WIGHT EAGLES ENCOURAGES YOUNGSTERS AGED 6-16 TO ENTER GIRLS FOOTBALL

An Isle of Wight football club that has big ambitions to put the Island on the map for women’s football is seeking new players aged 6 to 16, as the team looks to develop girls through the ranks.

Wight Eagles FC was formed in the Summer of 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown, rising from the ashes of the now-defunct East Cowes Vics Ladies. The senior team already play in the Hampshire Women’s Division 3 but now the recently-established Wight Eagles Academy hopes to introduce players aged 6 to 16 into the sport.

Wight Eagles already have an Under 16s team training with the Senior Ladies, but the club is looking for more players as they look to establish an Under 18s, Under 16s and Under 14s team in Hampshire leagues. Links with Reading Ladies Football Club offer a route of progression.

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Dan Verstraeten, Head of Youth Development and 1st Team Coach, is encouraging youngsters to get involved in women’s football by attending Academy training nights at Queensgate School, East Cowes on Friday evenings between 17:30-19:30.

The independent club holds an FA Charter Standard Certificate and boasts fully trained FA coaches, doubled with a vast amount of experience both on and off the pitch.

Sponsorship is being sought to help the Wight Eagles develop over the coming months and years, with an aim of becoming one of the biggest clubs on the Island.

In addition to players, managers and other team members are required including managers for Under 14s, Under 16s and Under 18s, alongside coaches, a chairperson, social media manager and a welfare officer.

For more information visit https://wighteaglesfc.co.uk/. To book a place for your child at the Academy, email [email protected].

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MC hammer
MC hammer
1 month ago

I know I’m old fashioned,but woman and football just don’t mix, I mean, you don’t get mens netball teams do you?!

IOWter
IOWter
Reply to  MC hammer
1 month ago

Jesus Christ get with the times, how sexist of you to say this!

fred
fred
Reply to  MC hammer
1 month ago

LMAO!
There is a men’s national netball team.

And the women’s national football team far more successful than the men’s team. They play at such a high level of skill I would say there is little need for segregation. They are more than capable to play against and beat then men. Time for football to be open to all. Play based on skill not gender.

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