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Town’s ladies and girls section praise competitive start to season

The women’s and girls’ section at Melksham Town FC have had a “fantastic” start to the season, with the competitive teams from U12 and above only losing one game from the 23 the teams have played. 

The club says, “The U14 girls are playing their second season in the Mid Wilts Youth League, where they have started their season with three wins and a draw against boys’ teams.   

“The ladies’ team  has won their four opening games of the season scoring 16 goals, conceding only three and head the division. The squad this year is made up of 10 of the u17 squad from last season, showing there is a progression path into ladies’ football.  

“This season saw the U16 girls merge with Staverton girls and has proved to be a great success, as the girls lead the division and have healthy numbers available for matches and training. The U13 girls are playing the 9 v 9 format for the first time and have started the league season on the front foot and  top the league after their first three  games. 

“The under 12s, where there are two teams containing 23 players, have made a great start to their first season of competitive football and lie third and fourth in a league of 11 teams. The club also has two development teams at U11 and u10s, with 18 girls signed on across the teams and with some experiencing matches for the first time.

“There is also seven girls playing across all the age groups for Melksham Town boys’ teams. The u14 girls are also playing in the boys’ league, plus the club has eight girls playing for the Wiltshire Ability Counts Centre.   

“The female section at Melksham Town has around  120 players training each week at the club  and are looking to grow numbers in the age groups below.”  

Rob Bridges, youth secretary said, “As a club, we are able to provide girls’ football from year one (under seven) to year four; also with girls training on a Wednesday evening and given the opportunity to take part in festivals ran by the Wiltshire ladies’ and girls’ league in conjunction with Wiltshire FA. 

“If you have a daughter in years 1 to 6 who is interested in giving football a try, please email youthsecretary@melkshamtown.com”

Picture: Mixture of ages at Melksham Town FC.

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