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Hampstead FC and Hampstead Women FC announce merger
2:30pm Friday 1st March 2013 in Sport
Hampstead FC and Hampstead Women FC have announced a merger which will bring the largest youth club in North London together with one of the most successful women’s teams in the borough.
The new club, which will use the Hampstead FC name, will be holding trials for the reformed women’s team in April.
The side decided not to compete in competitive fixtures this season but are planning a return to league football next season.
Diane Culligan, Hampstead FC chairperson, said: “Hampstead FC has always focused foremost on player development.
“Adding an adult ladies team has been a club ambition for some time and this merger offers our girls a clear exit route and the unique opportunity to aspire to represent the club as adults.”
Andrew Azzopardi, head of girls football at Hampstead FC, added: “It’s a very exciting time to be at the club.
“Integrating a quality adult women’s team will undoubtedly provide our girls with strong role models to support their development, but we hope it will also give the women an opportunity to feed their experience back into the community through direct coaching of the younger teams.”
If you are interested in playing or coaching at the club, contact Hampstead on email@example.com.