Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce the launch of our Same Game campaign.
Over the next week, southamptonfc.com will be showcasing the women’s and girls’ game, following the launch of Saints’ Regional Talent Club earlier this year.
The Same Game campaign will inform and educate fans about the women’s and girls’ game at Southampton, with interviews and in-depth insights into the work being done at the club.
Executive Director of Football Les Reed kicks off our week-long campaign with an overview of Saints’ women’s and girls’ game philosophy.
“The general landscape of women’s football in the UK at the present time is a state of transition. It has become a very strong structure over the last ten years,” said Reed.
“Women’s football is one of the biggest growing sports in England. Connecting with the Regional Talent Club is very important for us in building the women’s game for the future.
“We want to apply the Southampton Way to the girls’ game in exactly the same way as we have done with the boys’ game, working our way towards Women’s Super League football.”
We will also have interviews with Lois Filder, Girls’ Technical Director, Natasha Patel, who is the club’s Head of Performance Analysis, and Mike Dixon, a Regional Talent Club coach, over the course of the week.
We also spoke to Hermione Cole and Phoebe Williams, two players who joined Saints Regional Talent Club this summer, to find out more about their experiences of the girls’ game, and how Saints are aiding their development.
You can also read more from the interviews in a special women’s and girls’ edition of SAINTS, our matchday magazine, which will be available for £4 at St Mary’s ahead of the first team’s game against Burnley on Sunday.