SOS for Weymouth Ladies

Dorset Echo: SPONSOR PLEA: Georgia Rogers and Zoe Acutt SPONSOR PLEA: Georgia Rogers and Zoe Acutt

WEYMOUTH Ladies have sent out a distress call after falling victims of their own success.

The Terras are on the verge of folding unless they manage to attract significant financial backing within the next month.

Their plight was brought to Echosport’s attention by current first-team players Georgia Rogers and Zoe Acutt, who visited our offices on the Granby in a last-ditch attempt to secure the club’s future.

Rogers said: “I have supported Weymouth all my life and chose to play for the club over the county and many other teams.

“When I started playing for a boys’ side, I always aspired to play for a women’s team one day and I would hate to see all the youth girls not have the same opportunity.

“I probably wouldn’t be playing now if it wasn’t for Weymouth.”

Acutt went on to add: “I waited years to be able to play in Wey-mouth colours and the club is why I started playing the game.

“It is the team I have always supported and the reason why I chose football over a promising tennis career.”

Over the past eight seasons, the Terras have become the most successful ladies’ football team in Dorset and currently ply their trade in the South West League Premier Division.

Not only have they achieved three promotions in that time and numerous tournament victories but they have also helped develop around 40 county players with some of them having gone on to win scholarships at giants like Chelsea.

However, like many clubs, the current financial climate has hit them hard and unless sponsors come forward in the next few weeks the amazing progress it has made could come to an abrupt end.

Most clubs at Weymouth’s current level rely on backing from their parent club and the local business community, and although Blondz have come forward this year to sponsor the home kit, along with some other small sponsors, the £200-a-week running costs are proving difficult to meet.

Those costs include pitch hire, training venue hire, match officials, travel, kit and equipment, insurance, league entry and player registrations, and over the past few seasons manager Tim Davis has often made up the shortfall but is no longer in a financial position to do so.

The future looks bleak but there may yet be a chink of light at the end of the tunnel.

When Echosport brought the issue to the attention of Wey-mouth FC chairman Nigel Biddlecombe, he said: “To be honest this is the first I have heard of it – no one has said anything to me.

“Weymouth Ladies have been a credit to the town over the past few years at a time when Wey-mouth FC has not always been, and it would be a crying shame if anything happened to it.

“Even though Weymouth Lad-ies play under the banner of the Weymouth FC, it is completely separate, which means Tim Davis gets his own sponsorship and has his own costs.

“Unfortunately, Weymouth FC is not wealthy enough to help them out financially because we are struggling to attract sponsors as well but I would certainly be willing to set something up for discussion between the board and the people involved at Weymouth Ladies to see what can be done.

“The other thing I will say is that Tim Davis has always been fantastic at attracting sponsors so the fact Weymouth Ladies appear to be struggling, just goes to show how drastic the economic situation is at the moment.”

One way the local community can show their support for Davis’ Terras is by turning out in force for their FA Women’s Cup first qualifying round clash against Aldershot Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Sunday, September 30 (2pm).

The Shots will go into the tie favourites but Weymouth will be keen to show their potential and with a big crowd behind them could make life difficult for the Southern Region Premier Division side.

To find out more about the sponsorship opportunities at Weymouth Ladies contact Davis on 07974885259.

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10:00pm Sat 22 Sep 12

TERRAloyal says...

be such a shame if they did fold. Only started watching the ladies team last season when they returned to the Bob Lucas Stadium and they're brilliant to watch. Could teach the first team a thing or two!
be such a shame if they did fold. Only started watching the ladies team last season when they returned to the Bob Lucas Stadium and they're brilliant to watch. Could teach the first team a thing or two! TERRAloyal

10:11pm Sat 22 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

Typical expecting local business to bale them out.

