14 Frome girls aged 5-11 took part in the parade around the pitch to celebrate and promote the female game.
All County FAs across England were asked to nominate one outstanding girls football centre in their area. Somerset FA put the Frome based centre forward and were chosen as 1 of the 10 lucky winners. Somerset FA's Women and Girls Football Development Officer, Rachael Lawler-Edwards congratulated the centre saying they fully deserved the prize, as they have been a truly fantastic centre.
Frome Wildcats Lead Coach, Sarah Davis was delighted the centre was chosen for this once in a lifetime opportunity. 'Frome Town Youth FC travelled in numbers to support our young Wildcats, with over 80 tickets purchased for family and friends. The 14 Wildcats beamed from ear to ear as they waved to their parents, high fived the mascots and flew the flag for our club and for girls football in general. It was such a great day and one the girls won't forget for years to come.' Wildcat parent, Amanda Spicer said "It's amazing to give them such an opportunity at this age. Thank you Wildcats. Here's to the next generation of female footballers." When asked what watching the Women's FA Cup and attending Wildcats has taught her, Lily, aged 7, said "It has taught me that I can do anything that I want to."
This was the first time many of the girls had attended a live football match, let alone one at Wembley, so it was fabulous to hear 9 year old Margot announce to her Mum "I loved that, can we come more often."
If your daughter is aged 5-11 and would like to give football a go, please contact Sarah for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07832 035 552.