After over 40 years, Barrowford Celtic has fielded it’s first ladies team, competing in the LFA County Women’s League.
For years, Celtic have tried to field a ladies side to play and compete in local leagues.
This season this has been achieved, with the coaches getting together a group of players who are already part of the club through volunteers, parents and also ladies who just want to enjoy a game of football as a way of exercising and enjoying sport, as well as all the social benefits.
The ladies before this season had not played a full 11-a-side game and the weekend saw their first foray into competitive football.
Their first game was at Bull Holme against Blackpool Wrens, who have a long history of producing all female teams and brought a strong side to face Celtic.
The game was a close run affair with both sides having chances in the first half with some decent play.
As the second half got under way, stout defensive work and fantastic goal kept the visitors at bay.
The deadlock was broken shortly into the second half by the visitors, who, despite Celtic’s best efforts, eventually ran out 3-0 winners.
Barrowford Celtic are extremely proud of this group of ladies who have come together to play games in what is an extremely challenging league, playing games all over the north west, from Merseyside to Cumbria, and as a club, they would like to say a very big thank you and well done to all of them for what was a great performance, despite the result.
The club is keen to build on this success and recruit more ladies and girls of all ages to get involved playing football.
All coaching is carried out by qualified FA coaches and if you are interested in playing, you can contact the club by e-mail on email@example.com
• Barrowford Celtic Under 13s Orange took on Barrowford White at the weekend.
A larger pitch and the pressure of a Barrowford derby didnt phase the Oranges in their first game of the season
Alex Muldoon netted a hat-trick, while there were four goals for Archie Macdonald Johnston.
Josh O’Callaghan, a spectacular Alfie Payne effort, Francis Ennis and Joe Alderman rounded off the scoring in an 11-3 win for the Oranges.