On Friday 24th November, 11 teams took part in the annual Stevenage FC Foundation Girls Cup that acts as a qualifier for the EFL Trust Girls Cup, a national competition. The U13s competition took place at Stevenage FC Academy with Stevenage Ladies first team player, Chloe Gunn attending to see the action and present the winners trophy.

Gunn said:

"It’s great to see so many young girls getting involved with football, there was a lot of talent on show today and it was a very competitive tournament, which was great to see. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the games and talking to the girls”.

John Warner School (Hoddesdon) will now go on to the area final at Luton Town FC at the end of February, after beating Priory School (Hitchin) 3-2 in the final.

Foundation Project Officer, Dani Burge said:

"It was fantastic to be able to showcase girls football and see schools give young female players an opportunity to compete in a national football competition. It's great to have the support of Stevenage Ladies players like Chloe and for her to be a great role model for the girls taking part. We've seen some great teamwork, individual moments of skills and there's nothing better than seeing young players enjoying the game and getting to show off their talent. 

We'd like to thank all the schools that took part in the competition for being a part of such a great day and wish John Warner the best of luck in the area final.

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