Sport & Leisure

Funding boost for girls’ football

By Paul Johnston at

The search is on for the next generation of young female footballers in West Kirby.

West Kirby United is to create four new girls teams for under 7’s and under 8’s after winning £6,000 from the FA’s  ‘Grow the Game’ initiative.

The money will go towards the cost of football kit and equipment, first aid kits, coaching courses, league affiliation costs and referees’ fees.

Paul Wood – Coach of West Kirby United under 10’s

Paul Wood, manager of the girls under 9’s and 11’s teams, said: “For a club that has serious ambitions about growing our girl’s football section, this grant helps make our ambitions a reality.

“The money will help us to provide the girls with a fantastic player experience.

“The support from the FA and Football Foundation should be applauded.”

An introductory training session for West Kirby United girls team

West Kirby United is the largest junior football club in the north west and the sixth biggest in the UK, and was formed in 2017 from the merger of West Kirby Wasps and West Kirby Panthers.

Those interested in signing up for the new girls’ teams can contact Paul Wood at