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Two youngsters are inspiring women in Bolton to play soccer

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TWO football-mad youngsters are encouraging women to take up the game.

Madison Rowbotham and Ellen Glasspell, from Horwich, fell in love with soccer after they have been youthful.

Now at simply 14, the 2 are volunteer coaches for the Outdated Rivingtonian Roses Underneath 10s crew.

The crew have the 2 inspiring teenagers to look as much as as they play and their Bolton Wanderers U15 coach, Rhys Cook dinner says they’re made for the function.

He mentioned: “Each Madison and Ellen are pure leaders in my crew, and it is a nice alternative for them to proceed their very own progress within the sport, studying each the tactical and emotional facet of the sport and choosing their wits towards extra skilled coaches.

“Extra importantly it additionally offers them an opportunity to encourage youthful women to get into soccer and possibly encourage different women to get into teaching.

“Madison and Ellen are each making a substantial amount of distinction to those younger women’ lives.

“Soccer isn’t nearly scoring targets, it’s about studying new expertise, tips on how to play as a crew, making new associates and gaining confidence too.”

Ellen and Madison plan and run the periods for the 14 gamers aged from eight to 10, protecting them engaged and impressed whereas being nice ambassadors for the women.

Madison mentioned: “I used to be first impressed to play soccer by means of watching Manchester United play weekly and determined I needed to play the game ever since.

“I’ve all the time been surrounded by supportive coaches. That’s why I needed to do that to present again to the youthful women in order that they really feel like they will progress with out stress.

“I like teaching the women and watching them get the prospect to play with their associates and develop a love for the game. Hopefully me and Ellen can carry on the women to be good footballers however nonetheless really feel like they will exit and luxuriate in it as an alternative of feeling pressured to do effectively.”

The women have additionally improved their very own sport whereas teaching the crew.

Madison mentioned: “I need to encourage different women to get into the game as a result of the ladies’s sport is rising quickly and I believe that if a lady needs to play soccer then she ought to have the chance.”

Outdated Rivingtonians Sports activities Membership are keen about creating accessibility to the game for as many women as doable and have three women groups now representing the membership starting from Underneath 10s to Underneath 14s.

The Outdated Rivingtonian Roses play their first pleasant this month and will likely be getting into a aggressive league in September.

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