City stars inspire next generation of female footballers

March 02 2020
City stars inspire next generation of female footballers

YOUNG footballers in the Downend Flyers Girls Under-10 and 11 squads took inspiration from a surprise visit by two rising stars from the Bristol City Women squad.

Ebony Salmon and Jess Woolley were waiting for them on the training pitch ready to take part in their weekly training session on a wet and windy Thursday evening.

The evening was informal and started off with Ebony and Jess participating in a Q&A session for the 40 girls.

They were asked questions including what it was like to be a female professional footballer which teams they supported.

Both Ebony and Jess then joined in with the planned training session for the under 11 squads, working with the coaches to help the girls and then joining in at the end-of-session mini match. There were even some TikTok videos being made!

The evening will have a lasting impression on the girls that took part.

One said afterwards: “I cant believe we’ve actually had Ebony and Jess come along to our training session. I want to be like them when I get older and play professional football”.

As a girls’ football club it was great to host Ebony and Jess, who are inspirational young women and we look forward to seeing them on the pitch next week when Bristol City Women play against Everton at Ashton Gate. We have been lucky enough to have been given free tickets for the match by Bristol City Football Club and the Downend Flyers girls are ready to cheer them on.

Tony Mooney