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Tranmere Rovers Futsal International - Alice Harkness

27 April 2018

Tranmere Rovers women's futsal team goalkeeper Alice Harkness is part of the historic first international women's programme of the home nations, for her country Northern Ireland.

In the first ever friendly for the team, they went down 6-4 to local men's side Banbridge Town.

Coach Keith Gibson said: “The Irish FA is committed to developing a culture of futsal and this exciting programme provides further opportunities for women to pull on the green shirt and ultimately to represent Northern Ireland in international competition.”

On the experience, Alice spoke about how much it means to her and her future ambitions in futsal.

"It's always an honour to put on your country's shirt", she said, "and it was great to get in our first competitive minutes as a team.

"I think individually and as a team we took a lot from it, and we're already looking forward to taking those things into practice and our next friendly.

"It's also fantastic to be the first home nation to have a women's futsal team, it shows the ambition and desire that Northern Ireland have in developing our sport, creating opportunities to play at the highest level and raising the profile of the game."

Support Alice and the Tranmere Rovers women's futsal team at home in the round of 16 FA Futsal Cup tomorrow:

  • Tranmere Rovers Women's Futsal vs Team Northumbria
  • Prenton Park, Tranmere Rovers Recreation Centre
  • Kick Off 17:00
  • FA Futsal Cup Last 16
  • FREE admission

More information on the day and the Northern Ireland programme here: https://www.irishfa.com/news/2018/april/historic-first-for-northern-ireland-women-s-futsal-team



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