Crawley Old Girls organised their first festival of football last weekend and it was a great success.
23 teams from all over the country converged on Crawley for the day-long tournament held on the 3G pitches in Winfield Way next to the Broadfield Stadium. In all, more than 200 women aged over 30 took part and with plenty of supporters there to cheer them on the atmosphere at the first recreational women's festival of its kind in the country was brilliant.
A raffle for Women's Aid raised £651 and after four hours of fun football the teams retired to Redz Bar for an evening of fun, food, drink and dancing!
The tournament was organised by the indefatigable Carol Bates, who started COGs and has become a driving force in the growth of recreational football for women.
"It was a fantastic day and great to see so many women enjoying playing football in such a brilliant atmosphere," said Carol.
You can read a full report on the Festival from the COGs website here.