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Saturday 21 October 2017

North End United ace Katie Law is a soccer sister

Katie and the Aviva mascot.
Katie and the Aviva mascot.

IT SEEMS there were at least two girls from Wexford at the recent Aviva Soccer Sisters camp.

Last week we featured Aoibhean Rankin, from All Blacks AFC.

And now we are delighted to include Katie Law, from North End United, in the line-up of the youngsters who took part in a special training session alongside the Republic of Ireland women's senior team.

Katie is 12, and has attended both the League Training Centre for Wexford at u11 and u12 age levels, and the FAI Emerging Talent Programme for u11's last year, and u12s at present.

Last season, she played u12 girls, u12 boys and u14 girls for North End United, and netted 107 league goals, and nine more at County level.

Soccer is huge in the family. North End United Chairman Sean Dempsey is her grandfather, Gary, Robin and Kyle Dempsey are her cousins, and Shane Dempsey is her uncle, but according to her father, Louis Law, she gets her skills on the pitch from him!

This month has been hectic for Katie, aside from taking part in the Soccer Sister's Golden Camp, in Gaelic she was part of the winning u12 Division 2 County Final with Clonard Volunteers, and recently she was part of the u12 Wexford County team, who won their Division 2 Blitz in Portlaoise. The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter camps programme is open to girls between the ages of 7-12 years old and gives them the chance to play football in a fun environment with girls of their own age and ability.

The camps cater for girls of all levels of skill from those who have never played up to those who play regularly. It is aimed at attracting new girls to play football, but to also foster the enjoyment of those already playing the game.

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