The West Wales Women’s and Girls’ and Pembrokeshire Girls’ League, with support from the Welsh Football Trust and West Wales FA, hosted a first ever Women’s and Girls’ football festival on Saturday 15th June 2013 at Penygaer Playing Fields, Llanelli.
The event was launched by Welsh Premier Women’s League clubs Swansea City and Newcastle Emlyn Ladies, who played an exhibition match and Newcastle Emlyn Ladies were victorious by two goals to one. Both clubs eventually played some of the senior teams in the competition on a friendly basis.
The festival was a huge success with 31 teams taking part. The Under 10 and 12 age groups played on a round-robin basis with all players receiving medals. The Under 14,16 and senior age groups played on a competitive basis with the eventual winners and runners-up as follows:
U 14’s winners: Dafen B. Runners up: Dafen A.
U 16’s winners: Dafen. Runners Up: Cimla.
Ladies winners: Camrose. Runners Up: Cimla.
In attendance also was Shanelle Edwards and Tarian . Shanelle is one of the FAW Ambassadors for the U 19’s European Championship which will be coming to West Wales in August 2013 (see fixtures below) and Tarian is the mascot for the championships.
Congratulations and thank you to all clubs, players, coaches and parents who supported the day. It is envisaged that this festival will be an annual event in future years.
For further information on Women’s and Girls’ Football in West Wales please do not hesitate to contact one of the following:
Stewart Hey (West Wales Women’s and Girls’ League Secretary): 07985 785491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Ardran (Pembrokeshire Girls’ League ): 07890 303818 or email@example.com
Debbie Wise (West Wales Football Inclusion Officer): 07788 310406 or Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org