Bolsover Town Ladies ‘stronger than ever' after having debut football season curtailed due to Covid-19

Bolsover Town Ladies say they are ‘stronger than ever’ in the lead up to the new football season after setbacks brought about by Covid-19.

By Alana Roberts
Thursday, 26th August 2021, 12:27 pm

2020/21 was set to be the debut season for Bolsover Town FC Ladies, who had started to build momentum through a string of positive results from friendly matches in the lead up to the pre-season which never came.

But, the pandemic hit grassroots football hard and the Bolsover side were impacted significantly with all stability falling away from the game.

With the preseason period for 2021/22 also looking a doubt, sponsorships from business and individuals were being invested elsewhere and volunteers were less prepared to dedicate their time to something that was so up in the air.

Some of the Bolsover Town FC Ladies team as they prepare for the coming season

However, through it all Bolsover Town Ladies became ‘closer and stronger than ever’ with manager Melissa Woolven saying how the women are “proving that when you put on your team’s badge you become part of something bigger than you, you become a family and take on their values and their goals.”

She added: “The goal here at Bolsover is to provide a safe, fun and ambitious environment to people of all abilities, background and ages. Sport is where you can remove yourself from your daily challenges and work your stresses away.

"We may not be able to offer ‘no fees to pay’ but what we can offer is an opportunity become part of a journey to bring sporting and development opportunities for women within Bolsover”.

Having faced the difficulties of Covid-19, Bolsover Ladies are proud to have 14 players signed on for the coming season and to be in a position to encourage more players to join them.

Training is on Thursday evenings and those who are interested in joining the ever-growing squad can contact Melissa on 07783584865 or email [email protected]

When asked what advice she would give to someone looking to join, Melissa said: “It can be daunting taking on new challenges, stepping out your comfort zone, but that’s what I’m here for, to help you get over those hurdles both on and off the pitch.”

For anyone wanting to support Bolsover Town FC Ladies on their journey and would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please also contact the team using the details above.

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