Caversham U18 Swans

U18 Girls Cup Final Preview

In the next Berks & Bucks FA County Cup Final Caversham AFC U18 Swans (above) and Milton United U18 Women battle it out to be crowned U18 Girls...
The Caversham AFC side were created as a result of one of the current players, Sophie Ali. The story goes...

"In 2007 my daughter, aged 7, wanted to play football and started training with Caversham Girls. It was only when they were ready to sign her up that they realised she was too young to join. She was disappointed and was adamant she didn’t want to play in a boys’ team. After a successful summer of free training sessions with Caversham we were excited to see so many girls showing interest in football; unfortunately, there was a dead end as no coach was interested in taking the girls. So, with another mum we took it on to have a go, and in September 2007 we became coach, trainer and managers of about 20 young new players! They played in the South Chiltern Minor League at a central venue for about 2 years. I have not look back and have since been involved in the opening of the BCGFL created in 2011 to accommodate the increasing demand in football for girls only.

Caversham grew steadily to nearly 30 girls and had 3 teams going by 2008 – Now the club has a team in every age group – and girls – It would be a great achievement to see the girls next season playing as Ladies TVCWFL!"

A brilliant story! We wish manager, coaches and players all the best for the final.

Milton United manager Dean McConnell challenged his U15 champions at the start of the season; "At the start of this season I challenged my u15 league champions with a new challenge of moving up to an u18 league and I am extremely proud of my teams achievements this season and the reward of the cup final is a result of a lot of hard work done on the training ground on those cold wet nights. My girls are an absolute pleasure to coach and the team spirit we have created at Milton is second to none. I'm extremely proud to reach our first Berks & Bucks County Cup final with these girls and am looking forward to a fantastic day and a game worthy of a cup final."

Good luck to Dean and his team.

For more information on the finals view our guide here


Girls across the UK will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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