Womens footy is crap anyway

Why anyone would waste their money on something so tinpot is beyond me

Time for the girls to go back to netball or roundes or something like that
Typical expecting local business to bale them out. Womens footy is crap anyway Why anyone would waste their money on something so tinpot is beyond me Time for the girls to go back to netball or roundes or something like that mrmagic

10:14pm Sat 22 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

TERRAloyal wrote:
be such a shame if they did fold. Only started watching the ladies team last season when they returned to the Bob Lucas Stadium and they're brilliant to watch. Could teach the first team a thing or two!
Ha ha ha

teach the first team you are obviously deluded.
[quote][p][bold]TERRAloyal[/bold] wrote: be such a shame if they did fold. Only started watching the ladies team last season when they returned to the Bob Lucas Stadium and they're brilliant to watch. Could teach the first team a thing or two![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha teach the first team you are obviously deluded. mrmagic

10:36pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Flower* says...

How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about!
Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x
How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about! Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x Flower*

12:06am Sun 23 Sep 12

maximan says...

mrmagic wrote:
Typical expecting local business to bale them out.

Womens footy is crap anyway

Why anyone would waste their money on something so tinpot is beyond me

Time for the girls to go back to netball or roundes or something like that
Ahhh...great to hear from you...just been conversing with Antiquarian expert Julian Cope....he is gonna be so **** happy to find out cavemen still exist
[quote][p][bold]mrmagic[/bold] wrote: Typical expecting local business to bale them out. Womens footy is crap anyway Why anyone would waste their money on something so tinpot is beyond me Time for the girls to go back to netball or roundes or something like that[/p][/quote]Ahhh...great to hear from you...just been conversing with Antiquarian expert Julian Cope....he is gonna be so **** happy to find out cavemen still exist maximan

7:49am Sun 23 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

Flower* wrote:
How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about! Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x
Ok flower you wanna play football then why not raise the cash yourselves by good hard work instead of begging all the time for dosh?

What exactly do sponsors get for their money? Absolutely nothing thats what

Sorry to be brutal but if you cannot be assed to do it 4 yourselves then you dont deserve any support anyway

Everytime I read anything about Weymuff Ladies its all bitter and twisted and begging.

Ever thought no one is really interested in your minority sport?

The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross
[quote][p][bold]Flower*[/bold] wrote: How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about! Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x[/p][/quote]Ok flower you wanna play football then why not raise the cash yourselves by good hard work instead of begging all the time for dosh? What exactly do sponsors get for their money? Absolutely nothing thats what Sorry to be brutal but if you cannot be assed to do it 4 yourselves then you dont deserve any support anyway Everytime I read anything about Weymuff Ladies its all bitter and twisted and begging. Ever thought no one is really interested in your minority sport? The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross mrmagic

11:26am Sun 23 Sep 12

The Muffler says...

mrmagic wrote:
Flower* wrote:
How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about! Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x
Ok flower you wanna play football then why not raise the cash yourselves by good hard work instead of begging all the time for dosh?

What exactly do sponsors get for their money? Absolutely nothing thats what

Sorry to be brutal but if you cannot be assed to do it 4 yourselves then you dont deserve any support anyway

Everytime I read anything about Weymuff Ladies its all bitter and twisted and begging.

Ever thought no one is really interested in your minority sport?

The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross
mrmagic wrote:

"The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross"

