This girl wanted to prove the boys wrong - now she wants to be a star
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31 January 2018

This girl wanted to prove the boys wrong - now she wants to be a star

This is Lois Taylor.

The football loving girl who convinced her teacher to give her a go in the boys' football team.

The rest is history!

Now the talented 12-year-old, who plays for Brickfield Rangers Girls, has been selected for our North East Wales FA Girls Performance Centre and her coach says she has skills he's only ever seen from boys.

Lois' football story started when she finally got her go in the boys' team at Ysgol Bryn Tabor, near Wrexham.

She scored on her debut and hasn't looked back since.

The star striker said: "I like that I proved the stereotype wrong.

"Some of the boys were telling me I wasn't good enough to play football with them.
"But I proved them wrong when my teacher put me into their team and I scored a goal.

As well as being a very talented young player, Lois is a role-model for other young girls being told they're not as good as boys.

– Brickfield Rangers coach Andrew Ruscoe
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"Then they changed their minds."

Soon after, she was spotted by our Gold Accredited club Brickfield Rangers, thanks to coach Andrew Ruscoe, who saw her playing during a primary school session.

He said: "She fell in love with football and Brickfield Rangers while our Football in the Community team were delivering girls-only sessions at her previous primary School.

"I asked her to join our club because she expressed talent and skills that I'd had only seen in lads' football."

As well as being a very talented young player, Lois is a role-model for other young girls being told they're not as good as boys.

The Ysgol Morgan Llwydd pupil said: "Anybody who thinks girls can't play football is wrong because that's just not fair.

“It’s like saying boys can’t do French plaits when there are lots of good male hairdressers.”

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