Carnmoney LFC U13 Girls Football

Aug 6 2014 4:42 PM

Carnmoney Ladies are expanding their flourishing junior section to introduce regular 11-a-side football for girls born in 2001 and 2002.  They have joined the South Belfast Youth League and will play in the Under 13 age-group when the new season commences in September.


Club Chairman, Steven Lowry said, “Last season the girls in the 2001/02 age-group finished their participation in the IFA Games Development Programme, having played small-sided games over the past 3 years.  As a club, we felt it was important to continue their development by progressing to play competitive 11-a-side football and the South Belfast League accepted our application.  We are the first all-girls team to play in the league and we, as a club, are looking forward to overcoming the challenges we will inevitably encounter.


Since the small-sided leagues concluded in July, the squad have continued to train twice a week at our home pitches at Nortel, to prepare for a 20-game, 11-a-side season.  Last week the girls played their first pre-season friendly against the visiting Tulsa National Academy (USA) and lost narrowly 2-1 – so it was a promising start!  Our preparations will continue in earnest in the coming weeks as our build-up continues.


We are permitted to register 20 players and are hosting open trials next Monday (11th) and Wednesday (13th) from 6.30-7.30pm at Nortel FC before we finalise our squad. We are extending an invitation to girls, born in 2001 or 2002, who share a similar vision to ourselves and would like to continue their development and play regular 11-a-side football next season.


It is obviously a big step not only for us, but girls and womens football, to have an all-girls team competing in a boys league.  If any coaches or parents would like more information, please give me a call on 07988806390 or send a private message on our club Facebook page, Carnmoney Ladies FC."