The annual AFC Wimbledon Ladies & Girls Day was another great success on Saturday with 93 players attending and over £1,000 raised for its 16 teams.
Players from Under-10s up to senior level participated in a half-time lap of honour at the AFC Wimbledon versus Walsall fixture and supporters gave generously to this growing section of the club.
The ladies first-team are currently top of FA Women's Premier League South East Division One and the girls section has three extra teams this season.
Neal Ardley, who guided the men's first-team to promotion last year, believes the girls and ladies can continue its push for more success.
"Women's football has always been huge in the USA, but it's beginning to get big over here now," said Neal. "It's getting more coverage on Sky Sports and there's a lot more information out there, which is great. It's great for younger girls in the development squads to have that pathway towards the first-team, similar to what the young boys at our club have.
"There is a lot of community work that goes on too with the ladies and girls. I've been down to watch the first-team and they play great football. They have really put our ladies on the map. If we can support and help them, hopefully over the next few years they can replicate the success of the men's team over the last 15 years."
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