Chairman hopes inspirational England may provide a shot in the arm for women’s football in Norfolk

England's Jodie Taylor, left, and Jill Scott celebrate Taylor's goal against Canada. (Darryl Dyck/Th

England's Jodie Taylor, left, and Jill Scott celebrate Taylor's goal against Canada. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP - Credit: AP

A key figure in Norfolk's female football community is hoping to reap the benefits of England's heroics in Canada.

The Lionesses' run to the World Cup semi-finals has grabbed the headlines across the country, giving the ladies' game some much-needed exposure. And Ian Constance believes the national team's success may help inspire a generation of girls to start playing the game in the county.

The chairman of the Norfolk Women's and Girls' Football League (NWGFL) said: 'Their success is definitely a positive for all of us involved in women's football. The more it's out there the bigger the boost.

'Hopefully England's success will encourage more areas and established clubs in Norfolk to set up girls' teams as that will help the many ladies who want to play but have not got a team in their area.'

The NWGFL runs 12 divisions, with under-9s up to adults being catered for. Ninety-eight teams are affiliated to the set-up but officials hope to improve on that figure this summer.


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