Ladies Football Festival matches announced!
07 July 2009
Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker, John Aldridge, was amongst kindred spirits at the launch of the Carrickfergus International Ladies Football Festival, to announce the draw for the matches which start on Tuesday 28th July at Carrick Rangers FC, Taylors Avenue
This Summer female footballers from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, United States and Poland will be converging in Northern Ireland for the annual Carrickfergus International Ladies’ Football Festival, which was recently launched by Liverpool's football legend, John Aldridge. The tournament will take place from 28 July to 1 August across Carrickfergus grounds at Taylors Avenue, Development Pitch and Haslett Park.
The former Republic of Ireland striker, John Aldridge, was amongst kindred spirits at the launch, as the ladies present knew the true angst and sporting significance of his being the first man to have a penalty kick saved in a Wembley FA Cup Final! The ladies playing this Football Festival plan to call time on the outmoded idea that the only women who have an interest in football - or footballers - are WAGs.
These girls are doin’ it for themselves and the battle for the honours and the silverware is expected to be tougher than ever before with near record entries from some of the strongest female teams around.
Sponsors of the festival include the annual support of Univerity of Ulster's Sporting Academy who've been invovled for the past three years and the new Rayz Beauty Salon at Joymount, who are poised and ready to guive beauty advice as well as tanning and toning advice to players.
Details of the tournament follow:
Tuesday 28th July
Newbridge Predators v Ballymena United Allstars, 6.30pm, Taylors Avenue
Association Star v Larne Ladies, 7.15pm, Development Pitch
Carrick PO Ladies v NI Development Team, 7.30pm, Haslett Park
Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers v Cliftonville Ladies, 8.15pm, Taylors Avenue
Wednesday 29th July
Cliftonville Ladies v Centre College, 6.30pm, Taylors Avenue
Keynsham Ladies v Newbridge Predators, 7.15pm, Development Pitch
Association Star v Irish United Universities, 7.30pm, Haslett Park
Northside United v NI Development Team, 8.15pm, Taylors Avenue
Thursday 30th July
Irish United Universities v Larne Ladies, 6.30pm, Taylors Avenue
Northside United v Carrick PO Ladies, 7.15pm, Development Pitch
CentreCollegev Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers, 7.30pm, Haslett Park
Keynsham Ladies v Ballymena United Allstars, 8.15pm, Taylors Avenue
Friday 31st July - Semi Finals
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