Rams looking for players for newly-formed ladies team

Thursday 09th February 2006

With Ramsgate and their team of mostly Thanet based players sitting proudly at the top of the Ryman League division one table, the Rams are giving girls a chance to play for the club.

The newly-formed ladies team won their first ever match last Sunday, when Woodstock Park were beaten 3-1 at Southwood Stadium in a friendly, and Women’s Football Officer and manager Sarah Watkiss has big plans for her team.

“We intend to enter the South East Counties Women’s League next season,” she told www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk

“This is a strong league with some good clubs in it, which will help us develop as a team, giving us not only the league to aim for but cups and competitions as well.”

More friendlies have been arranged at Southwood Stadium (2pm) against Ashford Town (12th February), Hugin Vikings (18th) and a possible friendly with Gillingham reserves (26th).

Reflecting on their first ever match last week, Watkins said: “Yes, very pleased with the result as this was our first match as Ramsgate.

“It was extremely pleasing to field such a strong team. Some very positive points can be taken from the game, which we can build on as we progress.

Watkins is looking for local talent to play for Ramsgate’s new side. “We are always looking for new players,” she said. “It is not necessary to have played before, just to have an interest in the game an a willingness to learn and develop the skills to become part of a new up and coming team. The most important thing is a good attitude.

“At this point in time you will need to be 14 years of age in order to play matches. However, hopefully, in the near future we will be able to put something in place for younger players.

Training is 7pm every Wednesday at Ramsgate’s Southwood Stadium in Prices Avenue. During these sessions players will be coached on all aspects of the game, helping individuals to improve and reach their potential.

Any players interested please call Sarah on 07836 578 283 or attend the training sessions or matches.

Please mention you read this article on www.kentishfootball.co.uk when contacting her.