Villa Ladies v Doncaster Belles: Mayling on big support
Sarah Mayling is eager for big support to come and cheer on Villa Ladies.
Villa Ladies face Doncaster Belles tonight at Sutton Coldfield Town, kick-off 7.45pm.
Mayling is a resident of Sutton - and wants a top turnout for the Women's Super League opener.
She said: "There's great excitement in the squad about our involvement in the Women's Super League.
"And that has gone up so many levels this week with the first game on the horizon.
"We can't wait. It's been almost 12 months since our last competitive league game so this has been a long time coming. But we're thrilled it's almost here.
"We're determined to do well. We have a good squad of players - a real blend of youth and experience - and a real confidence that we can surprise a few.
"It would be great to have a big backing from Villa fans. It would be nice to see Villa supporters really get behind us this season, starting this week against Belles.
"Like with any sport, huge support really spurs you on. We're obviously determined to do well for ourselves, our management staff and for the club - but a big following in the stands would really give us all a boost.
"Most of my family and friends are from Sutton - and Villa supporters - so obviously I won't be taking no for an answer in terms of their coming to the game to cheer us on.
"It would be amazing to see a bumper crowd - it would really give us a nice timely boost."
Mayling has just returned from England U19 action, where she helped the Three Lions reach the European Championship finals this summer with wins over Serbia, Croatia and Finland.
That has given her - as well as fellow claret and blue internationals Abbeyleigh Stringer and Caitlin Leach - a huge boost - heading into this domestic encounter.
She added: "We all feel good. We have won three games in a row. We have helped England U19s qualify for a major tournament. And we all played a part in the matches.
"That's certainly helped our confidence levels going into the Belles match."
Villa Ladies v Doncaster Ladies is included in the price of a season ticket - snap up here.
But if you want to come on an ad-hoc basis, it is £3 for adults and £1 concessions.
The venue is Sutton Town, Central Ground, Coles Lane - postcode for SatNav: B72 1NL.