Gregory’s girls on the ball

Gregory's Girls
Gregory's Girls

Over 120 pupils attended a girls-only football festival last month to round off a block of school based football sessions.

Every school in Kirkintilloch and Lenzie were offered the opportunity to have a five-week programme of girls-only football sessions for those in Primary 1-3, focussing on having fun with the ball, and gaining confidence in a football environment with their female peers.

The festival involved lots of small-sided games, and fun football sessions where the girls were able to show off their skills gained over the past five weeks.

Two Scottish internationalists, Emily Thomson and Sarah Crilly of Glasgow City FC, were on hand on the day to help out and offer assistance and feedback to the girls. This was though the highly successful role models programme implemented by the Scottish FA. They were also put on the spot with a question and answer session which brought about some interesting questions from the girls.

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