Looks like it already did, it allows you to post!
[quote][p][bold]mrmagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flower*[/bold] wrote: How dare you be soo sexest! Your the deluded one to think that sports clubs run without any sponsorships and contributions from their communities. How do you think the men run? The ladies team in terms of football are in a higher league then the men yet they never get any credit for their hard work and determination. I'm guessing by your ignorant comments that you've never bothered to watch a ladies game what people like you don't seem to understand is that women who play football aren't asking to play with the men as we are all aware it is a higher standard however we enjoy playing ladies football and as it seems we are pretty **** good at what we do for a small town like weymouth. I'm assuming that you personally don't actually play sport your just one to be on the side line using it as an excuse to get drunk well next time u want to pipe up Id do some research on the topic you want to shout about! Apologies to anyone who has had the inconvenience of reading this boys comments but we welcome you to come and watch your only local womens football team that would greatly appreciate your support x[/p][/quote]Ok flower you wanna play football then why not raise the cash yourselves by good hard work instead of begging all the time for dosh? What exactly do sponsors get for their money? Absolutely nothing thats what Sorry to be brutal but if you cannot be assed to do it 4 yourselves then you dont deserve any support anyway Everytime I read anything about Weymuff Ladies its all bitter and twisted and begging. Ever thought no one is really interested in your minority sport? The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross[/p][/quote]mrmagic wrote: "The Echo should not waste its valuable space on dross" Looks like it already did, it allows you to post! The Muffler

12:12pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Flower* says...

You clearly have nothing better to do with your time then comment on subjects that u obviously have no clue about! I would just like to point out that Weymouth ladies have never begged! And everyone in the team works for a living and is trying their best for the club but when you have outgoings of £200 a week then you need sponsors to come forward. Just like EVERY sports team out there! The sponsors would get what they get at other clubs the advertising of their company and anything else we can do for them. If ladies football is a minority sport and you find it crap why bother reading about it over and over again? If any club does deserve to keep running in Dorset it's weymouth ladies as they've been the most successful team that includes the men's! They work hard to keep all the other girls teams running which includes coaching and running after school clubs. Ladies football is or most certainly was the fastest growing sport so don't you worry you'll be hearing a lot more about it.
You clearly have nothing better to do with your time then comment on subjects that u obviously have no clue about! I would just like to point out that Weymouth ladies have never begged! And everyone in the team works for a living and is trying their best for the club but when you have outgoings of £200 a week then you need sponsors to come forward. Just like EVERY sports team out there! The sponsors would get what they get at other clubs the advertising of their company and anything else we can do for them. If ladies football is a minority sport and you find it crap why bother reading about it over and over again? If any club does deserve to keep running in Dorset it's weymouth ladies as they've been the most successful team that includes the men's! They work hard to keep all the other girls teams running which includes coaching and running after school clubs. Ladies football is or most certainly was the fastest growing sport so don't you worry you'll be hearing a lot more about it. Flower*

4:39pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

Actually I do know a little so sorry to disappoint you.

My pubs team actually pay subs and we also fund raise the rest to keep us going. I doubt you do judging by the begging article

Our kid’s team is the same so suggest that instead of your manager whingeing about businesses not supporting a lame duck you start getting fundraising yourselves. That is unless you have delusions of grandeur and expect others to subsidise you.

So lets be novel and say then perhaps you ought to be playing at a level you can afford. If your players are any good they will no doubt find other better-run clubs that can afford to compete.
Actually I do know a little so sorry to disappoint you. My pubs team actually pay subs and we also fund raise the rest to keep us going. I doubt you do judging by the begging article Our kid’s team is the same so suggest that instead of your manager whingeing about businesses not supporting a lame duck you start getting fundraising yourselves. That is unless you have delusions of grandeur and expect others to subsidise you. So lets be novel and say then perhaps you ought to be playing at a level you can afford. If your players are any good they will no doubt find other better-run clubs that can afford to compete. mrmagic

6:27pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Flower* says...

Are you seriously comparing a pub team to a south west premier team? Where do the children's subs come from and the new kit? In a southwest premier league u have to have new kit every year I guess you wouldnt know that as your pub teams kit was probably your Grandads. Like I said before every team needs sponsorship so why shouldn't Weymouth ladies ask for some help its not like the men's team haven't. We represent Weymouth and there's nothing wrong with the businesses of Weymouth supporting us and wanting us to continue even if people like you don't. It's quit funny how you have a lot to say about ladies football yet you play in a pub team.
Are you seriously comparing a pub team to a south west premier team? Where do the children's subs come from and the new kit? In a southwest premier league u have to have new kit every year I guess you wouldnt know that as your pub teams kit was probably your Grandads. Like I said before every team needs sponsorship so why shouldn't Weymouth ladies ask for some help its not like the men's team haven't. We represent Weymouth and there's nothing wrong with the businesses of Weymouth supporting us and wanting us to continue even if people like you don't. It's quit funny how you have a lot to say about ladies football yet you play in a pub team. Flower*

7:06pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

Oh dear Delusions of Grandeur and so arrogant. No wonder you cant get sponsors with such an attitude.

