BROOKLYN Junior Football Club is continuing to add female players to its side after reaching 50 players in their ranks.

Having had only four players just two years ago, the club now boasts a half-century of actively involved players.

Following a push to expand the girls section since 2017, with the backing of sponsorship and the FA’s Grow the Game scheme, Brooklyn now has a full range of teams from under-10s to under-13s, who compete in the City of York Girls league.

It also collaborates with York City Foundation for the Wildcats programme, which is aimed at girls aged six and upwards.

The numbers are continuously grow for the club from week to week.

Club Secretary Andrew Porter expressed his delight at the upturn in participation.

He said: “The growth of our girls section has exceeded all our expectations. It’s so exciting to see how the girls have really embraced the sport.

“They turn out in all weather - rain or shine, hot or cold - and always have a smile on their faces! Nearly every week we have new girls turning up.

“Next season we expect to add more teams to the five we currently have and we encourage anyone interested in having a go to get in touch.”

Brooklyn Girls train on Tuesday evenings at Malton Sports Centre and are on the lookout for new members at all ages.

For further information, contact details can be found at or on the club’s Facebook page.

Brooklyn Girls under-10s are sponsored by Pro Pak and Serenity Plumbing and Heating, the U11s are sponsored by Dave Fisher Windows, the U12s are sponsored by Cemex and the U13s are sponsored by Fusion 13.