Girls Mini League

Secondary school girls enjoy new JFA Mini League

40 secondary school girls took part on the opening night of the JFA's new Mini League at Fort Regent.

40 secondary school girls took part on the opening night of the Jersey Football Association's new Girls Mini League at Fort Regent.

The initial FREE trial programme is being held over the next month aimed at female players of all abilities, aged 11-16 - an age group that has not always had the same football opportunities as their younger and older female counterparts.

"I think this is really good," said 13-year-old Sienna. "Most opportunities are only for primary school children, so it's good now that when you're older you can still excel in football.

"I like how it's not just training drills, but getting matches will help you show what you've done in training. On TV you normally see men's football, but now the women's game is coming into it so it's getting more popular."

The remaining three dates are Tuesday 19th November, 26th November and 3rd December (5pm-7pm).

Girls Mini League group photo

Ma-Ia, 11, added: "It's really fun and I want it to carry on. I think things like this improves people's confidence and it's fun just playing matches."

Any parents wanting more information should contact the Jersey FA office on 01534 730433 or email