It will be the VV Foarut, from the 4th division, that will innovate with the incorporation of a 19-year-old girl.
The Dutch Football Association revealed that it will allow a woman to play competitively in a men’s club of the Fourth Division, with a view to the future having a greater participation of girls in the men’s branch. The player in question is Ellen Fokkema, 19, who will act to VV Foarut.
Girls and young women are allowed for Category A mixed football up to below 19. After that they must perform separately with Category B squads.
“They always advised me to continue with the boys as long as possible, so why not do it? It’s quite a challenge, that only excites me more,” said the protagonist.
“I asked if something like this was possible and together we presented the application. My colleagues also reacted with enthusiasm because I can stay with them. I cannot say what it will be like, but I am still very happy to be able to participate in this pilot plan,” he said in statements. to the official Foarut site.
The Dutch federation added that they will closely monitor the development of the situation; if it is successful, they would consider modifying the rules to expand it.
– vv Foarút (@vvFoarut) August 4, 2020