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Which part is nonsense.
There are teams that are mixed and indeed have female players. And are until age 11. Would be interested to see how many girls are involved in actually playing games rather than training.
As to the win at all costs that is from watching games involving smfc kids teams in comparison to other teams.

 

Sorry, should have been clearer as I have no idea about the part with girls.

 

It’s the 2nd part which I find ridiculous. It couldn't be further from the truth if you're talking about the pro-youth section. St. Mirren's 'play the right way' is drilled into the boys from a young age and is given a far higher importance than winning the game.




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Sorry, should have been clearer as I have no idea about the part with girls.

 

 

 

It’s the 2nd part which I find ridiculous. It couldn't be further from the truth if you're talking about the pro-youth section. St. Mirren's 'play the right way' is drilled into the boys from a young age and is given a far higher importance than winning the game.

My nephew played pro-youth with Saints for 5 years. That's certainly the spirit that was being fostered on the odd occasion I attended the matches.


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I forgot to say good luck with it anyway.  If she wishes to attend she should be allowed.  End of.  Job done.

is she better than what we already have?

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is she better than what we already have?

I don't know?  I've never seen Shull's girl play but let's give her a chance.  At least give her more than 15 minutes before we decide if she should be torn to shreds by the "Boo Boys".



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Good luck shulls girl don't care boy or girl its about playing football and enjoying it.
I miss playing more than anything! Still get sad every time I pass places I used to play Ralston,seedhill,mordun,apex and many more.
I say every one who wants to take part in football should be allowed to regardless of sex. I hope there can be a womans st.mirren team she can play for in the future?.
Still think all games should be competitive as technique touch and ability are great but you also need the will to win!.

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The only reason females should get near football strips is washing them
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The only reason females should get near football strips is washing them

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is she better than what we already have?

 

If she's five or six years old and it's a new team being started then it should be done on a first come, first served basis. There is no need for trials at that age and there never should be.

 

Established practice within the SYFA for Clubmarked clubs is that they recruit players on a first come first served basis. At Wishaw Wycombe we start our waiting list a year before the team is due to be set up and we generally have to close the recruitment after a week because we have our maximum number of 25 in our squad. Any subsequent applications will be placed on a waitlist and they will either be contacted if a place opens back up because the child has changed their mind or whatever - or if we get to 50 we may run a second group at that age level if we can get sufficient coaches to volunteer. 

 

No club should be releasing players at the age of 5 or 6 because someone who is "better" has been found. Neither should a club be bringing in kids only to tell them at the age of 5 or 6 that they aren't good enough for their squad. That's an utter nonsense. 


Edited by Stuart Dickson, 15 October 2013 - 15:07.

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