CATSHILL Football Club felt the success of their involvement in an FA programme recently, when two of their girls teams made it to the final of the Mercian Development Shield.
Joining the FA’s SSE Wildcats programme back in April, which is aimed at offering football to girls aged between five and 11, the tournament displayed the rewards that the club were already reaping with the quality of football on display.
Since joining the programme. Catshill have been able to enter four new girls teams into the Mercian League, following in the footsteps of the under-13’s team.
Held at Malvern Town Football Club, Catshill Wildcats and Catshill Wildkittens – both under 9’s teams – progressed to the final on Sunday.
Wildcats romped to a 5-0 victory, started off by Darcie Sutcliffe’s early goal after latching onto Skye Harvey-Foggin’s long-throw.
After providing the assist, Harvey-Foggin then put away two chances of her own to put the Wildcats into a promising position, aided by Sofia Walker’s excellent goalkeeping.
The Wildkittens applied more pressure after the break and almost pulled a goal back, albeit for captain Mia Welch’s clearance off the line.
Jessica Cave added two more to finish off their opponents to seal victory.
Wildcats head coach Clare Seager praised the opposing Wildkittens, and believes that the Kittens will be unstoppable when playing in their own age group in a year’s time.
Both sides lent their support to sponsors Hire-It, Premier Support Services and Champion Security for their continued support.