Westmorland County FA are delighted to announce the details of this season’s Women’s Senior Cup Final between GT7 and Kendal Town Women.
Following on from the success of last season’s first-ever Westmorland County FA Women’s Senior Cup final, this season’s final will be the first standalone event coinciding with International Women’s Day.
The final will be the culmination of a week-long celebration of the female game in the county and beyond. More details of this will be available in due course but the week will focus on the great work happening in women’s and girls’ football in the local area, showcasing the work of individuals, players and clubs. As part of the celebrations all female players registered to Westmorland County FA will receive a free ticket to the final.
Players from the Westmorland County FA Girls Emerging Talent Centre will act as mascots on the night, leading out and welcoming the two teams onto the pitch.
Westmorland County FA CEO, James Pattison, said: "After the inaugural Westmorland County FA Women’s Senior Cup last season, we are delighted to be able to provide a County Cup again for the Women’s open age game. Both Kendal Town Ladies and GT7 Ladies do fantastic work in the community to give women the opportunity to play football in a competitive format. We hope that by combining the Women’s Senior Cup with International Women’s Day that we are able to inspire others to get involved in the game, whether that be in a playing, coaching, or volunteering capacity."
Westmorland County FA EDI Officer, Peter Leonard, added: "It’s fantastic that we are able to host a senior competition for our female players for a second season running. We are hoping that the continuation of this final will encourage more females to take up playing, coaching or even refereeing and help grow the game. As part of my role at Westmorland FA, I support all our referees and I am thrilled that this season’s final will be refereed by Abigail Greenwood. Abi is currently refereeing on the Westmorland League and the Lancashire Women’s County League and her appointment will make her the first ever female to referee an open age county cup final in Westmorland. We hope by offering all female players in the County FA a match ticket, we can generate a big crowd and inspire more participation locally in the female game.”