THE Three Towns’ first senior women’s football team has now been launched.

It comes after Ardrossan Winton Rovers expanded their already growing club set up to include the side.

The team officially took to the field for the first time on Sunday, when the club held an open day following the appointment of a coaching team.

They held their initial training session just one day later.

Exciting times certainly lie ahead for the club, and the girls and women who play there, and current girl’s section club secretary Alex Keir - who will be mirroring this role with the ladies team - says he cannot wait to see what the future holds.

He told the Herald: “It’s fantastic for the Three Towns, it’s great for all the girls that are playing not just with Winton but with other clubs, giving them aspirations to progress and get into this women’s first team.”

Alex added: “I’ve been coaching in the girls game for just under 10 years and when I first started with my daughter’s team, there were no older girls teams in the Three Towns. Now, teams are booming and there are more and more girls, we’ve got nearly 100 girls ourselves in our academy which just wasn’t happening 10 years ago.

“It’s just fantastic that the girls game bloomed and we’ve been able to create this women’s team and hopefully provide a pathway and opportunities for the female stars of the future.”

The new team hope to join the Biffa South Region League - which fellow Ayrshire teams Stewarton, Kilwinning, Ayr United development, Clark Drive and Cumnock currently compete in.

Alex said: “We’re quite lucky with when we’ve started this because the new pyramid system that Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) has created is just being launched.

“There’s four regional leagues and then they can get promoted into league one and then the sky is the limit.”

Winton are still on the lookout for players at all levels, from their youngest under-seven team right up to their new first team.

Alex said:“Anybody that’s interested, whatever they’ve got in terms of experience, even if this is none, they can get in touch with the club and they can pass on their details and we can get them involved.”

The first team will be completely self-funded, meaning players joining will not be doing so at any cost for themselves.

Once the astroturf is laid at Winton Park, it is hoped both the women’s, and men’s, first teams will play their matches there.