Lions help BAFA with Welsh development

Lions help BAFA with Welsh development

Four of Birmingham’s Great Britain Lions were delighted to be able to assist BAFA Women and Lead Development Manager, Coach Jim Messenger, this weekend, with the development of women’s football, courtesy of the governing body’s endeavours to take the sport to South West Wales, where to date, it currently has not ventured.

“Football for women is pretty strong right now in England (relatively speaking) and Scotland of late have really stepped up” offered Lions and GB Quarterback Jo Kilby, “so it was only a matter of time before Wales joined the party.”

Heading to Cardiff University’s, Talybont Sports and Social Centre Linebacker, Safety and Offensive Lineman Phoebe Schecter, Nena Killick and Michelle Gwynne, respectively, joining Kilby – jumped into BAFA’s session part-way through following their own club practice session in Birmingham earlier that morning – gladly helped orchestrate skills and drills and a scrimmage to conclude, and simply put, were impressed with what they saw:

“The players picked up key fundamentals really quickly” commented Killick “…and there was no shortage of enthusiasm and application; it would be fantastic to see some of these ladies at future BAFA Development Days over the summer and perhaps pushing for international honours too at some point.”

A true statement indeed. Well done ladies, and best of luck Wales in getting up to speed with this great game, as soon as possible.

BAFA Welsh Women's Development Day