There was a celebration of girls’ football in South Lincolnshire as Deeping United and the Lincolnshire Co-op Women and Girls’ County League hosted a festival tournament at the Elsea Park pitch in Bourne.
A bumper crowd came to watch more than 100 girls take part across the two age groups.
Teams from Deeping United, Ropsley Colts, Lincoln United and South Lincs Swifts took part in the Under 8s section.
And Deeping United, Stamford Young Daniels and Ropsley went head-to-head in the Under 10s.
These age groups focus on the development players so less emphasis is put on winning and losing, however, all the girls showed their competitive spirit and some excellent skills.
Deeping United Under 8 girls enjoyed their experience of playing in a local all-girls festival.
The Teals played in some competitive games but managed to score plenty of goals. There were stand-out performances on the day from Aela Buslyte and Quinn Chamberlain.
The Pinks showed lots of energy and a desire to win the ball.
There were some close, high-scoring games that must have been exciting for the spectators to watch with compelling performances from Charlotte Peat and Bella Merryweather.
In the Under 10s section, Deeping United Greens created many scoring chances but had an off day with their finishing.
Their defenders and goalkeepers played well only conceding once in the tournament.
Erin Bundock received player of the week for her work and assists on the right wing while Bea Greenham was also brilliant with a fine defensive display, some strong running with the ball down the wing and great positioning when she played as a striker.
The Pinks were excellent throughout the tournament and their results showed this.
The team worked hard for each other throughout which resulted in them not conceding a goal. Cleo-Rose Mallia made an assured debut and Cimi Alvarez scored a couple of goals.
The Purples are on the up and there were strong performances across the team.
Poppy Rylance showed commitment and determination in defence and midfield while Lucy Hiles battled hard in middle and was an outstanding stand-in goalkeeper too.
Scarlett Fox-King also showed how well she is developing with her best performance to date.
If you know a girl who would love to get involved in football then Deeping United are hosting Wildcats on Saturday mornings from 9-9.45am from Saturday, May 7, in Deeping St James.
Wildcats is all about having fun, making friends and playing football and it is perfect for girls aged 5-11 to try football for the first time. If you would like more information, please contact email@example.com