With the backing of the enthusiastic PE department and from an initial suggestion from some Year 8 girls, we have launched a new Girls’ Football Club at Waddesdon.
The first training session confirmed the popularity of this new club. I was planning a session for around 15 girls, but an eager 30 turned up, ready to get stuck into some serious football skills. We have been running sessions every week since October and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the girls and coaching them so that they can improve their skills and confidence.
Our first fixture was scheduled for Thursday 14th February against the Aylesbury Vale Academy, a school who have run a girls’ football club for a while. This was a game for our Under 12 and Under 14 sides. As it was both teams’ first ever matches, they were extremely excited about the prospect.
I was needed to referee the Under 14s’ game, so I couldn’t watch the Under 12s’ game, but their captain, Emmie, did a very good job of managing the team and ensuring everyone got game time, as well as doing the best they can during the match.
The Under 12 team drew 2-2 and the Under 14 team unfortunately lost 2-1, despite scoring first and playing very well. For their first ever game, both teams did themselves proud as they played in great spirit and there was some very good football on show too.
– Mr Scrivener