Girls get their kicks from footballing fun!
7:40am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Sport
GIRLS in the Vale of Glamorgan are getting an extra chance to get their football kicks - thanks to a new primary schools league.
The Vale Council’s Active Young People team has joined forces with the Vale Ladies & Girls FC to set up the new initiative which involves local schools getting together to play matches once a month.
Eleven Vale primary schools have signed up so far – Murch Juniors, Albert, Llancarfan, Pendoylan, Romilly, Cadoxton, Sully, Rhws, All Saints, Palmerston and St Helen’s – and they are also being joined by pupils from St Fagan’s Primary School.
The latest round of fixtures was held at the Cadoxton Sports Hall, while matches are also played at Romilly Primary School in Barry.
Explaining the league further, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Active Young People Co-ordinator Ben Williams said: “The league involves girls from year three up to year six. It’s giving them another chance to play regular football and also lets them know about the local community clubs that they can join.
"We held a football festival for girls back in the summer which proved to be really successful, while the Women’s Olympic Football being held in Cardiff was also great for raising the profile of the game locally.”
Ben added: “This league aims to build on that momentum and I’d like to say thanks to Luke Williams and Gino Esposito from the Vale Ladies & Girls FC who are working really hard to provide quality opportunities for local girls to take up the sport both in and out of school.”
* For information about local sporting opportunities for all ages, go online at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/sportsandplay