Oakwood Youth Football Club Launches Girls-Only Training

U16s win new football kit from iomart

New Forest Girls’ Football League club Oakwood Youth has launched Girls-Only training to encourage more young women in the area to take up the game.

The new training evenings coincide with Oakwood’s Under 16s girls’ team winning Host Your Kit, the national competition run by UK cloud computing company iomart.

The Southampton-based team beat off competition from over 300 other football teams from England, Scotland and Wales to win a brand new adidas kit worth over £400 donated by iomart.

Host Your Kit asked teams to tell them why they deserved a new team strip. Oakwood Foxes U16s were declared winners after explaining how a new kit would give the existing players greater confidence and help their drive to recruit more girls to join their club.

Gary Davison, coach of Oakwood Foxes U16 girls, said: “We want more girls to come along and get involved and winning this great looking kit from iomart will help our club get girls to our girls-only training sessions. Wearing a great kit is important because teenage girls like to look good as well as play well so the whole thing fits nicely into our recruitment drive.

“Girls aged from 7 to 16 years old can come along to have fun whilst learning the game. Our aim is to have more teams enter the New Forest Girls Football League.”

Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart Group, said: “The Oakwood girls look fantastic in their new strip and we hope it helps encourage more young women to get involved with the club. Women’s football is growing in profile and numbers so we hope we’ve helped spark an even greater interest in the game for girls in the local area.”

Oakwood Foxes, whose motto is ‘Believe To Achieve’, will be running its Girls-Only training evenings on Fridays at its Test Park ground between 7 and 8pm.

If you would like to find out more you can visit the club’s website http://www.oakwoodyouthfc.co.uk/

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