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Football club auditions girl band dancers

By Western Gazette - North Dorset  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

  • AUDITION HOPEFULS: Women lined up in front of judges last week for the chance to be part of the Yeovil Town Football Club's charity girl band. Local hopefuls from Yeovil and Sherborne joined those from much further afield.

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JUST 16 women and only four from the Yeovil area auditioned to be in Yeovil Town Football Club's first-ever girl band last week.

But talent scouts have insisted the Glovers Go Pop auditions were a success, blaming negative publicity for a lack of numbers.

Organiser Polly Maclennan, of The Famous Company, said they were looking for quality and not quantity.

She said: "We were expecting more people and we were hoping the community would get behind the project. This wasn't meant to be a big X Factor-style event.

"But we will put together an amazing group, no matter what."

She said some of the girls' talents were already known to the company and had travelled as far as Birmingham, London and Cornwall.

Women aged 18 and over performed a routine taught by Famous Company choreographer Jack Britten during the judging at Huish Park last week.

Mr Britten said: "The routine is quite girly and commercial, but not too hard.

"We really wanted to see them putting lots of energy behind the routine, but at the same time wanted to see their ability. We are looking for a high standard of dancer."

The group of five successful performers, which are yet to be announced, will record a charity single in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and perform at future matches.

The idea for a Glovers girl band came under fire when it was announced last month, with fans claiming it was an embarrassment to the club.

But club manager Gary Johnson, part of the judging panel, supported the project and said: "They all look the part and look very capable."

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