COMBE Ladies’ manager Mel Cullingford has called on more young women to take up football after the club’s second annual 7-a-side tournament proved a huge success.

Cullingford, who organised the event, said: “Women's football is becoming more popular especially with the professional ladies playing on TV now and getting more media coverage.

“I wanted to encourage anyone and everyone to play. The tournament was more about getting all the ladies together and playing football, promoting clubs and opportunities for others to join in have a go.

“If you are 15 plus, any fitness or skill level and want to play football then local clubs want you.”

Contacts: Combe Ladies – Mel Cullingford 07415-137326. Training Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.15pm. Ilminster – Craig Stuckey 07921-954669. Training Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Merriott & Crewkerne – Kate Northam 07917-195933. Training Tuesdays 6.30pm.