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18 May 2016

Rose Bridge girls are winners ahead of Women's FA Cup.

  • Rose Bridge girls lead Community Trust to Wembley victory.
  • Event held in the shadow of Wembley Stadium ahead of Women's FA Cup final.
  • Girls watched Arsenal to cup final success in 32,912 record crowd.

It wasn't just Arsenal bringing home a trophy from the SSE Women's FA Cup on Saturday, as the under 16 girls from Rose Bridge Academy representing the Wigan Athletic Community Trust were triumphant in Cup Four of the National Wembley tournament held at the Lucozade Powerleague Wembley.

Playing as part of the Premier League Girls Football project at the Community Trust, the girls competed in a 24-team tournament, beating Blackpool on penalties in the semi-final, before a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Northampton Town to bring home the trophy!

Following the tournament, the team watched Arsenal win the Women's FA Cup 1-0 against Chelsea inside Wembley Stadium itself, being part of history with a new cup final attendance record of 32,912.

Speaking about the event and the day as a whole, Steph Greensill, Girls Football Coach for Wigan Athletic Community Trust said:

"It was a great experience for the girls to play so close to Wembley Stadium, and even more so because they came home with a trophy after winning one of the cups.

"What made the day an even better occasion was that they were able to watch role models from both Arsenal and Chelsea inside Wembley Stadium itself, being part of the biggest crowd ever for a Women's FA Cup final."

To find out more about the Girls Football sessions provided by Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please contact Steph Greensill on 01942 488 530 or email

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