Many sides in the pub league would wipe the floor your side anyway.
Oh dear Delusions of Grandeur and so arrogant. No wonder you cant get sponsors with such an attitude. Many sides in the pub league would wipe the floor your side anyway. mrmagic

7:56pm Sun 23 Sep 12

maximan says...

mrmagic wrote:
Oh dear Delusions of Grandeur and so arrogant. No wonder you cant get sponsors with such an attitude.

Many sides in the pub league would wipe the floor your side anyway.
hhhaaaahaa....you had to look up "Delusions of Grandeur" and cut and paste it....hence the capitals....wwaaaaah
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[quote][p][bold]mrmagic[/bold] wrote: Oh dear Delusions of Grandeur and so arrogant. No wonder you cant get sponsors with such an attitude. Many sides in the pub league would wipe the floor your side anyway.[/p][/quote]hhhaaaahaa....you had to look up "Delusions of Grandeur" and cut and paste it....hence the capitals....wwaaaaah hh maximan

8:19pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

NOPE SEE PREVIOUS POST ACTUALLY HENCE THE CAPITALS LOL
NOPE SEE PREVIOUS POST ACTUALLY HENCE THE CAPITALS LOL mrmagic

8:15am Mon 24 Sep 12

njsofweymouth says...

Flower, don't waste your time sweetheart with ignorant, un educated idiots like mrmagic. He's answered it in two words, pubs league. Before anyone says anything I have nothing against the pubs league as I also played in it years ago and also at an awful lot higher level. My guess is the un educated moron mrmagic, who obviously takes great delight in bullying females, plays in the pubs league only and that is his level hence his obvious jealousy at the level Weymouth Ladies has attained. Before mrmagic cries in his beer, I am educated and yes own a business and I for one would rather sponsor the Weymouth Ladies than a pubs team. Why? Because their standard of football and commitment is so much higher than yours. Now bully boy mrmagic answer that.
Flower, don't waste your time sweetheart with ignorant, un educated idiots like mrmagic. He's answered it in two words, pubs league. Before anyone says anything I have nothing against the pubs league as I also played in it years ago and also at an awful lot higher level. My guess is the un educated moron mrmagic, who obviously takes great delight in bullying females, plays in the pubs league only and that is his level hence his obvious jealousy at the level Weymouth Ladies has attained. Before mrmagic cries in his beer, I am educated and yes own a business and I for one would rather sponsor the Weymouth Ladies than a pubs team. Why? Because their standard of football and commitment is so much higher than yours. Now bully boy mrmagic answer that. njsofweymouth

8:59am Mon 24 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

njs you are educated?

not in english you aren't after all un educated is one word. Says it all really.

And Flower for your info Weymoth Ladies Hockey Club represent the town but they are not in the Echo whining about their plight. They get on and sort themselves out with dignity. Suggest you poilt load of bratts do th same.
njs you are educated? not in english you aren't after all un educated is one word. Says it all really. And Flower for your info Weymoth Ladies Hockey Club represent the town but they are not in the Echo whining about their plight. They get on and sort themselves out with dignity. Suggest you poilt load of bratts do th same. mrmagic

8:59am Mon 24 Sep 12

mrmagic says...

njs you are educated?

not in english you aren't after all un educated is one word. Says it all really.

