A Flintshire mother has set up a group to encourage and support young girls in football.

The group Girls & Goals is open for any parents or grandparents of girls who play, watch or are interested in joining in with football.

The group was set up by Lowri Tegan Earith who said: "I wanted to have a group that captures the love that young girls have in football because I didn't think there was anything like that out there.

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"I wanted to bring parents of girls who either already play football or want to together and help them find opportunities to play more.

"Whether it is helping them find local teams, free training sessions or even just fun football activities to do at home.

"I have a 7-year-old daughter who started playing for a team in the last year and it has been so good for her on so many levels that I just want that for more girls."

The mother of three, who lives in Northop, was also inspired by the Women's Euros and England's success.

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She said her daughter Malenna, who plays for Hawarden Rangers Under 8 girls, has been watching the Euros and that "it's definitely inspired her to keep going and want to play more."

Mrs Earith feels that when she was a child herself she didn't have the same opportunities in sports that are available now. 

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She said: "I don't think we ever played football in school when I grew up here and there definitely weren't the same opportunities.

"Now, Aura are always putting on free sessions, my daughter is attending their football summer camp once or twice a week all summer and it's totally free which makes it so much more accessible for everyone."

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Despite girls' teams and women's football becoming more popular Mrs Earith said that her daughter is still sometimes forced to play in boys' teams due to the lack of girls wanting to get involved. 

However, she added: "There are more and more popping up now which is amazing."

She created the facebook group on Sunday (July 24) and it surpassed 230 members in just three days. 

Many parents have shared pictures and memories of their football loving daughters or shared local football camps and groups for others to get involved in the sport. 

Mrs Earith said: "It's great to see so many girls playing football."

The group is open to any parents or grandparents of daughters that play for a team, want to play for a team or just have a general interest in football as well as coaches or organisers looking for girls to play.

Millions are expected to tune in to watch the Euros final between England and Germany on Sunday after their four-nil success against Sweden on Tuesday.