On the 4th May the force wasn’t only strong with Star Wars fans. Y Pant Girls Football squad were in force down at Cardiff City Stadium celebrating what has been a fantastic year for girl’s football, in more ways than one.
During the 2016 football season Y Pant has achieved great success, with upwards of 20 girls in Key stage 3 regularly attending football training on a Wednesday evening.
These girls, some of whom had never kicked a football until joining school, have now gone on to achieve both team and individual success.
Girls have now gone on to join local clubs meaning they are now playing football on a weekly basis after showing a passion for football during school sessions.
Team success was also achieved with the girls 6 a side team winning the South West Region of the National Football League Competition. This was held at Cardiff City and the girls went on to represent Cardiff City Football Club in the regional finals.
Two teams were also entered in to the RCT 5×60 football competition with one team narrowly missing out on the knock out stages on goal difference. The other team went on to winning the competition.
A good run in the Welsh Cup was also had this year with the school making history and reaching the semi final of the cup for the first time. Unfortunately we missed out in a close fought match, 2-1 to Ysgol Glantaff.
More individual success was achieved during the season with 3 girls being invited to train with Cardiff City Football club at their girls Development Centre.
All round this has been a fantastic year for girl’s football at Y Pant with girl’s participation, pathways and also individual and team success.
The trip was a great way to end the season. During the trip to Cardiff City Stadium, the girls got a behind the scenes tour of the stadium. They also were able to participate in a football session run by Cardiff city Coaches and also try ‘street soccer’ for the first time.