Source: North East Manchester Advertiser
Trials for the new FC United of Manchester women’s football team will be taking place on Sunday 10 June.
They are from 11am until 1pm at The Manchester College Nichols campus, which is just off Hyde Road, Manchester M12 6BA. Women footballers over 16 years of age are welcome at the trials.
The new FC United women’s team will be playing in the Greater Manchester Women’s Football League next season and will be managed jointly by John Marsden and Lee Sutton.
Sutton said: "Since we announced that FC United would be forming a women’s team for next season, the response has been brilliant.
"John and I are hoping that the interest will result in an excellent attendance at the trials."
Marsden is a former manager at Birkdale United Ladies and Sutton is the manager of Denton Girls.
Both have valuable coaching knowledge and experience in women’s football and both are looking forward to building a competitive team at FC United next season.
Marsden said: "I’m personally delighted that FC United will have a women’s team next season. It will be good for the club and it adds to our vision of working in and across all communities."
Manchester FA’s Get into Football strategic football manager, Fiona Callaghan, added: "This is a welcome boost for women’s football especially in the north of the city of Manchester.
"Football is the biggest team sport for females in England at the present time, so if clubs within the male game such as FC United with their passion and track record in community football are looking to create new teams, inevitably it will enable more women to play competitive football and further raise the profile of the game."