Junior Football Club unveils link-up with Yeovil Town Ladies
Town Ladies Football Club have welcomed Berrow Junior Football
Club as a gold member to its newly-launched 'sister club' programme.
signing up, Berrow JFC will receive coaching sessions, player
appearances from Yeovil Town Ladies, tickets to FA Womens
Super League matches at Huish Park, plus opportunities to be mascots,
ball girls and flag bearers.
Sister Club Programme is an FA initiative, aimed at engaging with
young footballers, in the hope that each club has a 100% retention
rate of players, along with increasing the amount of players within
their club through recruitment opportunities.
Curson, who is Yeovil Town Ladies first team captain and also
the Sister Club Programme Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I
think the sister club will really benefit Berrow Junior Football
organsied a girls football festival just before our game against
Millwall and this just shows what we are about as a club."
trying to offer clubs as much as we can, to try and improve girls
participation within the area."
Adams, who is in charge of girls development at Berrow, explained
why they wanted to become a Sister Club: "Weve been
working with Ellie for a few weeks now trying to get the programme
in place and we thought it was the right thing to do for the girls
currently got 30 girls at Berrow and we wanted to grow and thought
this was the ideal opportunity to do it."
a fantastic opportunity. A lot of the girls come along to games
to watch them and look up to them, with some also training at
the Yeovil development centre. They already look up to the likes
of Ellie and Annie [Heatherson] and just want to be around them,
so its great that they are a part of that now."
Somerset FAs Sarah Nickless, a Football Development Officer,
added: "For Berrow it gives them the opportunity to have
access to the players in different sessions, developing the coaches,
which in turn will develop the players."
players really enjoy interacting with young players. They see
the benefit and they understand thats exactly where they
came from. If we dont support them at the bottom of the
game when the players are coming in, were not going to keep
them in the game."
JFC are keen to hear from anyone who is not currently playing
football, but would like to by, via email at: Berrowjfcfirstname.lastname@example.org
JFC Girls are looking for players in year 4 to year 11 and train
at King Alfred School's astro turf every Friday evening.