Priory Park was the venue last weekend for a match between two teams from Reigate Women FC, as a new football league launched in Surrey.
Surrey FA Women’s Flexible League is made up of 7-a-side games, taking place every second Sunday of the month, with teams from across the county.
Although Reigate Women FC was only founded in September 2017, an enthusiastic response from players has meant they have been able to enter three squads into the tournament: the Reigate Women FC Lionesses, Tigresses and Panthers.
The fixtures for the league’s opening weekend on Sunday 11 November saw a Reigate derby in Priory Park, between the Lionesses and the Tigresses.
The club says it was a close game, with the score 0-0 at half time, until the Lionesses’ Anais Escalona scored a first goal, and then Steph Thorbes a second, giving them a 2-0 win.
The second group of matches will take place on Sunday 9 December 2018. The current season runs to 30 June 2019.
The club says on its Facebook page that new members are welcome:
“We’re a recreational club and our focus isn’t on winning, it’s purely about increasing participation, promoting a healthier lifestyle and meeting new friends. That’s how it will always be.
Fancy getting involved? Come down to Reigate School every Sunday and give it a go. Doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before or looking to return to the game after a much needed ‘life break’. Get in touch, we’d love you to join our supportive and awesome community.”