September 25th, 2016

Redditch girls are flying the flag for the county

Redditch girls are flying the flag for the county Redditch girls are flying the flag for the county
Pictured, left to right, are the Redditch-based members of the Worcestershire Schools' FA U14 Girls' Representative squad - Emilia Wright (Inkberrow Eagles); Josie Steele (Birmingham City Ladies); Ellie Dunn (Coventry United); Bailey Hodge (Inkberrow Eagles); Megan Hadley (Aston Villa); Anna Nicod (Coventry United); Daisy-Mai Clements (Birmingham City Ladies); Leyla Eminoglu (West Bromwich Albion); Grace Godwin (West Bromwich Albion); Missy Goodwin (Birmingham City Ladies). (s)
Updated: 8:05 pm, Oct 13, 2015

THE POPULARITY of girls’ football has never been higher and Redditch is no exception, as proved by the fact half of the recently selected 20-strong Worcestershire Schools’ Football Association U14 Girls’ Representative squad are from the town.

A large number of girls trialled for the squad over two sessions and it is clear to see the Redditch youngsters have been inspired by the heroics of England Women at this year’s World Cup as they impressed the selectors to seal their places in the squad.

The Worcestershire girls played their first Midland Counties League fixture away to Shropshire and lost 4-2 as Ridgeway Middle School’s Grace Godwin netted for the visitors.

They then took part in the Anglo-Welsh Cup soon afterwards in which they beat West Glamorgan 5-1 and drew 1-1 with Cardiff & Vale.

The county girls also have the opportunity to travel to Sweden next year.