Glen Eagles FC has been promoted to the Western Cape Sasol League for the 2021/22 campaign.
This is for the second time in the club’s history getting promoted to the South African women’s semi-professional league.
The side finished second at the Provincial Playoffs in Gansbaai over the weekend.
Eagles managed to secure two wins and succumbing to one defeat, and ammassed six points of which was enough to earn them a promotion.
The Cape Winelands-based outfit got off to a good start when they got the better of Litz FC 5-4 in their opener and went on to lose 2-0 against Hout Bay FC on the first day of the playoffs.
On the second day, Eagles hammered Royal Swallows FC 9-1 on their own turf, leaving their head coach Ilze Jones in jubilation mood and proud of the team.
“I have been with this group of ladies for seven years, and I always knew that one day they will make it to the top. The excitement is overwhelming I am very proud of the young ladies,” coach Jones told Safa Cape Winelands.
“We worked very hard as a team prior to the play-offs but it was all worth it, we made lots of sacrifices practice two times a day early mornings an evenings. We had fitness session at Stellenbosch Virgin Active as well.
“We had different team building sessions which our SAFACW VP presented. There will always be challenges but we learned to overcome it”
Jones continued: “I want to thank the parents of the ladies that allow and support them all the time, thanks for standing behind our kids. Big Thanks to Virgin Active Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch FC, Mr John Saaiman and Cloetesville Sport Board, Dr Malgas and lastly thanks to Glen Eagles FC for allowing women to do what they love”
Eagles joins Hout Bay, who were crowned the Provincial Playoffs champions.
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By FARPost Reporter