Num­bers tre­ble in just six months – and there’s room for more

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Ten Teams Battle It Out -

The tour­na­ment marked a de­but for FWF Herne Bay, who were formed just six months ago by Sam Pe­tre and Fleur Drury.

Four play­ers turned up to the first train­ing ses­sion in a lo­cal park, but num­bers have since tre­bled.

They drew their first two games 0-0, lost the third nar­rowly and were beaten by the even­tual tour­na­ment win­ners in their fourth.

Sam said: “I am so proud of the team. We marked our op­po­nents well and re­ally kept the pres­sure on them in the first three games.

“We had sev­eral shots on goal, with one frus­trat­ingly hit­ting the cross­bar. In the last game we were sim­ply out­classed but we still gave it our all.

“We learned a lot and had such fun. We’ve got a friendly lined up soon and after to­day we can’t wait to play again.”

Team cap­tain Eleanor Hard­ing added: “We played so well as a team. It’s hard to be­lieve this was our first ever match.

“Player of the tour­na­ment was Suzy Stock­win for her fine de­fend­ing just 10 weeks after a c-sec­tion and breast­feed­ing be­tween games.”

Fleur is en­cour­ag­ing any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved with the side to email fleur17­­mor or search Face­book for Fe­males Who Foot­ball – Herne Bay.

Train­ing is be­tween 8pm and 9pm on Wed­nes­days.

Fleur said: “We re­ally want more play­ers to join us. Some of us are new to foot­ball and some of us have ex­pe­ri­ence. It’s open to all ages and abil­i­ties. The main thing you need is en­thu­si­asm. We’re friendly and wel­com­ing. Why not come along and give it a try?”

Can­ter­bury Old Bags Green came sec­ond

The Herne Bay Fe­males Who Foot­ball (FWF) side

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