Covid-19 didn’t stop the development of Girls Football at Harborough Town this season. On the contrary, it increased the participation numbers in the Wildcats Weetabix Girls Football Development Centre which helped develop a new U10s girls’ team, as well as create the Queen Bees Social Women Recreation Football. It also gave teams determination to compete for silverware to all four registered teams in the Leicestershire Women & Girls Football League. The outcome for this season is incredible with the U12 and U14 girls going the extra mile this season.

Maz Hayton, Club Development & Commercial Executive said: ‘What an incredible year. A huge roller coaster of a season. No one would have thought how a bad year for all sports participation, caused by the pandemic, could turn into a successful season for our girls’ section. For the first time in the history of the club, two female teams have finished League Winners of their respective age group and their division – both our U12s and U14s girls who only started playing as a team two seasons’ ago, playing some incredible football this season. New players had joined and were welcomed as well as coaches adapted to the needs of the female players. Their success is huge to the development of the girls’ section at the club, and this will inspire other girls to come and join us. ‘Alongside that our U15 Girls team finished runners up in their respective league, so an incredibly positive end to this disrupted season. Very well done to all our female players – thoroughly deserving of their successes.’

The Wildcats Development Centre at the club is a recruitment base for girls 6 – 11 years old. The club already has plans to create two new teams for next season. Any girl with any ability can join the centre. Our female coaches will be at hand to help develop the next generation of female footballers

To join the centre, contact: Maz Hayton at: