Metropolitan Girls League set to launch Senior Section for Dublin and Leinster
(Article from Striker 20/1/15 by Ger Brady)
The Platform for the next Stephanie Roche to shine through will be broadened soon for girls and women playing football in Ireland as the Metropolitan Girls League is set to launch Senior Section for Dublin and Leinster.
The MGL, which currently caters for thousends of girls playing football every Sunday, will ofically launch the league at the end of January with the season kicking off in early May – playing right through the summer.
NDSL and MGL CEO Tony Gains is delighted the league is taking the next step forward. “We are currently one of the biggest girl’s league in the country with over 150 teams in our league and can boast we have over 40 capped players on international squads from Under 15′s upwards”
“When we came into girl’s football the structures were not here and as of today we have a very good committee within the Metropolitan Girls League who run teh women’s division and we believe we are well capable of running and organising senior football for women during the Summer”
The hope too is that the league will have its own Academy and will be somewhat of a career path for players to possibly go and play for a club in England or the FAI Women’s National League.
Sponsors DB Sportstours and Umbro are also on board with some top prizes for league winners on the agenda – such as an all-expenses paid trip for the Premier Division winners to go and play in Europe.
So at a time when women’s football is been been talked about for all the right reasons, more good news looks to be on the way very soon
It’s an excellent time of development for the girls game with numbers participating on the increase annually and anyone wanting further information can contact the MGL Office at 01-848880201-8488802