Marrs: “It’s nice to get this far in the FA Cup, and to pit our wits against Arsenal”


Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round, Gills manager James Marrs and Assistant Jack Wheeler spoke about the anticipation of going up against a WSL 1 side and the importance of supporters this Sunday. Marrs said;

“We are all really excited. It is nice to get this far in the FA Cup and to pit our wits against Arsenal. Who have been one of the best women’s sides around for a long long time. It’s exciting and we are looking forward to it.”

Wheeler praised the team’s determination on the pitch this season, saying the results they have got have earned them the right to the glamorous tie. But it is a game which they are not going to take lightly;

“The girls have earned the right to be on that pitch, we’re not just going to turn up to make up the numbers and make it a wonderful day for arsenal, that’s defiantly not hat we are going to be doing. We’re going to make sure the girls apply themselves in the right way, giving themselves the credit and recognition they deserve while on the pitch. They deserve to be there.”


We asked James how the management team go about preparing for the biggest game in club history, and he was keeping his cards close to his chest whilst encouraging fans to make use of the supporters coach that the club have organised;

“We will be well prepared, we have got things prepared for the whole of the weekend to make sure we are prepared and ready to go. There is a supporters coach that people need to get on. If there is any of you out there that are interested to watch us play against Arsenal, possibly the biggest game in Gills history make sure you get in contact via the Gills Ladies website. Book a seat as it will defiantly be well worth the visit. We want to go there and give the club as much credibility as possible.”

Wheeler followed the rally call for supporters to make their voices heard this Sunday;

“The girls will need every single ounce of support they can, it will pay dividens if they know they have a massive backing at Boreham Wood. If they are supported the whole way it makes the occasion extra special for them, the supporter and the mascots we have coming from Pro Kickers kind of makes it the whole kind of package for the girls. It will be a great day out, and a great occasion. We hope we can pull something off.”

James and Jack have said your support is crucial for the girls on Sunday. Come and support Kent’s best Women’s team in the clubs biggest game. If you wish to book a space for the coach, please click here for details 


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