Rugby Borough Girls Festival of Football

29th August 2019

Rugby Borough Women’s and Girls FC held their inaugural ‘Girls Festival of Football’ tournament over the bank holiday weekend in beautifully sunny conditions at a resplendent Kilsby Lane.

We welcomed over 300 girls coming from all over the Midlands to compete with each other in the fast growing women’s side of the beautiful game.

Rugby Borough Girls - Festival of Football Match photo
Rugby Borough Girls - Festival of Football Match photo

Running lots of different age group events. Saturday morning saw the younger teams take to the field of play in a round robin format. This age is development and fun and all teams played with smiles and great energy throughout and went away with medals for their endeavours. Coalville Town girls took the trophies home.

Our main sponsor Glyn Pashley of McDonalds said “I’m delighted to be a sponsor of Rugby Borough Girls Festival of Football. It is a fantastic example of a grassroots club with a real community spirit. It’s important that we support our local teams and I’m extremely proud to be a part of this event”.

Saturday afternoon was a huge event with lots of teams in the U10 & U11 categories. Great football was played all afternoon into the early evening. Notts County girls and Coundon Court girls took home the trophies.

Sunday saw tropical conditions once again for the U12s & U13s. AFC Leicester and Copsewood took the trophies after closely fought  matches.

In the afternoon the U14’s took to the field of play with Leicester City Womens Youth coming away winners and our very own U14s team galant runners up.

Members of the committee were on hand to present all the winners medals and trophies, thanking all the teams for coming and showing some great talent while playing excellent football at our very first tournament.

Initial feedback has been superb and we will be writing out to thank all of the teams that entered for their support and gather more comments from the teams that played on what we can do better next year. We will make this event an annual fixture in our calendar and would be delighted in the build up to hear from yourselves on what you would like to see.

The female side of the club raised lots of money to re-invest in the new stucture, in coaching, developing young referees and providing new equipment for the girls.

The club trains on a Friday night 6pm-7pm and all new members are made to feel very welcome. Please spread the word when the girls are back at school, whilst we regularly get new members word of mouth is the best recommendation. We are actively looking to grow and develop new teams in the gap age groups i.e the u9, u11 and u13 teams.

Rugby Borough Girls - Festival of Football Match photo