They left the field after conceding seven goals and scoring one from a penalty, but the U11 First Vienna Girls Team were in high spirits. Most importantly, last Tuesday night, the girls had had fun and were full of smiles. They had just played their first match together and although an internal friendly against one of the FV Boys’ teams, they had taken that first step towards becoming a competitive team. Of some further satisfaction, I’m told, was that the boys’ team (who I understand have been playing together for two years) did not score the ten goals some of the boys had predicted.
The U11’s showed that they had developed a good team spirit in their first two months of training and possess a lot of individual ability. The challenge now will be to work on their team play and further skills development. Commitment and fun were clearly already on display in abundance and the girls were disappointed that training the following night had been called off, as no pitch was free.
For the girls of First Vienna U11’s the next test will come on the morning of Sunday 20th November when they face their first external opponents. Win or lose, they will undoubtedly enjoy themselves and take a further step towards their goal of joining a competitive league next year.