Last week, our Women’s Football Team celebrated their fourth win this season, beating Bolton Sixth Form 8-1 to remain top of the ECFA North West Women’s Regional Central league.

Left-back, Cara Worrall, led the team to victory after Captain Grace Flinn was unable to play due to injury.

Cara says: “I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to captain, and to keep the team morale.”

Amongst their winning streak, they also made it to the last 16 of the ECFA National Cup competition.

Speaking of her favourite highlight of the season so far, Captain Grace says:

“I really enjoyed the first game, when I scored about four goals - it just makes me feel happy that you get to spend the time with your team. It's a lot of fun. “I think we've done well as a team to win the games that we have so far. It makes you proud.”

This comes off the back of National Girls and Women in Sports Day last week, which aims to celebrate successful sportswomen on and off the pitch.

Sports Lecturer, Katie Chapman added: “We’ve got a great team cohesion, they all get on really well together. Whenever it comes to that tough part in the game, each player will react, as they want to strive for success.

“I think that's what spurs and pushes everybody on within the games, to just continue that winning streak and the success that they've had since forming as a team last year.”

Katie says how the team, based at Leigh College are striving to make connections with organisations such as the Manchester United Women’s Football Club, to explore more opportunities for girls in football.

With this in mind, next month Grace will be on her way to Portugal, to learn from Benfica’s professional coaches. This year is the first time the trip has been extended to the women’s team.

Grace says how she’s looking forward to gaining experience with the coaches and having the opportunity to play at that higher level.

We wish her, Cara, and the team all the best for the rest of the season.

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