Baglan girls play historic first game after success of summer soccer camps
Women and Girls
8 September 2016

Baglan girls play historic first game after success of summer soccer camps

We will follow them on their first season journey



After a summer of successful soccer camps, the first players from Baglan B&G Club's newly formed girls section have kicked off their season.

The U14 team were first in action with a tough trip to the Rhondda Valley to face AFC Porth in the South Wales Women's and Girls League West division after a summer recruitment drive was sparked by a girls only summer camp that brought dozens of new girls to the game.

Facing a strong and established team, and missing three players due to injury and unavailability, coach Chris Holmes was delighted with the efforts of his team.

After conceding an early lead, striker Shannon Joseph combined with Lowri Wareham to level the scores with a clinical finish.



The teams went into half-time deadlocked at 1-1 but the powerful Porth team took the lead early in the second half before rounding off a 3-1 win as the inexperienced visitors were caught on the counter-attack.

After the game, coach Holmes praised his girls’ never-say-die attitude, saying: “There were loads of positives to take out of that game.

“We have learned that we’ve got the players to change the game when needed.”

Next week the U14 team host Barry Town Wanderers while the newly formed U7, U9, U11 and U14 teams will continue to train on Thursday nights at 6pm and 7pm.



To join the club, contact secretary Ryan Thomas at [email protected] or click here to find a club close to your who are looking for new players

Baglan girls play historic first game after success of summer soccer camps