Borough become a Wildcats partner - The Evesham Observer

Borough become a Wildcats partner

Evesham Editorial 29th Jun, 2017   0

REDDITCH Borough have been selected as one of the Football Association’s official partners to run its SSE Wildcats football programme for girls.

The new national initiative will be delivered locally by a variety of clubs, providing the opportunity to attend organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.

Borough are one of 200 clubs from across England to become approved as a Wildcats partner, with free of charge sessions taking place for girls aged under 11 on Wednesdays between 6-7pm at the Mettis Sports & Social Club (MSS), Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley.

Julian Workman, manager of the ladies’ senior side, said: “This is a real feather in our cap. We have always championed the cause of women’s football in our community and we are proud to be at the forefront once again, bringing youngsters into the game irrespective of ability or previous opportunity.




“Redditch Borough is a club open to all – men, women, boys and girls – but we hope this project in particular will encourage more youngsters into what is a growing women’s game.”

For more information on Borough’s participation in the Wildcats programme, email Alex Motherwell at [email protected].


Meanwhile, it has been a week of graft on and off the pitch at the MSS.

Many man hours have going into sprucing up changing rooms and laying hard-standing walkways and foundations for dugouts, along with remedial work on the main pitch.

The work will help the first team edge closer to being eligible for promotion from Midland Football League Division Two while providing the growing youth and development sections with improved facilities.

Workman expressed his gratitude to the army of volunteers who continue to give their time to assist as the club prepares for its future.

“As always, the help of our workforce is absolutely priceless,” said Workman.

“This work not only gives us the platform to build the required facilities for the future of our first team, but for the club as a whole.

“There is a real commitment across the board to take this forward in the best and most timely way possible and, as well as thanking everyone who took part, I must also thank the boss of MSS, Derek Bond, who was there to help too.”

With plenty more to do, Workman says any extra help would be gratefully received over the coming weeks. Email [email protected] for details.

Meanwhile, Borough are looking to recruit players for their U12 and U14 girls’ teams. Both teams train at the MSS, with the U12s gathering at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and U14s coming together at 6pm on Thursdays.

All abilities are welcome. Interested U14s players should email Sarah Finch at [email protected].

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