06 March 2020

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow calls her side inspirational following increase of women entering football

Wales football manager Jayne Ludlow has said that her team are inspiring women to get into football.

It emerged this week that 8,600 women and young girls are signed up to football clubs in Wales, a 50 per cent increase from 2016.

She said: "The girls in the senior group, what they've particularly done well I believe is inspiring people to want to be involved.

"Because I think people do enjoy going through this journey," she told the BBC.

Wales will face Estonia in a friendly this evening and Ludlow added that it's a testament to the side that more women are involved in the sport.

"I think the girls have had a massive input in a sense of the relative success they've achieved over the last few years.

"It's about the good work the players are doing on and off the pitch but also the good work of the staff who are involved with our association.

"And obviously there's the clubs and their coaching staff and the parents."

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