Rochdale AFC Ladies' teams appealing for players

Date published: 16 February 2018

The Rochdale AFC Ladies team is appealing for new players across all age groups to play in the South Manchester Girls League and the Greater Manchester Women’s League.

Training takes place on Wednesdays and matches are on Saturdays. Newcomers and experienced players are both welcome.

Keith Hicks, Head of the Community Trust for Rochdale AFC, is urgently appealing for new players, saying: “We are a newly formed club who have only been going for three or four years so we are always looking to develop.

“We are a community charitable organisation and we just want to get bigger.

“The teams are each made up of 9 players, but we have been losing up to two or three players recently due to injury.

“We are the only club in Rochdale who provides for all ages and we are aiming to have around 200 girls on the teams altogether, but up to now we are struggling with around 100 girls.

Joining the Ladies teams also has its perks as Keith stated: “Recently, Calvin Andrew (the Rochdale AFC Player Ambassador) took time out of his busy training schedule to speak to players from Rochdale AFC Ladies Under 9s - 15s, answering numerous questions from inquisitive girls plus posing for photos.

“It was a great opportunity for the players to meet a professional footballer and a lovely gesture from a super pro footballer representing Dale.”

Times for training sessions are as follows:

Under 8s/9s/10s/11s/12s/13s: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Under 14s/15s/16s/17s: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Open Age: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

For more information about Rochdale AFC Ladies or to become part of a team contact Keith Hicks:

07958 593 121

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