Football festival attracts high numbers


07 December 2016

A RECORD number of schools attended the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s annual football festival, run in partnership with Barry Town United Ladies FC.

 Record number attend football festival


Over 120 girls between the ages of six and 15 took part in the event, held at St Cyres School.

No medals or prizes were given out as the emphasis was placed on the enjoyment and development of the players.
The festival was run by the Vale of Glamorgan Sport Development team alongside Barry Town United Ladies FC. 

Rachel Shepherd, Active Young People Co-ordinator for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: ”It’s fantastic to see so many girls enjoying playing football in the Vale of Glamorgan. We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of girls who are accessing football in their schools and communities over the past few years. A huge amount of credit is due to Barry Town United Ladies FC for their commitment to growing the game in the area, along with the other clubs in the Vale who provide girls only and mixed opportunities in the sport.” 

For information on other football clubs in the Vale, contact Rachel Shepherd, who works to help young people become more active, on 01446 704795 or by emailing

To learn more about Barry Town United Ladies FC, contact Luke Williams on 07772022435.