Currie Star FC has developed a new team for girls at U9s after a successful project with the Scottish FA.
On the 15th June P3 pupils from Nether Currie, Currie and Juniper Green attended a fun football festival run by coaches from Currie Star FC and the Scottish FA. The festival ran during school time at Juniper Green primary school. There was 61 players in total who attended the 2 hour event, with each pupil participating in skill practices and fun games. Each pupil left with an invite to a come and try session at Currie Star FC.
“The girls had great fun and came back with very positive attitudes about the game. It was a great idea to let them have an opportunity to practise their football skills and play mini games without the boys. It made them try harder and gain in confidence”
Linda Laird, P3 teacher Currie Primary
On Wednesday the 28th June 8 players attended the come and try event introducing the players and families to the club. There are now 12 players in total signed up to attend on a weekly basis to practice and eventually participate in games festivals.
“We are delighted with the response and hope that the girls will enjoy football here at Currie Star FC. We hope the success of this programme will pave the way for more girls to get involved from the local area”
Dean Montgomery, Club Coach Currie Star FC
This is the first in a line of events we will run with Clubs across Edinburgh to develop the U9s game.
For more information regarding girls football in the region please call 0131 67 8245.