GK shirt to a few snarls as it wasn't an amicable split from the snippets I heard.

I have noticed there was a recruitment drive for the GCAFC girls this week on social media but I think taking over another club is the wrong move plus the issue with Walls Club is lack of invest in the failing roof so GCAFC would have to foot the repair bills as part of the lease as the owners aren't bothered.

Barnwood have secured a 25 year lease at Coopers Edge so they are sorted.

GCAFC Women was formed because City of Glos didn't want to be part of the main club. The person in charge of City of Glos is particularly difficult to deal with I've been told. Ultimately since GCAFC Women have been formed, City of Glos have dropped down to the very bottom league and GCAFC Women are on the rise - even our Development team play higher than them.

As for Barnwood at Cooper's Edge...good luck to them. It's in an awful state already and won't cope with regular football on it. Shame it wasn't given to the locals to run.
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