Gillingham Ladies are delighted to announce their support for the Kent Football Association’s Goals For Girls festival this Saturday.
With 118 teams signed up, Kent FA’s International Women’s Day Goals for Girls festival is set to be a perfect celebration of girls and women’s football in the county.
The 4v4 football festival will welcome teams from Under 8s to Ladies teams who’ll be able to enjoy a great day full of football in a relaxed and friendly environment.
As part of a week of activity supporting the Women and Girls game, Gillingham Ladies is pleased to announce each player at the festival will receive a FREE ticket to the team’s FA WPL game against Queens Park Rangers the following day.
Gillingham Ladies players will also be in attendance at the event, meeting and greeting the county’s young players and helping the event go smoothly.
In addition, the club will be supporting the fundraising efforts of Larkfield Ladies’ nine-year old goalkeeper Caitlin Boyd.
Caitlin, who attends Lunsford Primary School, is already signed up to attend the event with her friends and team-mates from Larkfield Ladies and had a generous idea to add a fundraising streak to the day.
Caitlin will be teaming up with Kent FA and Gillingham Ladies to host a ‘Sponsored Save’ where she attempts to save 100 goals at the festival.
Caitlin will be joined by her favourite Gillingham Ladies player goalkeeper Imogen Alabaster (who’ll help take on the senior players) and both would like to welcome lots of football fans to take part in the Sponsored Save.
Caitlin said; “I want to raise money so that disabled and poorly children can have fun too, just like me. We’re going to raise money for Demelza as most of those children will never be as lucky as me, so I want to help them.”
Sarah M’Grady, Club Secretary at Larkfield Ladies revealed her pride at Caitlin’s idea and how excited the club are to both attend and fundraise at the festival.
“Part of the reason why I set up girl’s football within the club was to make sure I ended up with a group of girls who felt confident enough to be the best they could be. I’m a great believer in the fact that girls can do anything they want and if they ever have problems that they’d be confident enough to talk to someone about it.”
“I try and give girls the opportunities to do so many extra things within the sport and outside of football for their CVs and personal development. Knowing Caitlin as I do, this event will be a massive boost for her. The fact Caitlin has had the confidence and idea to do a sponsored save in the first place is fantastic.”
To support Caitlin’s fundraising efforts please visit her fundraising page to make a donation: https://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Boyd5