Storrington Women’s Recreational Football was launched in September 2021 by Sarah Osborne and Gillian Weston, who had known each other for many years. Sarah is an experienced coach who has run sessions for over 20 years in the local community for boys and girls. Gillian is new to coaching football and has completed coaching certificates.
Despite both women having a lifelong passion for football, they were never allowed to play until they joined Crawley Old Girls Recreational Football Group in 2017. Their enjoyable experiences in playing made them keen to bring women’s recreational football to their local community here in Storrington.
Since beginning to play at Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, the numbers have steadily grown, and there are now 20 women playing, ranging in age from 18-60+. The Leisure Centre has given ongoing support to the sessions. The group is now directly affiliated with the FA, and is supported by Albion in the Community, the Women’s Euros Legacy Project, and the FA Just Play Scheme.
Quotes from some of the players:
“I feel better mentally than I have done for ages.”
“At last I have found an exercise I can enjoy.”
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