More girls and coaches wanted by Bridge

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Stamford Bridge girls football club will be starting up coaching sessions on Saturday 31 May from 10am–11am and Saturdays from then on in, depending on the amount of interest.

The club is looking for girls aged from 7-10, ideally, but would consider any age group that would like to give it a go. The first three sessions will be free, and then the club will charge £2 per session until August, when they would be signing on any of the interested girls for the beginning of the season.

It doesn’t matter if they have never kicked a ball or they play in the garden/the park with mums, dads, brothers, sisters or friends. It will be a friendly environment to learn the basics and have fun and to learn to become part of a team. The club’s aim is to enter as many age groups into the City of York Girls League, where at this age they will play other teams from the region as a non-competitive league.

Stamford Bridge’s success has been great over the years, with numerous of their girls’ age groups winning league and cup medals and recently their girls have represented Stamford Bridge Primary school for the school competitions and have since reached the national final to be held on 24 May at Aston Villa’s training ground.

The club is also looking for coaches. They are fortunate in that they have a lot of children interested, but not enough coaches to help out. However, they do have budding young coaches on hand for these sessions to help make it fun. Helene Whytock, who is FA2 qualified and currently coaches the U14 and U10 teams, will be overseeing the sessions until the seasons starts in September.

Helene had the surprise and pleasure of being Yorkshire/Humberside Regional Grassroot football coach of the year, which resulted in her competing for national coach of the year last year. She had a weekend at England’s training ground where she had to compete against seven men.

If anyone is interested, please email Helene at before the sessions start so she can prepare the coaches with numbers.