CLUB NEWS | Wrexham AFC Women launch under-19s team

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 14 Jun 2021

The Club are delighted to announce Wrexham AFC Women are launching an under-19s team to compete in the new FAW U19s North League for the 2021/22 season, to further support the female pathway at the club.

The age group will be put in place to bridge the gap between the youth teams at the Performance Centre and the Wrexham AFC Women first team, providing talented young players with a direct route into senior football, while also gaining experience playing in competitive matches at a high standard.

Speaking on the announcement, Head of Female Football Gemma Owen said: “This age group is a fantastic addition to our player pathway and will be a very welcome opportunity to allow girls to continue playing at a level appropriate to them instead of senior football being the only option available to them.

“Many girls drop out of the game at this point due to not being ready to make the step up into senior football. Our under-19s team will provide a platform to young players wanting to stay and progress in the game.

“Alongside this, it will be incredible for the players and staff to be one of the founding clubs of the new FAW U19s North League.

“The opportunity for them to play competitive matches across North Wales will greatly support the players’ development and provide a direct route into first-team football.”

The under-19s team will become aligned with the playing identity and club values that have been put in place from the Women’s first team all the way through to the under-eights.

All Wrexham AFC Women Under-19 players will receive the same benefits as the Women’s first team, including no cost to play, free training kit, free fitness sessions, analysis sessions and access to the Sports Therapist.

Further staff announcements will be announced soon, and Gemma Owen added: “We are extremely excited to have such an experienced staff in place, these will all be revealed in due course and we aim for the under-19s to draw on their expertise and experience.”

The under-19 management team are very grateful for the backing and support from Wrexham AFC, and you can follow more updates on the Wrexham AFC Women’s Under-19s team on the club website.

Any players interested in joining the Under-19s section, or the women’s first team, should contact [email protected], stating the relevant age group.

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