On Monday 6th November, Southend United first team players Dru Yearwood, Harry Kyprianou and Elvis Bwomono visited a Premier League girls session at James Hornsby Secondary School...
Delivered in partnership with The Football Association, Premier League Girls sessions aim to provide females aged 11 and over football opportunities in the local area.
A total of 88 professional clubs run the programme, providing a wide variety of sessions aimed at different audiences, with almost 23,000 women and girls taking part in the 2017/18 season.
Southend United Community & Educational Trust have engaged with over 575 girls through these sessions with 50% of the participants never touching a football before and 11 of these going on to achieve a qualification with SUCET.
The Blues players spoke about life as professional footballers and how they came to play for Southend.
Also talking about starting out at the bottom and what it takes to get to the top, as well as what a day in their life is like.
They also mentioned what their favorite sport is outside of football and what they would do if they were not a football player.
The girls then got a chance to get a few photos and autographs from the players as well as have a big group photo.
The players were surprised to see so many girls at the session and it is great to see the women’s game growing so rapidly.