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Winning with skill and determination – First Vienna FC U13/U11 Girls

Last weekend the First Vienna FC U13 Girls secured their first win of the season. It was not just the 2:5 score line that left the girls, coaches and parents happy, it was the skill and commitment the girls demonstrated.

The weekend before saw the First Vienna FC U11 Girls secure an even more emphatic 1:12 win. Some pic’s from the game can be seen here

The U13 Girls have a tough season ahead but at the moment they are enjoying securing their first league points:

First Vienna FC U13/U11 Girls squad:

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That scoring feeling with First Vienna

Last Friday night the U11 Girls ran out with the First Vienna senior team…

It was a good night for First Vienna FC with a win over second placed Lustenau….

I got lucky and snapped the ball hitting the back of the net for the first goal in the teams’ 3:1 win…

The following morning the First Vienna U11 Girls were back on the pitch in their own game which ended in a 5:2 defeat….

But again I happen to get a picture of Vienna’s first goal….. 🙂

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For First Vienna U11 Girls Football Team the plan is to keep going and win through.

I knew the answer but felt obliged to ask the question.

After the U11 girls’ third match and third heavy defeat I turned to H and asked her ‘Do you want to keep playing?’ With a look that said ‘unnecessary, stupid question’ she instantly replied ‘Of course!’ Then after a few moments reflection, a smile growing across her face, she added ‘Soon we’re going to win.’

The girls have a lot of technical ability already and a great team spirit, though they’ve only been together since last September. Since entering league completion in March, they have come up against boys’ teams that have been a little physically stronger and who have played together for a while. But this hasn’t stopped the team from playing some good football and enjoying themselves. The emphasis from the coach is on developing their skills and learning to play effective passing football, an approach which is fully supported by the parents.

Next season the girls will be playing against teams of a similar size and will have further developed as a team. However, whilst we may all be expecting to wait until then for the first win the girls’ determination, commitment and skill may yet surprise us all.

A few pictures from First Vienna U11Girls third match:


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First Vienna Girls Football Team…..takes to the field!

Next Saturday the First Vienna U11 Girls Football Team will take part in their third every competitive match still looking for that elusive first win.

Here are a few pictures of the girls in their first competitive game:

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Seven out of eight days football – what to do on Thursday?

Leicester’s FA Cup semi-final match is on the TV tomorrow so that answers the ‘what to do on a Sunday afternoon?’ question. However, before that there is the small matter of First Vienna U11 Girls Teams debut league match in the morning.

But to get the next eight days started on the right note I’ll be heading off to Weiner Neustadt this afternoon to join other Viola fans in cheering on Austria Wien to another three points.

It was only a few weeks ago that I was writing about the frustrations of the winter break in Austrian football. Now with the season in full swing the coming week provides a chance to fully get back into the full torment, pain and occasional highs of being a football fan. If you follow me on twitter or Facebook and don’t like football you may wish to look away until a week on Sunday:

17th March Wiener Neustadt v Austria Wien (Going to game)

18th March SG Inter AGO v First Vienna U11 Girls (Going to game – hoping the girls can get a win in their first ever competitive league match but will be happy if they enjoy the game)

18th March Chelsea v Leicester City (Down the pub to watch on TV – rare chance to watch the team live and we could be heading for the FA Cup semi-finals)

19th March First Vienna U11 Girls squad – training session (Taking H to training)

20th March Mattersburg v Austria Wien (Going to game – not sure but I think Mattersburg are still officially the tallest team in Europe)

21st March First Vienna U11 Girls squad – training session (Taking H to training)

22nd March No football! (But coffeehouse time whilst H goes to Showtime – Vienna English Theatre Youth Group)

23rd March First Vienna FC v St. Pölten (Going to game – senior team desperately need a win as they sit 2nd from bottom in the Austria Erste Liga)

24th March Austria Wien v Sturm Graz (Going to game – if results have gone our way we could be back on top of the Austrian Premier Liga)

In between games and training sessions I’ll be fitting in some time for work, a coffeehouse or two, walking in Vienna’s beautiful countryside (the woods, nature reserves, parks & public spaces fill 50% of the state/city of Vienna), as well as occasionally sleeping 🙂

With the coming weeks schedule I’m reminded of the quote:

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Bill Shankly

It’s a favourite quote of mine but I thought I’d add it to the end of this post just to keep all the ‘my second team is Liverpool’ fans happy – there seem to be a lot of them occupying my timelines on Twitter and Facebook 🙂

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Final friendly for First Vienna U11 Girls Football Team

Later this month the First Vienna U11 Girls will play their first league match. A friendly, last Sunday morning, against Landhaus U11 Girl was the last opportunity for the squad to get some match practice before the league kick-off.

The three nil defeat did not truly reflect the play but certainly generated team discussions regarding areas for further improving.

The girls team was formed last September and in only a few months together has developed quickly with a great team spirit coupled to good individual skills.

A few pictures from the game (First Vienna in the clubs traditional blue and yellow):


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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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