Flyers start season away

Downend Flyers start their new season away to local rivals AEK Boco before hosting FC Chippenham in the FA Cup.

With three senior teams and 19 girls’ teams, the club, which plays its home fixtures at Pomphrey Hill, is the largest and fastest-growing female side in the area.

First team captain Alice Baker said: “We are working hard in training and pre-season matches and there is a real buzz around the place.

“The league fixtures are looking exciting and we can’t wait to get started.

“It has also been great to see so many of the younger players coming through the ranks from the U16s, stepping up in women’s football.

“We now have a clear pathway from five years old all the way up to our three women’s teams.

“Us women are all about inspiring the next generation too, showing the younger girls where they can be playing in 5-10 years time, which is just amazing.

“As a club we are all looking forward to cheering them on and they can’t wait to cheer us on. We are one big club and that is what makes Downend Flyers so great. Bring it on!”

This season the women’s teams have a range of sponsorship packages on offer.

Anyone who is interested in sponsoring a player, a match or being a youth mascot for an afternoon should contact

First XI opening fixtures:  

September 3: AEK Boco (away)

September 10: FC Chippenham (home) FA Cup

September 17: Weston-super-Mare (A)

September 24: Gloucester City (H)

Duncan Gardner