Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker In the last entry to this column, I said pre-season was going to be awesome. I was wrong. The season is going to be awesome. Last season, it’s been said countless times, was all about building a solid foundation after merging two of our teams into just the one. But then afterwards, …

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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 …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker As AFC Unity approaches its third birthday - incredible, considering the achievements already - I can honestly say I've never seen such quality football going on throughout the club; football that reflects the ethos of the club itself with its spirit of collectivism and empowerment and positivity in the way it is …

Up the Left Wing

by Jay Baker I'm writing this at a time of New Year's Resolutions and renewed energy and enthusiasm within AFC Unity as we go forward with our "women's football revolution" - which is reflected by our commitment to the community as well as our Football Philosophy which, within that, has meant developing a style of …