Soc­cer girls in search for new re­cruits

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - RHIANNON MCDOWALL rhiannon@men­media.co.uk @rhi­an­nonMEN

THE town’s women’s foot­ball club is invit­ing new mem­bers to join them on the pitch.

Mac­cels­field Town Ladies FC is a Char­tered Stan­dard De­vel­op­ment Foot­ball Club and has re­cently been named as a sis­ter club for cur­rent cham­pi­ons Manch­ester City Women Foot­ball Club.

But or­gan­is­ers say they want more women to join the ex­cit­ing club, and will be host­ing free train­ing ses­sions for prospec­tive play­ers to have a go.

Adam De­laney, club chair­man, said: “With the in­creased pop­u­lar­ity and pub­lic­ity en­joyed by the women’s game from the Su­per League and the suc­cess of the na­tional teams, par­tic­u­larly the Eng­land Lionesses, there is more in­ter­est than ever in foot­ball for girls.

“Clubs like Mac­cles­field Town Ladies pro­vide good qual­ity coach­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence at grass roots level need to be able to ex­pand to en­sure that all those girls who want to, are able to ex­pe­ri­ence the game and get a taste for foot­ball and for ex­er­cise and ac­tiv­ity in gen­eral that will hope­fully stay with them for a life­time, with all the phys­i­cal and men­tal health ben­e­fits this has been proven to bring.”

The club - which is open to any­one age five and above - is host­ing free open train­ing ses­sions for all ages and abil­i­ties as part of FA Girls Foot­ball Week.

To­day (Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 8) girls can join in with the U11s and U13s train­ing ses­sions be­tween 6pm and 7pm.

Un­der 15s and adults look­ing to join the Open Age team can go along to the train­ing ses­sion from 7pm - 8.30pm.

Play­ers can join from the age of five, with no age limit.

Adam added that it was an ex­cit­ing time to join the women’s club, with lots planned for the fu­ture.

He said: “We are de­lighted to an­nounce that we have be­come an of­fi­cial sis­ter club of cur­rent WSL cham­pi­ons Manch­ester City Women Foot­ball Club for the 2017/2018 sea­son, along­side 5 other grass­roots clubs.

“Through­out the sea­son Mac­cles­field Town Ladies will be spe­cial guests at the Academy Sta­dium sup­port­ing our favourite fe­male foot­ballers. We are proud to be a part of the grow­ing MCWFC fam­ily and we all look for­ward to the rest of the sea­son.”

All the train­ing ses­sions are held at The Mac­cles­field AstroTurf.

For in­for­ma­tion go to Academy mac­c­town­ladies.co.uk or email mac­cladies@ gmail.com.

Mac­cles­field Town Ladies Foot­ball Club. U9 Sylks team L-R Back Row : So­phie Good­ier, Abi Poul­ton, Layla Wool­lam, Anna Davies, Am­ber New­bery L-R - Floor : Tia His­cock, Bella Reed

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