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A golden night for the girls

Camden Youth footballers celebrate big season at glitzy ceremony

21 June, 2018

Camden Youth FC’s all-conquering Under-12s squad celebrate following a fantastic season

THE girls of Camden Youth Football Club reflected on another great season on Friday at a special presentation evening at Dick Collins Hall in Regent’s Park.

The glitzy ceremony saw talented players from the club’s Under-11s, Under-12s and Under-14s teams, along with their coaches, supporters, and proud parents, come together for a night of celebration.

Among the stars of the show was the Under-12s team, who wrapped up the Capital Girls League in style with an emphatic 9-3 win against Ashford Town on the final day of the season. The win capped off an amazing unbeaten league campaign, in which the champions won 15 and drew the other three of their matches.

The girls were only denied a famous double by Watford Academy, who beat them 2-0 in the Capital Girls League Cup final. But there was still plenty for the young side to celebrate, especially in the Camden and Islington Youth League.

Some of Camden Youth’s stars of the season, from left: coach Kirsty Stewart; India Smith, who collected the Coach’s Player of the Year Award; Macy Peet-Woodall, who was named Most Improved Player; Luce Cresto-Dina, the Players’ Player of the Year; and assistant coach, Jamie Woodall

Two of the club’s teams, Camden Youth and Camden Athletic, which are both made up of a mix of Under-11s and Under-12s players, went head-to-head at Market Road in the final of the Camden and Islington Youth League Challenge Cup. Youth ran out winners, having already claimed the league title, and Athletic were runners-up.

A Camden Youth side comprised of Under-11s, 12s and 14s then made it a hat-trick of silverware by winning a day-long girls’ tournament that the league also hosted.

Camden sport and physical activity officer, Kirsty Pealling, said: “Our Under-12s have shown unbelievable drive and commitment once again this season and we are so proud of all they’ve achieved. Kirsty Stewart and Jamie Woodall have done a fantastic job coaching them.

“The future is looking bright. We want to continue to increase the number of girls playing football in Camden and we can offer that opportunity within our programme. I am fortunate to have a great group of coaches that share the same vision.”

Camden Youth FC, which has girls teams from Under-10s to Under-15s, are currently holding trials. For details call Kirsty Pealling on 020 7974 6294 or email


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