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obviously not any profit in it for United. :rollani:

so all their women will have to find new clubs next season or found their own club, United have washed their hands of them and delivered a kick in the teeth to women's football in the UK and Europe.

:nono: :nono: :nono: United. :rollani:
 

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Manchester United has decided to restrict their association with the female sport to just the coaching of girls up to the age of 16 through the club's community scheme.

According to Philip Townsend, United's director of communications, "Our aims in the women's game are best served by concentrating on youngsters. We want to be community based and our resources are better deployed at the level of school-age children rather than adults."

Ray Kiddell, the vice-chairman of the Football Association, who heads the FA’s women’s football committee, is surprised by the decision.

“It’s very disappointing. The progress of women's football can be really helped by professional clubs taking women's teams under their umbrella and it's a blow to the game that a great club like Manchester United will no longer be doing this."

I think the situation would have been different if Manchester had a ladies' team that was a force in the women's Premier League. Sadly, however, their side is not even in the Premiership, which is dominated by the teams from Charlton, Arsenal, Everton, and Leeds.
 

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They've been offered promotion to tea-ladies.

Generous.

typical arrogant response :pp

i saw one of the players on the news and she was almost in tears, they won't even let them use the training facilities, disgraceful.
 

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Man. Utd. Drops Women's Club

Jeff said:
Manchester United has decided to restrict their association with the female sport to just the coaching of girls up to the age of 16 through the club's community scheme.

According to Philip Townsend, United's director of communications, "Our aims in the women's game are best served by concentrating on youngsters. We want to be community based and our resources are better deployed at the level of school-age children rather than adults."

Ray Kiddell, the vice-chairman of the Football Association, who heads the FA’s women’s football committee, is surprised by the decision.

“It’s very disappointing. The progress of women's football can be really helped by professional clubs taking women's teams under their umbrella and it's a blow to the game that a great club like Manchester United will no longer be doing this."

I think the situation would have been different if Manchester had a ladies' team that was a force in the women's Premier League. Sadly, however, their side is not even in the Premiership, which is dominated by the teams from Charlton, Arsenal, Everton, and Leeds.
This is really sad to hear. :( Could you please provide a link to this article? Thanks in advance.
 

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Ouch... We might not be a force in the league, but thats harsh. Whats the point of asking girls to join when they know they don't have a women's senior team to look up to and aspire to?
 

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Ouch... We might not be a force in the league, but thats harsh. Whats the point of asking girls to join when they know they don't have a women's senior team to look up to and aspire to?
So how much money is Man. Utd. really saving by dropping their senior women's club?
 
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