Celebrating 10 years of football

  • 04
  • Aug

Islington Borough Ladies Football Club is 10 years-old. The club was started in 2007 by its current secretary Michael Macneill with just one youth team. It’s now grown to six teams ranging from the under 9’s up to its ladies team, with more than 80 players active this season.

Two players have been involved since the very beginning – Farley Morgan who plays in the ladies’ team and Chloe Copsey, who started out as an under 9’s player and is now that team’s coach.

Chloe has stuck with Islington because it feels like one big family. She says its amazing players, helpful coaches, and supportive parents create a welcoming and supportive environment for all the people involved.


Islington Borough Ladies Football Club team in 2007

Islington ladies’ team play in the Greater London Women’s Football League and the youth teams play in the Capital Girls League and the newly formed girls section of the Camden & Islington Youth Football League.

Peter Samways, club chairman, said: “It’s been a pleasure, in my first two years at the club to help build on the good work done by Mike and the countless other people that have been involved.

“It’s such an important thing that girls get a chance to play the game and enjoy football. What this club has done has given the girls of Islington just that, and also the opportunity to make new friends, keep fit and stay healthy for the rest of their lives.”

The club meets on Wednesday evenings at Whittington Park, Holloway Road, N19 4RS. Session times vary due to different squads’ time slots.

To find out more email Peter.Samways@GLL.org or call 07966 614 544.

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