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Gas Girls prepare for second inaugural season

By martin booth, Thursday Jul 2, 2020

The manager of Bristol Rovers Women’s promises to take things “to the next level” next season as the team reveal that only three players from the current first team and development squads will not be part of the Gas Girls setup for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.

First team manager, Nathan Hallett-Young, said: “I’m delighted that we have managed to retain 99 per cent of the players at the club from last season.

“Both squads were strong and exciting to watch whilst pushing towards their retrospective league and cup titles, which unfortunately ended abruptly with the curtailment of our season being declared null and void.

“With both squads sticking together we are aiming for another positive season and with the addition of some new arrivals, we’re planning on making improvements to take us to the next level.”

The Gas Girls were top of the Gloucestershire County Women’s League with a 100 per cent record when the 2019/20 campaign was brought to a premature end due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The development team were sitting at the top of Division Two when the season was concluded.

 

Gas Girls co-founder, Matthew Davies, said that he was “immensely proud” of both teams last season.

He added: “Of course, we were all disappointed when our season was declared null and void, but the reaction from the whole squad to utilise this period to get fitter and stronger has been incredible.

“They’re all a credit to Bristol Rovers and we’re all looking forward to seeing each other again and working towards another positive season.”

Bristol24/7 will also continue to be a supporter of the Gas Girls, alongside Bristol Rovers Supporters Club, Brunel Group, Lockleaze Sports Centre, Crossed Swords 1883 and Ahimsa Yoga Bristol.

 

This is the Bristol Rovers Women’s retained squad list for 2020/21:

  • Courtney Adams
  • Jen Atherton
  • Libby Bell
  • Georgina Burgess
  • Chloe Campbell
  • Natalie Coles
  • Zoe Fielden-Stewart
  • Shannon Francis
  • Natasha Galpin
  • Rosie Hall
  • Shawna Hannam
  • Lauren Harris
  • Sarah Harris
  • Anna Hubble
  • Emily Hulbert
  • Josie James
  • Rhianna Jamieson
  • Zoe Jones
  • Freya Jones-Griffiths
  • Cheyenne Lee
  • April Lucia
  • Jess Lumber
  • Keira Madden
  • Kelsey Manning
  • Katie Rawlings
  • Rossana Rocha
  • Freya Sheedy
  • Hannah Thompson
  • Georgia Vandries
  • Poppy Warren
  • Lottie Weeks
  • Sophie Whiteford
  • Jamie-Leigh Worlock

Main photo by Rich Buchanan

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