Spacey-Cale: Development is key

By SFC Media Mon 08 Oct Womens Team

Head of Girls and Women’s Football Marieanne Spacey-Cale says there is more to come from her side, despite a superb start to the season.

Saints sit second in the Southern Region Women’s Football League, three points behind Woodley United who have played two games more.

And after progression into the first round proper of the SSE Women’s FA Cup following victory over Larkhall Athletic, Spacey-Cale says the players development has been particularly pleasing.

“I’ve been happiest with the development of the group. The results have been fantastic and we’ve scored some goals but the development and improvement week on week has been beyond expectations to a certain extent, but realistically what they’re capable of,” Spacey-Cale began.

“We have a mantra about what you can do and what you’re capable of doing and we want to stretch to what we’re capable of doing.

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised and certainly pleased with what I’ve seen so far.”

There is also the broader aim of growing the game in the south coast and encouraging youngsters to get involved.

Spacey-Cale added: “In the last FA Cup match we had ball girls and a guard of honour from a local club and we want more of that.

“If anyone wants their girls to come in and be a ball girl or a mascot or be involved on matchdays they can give us a shout.

“The women’s game is growing so much and we want the south coast to be a hot bed for women’s football, where we can start developing players from a young age because there is a pathway in place.”

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