Derby County Ladies Football Club

Ewe Rams Continue to Deliver on Community Outreach Programme

Derby County Ladies FC’s ‘Community Outreach Programme’ (COP)  continues to receive glowing praise, on the back of injured left back and former player of the season, Louisa Abbey delivering a coaching session at the recent Bearded Theory Festival. 

Bearded Theory’s, Sally Booth was once again full of praise for the Ewe Rams, following similar sessions delivered at last years event.

“This is the second year that Louisa has been involved and it’s fair to say that her sessions have encompassed a broad spectrum of the infamous British weather. Last year she delivered to over 30 festival attending youngsters in temperatures more in keeping with a Central African country, whilst this year they were more akin to Central Scandinavia!

“Despite raincoats replacing t-shirts, it still didn’t stop a number of children willingly being put through their paces in a fun and enjoyable skills programme. Derby County Ladies have really struck a cord with festival goers and we are hopeful that they will become a permanent feature at the festival for many more years to come.”

According to Ewe Rams CEO, Duncan Gibb, Abbey presents a perfect example of the clubs core philosophies and values. “When I first came into the club Louisa was one of the stand out players, who deservedly went on to win the player of the season award in my first season here.

“I was subsequently there at Forest the day that she suffered an horrendous injury that has put her career on the back-burner for now and i’m sure but for that injury she would still be one of the first names on the team sheet now.

“What has been fantastic to see is that despite wanting to kick every ball, she still attends a number of our first team games and in each of the last two years hasn’t hesitated to volunteer to deliver these sessions at Bearded Theory on the clubs behalf.

“I doubt that there are many clubs where that would happen; however these things almost seem to be the norm at Derby, where a real family spirit resonates throughout the club.”