FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn-based KLSC are leading the charge to create a new all-girls section in the Mid-Norfolk Youth League.
They are looking for girls of all ages to form teams to play in the league and Philip Yates, of KLSC, who is also the league’s welfare officer said: “There are lots of female players playing in mixed teams already but they are often having to work harder to prove they’re worthy of their place.
“We have found by running regular all-girl sessions they feel much more accepted and can really show off how creative they really are.
“We would encourage any girls out there who would like to be part of a team to contact us or the County FA to find their nearest club.”
Yates said the league was looking across all age groups, with the promise of minimising any disruption to currents teams.
“If a player is currently in a mixed mini soccer team, we are looking to play Sunday mornings, and if they play Sundays in a mixed team, they will look to play Saturdays,” he said.
“We are open to discussing playing formats such as 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 across all age groups.
“We really are looking forward to this new and exciting opportunity.”
Teams representing KLSC Lionesses are already in action and girls are training regularly, with games already under their belts against Heacham, Gaywood, Terrington, Spalding and Moulton,
Their next match will be against Holly Meadows on January 22.