Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker AFC Unity has a habit of attracting players who have really good jobs. And by “really good jobs,” I do not mean high salaries and superb perks that enable them to live flashy lifestyles; I mean they generally do really genuinely good work for a living. Teachers, doctors, nurses; these are women …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker But for a brief moment – particularly at the beginning of our affiliated football journey – AFC Unity have never been at the bottom of the league. We’re there now. There will be some celebrations. Those who opposed our ethos as a socially progressive, independent women’s football club – from our food …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker As we enter the pre-season for 2018/19, it’s worth reflecting on the remarkable season just gone, culminating with our amazing Awards Night. Let's face it, as we've said numerous times, last season was about taking Unity to the next level, as a principle and not just a name. Having gone from two …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker As mentioned here before, this season was about getting the right people involved as players – from the first team, the previous second team, from outside AFC Unity altogether, as well as from our innovative Solidarity Soccer initiative. Judging from the results, you could be forgiven for assuming we don’t play well, …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker Much has already been said about the challenging season AFC Unity just had, so now I’d like to focus more on the future. However, it is worth acknowledging the adversity we experienced, because tough times always reveal true character in people, and in football players. Let's borrow an anecdote from men's mainstream …