IT IS an exciting time for the girls at Inkberrow Eagles which is now a sister club to Women’s Super League One high-flyers Birmingham City Ladies.
To mark the new partnership, Blues Ladies mascot Belle Brummie dropped into the Kingfisher Centre on Saturday to help the Eagles promote girls football within the area and there were lots of smiling faces as Belle helped to draw the crowds in.
The sister club programme is an FA initiative which is aimed at helping grassroots teams be a part of the top level of women’s football in this country and the Eagles will receive match tickets and enjoy player appearances, coaching sessions, camps and mascot places.
This will give access to wider benefits too such as access to player escort spaces for the SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley, signed Lionesses shirts and England Women’s match tickets.
Eagles Girls’ team manager Mark Wilkinson said: “This is a great chance for our players to be able to get involved with BCLFC. If we were a boys’ team the opportunities like this are just unheard off. The benefits to our players and the club are huge.”
Birmingham City Ladies is renowned for developing local talents and the club has produced more players to represent England across all age levels than any other women’s club in the country.
The Eagles are now looking to add to their existing teams and also bring younger players in to form a development team. If you want to join, all that is needed is boots, shinpads, enthusiasm and a smile.
Contact 07795 259723 for further information or visit www.facebook.com/InkberrowEagleFCGirls.