Budding young footballers Emily Wilson, Zoe Kilpatrick and Joely Andrews officially launch Glentoran Belfast United’s first ever Junior Academy for Girls.
2011 NIWFA Premier League and Premier League Cup Winners Glentoran Belfast United have officially launched its first ever Junior Academy for Girls.
The Junior Girls Academy will take place at Ashfield Girls’ School on a Monday evening (6pm – 7pm) and will provide young girls aged 8 – 13 years old with a positive introduction to football and help them develop their skills, have fun and make new friends.
The Academy will cater for up to 40 children from across Belfast area under the guidance of Head Coach John Grant and his team of volunteer coaches. It will provide informal coaching based around teaching participants the fundamentals of football in a fun and friendly environment.
John Grant, Head Coach of the Glentoran Belfast United Junior Girls Academy, said: “We are delighted to officially launch Glentoran Belfast United’s first ever Junior Girls Academy. We aim to introduce young girls to the fundamentals of football and help them develop their skills, whilst teaching them important qualities such as respect, discipline and teamwork.
“By teaching the girls the basics of football, we hope that they will develop and progress as young footballers and maybe one day we will have another Northern Ireland International coming the ranks at Glentoran Belfast United like our current first team captain Lyndsay Corry.”
Glentoran Belfast United has over 80 women and young girls participating in the NIWFA Premier and Reserve Leagues. They are arguably the most successful women’s football team in Northern Ireland having won the Premier League four times in the past six years, the IFA Women’s Cup five times out of the last six years and the Premier League Cup nine times in the last twelve years. The Reserve team is also the current Reserve League and Reserve League Cup Champions.
For further information on the Glentoran Belfast United Junior Girls Academy, please contact John Grant on Mob: 075 9061 5914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.