The opportunities for young players in the area to find a way into the first-team at Doncaster Rovers Belles are greater than ever after an introduction of an U18s side.
The team will compete in the FAWNL Reserve Section, and marks for the first time for several years the Belles have been able to field a development side.
Chief executive Russ Green said: “This is great news for our vision that every young girl who comes into the RTC has the opportunity to stay with us right the way through to the first-team if they have the skill and dedication.
“We have a brilliant RTC who are developing players, but if they weren’t ready for our first-team at 16 we were losing them. We want them to be able to continue their development with us.”
Kirsty Cavanagh, head of people and culture at Club Doncaster, added: “We’ve worked really hard with Chantelle Haigh and Amanda Greenslade at the RTC to create this opportunity for the best girls in the area.
“I can’t wait to see the team in action and look forward to seeing the young players getting to mingle with the seniors and continue their development. We have worked hard over close season in all areas of youth football withn the Club Doncaster group to give all our young players the best possible opportunities in the game”