Bedwell Rangers have been officially announced as one of just four platinum Arsenal Ladies FA WSL sister clubs.

More than £100,000 has been invested by The FA into the programme, which aims to drive girls’ participation at grassroots level and attendances at Women’s Super League matches.

Bedwell chairman Gary Dempsey said: “This affiliation with Arsenal Ladies and the Women’s Super League provides the club with an array of benefits that helps us give the players at the club the best possible opportunities to develop and reach their full potential along with access to the Arsenal Ladies Player Pathway via recommendations to the Arsenal Ladies Player Development Programme.

“Included in the benefits are access to tickets for Arsenal Ladies WSL matches, coach education events, player soccer schools and chances to meet the Arsenal Ladies players.”

Bedwell have more than 150 girls of all ages training and playing at the club every week.

If you are interested in joining Bedwell email or call 07985 338356.

Alternatively contact the club via the website

The club are particularly keen to hear from girls in schools Year 3, 4, 7 and 8 who might be looking for a club to join.