Vincent shows support for FA Girls' Football Week
Sofie Vincent of the Swansea City AFC Ladies returned to her secondary school to help inspire the next generation of young female footballers during FA Girls’ Football Week.
Attending a girls’ only PL Kicks session held at Cwmtawe Comprehensive, the left back from Swansea aided in the delivery of the session and took part in the training drills, giving the girls pointers in the process.
“I studied at Cwmtawe School before going to college so to come back and be a part of getting girls into football was a real pleasure,” she said.
“FA Girls’ Football Week is a great campaign and hopefully the girls will continue to attend the sessions, improve their skills and keep having fun, which is the most important thing.”
Organised to encourage girls and women across the country to play football, FA Girls’ Football Week is second of its kind this year after a successful campaign in April that saw 52,000 girls participate in a week of activities.
In addition to the girl’s only session at Cwmtawe Comprehensive School, PL Kicks also runs football sessions at Bryntawe Girls School and Bishop Vaughan School, as well as netball sessions at Morriston Comprehensive.
“It was great for Sofie from the Swansea City Ladies to come along to our PL Kicks session at Cwmtawe to support girls football, especially as its Girls' Football Week,” said Rhodri Morgan from the Swans Community Trust. “I hope with Sofie coming along today, it will inspire more girls to take up football outside of school. I have been doing this session with the girls for just over two years now and it gives me great pleasure to see them develop as players.
"I hope this session continues to grow in numbers as it's great to see more and more girls playing football. I'm sure with backing from PL Kicks and great PE staff at Cwmtawe, it will and maybe in the future we will see some of them progress into the Swansea City Ladies set up," he continued.
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