ONE of the outstanding successes of the past year at Altrincham FC has been the rise in popularity of the girls' junior section, in particular the growth of the ‘Development’ section (Under 7s - 10s).

This section has increased from just a handful of girls turning up for training at the start of last summer, to the point where there are now have 30-plus girls turning up weekly.

Rachel Davies, girls' football development officer, said: 'I’ve waited years for girls' football to take off, it is growing weekly, "It’s fantastic to see so many girls wanting to join the sport, with the enthusiasm and passion they have for it.

"We train on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm at Altrincham Boys Grammar, and are recruiting players."

For more information contact Rachel on 07495027507 or email:

To celebrate this success the girls have been invited by the club to attend Altrincham’s final home game of the season versus Welling United on April 23.