WORCESTERSHIRE’s first women-only foot football sessions are scheduled to kick off at Bromsgrove this evening.
They take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the AstroTurf lower court at Bromsgrove Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club.
The sessions are organized in partnership with the Worcestershire Football Association and the Bromsgrove Sporting Ladies FC.
It is the latest sport to be unveiled by the Bromsgrove Walking Sports Center which, a brainchild of Alan Gormley, aims to become a center of excellence for all slower versions of the sport.
Alan said he was delighted with the latest addition, adding: “By working together we will provide opportunities for women in the region to have more access to football.
“It also lays the foundation for a ‘Football for Life’ course.
“This new initiative will join our established mixed Walking Football, Walking Hockey and Walking Rugby sessions and our brand new Walking Cricket group. “
Football development managers Jodie Williams and Ben Langworthy of the Worcestershire Football Association added that they were thrilled and delighted to be supporting Bromsgrove Sporting Ladies FC and the Walking Sports Center for the sessions.
“Although football is a mixed game, the launch of this session will create new opportunities for women to get involved in football, regardless of their age or experience.
“Foot football is extremely popular with older participants, and we hope this project will engage former players as well as participants who have not had the
the opportunity to play in their younger years.
Bromsgrove Sporting FC manager Sarah Titmus added that the club are also delighted to be a part of the project.
“We think this is a great opportunity for the women of Bromsgrove to rekindle their love of the game or to try it for the first time.
“We look forward to continuing to work together in the future and hopefully enjoy a friendly match or two.”
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