Girls and Ladies (U12 up)

The 2016 Woman’s Football Season kicked off with the 1st preparatory phase (pre-season training) on the 1st February 2016.

Many new players attended including players that had attended the open day held in December 2015, where Janine Van Wyk, the Banyana Banyana number 5 and captain (and now Olympian) made an appearance. Players from as far as Diepsloot, Soweto, Pretoria and Auckland Park trekked to join the RAFC Girls & Woman’s Football team.

Junior Girls – U12 to U15

Ladies – U16 up

The overall Mission and Vision are as follows: Mission – “To be the most recognised woman’s amateur football club in South Africa”, and the Vision – “To play at the highest competitive level possible (5 years, 3 years and 1 year)”. During the year, the team(s) progressed from the preparatory phases and 1 and 2, into the competitive phase, the 1st transitional phase, 2nd preparatory phase and then final competitive phase in the 2016 season. During the 2nd competitive phase the club sends players and coaches to the District trials, which is held by Rand Central Local football association, an affiliate of SAFA (South African Football Association). Our girls and ladies coach has been involved in this program for the past 5 years. Players are selected at these trials to represent their District, RCLFA, and could be selected for Regionals, Provincials and even Nationals. We have the privilege of facilitating one such player who achieved Provincial colours and one that has represented at National level.

RAFC started with its girls and woman program 3 years ago, and have developed in leaps and bounds and intend to fulfil its mission and vision through sheer determination, motivation, drive and passion.