LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!
U's Ladies In First Pre-Season Action This Weekend!
Following a highly successful Summer season that has seen Colchester United Ladies teams capture three European trophies, this Sunday will see the U's turn their attention to preparations for the domestic season ahead.
A mixed first team, reserves and trialists squad will look to defend the Essex FA Charter Standard title at the Selex ground in Basildon while Kate Longhurst will take the latest edition of Colchester's renowned Academy programme to take on South East Combination outfit Brentwood Town with a number of the squad set for their first taste of senior football.
U's Director of Football Kevin Anderson is keen to get things underway with the FA Women's Premier League and British Colleges National Elite League campaigns just around the corner,
"It will be good to get back on the pitch this weekend, we have had a great Summer and the successes on the continent have created a real buzz around the club. It is important now that we get everyone as much game time as possible as we are probably a game or two behind some other clubs."
"The Charter Standard tournament always provides a good opportunity to get things started and take a look at some players while Brentwood will be a stern test for our Academy youngsters. We have two fixtures each weekend now up to the start of the first team season opener on 19th August and we will be utilizing our full contingent each Sunday in order to get all three squads ready to hit the ground running."
The U's will be looking to win their third consecutive Essex FA Charter Standard Tournament title on Sunday