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Goole Town AFC hoping to launch brand-new girls’ team

Goole Town AFC are on the lookout for the next generation of young females who wish to get involved in the game.

After receiving a large ‘grow the game’ grant, the club are now encouraging more young girls in primary years 3,4,5 and 6 to come down to the Victoria Pleasure Ground for training sessions.

The club holds the sessions every Saturday morning from 10-11am, and aim to be both engaging and fun for those in attendance.

The ‘grow the game’ scheme, which is funded by The Football Association and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Goole AFC to create four new girls’ teams providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in the town.

Our Goole spoke to the club’s Vice Chairman Jack Ewing, who told us more on the plans.

“I have been working with the Goole Schools Sport Coordinator to establish the plans, and decided to train the girls from year 3,4,5 and 6 at the primary schools. We started in June and have a regular number of about six or seven that come down.

“We train on a Saturday morning between 10 and 11 with a coach at the Victoria Pleasure Ground. It is a great opportunity for young girls to get involved. It is definitely something we are keen to continue with and grow.”

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