Watched a few highlights earlier today
Not sure how anyone can spare the time to watch this, it's pretty terrible.
Yep. My business is based on sports events for youth teams, primarily football (as it’s the biggest sport). The acceleration in quality at girls’ youth levels is phenomenal.The professional clubs and the FA charter clubs do seem to be doing a hell of a lot for girls - my daughter's club has great coaches and a pathway to trials with local pro clubs' youth teams, which in turn feed up regionally with clubs able to take on girls from further away as they get older. At the same time, her school team is coached by a semi-professional player and has had a visit from an England player. There's so much happening with more opportunities for girls that I'm sure the rapid development in quality at the top club and international level over the last ten years will be sustained if not accelerated. You might not like it now, but women's football is going somewhere fast in this country and I'm glad Leicester want to be a big part of it
Yep. My business is based on sports events for youth teams, primarily football (as it’s the biggest sport). The acceleration in quality at girls’ youth levels is phenomenal.
That's good to hear. Back twenty and more years my daughter loved to play footy and the junior club she and her brother joined encouraged girls and did 100% mixed training and friendlies .... until the dreaded Under-10s leagues beckoned (still too young for competitive football IMO) and she found herself watching from the sidelines, with at least half the team lads who (in my admittedly biased opinion) were nowhere near as good as she was.
We had a girl who played in a boys team at one of our events a few years ago who was consistently the best player on the pitch, even though they themselves were a quality team. Erin Cuthbert.There was a girl who played for the same club as my nephew albeit a year or two older who turned for one of the boys teams until she was around 11. Other clubs started to complain about a girl playing with boys and the league took note and said she couldn't play anymore.
If you saw her play it was obvious that the real reason was that she was much better than anyone else on the pitch. That girl was Kelly Smith.
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