AN EXCITING prospect for aspiring female footballers is on its way as Tullibody St Serf’s FC confirmed the launch of a women’s team.

Hoping to run alongside the men’s team, the club have started to lay the foundations for their women’s team, with club founder Derek Robertson saying this was a goal for the club from the start.

Derek said. “By the end of the month, we should be training and hopefully getting into the women’s pyramid and into the Biffa leagues.

“This week, we’re trying to gauge interest and take a note of people who want to come along and then try and build it from there.

“We’re ready to book facilities in for training – we’re pretty advanced and we’ve potentially got a sponsor sorted for the team already.”

Known professionally on Twitch as MozzaPlays, Derek left the Broomhill Open Goal project and launched Tullibody St Serf’s FC at the start of this year.

Initially founding as a men’s team, Derek spoke of his desire to form a women’s team and establish a youth set-up to feed into the first teams.

“I didn’t think we would get a women’s team for a good while,” he added. “It’s moving quicker than any of us initially thought, which is good.

“The plan was always to have the guys team and the girls team side-by-side and then we would go from there, so, I’m pretty excited that we’re here already.”

Derek is joined by Lauren Arthur, who will be a driving force for the women’s team, having previously played for Tullibody Ladies FC.

Derek hopes to get the women’s team established within the Biffa pyramid set-up – alongside the Alloa Athletic Women’s side.

Yet, while Alloa play in the Biffa West league, Tullibody may be launched in the Biffa East league.

“It’s moving so quickly because there’s been a demand for it,” Derek explained. “It just needed somebody to get it going and that’s how I’ve always looked at it.

“Thankfully, it’s come through and we’re looking forward to see where it goes."

Anyone interested in playing for Tullibody St Serf's can follow the team on social media for updates.