Below you will find links to the various articles that have appeared regarding the COGs, in no particular order….

Crawley Old Girls proving a real hit! – Sussex County FA – October 2015:

Crawley Old Girls growing in numbers – EFL Trust:

FA Peoples’ Cup 2016 – Camaraderie of Female Vets – BBC Sport:

Minsterial Recognition for the COGs with the visit of Sports’ Minister, Tracey Crouch MP & Henry Smith, MP.:

COGs pick up prestigious FA Award – EFL Trust:

Crawley COGs triumph at Wembley – Sussex CFA:

FA Peoples’ Cup 2017 – Stories from the Dugout:  BBC Sport:

Appearance on BBC Radio London – March 2017:

BBC News – Crawley Old Girls learning to play football:

Crawley Old Girls bringing great publicity to Crawley Town FC – Crawley Observer:

Girls on Film! – Crawley Town FC:

Crawley Old Girls get into Coaching – Sussex CFA:

The Old Girls Rocking the World of Football – BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour:

Girl Power – Crawley Town FC:

Jordan Nobbs’ COGs’ Visit – EFL Trust:

Jordan Nobbs’ Visit – Crawley Observer:

FA Womens’ Awards – The FA:

The Amazing COGs – 4 The Love of Sport:

FA Award Winners! – Crawley Town Community Foundation:

COGs win Sussex County FA Community Award:

Sussex Sports Awards 2017 – Finalists Announced:

Kudos Sports – Blog – Interview with Carol Bates after Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger “Inspiring Initiative – Local” Award win:

Connect Sport UK – Interview – How “Old Girls” sparked a Football Revolution:

BBC Sport – Get Inspired – The Football Team getting Women into Football:

The FA – COGS’ Pioneer Carol Bates Reviving the “Missed Generation” of Women’s Football:

Time Out – London – Feb. 2018 – Not sure how I ended up on this incredible list of 64 women, but…

The First National Women’s (over 30s) Recreational Football Festival – The Crawley Observer:

Crawley Old Girls win top Trophy at Sussex Sports Awards in Brighton:

Video of Winners of The Grand Hotel “Community Impact Award” at the Sussex Sports Awards 2018:

Sport Relief 2018 – COGS vs. Robbie Savage’s Allstars:

FA People’s Cup 2019 – Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts and fellow DJs/Presenters play Women’s Walking Football against the COGS:

BalaSport UK – Fantastic account and video record of the #OGWC19, in Soissons, France:

FIFAWWC – BBC Radio 4 – You and Yours – Carol Bates & Jade Harker talk about COGS & the WWC:

BBC News UK – The “missed generation” and the Old Girls’ “World Cup” 2019 #OGWC19

Daily Express – Jane Warren – “Come on you COGS” – Jane Warren writes about trying football for the first time after visiting the COGS – Dec. 2019

Podcast Sept. 2020 – Hot Flush Rebels – “Get off the sidelines and follow your Dream” – Carol Bates talks about growing up in the 70s, her non-diminishing passion for football and how it came to be that she eventually got to follow her dream.

October 2020 – COGS on the feature photograph for The Guardian’s story – Strength in Unity.

March 2021 – Carol chatted with Abi Ticehurst for Abi’s SELK Women’s Grassroots’ Podcast to celebrate International Women’s Day.

March 2021 –  This Fan Girl – The Biggest Fan Pod – Podcast with Carol & Sandra talking all things football and COGS.

May 2021 – COGS feature in a Women In Sport/Getty Images Research project to “Inspire Women to get Active during Midlife and Menopause”.  The curation of visuals will sit in Getty’s Disrupt Aging® collection. The images and videos are available on Getty Images and their sister site iStock for editorial, commercial and stock usage.   Webinar –  Website:

June 2021 – Game Changers podcast with Sue Anstiss MBE.

June 2021 – Crawley Observer – Carol Bates BEM Announcement:

June 2021 – Appearance on Austrian TV for the Men’s EURO2020 Comp.

September 2021 – Interview with Carol Bates in Midlife Magazine – Midlife_Matters_2021_ii

October 2021 – Interview with Carol Bates in Townswoman Guild Magazine –

December 2021 – Women in Sport podcast – Exercising in midlife – the challenges and how companies can support their female workforce.