Push for girls’ football sees Suffolk club’s female membership soar

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Picture DANIEL

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk football club is encouraging more girls to take up the beautiful game.

The club held a football taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS

The club held a football taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

Last year Capel Plough FC, based just south of Ipswich, did not have a female team but after a push for more girls to join they could potentially have four girls’ teams playing next season.

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Picture DANIEL

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

At the weekend the club ran a free taster session for girls and boys with scores of children turning up for a kick-about with the club’s qualified coaches.

The club held a football taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS

The club held a football taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

Adrian Goodwin, the club’s new head of youth football, thanked the dedication of parents and coaches and praised the club’s committee for their hard work.

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Pictuire DANIE

Capel Plough Football Club in Suffolk is looking to get more girls playing the sport. Pictuire DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

He said: “It’s all about girls and boys playing and enjoying football.

Scores of boys and girls turned up to the taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS

Scores of boys and girls turned up to the taster session at the weekend. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

“If there is a success on the pitch then that is a welcome bonus.

Capel Plough hopes to have four girls' teams playing next season. Picture DANIEL COLLINS

Capel Plough hopes to have four girls' teams playing next season. Picture DANIEL COLLINS - Credit: Archant

“I’ve noticed that the girls in my team have formed an amazing friendship and their confidence continues to grow.

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“I am so proud of the club for what it is doing for boys’ and girls’ football.”