Your school’s girls football team are invited to take their first steps along Wembley Way with the launch of the npower Football League Girls Cup.The npower Football League Girls Cup is an under 13s 6-a-side competition, which pits schools against each other at local and regional level.
The winners of the regional finals will play each other in a grand final on the pitch at Wembley stadium before the culmination of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in April 2013.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA are delighted to be working alongside our partners at the region’s professional clubs – the Blades, Millers, Owls, Rovers and Tykes – who are each hosting a local competition for schools looking to take part.
Gemma Gale, Girls’ and Women’s Football Development Officer, said: “It is great that this fun and friendly competition has been launched for the 2012/13 season. It provides local girls with a perfect opportunity to get involved in the game and represent their school in such a prestigious competition, whilst winning a few prizes on behalf of their school.”
Prizes have been made available for teams entering at every stage of the competition, ranging from certificates and medals to footballs and new kits as npower and the Football League look to encourage a whopping 2,500 schools and 25,000 female pupils to get involved.
Sheffield’s King Ecgberts Secondary School scooped the national prize in 2011, beating Watford’s Queen’s School in the Cup final at Wembley.
To enter your school into the competition simply contact the representative of your local professional side from the list below, where you can also find the dates for each local competition:
Sheffield United FC
Wednesday 24th October, 10am-1:30pm at Sheffield United Academy
Contact Katie Hemming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 13th November, 10am-12pm at Barnsley FC
Contact James Mahoney: email@example.com
Sheffield Wednesday FC
Friday 16th November, 1pm-3pm at Middlewood Road Training Ground
Contact Lucy Shuttleworth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotherham United FC
Tuesday 20th November, 10am-2pm at Aurora Sports Ground
Contact James Cole: email@example.com
Doncaster Rovers FC
Monday 26th November, 4pm-6pm at the Keepmoat Stadium
Contact Nicola Moran: Nicola.Moran@doncasterroversfc.co.uk