Female footballers aged 14-21 from the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme are to meet with their counterparts from the Rotherham FC Community Sports Trust in a 7-a-side match on Saturday.
Both clubs work to increase female participation for young girls aged 14-21 to address dropout rate in teenagers. They work to increase their team skills, confidence and improve their general play.
Helen Shepherd, Girls Development Officer at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “We would like to thank the Rotherham United Football Club Trust for bringing a team from their regular girl’s session today. It's been a good incentive for regular participants to play in a derby game ahead of Saturday’s big match against the Millers".
“The Community Programme works regularly with young people across the South Yorkshire area and the female football team is a great part of that. We’ve seen a massive improvement in their play and their confidence since joining the programme. Thanks again to Rotherham and we hope the game at Hillsborough goes well today!”
The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is supported by the Premier League and Sheffield and Hallamshire Football Association delivering 10 satellite club sessions in secondary schools, colleges and sports centres around the area.
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