“It has been an exciting period for the U14’s girls since the team was (re)launched following the This Girl Can event in the summer. We had a good number of players attend our camps in December and February and that shows there’s a growing appetite for an England team at this level.
When I as appointed as Lead Coach initially I had some great assistance from Ben Pitchley and together we have recently appointed assistant coach Jenny Hehir. Between the three of us we had a difficult task to whittle the trialist’s down to a final team and I am very happy with what we have seen from all who attended the trials, the future looks bright for the female game. As we look ahead to the Bratislava trip I was very disappointed to lose our manager, Yvonne Roberts, from our trip due to a virus infection however we have been able to appoint our Assistant Manager Claire Rowbotham who I know will be a very capable member of our staff, welcome aboard Claire!
Jumping forward to Slovakia in a couple of weeks, already the players have shown a fantastic team spirit and good compete levels in their two challenge games against the North and South East U13s teams and the Coaches are looking forward to seeing them continue to develop during the trip early next month.”