Aberystwyth Ladies growth in the last three seasons now means a girl at the age of 10 has a clear pathway to senior football. This season the U16s had 20 registered players who where coached by Bryn McGilligan Oliver and play in the Powys Girls League. These players will look to continue their development into the senior team in the coming season.
In the 2014/15 season the club launched its U14s and U12s teams who play in the Ceredigion girl’s league. In its first season the club have 26 registered girls over the two age groups (U14s 11-U12s 15).
This was achieved through delivery in local schools to engage the girls. Bryn's commitment, enthusiasm and experience in coaching girls has ensured that attendance continues to be high at training sessions which are held every Thursday.
Continuing from this positive growth the club will re-launch an U12s section this season picking up new players into the game. An agreement is in place with the club to achieve 20 new registered players at U12s for the 2015/16 season. This will work alongside the Welsh Football Trust Target 2 – 20,000 registered female players by 2024 and Target 3 - 30% of young people playing football at least twice a week.
'Aberystwyth ladies have been committed to the growth of girl’s football in the area, in two seasons they have achieved a significant increase in numbers, the club are very proactive and have been a pleasure to work with' Eleri Williams (WFT Partnership Manager).
Aberystwyth Ladies Development Continuum