BURTON Albion FC girls hosted their sponsors night this week. The girls sides, which are run by the Community Trust, were able to meet the sponsors of their respective teams.
All of the sponsors were invited to meet the players and coaches, as well as watch the girls in action during training. They also received a framed shirt of their respective age group.
Despite the pouring rain, everyone had a good night and more importantly, a big spotlight was shone on girls football as a whole.
A big success story for the women and girls programme are the participants from our Weetabix Wildcats sessions who have have carried on their journey into in the BAFC girls teams. Wildcats is an F.A. run programme which offers 5-11 year olds a non-competitive way into football. Anyone can turn up and the examples of girls from the sessions progressing on the BAFC girls pathway is huge for the pathway here at Burton Albion Community Trust
Womens and girls coordinator Steve Guest said: “Despite the weather it was a fantastic turnout from all of the sponsors and we are very grateful for them turning up to our first ever event.
“We hope they enjoyed the shirts that were presented to them by BAFC girls coaches and we can’t wait to see them at a game soon”
Paul gaskin, Community Engagement manager said: ”I would like to thank all the age group and BALFC 1st Team sponsors for attending our first event at Burton Albion Community Football Centre.
“BACTs and BAFCs Women’s and Girls provision continues to grow in line with the FA Women’s and Girls strategy and this would be not possible without the fantastic and continued support of our corporate sponsors.”
For more information on our women and girls projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org