Bottesford FC girls cap fine season by lifting league cup

Bottesford FC U10 girls celebrate at the final whistle of the cup final EMN-160531-160832002

Bottesford FC U10 girls celebrate at the final whistle of the cup final EMN-160531-160832002

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The Bottesford Football Club girls had three reasons to celebrate at the end of a very successful season.

The under 10s girls’ team progressed through four rounds since Christmas to win the Leicestershire City and County League Cup, and were presented with the trophy in front of a big crowd at finals day in Rugby.

Bottesford under 10s girls team with the Leicestershire City and County League Cup EMN-160531-160844002

Bottesford under 10s girls team with the Leicestershire City and County League Cup EMN-160531-160844002

The cup featured teams from across Leicestershire and into Warwickshire. The girls also won the league’s fair play trophy for the 2015/16 season, as voted for by other club managers, for their attitude to football as well as their great performances on the pitch.

The club’s girls’ section were also nominated by the Leicester City and County Girls Football League for a special discount on the money they pay to the FA, for upholding the values and ethos of the Respect programme throughout the season.

Girls’ section manager Matt Burton said: “We are delighted to be recognised by other clubs, and the County FA for the way in which we promote fair play and respect to all of our girls who play and train with us.

“Our aim is to create an environment where girls can learn, play and most of all enjoy playing football in a great team atmosphere.

Bottesford FC girls' section is looking for more players for next season EMN-160531-160856002

Bottesford FC girls' section is looking for more players for next season EMN-160531-160856002

“To be recognised in this way is a great accolade for all the hard work of our girls and volunteers.”

* Bottesford’s girls’ section is looking for new players for next season at all age groups from five to 11 years as it expands to include more league teams and training groups, all led by FA-qualified coaches. No previous playing experience is needed.

Under 8s and below train on Sunday mornings in Bottesford, while under 9s through to under 12s train on Tuesday evenings in Grantham, and play games on Sunday mornings.

Parents of any player who might be interested should contact Matt Burton on 07540 935478 for more details.