York City Ladies begin player search while setting promotion target

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York City Ladies FC are inviting players along for a series of open trials in July while being “committed to aiming for promotion” next season.

The Minsterbelles suffered a disappointing campaign last time out, winning just six of sixteen league games and eventually finishing sixth in a reduced nine-team North East Regional Premier League.

The record seven-time winners also surprisingly relinquished their County Cup in April having won it for the previous two years.

However, their progress wasn’t helped by regularly missing key players, including both goalkeeper Chloe Precious and winger Jazz Whitwell being sidelined through injury for the whole of the campaign.

But that allowed the emergence of a number of new youngsters, with the likes of Anna Whitehead, Alice Turner, Charlie Shaw, Lindsay Jordan and Leigh Bamford stepping up from their previously discontinued reserves.

Record seven-time winners York City Ladies reached an eleventh County Cup final 

Everyone is welcome to attend the latest set of trials – but players must be aged sixteen or over.

Please note that League and Cup games are almost exclusively played on Sunday afternoons – and very occasionally midweek.

The trials are being held at York St John University Sports Park on Haxby Road in York.

Trials dates are:

Wednesday 4th July 7.30pm-9.00pm

Wednesday 11th July 7.30pm-9.00pm

Sunday 15th July 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Register for trials here

You can also message the club through Facebook

Photos by kind permission of the North Riding Football Association

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