St Agnes AFC hosted the 6th of our legacy events and what a fantastic job they did as well. Women's football has obviously come a long way since 1966 and it was fantastic to witness over 50 Women and Girls competing at this latest event.
The FA and Cornwall FA have a real drive on at the moment to increase participation in the female game, looking to create more teams and get more players competing in competitions both at a local and regional level. In fact this is one of the main focuses of our recently established Cornwall Inclusion Advisory Group. Therefore it is great to see St Agnes positively promoting this and maybe inspiring more Women to participate in future.
First up were two Mini-Soccer matches where girls at U11 and U13 competed in the respective colours of England and Germany, both games were evenly contested and the young ladies were certainly showcasing their skills in front of several supporters on a lovely Cornwall summers evening
At the end of the girls games it was the turn of the Adult Female players. The local brass band was on hand to play the two national anthems as England and Germany once again did battle.
Cornwall FA council member Ian Anear presented a well deserved cheque for £250 and a commemorative plaque to St Agnes for hosting such a fabulous, positive event.