Local stars inspire youngsters at Doncaster school.
On Thursday 13th October and in line with the forthcoming England International, the Club Doncaster Foundation team were delighted to be joined by England international Jade Moore (above) and Doncaster Rovers F.C. club captain, Andy Butler at our Hungerhill School girl’s football session.
The international match falls at the perfect time for local girls to be inspired to take up the sport as the Foundation are currently launching this seasons Premier League girl’s delivery, which will see more opportunities for girls across Doncaster to access football.
Moore, who actually kicked off her career with Donny Belles, relished in her return to Doncaster and commented that the direction of women’s football at the moment is something to be excited about.
“To see so many girls turn up to a cold and wet Thursday afternoon session speaks volumes.” she said. “I’ve spoken to a lot of people today about how much women’s football has achieved over the last few years - it’s exciting. With all the work that is being done and sessions like these, hopefully the game will only continue to grow.”
Moore continued, “It’s nice to come somewhere local, for the girls to understand and see that their dreams and aspirations are reachable. “
“For them to see that I just live around the corner, it shows the dream of playing for England can come true no matter where you’re from.”
The 25 year-old will return once more to Doncaster next week for the first of a series of international friendlies leading up to UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. She was keen to highlight the importance of preparation for the competition.
Moore said, “France will be a tough game. Every encounter with them has been a close one but for us its European preparation, we have to make sure we’re delivering.”
Also in attendance was Doncaster Rovers F.C captain and ambassador for Sports Participation and Education, Andy Butler who helped run the session as a special guest coach.
Inspired by his presence, the girls were keen to impress the skipper with their skills and after the session they had the chance to ask him their burning questions after the session.
Butler said, “I’m proud to come down here and support the launch. Women’s football is definitely on the rise and anything we can do to boost that is a bonus.
“It’s great to see that the England friendly will be at the Keepmoat, hopefully between Jade and I we have inspired some of the girls to be at the game but also put on their boots themselves at the sessions run by Club Doncaster Foundation.”
For more information of the new women and girls programme of Club Doncaster Foundation visit www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk or phone 01302 764663.
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