New Camden & Islington Girls League gets under way

The newly-formed Camden & Islington Girls League kicked off on Friday as six teams got the competition up and running at Market Road.

Islington Borough Ladies (Years 1-3) became the first side to win a game in the league after defeating Fusion, while Cally Stars, who were without a fixture of their own, loaned players to both teams.

Two games were also played in the Years 4-6 age group, with Camden Ladies overcoming Islington Magpies and Fusion emerging victorious against FC Brazilianes.

The league, which was set up following a successful series of coaching sessions for girls over the summer, will run every Friday from 5pm – and more players are invited to join.

League co-ordinator Jo Sargent said: “We have more pitches available and, as we continue to expand, we are keen to welcome new teams in all age groups, including older ones as well.

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“It’s been great to see a lot of the girls who started in the free summer sessions getting the opportunity to play their first proper match – some of them hadn’t had that before.

“The main point is to get them playing in the same conditions as the boys – timed matches with a referee. It’s nice for them to be able to play against other girls and the more we have playing each week the better.”

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