Frome Town Women’s Team kick-off their new season with their first League match away to Weymouth Ladies, this Sunday, 4th September. Competing for another season in the South Western Region Women’s Football League, Eastern Division, the team and Manager, Ben Bolland are looking forward to getting their campaign started...
“The whole squad have been preparing hard for this season and can’t wait to get on the pitch and start competing with the other teams in our Division. There’s a really good buzz and energy in the squad right now and we want to get out on the pitch to show what we can do,” said Ben.
The squad have just come off the back of a run of pre-season friendlies that saw them defeat Weston-Super-Mare Ladies 3-1 and Pen Mill Ladies 5-0 before an under-strength Frome fell to a 7-0 defeat to a strong Sherborne Ladies team from the South Western Premier Division, last Sunday.
The competitive league will bring Frome Women head-to-head with teams from Weston-Super-Mare Ladies, Paulton Rovers Ladies, Middlezoy Rovers Ladies, along with three teams from the Bristol area: Pucklechurch, AEK Boco and Stockwood Wonderers. In preparation for the season ahead, the team has strengthened their squad bringing in some experienced players who are familiar with the club, as well as bringing in younger players directly from Frome Town United’s Under 16s squad of last season. “Its important that we have a strong squad this season,” added Ben; “We have a run of games every week lasting from September to December, covering the League, The FA Cup and The Women’s Junior County Cup, with plenty more games to come after Christmas.”
Following the start of the League this Sunday, the Women’s team begin their season at home on Sunday the 11th with an enticing Vitality Women’s FA Cup Tie against Weston-Super-Mare Ladies. “Its an early highlight in the season,” adds Ben, “and fantastic to be taking part in the FA Cup. This season, we really want to raise the profile of the team locally and hope that we will get lots of support coming along to Badger’s Hill for the FA Cup tie. We’ve already faced Weston in pre-season and it was a very competitive match, so this should be good game to watch.”
As with last season, the team will be looking to Frome Town United’s junior players to provide mascots for their home games at Badger’s Hill, another great chance for the young players of Frome to get out on the pitch with the players, continuing to build more links with the junior football community in Frome.
Around the pitch, the team are hoping to build as much support as they can this season, and have now partnered with Frome Town men’s team’s excellent social-media channels to build the awareness and coverage of the team’s season. “Its been an amazing summer for women’s football in England,” says Ben, “And we’re delighted to have had so much support from the club to widen our social media profile. We really hope this will be the first of many areas where we can partner with the men’s team and the fantastic support they have, to benefit both teams.”
You can see all the Women’s team fixtures here at: fulltime.thefa.com/index.html?league=49427966
Look out for more coverage on the Women’s Follow Frome Town FC’s social media channels, in match-day programmes and here on the club website: WeareBA11.com