The Independent London Newspaper
22nd September 2018

Five-a-side is the girls’ 2017 goal

    Camden and Islington Youth League.

    Published: 22 December, 2016
    by STEVE BARNETT

    FOOTBALL clubs are being urged to plan their new year’s resolution early by putting girls teams together and entering them into the Camden and Islington Youth League. 

    Organisers and coaches from the league, which is based at the artificial pitches in Market Road, Islington, launched a new girls division in September. 

    They now want to make it even bigger and better in 2017 – and are calling for as many teams as possible to sign up and join the action. 

    League secretary Karen Greene said: “I am delighted that it’s all going so well. 

    “The girls play five-a-side every Friday and thoroughly enjoy it. 

    “Our vision earlier this year was to start a girls league in September and we have achieved that. We started by hosting free ‘come and play’ sessions from April to July, and then put the girls into teams. 

    “Now they are playing competitive matches every week, it’s fantastic! 

    “Now that we have the league up and running we are looking for more teams to join. 

    “The girls league co-ordinator, Joanna Sargent, has done a fantastic job in organising the teams to play,” Karen added. 

    “I would also like to thank Acerbis and London Trophy Company for all their support.” 

    Among the teams turning out every Friday are Cally Stars, Camden Girls, FC Brazilianas, Fusion, Highbury Wolves and Islington Borough Girls. 

    Players from those clubs were joined this week for some pre-Christmas cheer by Wynn Connell, head of sports outfits and equipment specialists Acerbis UK, who paid for all the new kits for the girls, and Ben Cooper and Paul McGrath from London Trophy Company, who provided all the printing for the kits. 

    Any new teams wanting to join the league should call Joanna Sargent on 07967 801322 for further details.

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