We were absolutely thrilled and delighted to see that two of our U15 players have been selected to represent Scotland U17 at the forthcoming Home International event in Northern Ireland this August. Georgie Simpson and Shaylen Anderson will be the first ever players from our club to wear the dark blue kit of their country. Both girls have been playing football for quite a while and they are indicative of the standard of player we have at the club at U15 level and in our younger teams. We hope that this is the first of many more players from our club to represent their country.
The work we have been doing to grow girls football week in and week out has received such a boost with this news and we wish Georgie and Shaylen every success at the tournament.
We took some time out of the girls' training session the other night at DISC to quickly interview them to see how they felt about being selected for their country. You can hear what they had to say about it by clicking the play button on our Audioboo player below:
We were delighted to see that some of the girls from our U15 team were part of the Monifieth HS team who participated in and won the Scottish Schools Heptathlon event on Friday 21st March at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow. The school was representing Tayside as the regional champions, Monifieth HS competed really well by all accounts and took the title with a narrow 6 point victory over Harlaw Academy (Grampian) and 3rd placed Balfron High School (Central).
MLFC under 15 players who represented Monifieth High School were Molly Hughes, Eirinn McCafferty, Georgie Simpson, Kaitlin Dorward and Rachel Wanless. Congratulations to the girls on a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations to Georgie Simpson, Shaylen Anderson and Emily Younger of Monifieth Ladies 15’s who were successful in the first stage CYP trial in Aberdeen last Sunday. The girls will now join up with their North region counterparts for a further trial against their South peers and the ultimate prize of a Scotland Cap is up for grabs. The girls’ success is more remarkable as the trials are for under 17 players – WELL DONE Georgie, Shaylen and Emily and good luck in the next trial!
Clubs for Young People (“CYP”) helps young people to achieve their potential through social and personal development opportunities. It provides support to a network of members, as well as delivering a national programme of initiatives via 5 regional federations in Scotland and other federations across the UK
Monifieth Ladies FC are more than happy to have players from all over to come and play with them but we do have a number of players who come from, or live very close to, Monifieth. This being the case many of them go to the local school Monifieth HS. We were delighted to see that their girls football team were victorious in the recent schools cup competiton.
Several of the current 13’s & 15’s squad were included in the Monifieth High School team on Wednesday 5th June that beat Websters High School to win the Angus Schools Junior Cup at Station Park, Forfar. A 4-0 win took the shield back to Monifieth HS for the first time since the competition commenced six years ago. Two goals from one of forwards Emily Younger helped the team to secure the win. Monifieth Ladies FC was represented by Molly Curran, Rachel Wanless, Leah Marshall, Eirinn McCafferty, Louise Christie, Emily Younger and Georgie Simpson, who played the full match despite a suspected broken toe!
Well done girls and well done Monifieth HS on your success!