Football girls tackle the boys in historic first match

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PICTURED are the girls of United MK Wrens U13s who made local football history at the weekend by becoming the first all girls team to play in the Milton Keynes & District Development League – dominated by boys.

It’s not uncommon for teams at their age level to field one or two girls in a side, but it is totally unprecedented for a team made up entirely of girls to play against boys, at least when it comes to youth football in the Milton Keynes area.

The United MK girls – who previously played in the Bucks Girls League – were accepted into the MKDDL over the summer, and made the trip to Harrold & Carlton for their first ever match against an all boys team.

Although they lost the game, they were in no way overawed by the occasion and can take a lot of positives from their performance.

“The Harrold boys didn’t hold back with their tackles and were fully committed like they would have been for any other game,” said league secretary Les Carr. “But the United MK girls did well against them.

“They came to us and made a good case for joining the league, so we allowed them to. To my knowledge they are the first all girls team to play against boys in the local area at least.”