Sidmouth Town Football Club looking at launching ladies team
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Sidmouth Town Football Club are looking at launching a women’s football team, writes Steve Birley.
Already a thriving football club with no fewer than four men’s senior teams and a well established – and superbly run – youth section, the club’s management committee at Sidmouth Town AFC are giving active consideration to starting a women’s football team to play in the club colours as part of an effort to widen general interest in football and to give the Town a representation in every main department of the modern game.
Town chairman, Andy Argyle, says: “It’s a fact that the women’s game goes from strength to strength internationally and at the professional and local level.
“We feel that starting a women’s team is a great way to broaden the appeal of the game and increase the club’s reach within the community.”
The club’s first aim is to gauge interest in the initiative and if sufficient women register an interest then the club will move forward to identify a manager, form a team and seek friendly games or participation in a Women’s Football League in the future.
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Andy continues: “It is very much early days, but, as a club we feel the time is right to explore the possibility of fielding a women’s team to represent both club and community. There is also a great opportunity for a sponsor to step forward and associate their name and business with this new and pioneering venture for the club’’.
Sidmouth Town Football Club invites women who have an interest in joining an STAFC Women’s Football Team to make contact with the Manstone Lane based club by phone on 01395 577087 or by calling in and leaving details at the bar or with a club committee member.
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The club is open every evening and at weekends and they are looking forward to hearing from ladies interested in being part of an exciting new concept in Sidmouth.