Ladies’ soccer re-emerges

2019-02-19 06:00
Coach Nigel Bieding with some of the members of the u.14 junior girls’ soccer team.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

Coach Nigel Bieding with some of the members of the u.14 junior girls’ soccer team.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

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Kensington ladies’ soccer has been resurrected since it was discontinued a number of years ago.

The first batch consists of 10 young girls who make up the u.14 junior girls’ team and their first practice session was on Monday 4 February.

Although they have already had three practice sessions, coach Nigel Bieding said the girls show commitment to learning the game.

“We have really done much. Right now all I teach them is basics like how to use both legs to kick the ball, the rules of the game and control,” he said.

Bieding said the team has the potential to grow because of the discipline the girls show in practice sessions.

“They are very committed to learning and I see that they go the extra mile with tasks given to them. We are only in the developing stages now, but there are a couple of girls that can play soccer, so I can see a great future for them if they do stay with the club and don’t get poached by other clubs.”

He said that by the time the team starts competing with other teams, they will be ready.

Junior division chairperson Gershon Gouvias said the decision to reintroduce ladies’ soccer was one that came from the Cape Town Tygerberg Football Association.

“The association decided to run ladies’ soccer as a pilot project across the district and see how it goes and all clubs were eager to try it,” Gouvias said.

He is confident they will have a full team by the time the season commences in April

“But for the team to have full confidence, we are in need of sponsorship of kits and other equipment. That will boost the girls’ confidence.”

Gouvias said in order to succeed as a team, the girls need to show a united front.

“That will make the team strong and give them the potential to go on to the knock-out finals.”

He says everyone is welcome to join the team regardless of the area from which they come.V For more information contact Gershon Gouvias on 074 257 3805.

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