This Saturday, June 16 at 2pm, Tranmere Rovers Futsal host Northern Ireland ladies for a friendly game at the TRFC Futsal Hub.
Tranmere goalkeeper Alice Harkness is Tranmere's first woman international in the sport of futsal, and she is thrilled to be welcoming her Northern Irish compatriots to Tranmere's home of futsal. As the only Home Nation to have a full international women's team, it serves as important preparation for the team before the upcoming Futsal Euros qualifiers in August.
Alice commented, “The squad is looking forward to it, we've got three games over two days which will be a great experience and insight into the demands we'll face in the Euros in August, and it'll be a key part of our preparation for it. As a Tranmere player, I think it's fantastic that we also have the opportunity to showcase the standard of competition we have in the national league in the North West of England. Hopefully it'll create a platform for more women and girls to find out how they can get involved within the sport!”
The Tranmere team finished second in the northern region of the women's national league in their first season, just one goal shy of the national semi-finals. It's an ideal meeting between two important football organisations with real ambition for futsal, both aiming to make history and pave a path for girl's and women's futsal.
Tranmere Coach Matt Fejos added: "this group learns so fast and they are really driven to keep developing in the game and representing Tranmere with pride, while breaking new ground and inspiring a new generation of girl's futsal on the Wirral. I'm gutted that I'll be flying to the Russia World Cup at the same time, but I'm really excited for them and they deserve the honour after a standout first season together."
Entry is free to support the girls in what should be an intense game putting the women's game on display.Saturday, June 16 at 2pmTranmere Rovers Futsal Hub
Access via Borough Road