Wetherby Girls forge exciting link with neighbours York City

Wetherby Athletic Girls. (S)
Wetherby Athletic Girls. (S)

Wetherby Athletic Girls football team have this week joined the York City community scheme in an exciting new move for the club.

They immediately benefitted from the new partnership as York City sent coach Scott Smith to put the girls through their paces at this week’s training session.

“It was lots of fun to be taught by Scott and he gave us lots of new ideas,”said Erin Knapper, U-13s girls star winger.

“Hopefully we impressed him with our knowledge and skills too.”

“This is all part of our clubs’ investment in girls football’ said coach Pete Hall.

“We want to build on that Olympic success with our new strategy Fun, Friends, Fitness.”

As a result of the link with York City, the girls have been invited to Bootham Crescent in April to watch York City play.

‘We’re very excited about going to see York play’ said Erin. For further information about girls football in Wetherby visit www.wetherbyathleticjfc.co.uk

Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club are determined to make the Olympic legacy a reality for Wetherby girls footballers this year after recently launching their new girls football strategy ‘Fun, Friends, Fitness’.

The success of the GB women’s football team at the Olympics has inspired Wetherby Athletic to invest further in girls football.

“We already have strong and successful teams in our older age groups” said Mike Prentice, Manager of the under 15 team.

“Football is the nations’s biggest female participation sport and our new strategy means we will offer quality football coaching for all age groups.”

Rachael Colley, U-13s Capsaid: “ It’s good fun, provides a great opportunity to make new friends and be part of a team and it keeps you fit as well.”

From September girls football will be available at Wetherby to girls of all ages from U10 to U18 levels.

The club will run free taster sessions six weeks after Easter.

Those interested should visit Wetherby Athletic’s website. www.wetherbyathleticjfc.co.uk