Regular followers of my blog will know that I do enjoy a good game of football, and that I do seem to spend quite some time sat on the touchlines taking photographs of both men’s and women’s matches.
Today, I heard that the Professional Footballer’s Association (the PFA) will be inviting applications from players registered in the Women’s Super League (the WSL) – a gesture which marks a great step forward in the recognition of the calibre of the players, the coaches and the teams in the women’s game.
Recently I received an invitation from the Manager of the Worthing College Academy of Sports Women’s Football Team (aka Mikey B) to take photos of his team in the Cup Final of the County Cup against Lewes South Downs College Academy. I knew just what to expect.
Now these young women are a little too young for the WSL right now – but the hope is that, for those who want it, their time will come. Take a look at the photos below. You will see the love the players have for the game; you’ll see the joy in their faces. This is typical of Women’s football. If you’ve never been to watch a women’s football game, go treat yourself. It’s getting bigger. And better.
In the second half I was snapping from the sideline. The lino turned to me and said “I just love doing these games.”
I looked at him and said “Yup, so do I!”
You’ll find more photos on my Facebook pages.
(*Lino – formerly the linesman, now the referee’s assistant, the official who runs the sideline with a flag.)
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