Our ladies football team started up in the Spring of 2008 and haven’t looked back since, going on to become Belgium GAA’s most successful team. The team won its first European Championship in that same year, and have not lost their title since – 9 titles in a row! An unbelievable achievement, and we are so proud of our ladies footballers here at Belgium GAA.
In 2017 the team embarks on their goal to reach the truly remarkable milestone of 10 titles in a row. It won’t be easy, but with the new management team of Marla Candon and Margaux Mansanarez taking over, the team is in good hands and well placed to push on towards another title.
Generally in Europe, the matches are 9-a-side (sometimes 7 and sometimes 11), and these games are played in tournament format approximately once a month from April-November. The first 3 or 4 tournaments take place in the Benelux region and then the pan-Euros take place, which can be further afield. Newcomers are always welcome into the Ladies Football setup and our great coaches will improve the skills of anyone that wants to come down and give it a try!
What is Ladies Gaelic Football?
The game is often described to newcomers as: ‘a mixture of soccer, volleyball, basketball, handball and rugby’, but Gaelic football is an Irish sport whereby two teams compete to kick the ball into the other team’s goal (3 points) or kick / punch it over the bar (1 point). It’s really better if you see for yourself:
How great was that?! Come on down and give it a try!!
If you want to join up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org