I have just read a wonderful story in the junior football section of the Kent Messenger. Aylesford Girls Under-12s recently recorded their 16th straight win with a 7-0 victory over Dartford, giving them a 100% record in the Kent Girls League Division 2. From the match report it sounds like the girls played superbly despite extremely muddy conditions. Well done girls.
Sadly I am unable to find any online and up to date record of either the club or the league so I will have to wait until the KM comes out this week to find out if they have continued with their winning form.
It is wonderful that the facilities and training are available to girls of all ages these days. At primary school I was not allowed to play football and I went to an all girls secondary school where despite having acres of wonderful playing fields, we could only do netball, hockey, tennis and athletics. I had to wait until I went to university to be trained properly or play competitively. Now, women's football is the fastest growing sport in the UK, and it is grassroot level clubs for girls, like Aylesford's, that will hopefully propel the sport to a new competitive and trophy winning high.