And Flower for your info Weymoth Ladies Hockey Club represent the town but they are not in the Echo whining about their plight. They get on and sort themselves out with dignity. Suggest you poilt load of bratts do th same.
njs you are educated? not in english you aren't after all un educated is one word. Says it all really. And Flower for your info Weymoth Ladies Hockey Club represent the town but they are not in the Echo whining about their plight. They get on and sort themselves out with dignity. Suggest you poilt load of bratts do th same. mrmagic

9:17pm Mon 24 Sep 12

woodsedge says...

mrmagic' poilt' 'th' and you accuse others of being uneducated! You must be a real charmer and something of a dinosaur with your sexist opinions. I have been involved in football all of my life and I welcome ladies football. Sick to the back teeth of men’s antics on the so called sports field both amateur and professional. The one thing the Olympics did show the world is that you can compete in sport without cheating, swearing and generally acting like an animal. After all women’s footballers cannot be worse role models that the men.
mrmagic' poilt' 'th' and you accuse others of being uneducated! You must be a real charmer and something of a dinosaur with your sexist opinions. I have been involved in football all of my life and I welcome ladies football. Sick to the back teeth of men’s antics on the so called sports field both amateur and professional. The one thing the Olympics did show the world is that you can compete in sport without cheating, swearing and generally acting like an animal. After all women’s footballers cannot be worse role models that the men. woodsedge

10:33pm Tue 25 Sep 12

georgiarogers says...

'mrmagic', I am guessing you have yet to come across the saying 'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'? Comments of the sort you've made are the main reasons females don't participate in sport! In regards to your 'kid's team' comment, if you'd done enough research to warrant making such disgusting comments, you'd know that most of our team are under the age of 18 and hence a child themselves! Also unlike the men's team and other teams in our league, we pay to play as oppose to being paid to play, alongside attending school/college/unive
rsity in which we have to fund ourselves, making it difficult to afford playing at the level we do out of our own pockets. But obviously according to you, we should waste our talents and sporting aspirations and play at a lower standard we can afford ourselves instead of 'expecting local businesses to BAIL us out'. We could find 'better run' clubs but we take pride in representing our town which is obviously such a crime to you. A number of us have been out in our own time doing things to try and raise money, visiting businesses offering to help them in return for sponsorship, organised fund-raising events, coached football in the youth set up, community and schools, all whilst working and/or being in education! I'm also guessing you've never been to a women's match if you think it's so crap? Maybe we should just all go out and be yobs breaking the law and claiming benefits from your hard earned taxes instead of wanting to play a sport we love in our spare time? Thanks for your comments though, we'll use your nice and supportive words about us in our team talk preparing for our 'crap' games.
'mrmagic', I am guessing you have yet to come across the saying 'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'? Comments of the sort you've made are the main reasons females don't participate in sport! In regards to your 'kid's team' comment, if you'd done enough research to warrant making such disgusting comments, you'd know that most of our team are under the age of 18 and hence a child themselves! Also unlike the men's team and other teams in our league, we pay to play as oppose to being paid to play, alongside attending school/college/unive rsity in which we have to fund ourselves, making it difficult to afford playing at the level we do out of our own pockets. But obviously according to you, we should waste our talents and sporting aspirations and play at a lower standard we can afford ourselves instead of 'expecting local businesses to BAIL us out'. We could find 'better run' clubs but we take pride in representing our town which is obviously such a crime to you. A number of us have been out in our own time doing things to try and raise money, visiting businesses offering to help them in return for sponsorship, organised fund-raising events, coached football in the youth set up, community and schools, all whilst working and/or being in education! I'm also guessing you've never been to a women's match if you think it's so crap? Maybe we should just all go out and be yobs breaking the law and claiming benefits from your hard earned taxes instead of wanting to play a sport we love in our spare time? Thanks for your comments though, we'll use your nice and supportive words about us in our team talk preparing for our 'crap' games. georgiarogers

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