The first football club in the country to set up a team for older women.
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Crawley Old Girls team learning to play football

A woman who was told she was too old to play football has set up a team for women over 25.

Carol Bates was 48 when she set up the Crawley Old Girls a year ago through Crawley Town Football Club.

She said when they first started, the 10 players "couldn't kick a ball" but they were now learning.

Pauline Maddocks, 57, said it was something that was "never thought of" but she believed it should be positively encouraged.

You can see the full story on Inside Out, on BBC One South East on Monday 30 January at 19:30 GMT, and later on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 30 Jan 2017