The partnership will enable Leyton Orient to build strong connections with local grassroots girl’s clubs and enhance female football in the surrounding areas.
We welcomed Buckhurst Hill to The Breyer Group Stadium last Sunday, as some of their girls provided a guard of honour for the Leyton Orient FC Women at their first game in E10. The girls stayed to cheer on the O’s to another three points, in a closely contested 1-0 win against AFC Stoke Newington.
Olivia Worsfold, The O’s Female Development Officer, said:
“We all know what an exciting time it is for female football in and around the club. This sister club partnership allows us to reach even more girls from the surrounding areas.
Buckhurst Hill are a fantastic club, and I was lucky to see the girls section in action on a training night. I am so pleased to have them as our very first Sister Club.”
James Bradley, from Buckhurst Hill FC, said:
“We’re excited about the tie up with Orient Women. We’ve grown to around 100 girls training with us now, and Orient’s players and staff will provide such a positive influence towards their own potential and what they could go onto achieve.”
Over the course of the season LOFC Women will hold Q&A sessions with the girls having the opportunity to ask the Women’s players what it takes to break into Women’s football, as well as using LOFC Women to hold coaching sessions and more.
Want to find out how to become our next Sister Club? Contact Olivia Worsfold: [email protected]