Men OK, what about the Women?

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Did you know that there are 28 teams from Utrecht playing in the KNVB leagues this season? Plus of course FC Utrecht who though not taking the Eredivisie by storm, are in the top league.


And a colourful lot they are as well.

The teams play in many different leagues in The Netherlands on Saturdays or Sundays, depending on which division they are in, but there are many opportunities for the amateur or semi professional male player to take part in our Region.

I’m not sure if there are as many opportunities for Women in the region and the lack of an elite level club surely holds back the progress of the female player. But with the men as usual doing alright for themselves and I’m sure a wonderful Junior feeder system for each club, Male football in Utrecht can only go from strength to strength.

What is happening on the female side? We will discover this in a later article, but what do you think about the disparity in opportunities for women plkayers?

Are there enough coaches for Women’s football?

Who are their role models in Utrecht?

Where do girls have to go to to fine elite level football?

Let us know.

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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