Golborne were 2-1 winners over Hawkley Hall in the final
Golborne High School will represent Wigan Athletic in the Area Finals of the Kinder + Sport EFL Girls Cup having beaten Hawkley Hall 2-1 in the final at the Soccerdome on Friday afternoon. The event, which was run by Wigan Athletic Community Trust, saw 18 teams compete, before eventual winners Golborne picked up the trophy.
The EFL Kids and Girls Cups are national tournaments for junior footballers which offers children the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley. Combined, the Cups involve over 20,000 children and create one of the country’s largest national football competitions, which culminate in exciting finals across the EFL Play-Off weekend in May.
Steph Greensill, Girls Football Officer for Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “The tournament was to a really high standard and the final between Golborne and Hawkley Hall was a fitting end to a great event. We know Golborne will represent the club well in the area finals, and we hope they can continue their run for form into the next stage.
She added: “We deliver 12 sessions of girls’ football a week, and have seen a significant rise in the number of females who attend. Tournaments such as the EFL Girls Cup help to get more girls involved in the game and are a great way for them to showcase their talents on national level.”
Along with representing Wigan Athletic at the Area Finals, pupils at Golborne High School will enjoy their very own training session delivered by the Community Trust and Academy staff at Christopher Park, before meeting the Latics players and management staff.
The Community Trust has partnerships with Wigan Athletic Ladies Football Club, Leigh Genesis Football Club and Leigh Folds Football Club, and work to transition girls from local schools and the Wigan Youth Zone into these clubs to start playing regular competitive football.
For more information about girls’ football sessions, which are supported by the Premier League, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Girls Football Officer Steph Greensill on firstname.lastname@example.org.