There was great excitement for Greenock Morton Community Trust at Cappielow this week, with the first of a number of Morton Girls Football meetings. Warren Hawke welcomed everyone for attending and was joined by Tom Elliott (Community Engagement Manager, GMCT); Corrie Campbell (Scottish FA Girls & Women Club DO, West Region) and Peter Dunn who is a Morton FC Community Coach and also the Morton Girls Co-ordinator. Parents/guardians and girls listened intently while Warren explained the Club’s vision and their commitment to Girls/Woman’s football.
Corrie took over the presentation explaining that GMCT, in partnership with the SFA would, develop the Girls/Women’s section to help increase the number of females participating in football, not only playing but coaching and volunteering too.
Tom, who has been delighted by the response and enthusiasm of all the girls who have attended the first block of free sessions, reiterated that GMCT want to provide opportunities for girls of all ages and abilities. Tom ran through the ways in which the coaches would be developing the structure of girl’s football in the coming months. There are many ways in which parents/guardians can help and become as much a part of GMCT as their daughters. Volunteering is a great way to become involved which could be helping with coaching or by taking an administrative role to help with fundraising or organising events. GMCT want to retain the interest of everyone involved; player, coach, volunteer and supporter.
The mums and dads loved the chance to see inside the stadium, being Morton supporters themselves, and also being able to take a few snaps of their girls on the pitch.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to come along and hear about the future of Morton Girls.