Inspiring female footballers to achieve

THE Albion Foundation's Frankie Crewe has received special praise from peers and participants for her work within girls' football.

Beginning her coaching journey with the Foundation as a volunteer, Frankie has now been a contracted member of staff for 12 months and has made a positive impact on the youngsters she's worked with.

"She's really good at helping us as a footballer and she's really nice," said Amelie Fitzmaurice.

Through Frankie's tutorage, Amelie has progressed from a Player Development Centre to a Regional Talent Centre.

"Without Frankie's guidance I wouldn't even be there," said the young defender.

"She always tries to push us to do our best and wouldn't think twice about giving her time to help us."

Amelie's father, Carl, is proud of his daughter's achievements and praised the Foundation's coaching setup.

"I think it's been one of the best teams and group of coaches that Amelie's ever worked with.

"She's really enjoyed her time here and she's really disappointed to be leaving."

Frankie started on her own footballing pathway at the age of seven and has enjoyed seeing the sport continue to grow.

"Having played as a youngster myself I have seen the development that has happened within girls' football and it really appeals to me to be part of that and to get involved in progressing it even more, making more opportunities for girls to enjoy the game.

"It's a really proud and positive moment to know you've been a part of the journey." 

To find out more about the Foundation's girls' football setup, please email

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