Spotlight On… Women’s Football

Last season was an exciting one for our Manchester-based women’s football team, with the first team finishing third in the BUCS Northern 1A and the club getting the opportunity to play the first public game at the brand new City Football Academy stadium on the Etihad Campus.

Competing against LEEDS Gryphons at the City Football Academy in December 2014

After a successful recruitment drive at this year’s Freshers’ Fair, the club now has around 30 members – a great start with the club’s first #BUCSWednesday just around the corner.

We spoke to committee member, Amber Kerr, about the club and what the season holds for the team.

What’s the best part about being in the women’s football club?

“The best part of the club is that no one is singled out as being better than the other.  We all treat each other as equal no matter what ability they are – it’s like one big happy family!”

Members of the club at this year's Freshers' Fair!
Members of the club at this year’s Freshers’ Fair!

How did your club do last year on and off the pitch?

“Last year both of the teams had a successful season on pitch with one team finishing mid table and the other top of the table.

“Off the pitch, our bonding sessions and social activity was really what helped everyone to get along on the pitch.”

What were the highs and lows from last season?

“The highs of last season were being able to travel to away games and watch the other team play.  Just showing our support for one another was fantastic for the players both on and off the pitch.

“A low would be losing a cup game in the last five minutes of extra time after traveling up to Edinburgh as a group.  However, because a lot of us went it made it a good experience for us all.”

The first team last season!
The first team last season!

What are your hopes for 2015/16?

“Our hopes for 2015/16 is to have both teams finish top of the table and be promoted!  We also want to keep a tight bond between us all too.   This is really important to us – knowing that we all have each other’s backs and have a strong bond is the main thing for the team.

“We make sure we keep this family feel by planning meals and nights out together, going to professional matches together or take trips out to places – we also make sure we meet around three times a week so that we don’t have to spend too much time away from each other!”

You can find out more about our Women’s Football Club by following @MMUWFC

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