New girls’ football team kicks off in Torquay

A Torquay football club that is on target with a brand new girls’ team is calling for new members to mark Community Impact Week 2017.

Funded by Sanctuary Housing, Watcombe Wanderers Football Club (WWFC) launched a female-only team earlier this year to play alongside the existing youth sides.

Coaches from the club are marking Community Impact Week – which celebrates the difference made to people’s lives through the support of housing associations – by urging young females aged 8-13 to come along and join in the sporting fun.

The girls’ team is the third under 13s squad for WWFC, with last year seeing the creation of the initial two teams through previous funding from Sanctuary. During 2016, the project helped more than 30 young people to develop their sporting abilities and build up important skills in teamwork and self-confidence.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, commented: “Community Impact Week has given us a fantastic opportunity, not only to encourage local young females to join the new team, but also to celebrate the positive difference the project has made to many young people’s lives.”

For more information about any of WWFC’s youth teams contact Garry Bridger by emailing

Community Impact Week 2017 runs from 6-12 November and is an opportunity to celebrate the innovative projects and programmes run by housing associations that help to transform lives and communities.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

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