West Allotment girls set for step up to 11 v 11 game

West Allotment U16 girls are moving from the Pinpoint League into the Russell Foster League so that the girls can move to the 11 v 11 game in preparation for going into women’s football under West Allotment Celtic in 2019.

The team will be the only one in North Tyneside to offer this as other leagues do not go past 9 v 9. Our very own David Dodds, girls’ secretary and manager of the u16s, said: “We see being able to offer girls a route through to women’s football as very important, considering most boys teams start at U13.”

Wade Financial are proud sponsors of the club, and are thrilled to see the girls’ side developing further. “We’ve been encouraged by the progress made so far with regards to the development sides, and this latest move will bring the very promising girls’ team further into the West Allotment fold,” said Managing Director Stephen Conway.

The girls will also have the chance to play at West Allotment’s new home Druids Park and use all the facilities such as changing rooms. The move encourages closer ties between the girls’ side and the rest of West Allotment’s youth and senior teams. They may even be able to take to the field prior to a Northern League fixture, further adding to the occasion.

However, training stays at Waterville School and the Parks Leisure Centre in North Shields; in the winter, the club will offer futsal to all of its girls.

Anyone interested in joining the team or for more information can contact David on 07977 413102.