There is a very positive mood at Spalding United this summer – let’s hope that continues into the new season.
First-team manager Dave Frecklington has already made an excellent impression, not only with his efforts in building a new-look squad.
He has also spoken very well about the whole club coming together with the reserves and youth sides.
The only criticism for the Tulips would be the question over why it has taken them so long to get everything in order?
But instead of dwelling over what has gone on in the past, we should always look to the future.
Full credit to those who have worked hard and now started to feel the benefits in terms of the girls’ teams and soccer schools.
The enthusiasm coming from last week’s Girls & Goals festival was not just from the players.
Hopefully those girls will encourage family and friends to get involved as well to ensure this scheme is an even bigger success.
Following the England senior team’s displays at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, it’s the perfect time to generate interest and build on the feelgood factor.
Although the BBC no longer have an action-packed schedule of sport, at least they are making a real effort with women’s football to provide plenty of coverage.
Unfortunately, it seems that the FA Women’s Super League needs to be better organised in terms of the fixtures which would surely help to add to attendances.
Closer to home, though, there is no doubt Spalding are moving in the right direction.
Next season there should be a number of girls’ teams in action and we will be happy to give them more coverage, of course.
This could be just the start of something very special. On and off the pitch, Spalding are becoming a club for all the community.