October 27th, 2016

Leamington ladies football team seeking fresh talent

ONE local girls football team his hoping to attract more players to take up the sport on the back of England’s impressive display at the Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Warwick Angels Under-10s is a new girls football team that has been created in the Warwick area.

At the moment the club has just six players and without new recruits the league will not allow the current crop of players to achieve their dream.

But after England’s success of finishing third in the recent World Cup, where Mark Sampson’s side beat world number one Germany, team manager Dean Brandrick is hoping that success can help launch the careers of several local players.

He said: “It’s great to see the women’s England football team doing so well in the world cup and we need to push the game on now after their achievement and get more girls involved in the game we all love to play or watch.

“Lots of people in Warwick and Leamington area probably don’t know about the success of Jess Carter from playing for Warwick Angels for nine years and then at 16 years old joining Birmingham City Ladies and playing for U19’s England and scoring on her debut.

“Warwick Juniors have run girls teams under the name the name Warwick Angels for many years and have had great success but the girls section is still only a small part of the club and Warwick Juniors FC is trying very hard to breach that gap in the future.”

“The England ladies have shown the way forward but as grassroots clubs we need to encourage more and more girls and ladies to play.

“The girls and ladies game has moved on in the last five years but is a long way away from the boys or men’s game and we need to address this now.”

Warwick Angels Under-10s train at Newburgh Primary School every Wednesday between 6.30-7.30pm and they will be playing games next season on Saturday mornings.

For more information contact Brandricm on 07789934129 or email deanbrandrick29@gmail.com.