Girls have fun at Mid Norfolk Youth League festival

The Mid Norfolk Youth League (MNYL) celebrated the end of their inaugural season of girls’ football with a trophy event hosted by Heacham Minors earlier this month.

For 2022/23, the league was able to facilitate local football in both Under-11 and Under-13 age categories, and all teams were represented at the event.

The tournament was provided as a round robin competition with games contested in a time shortened, full nine-versus-nine format.

Action from the Mid Norfolk Youth League girls' football festival.
Action from the Mid Norfolk Youth League girls’ football festival.

This offered a great platform for the players to showcase both some very impressive ability, but also the camaraderie and atmosphere that makes the girls game so special.

Two hours of breathless competition culminated in success for Watlington in the Under-11 category

and Terrington in the Under-13s.

In the end, football and the girls’ game in the area were the real winners of the night though, with more than 90 players enjoying the event in the Spring evening sunshine.

The MNYL now begin to turn their attention to the 2023/24 season.

The current age groups offered in the girls’ category will be taking the natural step up to Under-12 and Under-14 respectively, with the league also very keen to add an Under-10 division.

The league committee are very proud to announce that the upcoming new season will be completely free of league fees for all girls’ teams.

With the women’s World Cup on the horizon this summer, and such a great offer, there really is no better time for clubs to embrace this rapidly growing side of the game.

Interested parties can contact the league on all matters relating to girls’ football at: