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First Vienna Girls, First Tournament, First Trophy

Today, in their first competitive U12’s tournament the girls of First Vienna Football Club walked away with the winners’ trophy.

The squad for the tournament played in a round robin competition and took on girls teams from Altenmarkt, Ortmann, Felixdorf, and Teesdorf. The event took place in the Lower Austria town of Pottenstein, a little under an hours’ drive from Vienna.

H came on as substitute in two of the four matches and although having only limited game time declared herself happy to have been part of the winning squad.

First Vienna results were 5:0, 6:0, 3:2 & 5:0

Oh yes and they had an unusual approach to collecting their trophy.

And the parents all seemed to enjoy the day as well.

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When losing is a positive

They left the field after conceding seven goals and scoring one from a penalty, but the U11 First Vienna Girls Team were in high spirits. Most importantly, last Tuesday night, the girls had had fun and were full of smiles. They had just played their first match together and although an internal friendly against one of the FV Boys’ teams, they had taken that first step towards becoming a competitive team. Of some further satisfaction, I’m told, was that the boys’ team (who I understand have been playing together for two years) did not score the ten goals some of the boys had predicted.

The U11’s showed that they had developed a good team spirit in their first two months of training and possess a lot of individual ability. The challenge now will be to work on their team play and further skills development. Commitment and fun were clearly already on display in abundance and the girls were disappointed that training the following night had been called off, as no pitch was free.

For the girls of First Vienna U11’s the next test will come on the morning of Sunday 20th November when they face their first external opponents. Win or lose, they will undoubtedly enjoy themselves and take a further step towards their goal of joining a competitive league next year.

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After the training comes the first challenge

Since their formation in September the U11 First Vienna Girls Football squad have been training hard twice a week. The girls have really jelled well as a group, whilst their skills and talents have begun to develop in leaps and bounds. Tonight they get their first chance to see how far they have progressed. They’ll be playing an internal friendly against the more established U9 boy’s team.

The game will be good warm-up for their first external friendly scheduled for Sunday 20th November. Later next year the girls will be joining a league and facing regular competitive matches.

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Chance to join First Vienna’s Girls Football Teams

This coming Monday, 24 October 2011, at 17:00 there’s another chance for girls interested in playing football to try out for First Vienna’s Girls football teams. See link:


There are currently two teams training, in preparation for join competitive leagues next season, under 10’s and under 14’s. As the above article says, the immediate need is for goalkeepers for the 10 to 14 team but girls interested in playing in outfield positions or joining the 7 to 9 team are also welcome to trial.

H and the other girls in the two teams are very enthusiastic and are enjoying the very professionally delivered training. They are also tellme it’s also lots of fun 🙂

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First Vienna girls start training

H joined other girls at the Hohe Warte stadium, last Monday, for the second taster session and trial for First Vienna FC’s new girl’s football teams. With parents sitting in the stands watching on the club coaches took the girls through an hour long training session. The quality of footballing skill shown by many of the girls was highly impressive.

Now the serious effort will begin on the 26th September with the girls having twice weekly training sessions and playing friendly matches over the course of the season (and then entering league competition next year). For the parents watching on its going to be an entertaining but rather cold winter 🙂

Some images from Monday night:

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More on First Vienna’s Girls’ Football

H was excited to see the report on First Vienna’s website about last Friday’s girls’ football trials. She spent much of yesterday and today telling all her friends about running out on to the club pitch, the coaching, and playing football in a real stadium. Last night she told me that she had made sure she had eaten five different fruits as part of her fitness training for next September’s trials 🙂


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Stars of the future – First Vienna Girls Football

Making the team is today’s big issue for H and her friend. Will they get selected at next September’s trials for the First Vienna Girls Football squad? When will they train and who will they play against?

Yesterday First Vienna held a football taster session and trials for their new Girls Football teams at the clubs stadium. With the training taking place on the pitch, the event being filmed by ORF (Austrian TV), and some of the kids being interviewed by the TV journalist, the girls really got the chance to take centre stage.

First Vienna is one of a group of Bundesliga clubs developing girls’ football in their areas. The kids at yesterday’s trials showed at lot of enthusiasm, skill and potential. After the September trials and final selections the club could well be producing playing stars of the future. In the meantime, there will be a fair few parents being continually harangued over the summer by their daughters about all aspects of the game and the club until they’re selected for the squad and attend their first training session. Alas, I suspect that at this point matters of transportation, training and matches will then become the main focus of family conversation 🙂

I understand that the TV report should be broadcast sometime this weekend.

First Vienna Football Club was the first team to be established in Austria and their senior team play in the Erste Liga.



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