Story added: 20th November 2018

School victorious at Foundation tournament held at The Nest

The Nest played host to the CSF Girls’ Cup on Friday, with fifteen high schools battling it out to secure the chance to represent Norwich City FC nationally in the next round.

Over 120 girls aged 12-13 years old, participated in the free six-a-side tournament, which was run by the Foundation with backing from the English Football League (EFL).

Competition was fierce, with the teams eventually being whittled down to two previous winners: Flegg High and Sprowston Community Academy. Reigning champs Sprowston were ultimately victorious once again, following a tight final.

The winners: Sprowston

They’ll now represent the Canaries in the EFL Girls’ Cup Area Finals in January 2019.

Should Sprowston Community Academy be successful in the Area Finals, to be be held in Cambridgeshire, they’ll get the opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Wembley stadium prior to the Checkatrade Trophy Final.

Rivington & Blackroad High School, representing Bolton Wanderers, were the 2018 champions.

Asa Saunders, Schools Sport Manager, said:

“It was a fab tournament this year, made that bit more special by being able to host it on The Nest’s grass pitches. The games were played with impeccable sportsmanship, and to top it all off, the football on display was great to watch.

“We’re looking forward to accompanying Sprowston High to the Area Finals next year.”

Thank you to participating schools: Flegg High, Aylsham High, Neatherd High, Hellesdon High, Cromer Academy, Sprowston Community Academy, Thorpe St. Andrew High, Sewell Park Academy, Wymondham High, Cliff Park Ormiston, Langley, Taverham High, Jane Austen College, Lynn Grove Academy and Reepham High.

To find out more about the Foundation’s school tournaments click here.

"The tournament was brilliant. Kids loved it and it was well organised. The Nest is a great facility."

Sally Benton

PE teacher, Hellesdon High

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