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Bluebirds come to the Park
« on: March 13, 2008, 09:17:32 PM »
CARDIFF City Ladies Football Club are moving to Bryntirion Park on a temporary basis.

Bluebirds will be flying around Bryntirion during three successive Sundays, challenging Arsenal, Charlton and Chelsea in the Premier League.

The club have been alternating between Cwmbran Stadium and Jenner Park in Barry until now.

Things get under way at Bryntirion on Easter Sunday (March 23) when the Bluebirds face all-conquering Arsenal (2pm).

The Gunners are the UK’s most successful ladies team despite losing last month's Premier League Cup final 1-0, against Everton.

Likely to be included in the Arsenal team is Welsh international Jane Ludlow along with eight English capped players.

Cardiff are likely to field Wales Under-19s international Amie Lea, of Cefn Cribwr.

Cardiff then welcome Charlton to Bryntirion on March 30 and Chelsea seven days later.

The link between Bryntirion and Cardiff City Ladies came last season when the Bridgend side hosted a Wales Girls Youth fixture.

The Welsh authorities were delighted with the welcome they received and recently recommended Bryntirion to Cardiff Ladies for their remaining fixtures.

Bryntirion chairman Emlyn Phillips is now looking forward to some top entertainment at the ground.

“I’m told Cardiff City Ladies normally attract crowds of around 300 fans and some local football fans might boost attendances,” he said.

“We were delighted when Cardiff City Ladies approached us and it gives further proof of our growing reputation.”

Cardiff City LFC secretary Karen Jones said: “We are very grateful to Bryntirion for allowing us to stage these three games on their ground, they are vital games for us especially as we entertain Arsenal who are the current European champions.”

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