ENGLAND’s next Lioness could be hailing from Derbyshire after a girls’ football team received a boost from the Hill Care Group.
The care home operator has renewed its sponsorship of Wirksworth Colts FC Under-14 Girls for the upcoming season and beyond.
Formed just four years ago, the club has continued to gain popularity, helped again after England’s thrilling victory over Germany in the UEFA Women’s Euro Championship on Sunday.
Over 20 girls attend training sessions in Wirksworth each week, as well as play matches across Derbyshire.
The Hill Care Group, which has its headquarters in Chesterfield and operates several care homes in the region, decided to continue supporting the team to provide aspiring players with an opportunity to pursue their dream.
Mandy Vernon, managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “We are delighted to support Wirksworth Colts FC Under-14 Girls once again for their upcoming season.
“The club is a great opportunity for young, aspiring players out there to pursue their passion for the game and, hopefully, one day represent their country as the next England Lioness.
“Girls’ football has grown in popularity over recent years and England’s amazing victory at the Euros over the weekend will only inspire more to take up the sport.”
Darren Greatorex, girls and women’s officer for Wirksworth Colts FC, said: “With the Lionesses’ date with destiny on Sunday in the Euros Final, Wirksworth Colts FC would like to thank all the sponsors that help make football possible and affordable for all of our teams.
“Special thanks goes to Hill Care for their generous sponsorship of our U14 Girls kit for the coming season. We have no doubt that the team will do you proud.”