The future generation of footballing females came face-to-face with their Everton Ladies role models Monday night, as the team made a surprise visit to training for the Club’s ‘Academy Fun Night’.
Andy Spence’s squad, who are currently taking part in the 2017 Spring Series, took over the evening’s session at St John Bosco with over 60 players ranging from Under 9s to Under 16s in attendance. Youngsters were able to talk to the Ladies about their experiences in the game and pick up some top tips to use on the field.
Megan Finnigan, who came through the ranks to become a first team player for Ladies, said: “We’ve had so much fun training with the Academy teams – they’re incredibly enthusiastic about football and it was great to share our passion for Everton with them.
“The piggy-back races might not have made for a typical training session but I know that a lot of the team really bonded with the youngsters and we hope that these relationships can help inspire them to become the next generation of Everton Ladies.
“We’re always keen to teach them what we’ve learnt, along with the manager, and we hope that everyone had a fun evening. There was definitely some skills on show!”
The visit comes as Everton Ladies look forward to their 2017/18 trials for Regional Talent Club squads. This year’s trials will take place at USM Finch Farm, giving trialists access to top class training facilities as well as the experience of playing football at Premier League academy. Click here
for dates and times for each age group.
As ‘The People’s Club’ we focus not only on the footballing development of the player but the all-round development of the person. Everton Ladies RTC recruits an excellent team of qualified professional coaches whose passion it is to develop future talent.
With many years of experience in developing footballers, our coaches guide and mentor each player, allowing them to flourish and become the footballers they can be.
Trials kick-off on Saturday 3 June. To apply and take part, complete this form