In the first of our planned series of ‘Meet The Team’ here at the Rugby Borough Women’s and Girls FC, we’d like to introduce you to one of our wonderfully talented Young Leaders, Grace.
Grace is a player in our super successful under 14’s team, playing in the top division of the U14’s Leicester Girls League and whom are currently competing for the very top spot and title of champions.
Grace is football mad and when she’s not training or playing, she’s helping plan and deliver the training sessions for our U10s squad under the guidance of our FA qualified lead team coach Theresa. An all round athlete, when not playing football she supplements it with netball and running. On the pitch she plays midfield and wears the orange number 16 shirt with pride.
Grace approached the club with a request to help her complete her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award through volunteer coaching for 3 months, which Rugby Borough Women and Girls FC fully supported.
The forward thinking all female committee is committed to growing and developing each and every girl to reach their fullest potential and create a pathway from the youngest teams right through to women’s football. Grace has shown incredible initiative and maturity during sessions and the younger girls really enjoy having her around.
‘After completing the 3 months volunteering I have decided to continue coaching as a young leader as I enjoy it so much. I would highly recommend this to others who are looking for a way to volunteer for their DofE. It is a great opportunity to coach young girls in something I am very passionate about. It is a completely new experience for me as I help plan out and deliver the sessions. I really enjoy being part of this team and this club. It is an excellent experience which has grown my confidence and has let me help the younger girls develop skills. I think others could also enjoy this club and teams like this. The facilities within the club and the coaches are really great and inspire lots of young girls to take up football.’
We love having you with us Grace, you’re a role model and inspiration to all of our younger girls who adore you being there and working with them on coaching nights.