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The NEF-SHE Women in Sport program aims to empower young female athletes by providing them with key resources and skills to equip them for success both on and off the field. Through a series of workshops, events, a monthly newsletter, and a video podcast series, it is hoped that we can provide female athletes the tools to feel empowered and to develop confidence and leadership skills that allow them to achieve future success.



This program will combine sport-specific resources important to sporting success alongside psychological and social tools that can be applied to sport and life. By breaking down barriers and empowering female athletes to take control of their own narratives we want to provide them with the confidence and skills to help them pave a path towards their aspirations.

Our female athletes and coaches are the foundation of this program and their contribution to the content we publish is key to the program’s success. By giving our female athletes a voice and allowing them to co-create their story and experience we not only give fruition to their aspirations but will also inspire generations to come.

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    Chloe Raco

    NEF-She Program Director

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NEF-She welcomes you back for the fall season! We are all knee deep into games and we hope, whether you are new to NEFC or are returning, that your season is going well and that you are having fun! We are excited to welcome 2023 and all of the opportunities it brings. NEF-She is working hard to bring even more exciting opportunities to this year and hope to meet many more of you in person.   

If there is anything you would like to see us work towards or have any suggestions, as always, we are happy to hear from you! Please feel free to send an email to with any suggestions or thoughts. If you know of any great women run soccer/athletic businesses, podcasts, influencers, etc. – we would love to check them out and possibly share them with this community! 

And as always – please follow us on social media and share us with your teammates! The only way to grow NEF-She is to get our program out there.  


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, along with Mental Illness Awareness, Bullying Prevention, and many others. A few other important dates include: 

Oct 6th – National Coaches Day
Oct 9th – Indigenous Peoples Day
If you would like to learn more about any of the above, below are a few resources: 

NEF-She has also been following a few groups over the past few months and wanted to pass them along for you to check out if you wish!  

Women in Soccer: 

Women and Girls in Soccer: 

Women Kick Balls: 

Sport Psychology Newsletter: Confidence

Confidence, that thing our coach always talks about… What really is it? Confidence is the positive belief we have in something, anything, that could be our team, our coach, our friends or ourselves. Let’s specify a little more and look at ‘Self-Confidence’. Self-Confidence is the positive belief we have in our ability to accomplish any…

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Player Highlight Anika Shah

October player highlight is Anika Shah. She plays for Chris Uppington with the 2014 MetroWest Navy team.   We asked Coach Chris why he chose Anika: Anika is a model player. She is always early and will work on skills before practice. She is conscientious, kind and a great teammate. She asks great questions and gives 100%…

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Coach Highlight Georgie O’Malley

NEFC has some wonderful and amazing female coaches and players and feel it is time we highlight them so that the club can learn more about our heart and soul!  For October, we want to introduce Georgie O’Malley.   We asked a bunch of questions ranging from personal to professional – hope you enjoy getting to…

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Historic Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia: A Game-Changer for Women’s Soccer

The Women’s World Cup held in New Zealand and Australia over the summer was a landmark event that left an indelible mark on the world of women’s soccer. From skyrocketing viewership numbers to unprecedented attendance records, this tournament was a testament to the growing popularity and impact of women’s football. In this article, we will…

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Summer Wrap-up: Girls Residential 2023 Camp Wrap-up!

Another successful Residential Camp in the books and we are already looking forward to making next summer even better! We are most proud of the incredible staff which consisted of ALL FEMALES:   Camp Directors: Casey King & Chloe Raco Head Coaches: Sophie Dewar, Julia Carr, Ashley McGown, Bri Alimonti, Kelleigh Lombard Assistant Coaches: Mia Wolfgang,…

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We’re often told in school and at sports clubs to think about what it is we would like to achieve, and then to set ourselves ‘goals’… But what is goal setting and what kind of goals should we be thinking about? Goal setting is identifying something we want to accomplish and developing a plan that’s…

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Maximizing Summer Training: Enhancing Technical Proficiency and Game Understanding by Chloe Raco

Introduction: The summer period presents a valuable opportunity for soccer players to invest in their development. Utilizing this time to focus on technical proficiency, physical conditioning, and game understanding can significantly enhance a player’s skills and performance. In this article, we will discuss the importance of individual ball work, the benefits of practicing at game…

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Mental Health and It’s Control over the Youth Athlete

Soccer, just as all other sports, is equally a physical sport as it is a mental sport. Players can be in the best shape or have the most precise ball control but if they aren’t mentally checked in, their game will be off. This is true at all ages and levels of the game.  Luckily…

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NEF-She – Women’s History Month

Women’s soccer has come a long way since its inception, and there have been numerous trailblazers who have paved the way for future generations. From breaking records on the field to advocating for equality off the field, these women have left an indelible mark on the sport. In this article, we celebrate eight inspiring women…

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Coach Highlight March 2023

NEFC has some wonderful and amazing female coaches and players and feel it is time we highlight them so that the club can learn more about our heart and soul! This next month, we want to introduce Meaghan Elliott. She coaches our Bristol County 06 Girls Navy team along with Norton Youth and Norton High…

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Coach Spotlight

NEFC has some wonderful and amazing female coaches and players and feel it is time we highlight them so that the club can learn more about our heart and soul!   This first month we want to introduce Casey King. She coaches our North Shore 2010 Red, 2012 Red, 2013 Red and 2013 Navy Girls…

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How To Boost Your Self-Confidence

Dr Margie Warrell gives her top 5 tips on building your confidence: 1️⃣ Act As If… Act as if you have the confidence you aspire to have. TRY IT: “Fake it until you make it.” Play the role of the most confident person in the room and you will find yourself speaking up and taking…

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NEF- She: The Power of Women Empowerment

What is women empowerment? For many of you, this is a phrase that has been thrown around a lot probably across the news or social media and has increasingly become a huge topic of discussion for women and girls alike.  Its spotlight has been shone across almost every field: sport, business, school. Our NEF-She program…

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Champion Mindset 101

This summer, I had the opportunity to compete with my team in the Girls Academy League National Finals. After two incredibly tough, wild, and exhausting games, both of which went into OT, in hot and humid North Carolina, we were named the U15 National Champions. I do not think there is anything that can compare…

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Originally set to be in 2020, the Tokyo Olympic Games will now officially commence this summer. Spanning 33 sports, the opening ceremony will be held on July 23, and the closing ceremony will be held on August 8th. For women’s soccer, FIFA did the official draw in April, and the groups are as followed:  …

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