By Ayesha Gilani
It was a stellar start to the season for Lindfield Juniors FC girls’ teams. The under-12 squad thrashed opponents Newhaven to win 7-1 at home, playing at Hickmans Lane Recreation Ground. The squad was set up last year in a bid to raise the profile of girls’ football in the community. Luke Morrell, who coaches the U12s with Jamie Baker and Ross Stretton, said: “What a difference a year makes. The girls have improved unbelievably in just 12 months and it’s been an absolute pleasure helping them develop into a really exciting team. Our opening 7-1 victory with six different goal scorers just shows how far we have come and I know both Jamie and Ross are as proud as me of all the girls. The numbers continue to increase across all the age groups but we are always looking for new girls to come along and join the club. Our girls’ teams offer a great opportunity to enjoy a team sport in a fun and safe environment, meeting new friends along the way.” The club’s new under-11 girls’ squad also made a great start to the season, winning one and losing one in their first ever competitive matches. Lindfield Juniors FC has spaces in its U10, U11 and U12 girls’ teams. For more information contact the club on: email@example.com.