GIRLS' football is flourishing at Worcester City Youth with the club set to launch another team.

Big interest in the women’s game, particularly after England's World Cup displays, is inspiring a new generation of players, according to under 11s coach Steve Birmingham.

He runs Wildcats sessions at the University of Worcester on Sundays for girls aged from five to 11.

Birmingham said: “We have places available to any girls interested in joining the 20-plus regular attendees at Wildcats who are developing so well we’ve decided to start an under nines team that we will hopefully get off the ground in the coming weeks.

“All being well the new team can mirror the progress and enjoyment being made by the under 11s who are already having a tremendous season.

“They are a great group of girls drawn from different schools but sharing a love of the game and now playing some fantastic football together.”

For more details, contact Birmingham at or on 07843 812732.

City’s women continue to make progress despite a 6-2 loss at Coundon Court and 4-2 defeat to Kidsgrove Athletic in the West Midlands League Premier Division.

Lauren D’Oyen-Fitchett and Emily Young scored for City against Court with the latter bagging a first-half brace against Athletic.

There was a treble for the boys' under 12s with the Junior Premier League team winning 2-1 at Stourbridge through Henry Guy and Kyle Clayton.

They then triumphed 5-0 at Rushall Olympic through Ashton Doyle (3), Jayden Bennett and Rafe Green.

The Midland Junior Premier League side defeated Essington 3-2 thanks to Alfie Smith (2) and Ali Saddler.

In the Midland Floodlit Youth League Southern Premier Division, City won 1-0 at Gloucester City through Tristan Webby to go joint top as Ben Clay saved a penalty.

They then lost 4-3 to Halesowen Town with Owen Oxley, Kane Harold and Tom Mills netting.

In the JPL, the unbeaten under 16s are yet to concede in 480 minutes.

They had a goalless draw against South Gloucestershire RTC following a 2-0 win over Cheltenham Town when Alex Watts and Joe Rothery scored.

Billy Owen and Harry Rebbeck netted in the under 14s' 2-2 draw against Cheltenham and then a stalemate against South Gloucestershire made it four games unbeaten.

The under 13s were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Cheltenham with Oliver Piekarski and Hayden Pegg on the mark.

Piekarski then scored again along with Haydn Parkes in a 4-2 defeat to South Gloucestershire.

City's under 15s lost 5-1 to Cheltenham with Eden Goodwin on target and 13-1 to South Gloucestershire as Louis Humphries grabbed a consolation.

The under 21s progressed in the Midland Football League's Challenge Bowl with a 3-2 win over previously-unbeaten Beaumont Park.

Matti Klich, Mills and a penalty from Matty Patrick-Rivers saw off the Leicester side.

City's reserves made it seven wins from eight matches with a 4-2 triumph over Fairfield Villa in the Challenge Trophy.

Aaron Brett (2), Matt Ennis and Jacob Keane scored.

The under 11s and Halesowen Town entertained as did the under 10s at Kidderminster Harriers and the under sevens at Wychbold Wolves.

City’s girls' under 11s and Mercian Fortis Junior League teams enjoyed games against Stourbridge and Leigh and Bransford Spartak respectively.

There was a competitive contest for the under nines against WCT Raiders and the under eights played Droitwich Spa Buzzards and Kidderminster.