Hundreds of girls show off their skills at Girls Football Finals

13 March 2018
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Thirty five teams from across the county took part in the event last week which aimed to encourage more pupils to take part in competitive school sport and be physically active.

The Finals were split into two separate competitions with one for girls in Years 3-4 and one for girls in Years 5-6.

In both competitions teams were split into four groups of four teams. Teams then played off against each other in a round robin format playing 8 minute long matches.

All matches were refereed by female students from the Easton & Otley College Girls Football Academy.

Once the group matches were completed the teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group qualified to go into the Cup Competition. The teams who finished 3rd or 4th moved into the Plate Competition.

Both the Cup and Plate competitions were split in to two groups of four teams who again battled it out in a round robin format. The format of the event was designed to make

At the culmination of the Cup and Plate groups the teams who finished in the same position in each of the Cup/Plate groups played off against each other for overall position.

The finals standings were;

Year 3-4 Girls Finals

Cup

  • 1st – Firside
  • 2nd – Martham
  • 3rd – Woodlands
  • 4th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 5th – Ashwicken
  • 6th – Terrington
  • 7th – Swanton Morley
  • 8th – Harleston

Plate

 

  • 1st – Woodland View
  • 2nd – Mulbarton
  • 3rd  – Great Ellingham
  • 4th – Bluebell
  • 5th – Old Catton
  • 6th – Attleborough
  • 7th – Millfield
Year 5-6 Girls Finals

Cup

  • 1st – Martham
  • 2nd – Sheringham
  • 3rd – Hethersett
  • 4th – Wreningham
  • 5th – Fakenham
  • 6th – Woodlands
  • 7th – St Augustines
  • 8th – South Wootton

Plate

 

  • 1st – Coltishall 1
  • 2nd – Firside
  • 3rd  – Mulbarton
  • 4th – Weeting
  • 5th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 6th – Gayton
  • 7th – Attleborough
  • 8th – Coltishall 2

To view/purchase photos taken at the event by our official event photographer please visit the event photo gallery.

Jon Osborne, School Games Organiser commented;

“Congratulations to all of the girls that took part in the Girls Football Finals. They have all done really well to qualify through to represent their local School Sport Partnership in today’s Finals. It has been great to see so many girls taking part in the qualifying competitions and having the opportunity to take part in competitive football matches, many for the first time. We hope that many of them will have been bitten by the football bug and they will go on to continue playing football at school or in their own time by joining a local football club.”

If your child enjoyed taking part in the Girls Football Finals and would like to join a local community football club or session then visit the Clubs page of our website where you can see links to information about girls football opportunities available across Norfolk.

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