Foxes see Lionesses close up at Swindon's County Ground

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

Marlborough's U12 Angels being inteviewed at The Country Ground on Sky NewsMarlborough's U12 Angels being inteviewed at The Country Ground on Sky NewsTue 9 April was a very special evening and one to remember for many young girls in Wiltshire.  England's Lionesses notched up an important 2-0 win against Spain at Swindon Town FC's County Ground, and the FA kindly made the game extra special for six MYFC Angels (U12 Foxes) who were able to go onto the pitch as half time entertainment along with Swindon Spitfires.  If this wasn’t enough, before the match they were interviewed live on the TV... .

Becky Knox, Angels coach and manager said “Seeing the Lionesses so close to home, really is an inspiration to young girls in the area, it can only help the female game to grow in popularity.  The Angels have grown rapidly over the past 3 years, events like Tuesdays will spur on even more girls to get involved and give the game a go.  The Under 12s have had a fantastic season so far with this experience being the icing on the cake, a lot of them see the Lionesses as role models, aspiring to be like them one day.”

After the game, one player said “I thought it was a great game, very inspiring.  It made me want to work extra hard at my training with the hope I can play for England one day.  The whole team had brilliant teamwork and I’m glad they won.”

If you or your daughter is inspired by seeing the Lionesses, get in touch with Marlborough Youth Football Club. ! The Angels cater for girls from Year 3 all the way up to Year 9, they are also kick starting a new age group ready for next season, so any girls currently in Year 2 and 3 can come along to 10 free sessions, starting on Friday 26 April.