Monday, 21 June 2021

Home Secretary praises girls' football team

HOME Secretary Theresa May presented the end-of-season awards at Wargrave Girls' Football Club.

HOME Secretary Theresa May presented the end-of-season awards at Wargrave Girls’ Football Club.

The Maidenhead MP, who is president of the club, visited the recreation ground in Recreation Road on Saturday to award trophies to dozens of junior footballers.

She was given her own Wargrave shirt with “May” and the number 23 on the back by club chairman Bob Austen before meeting the teams and guests.

Mrs May said: “I am very pleased to be president of Wargrave Girls and I always enjoy attending the annual presentation of awards to celebrate the club’s achievements. It has been another successful season on the pitch and it is great to see more and more girls getting involved in football in the area.”

More than 100 players and their parents attended the ceremony and the club’s annual meeting, which was preceded by a friendly football match. Afterwards there was a barbecue.

Mr Austen said: “It went superbly well. Theresa May was relaxed and in a good frame of mind so it was a lovely, friendly morning.

“This is our most enjoyable day of the year. For the parents and the girls it provides a great social occasion and I would say it’s an important day for the village. For the girls the club provides a chance to make friendships that last years so that is really lovely and hopefully we will continue to grow.”

Wargrave Girls’ FC was founded in 2000 and now has more than 150 players of all ages.

The club trains on the new 3G pitches at the Piggott School in Twyford Road. In 2013, Mrs May opened three new pitches in Kings Field where the teams play their home games.

Any girls interested in joining the club or parents who want to help out should visit

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