Girls Football team reach ESFA Final

Mar 27, 2024

A local Year 7 girls football team is celebrating reaching the English Schools’
Football Association (ESFA) final.

Pupils from St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn beat South Wolds Academy
from South Nottingham in the Semi-final 3 – 0. The girls will play Surbiton High
school from Kingston in the final on Tuesday 21st May.

Over 230 teams entered the competition, and the team are delighted with their
performance. Millie Smith, who plays the left-wing position commented that she is
“Proud that we got all the way here, it’s a big achievement’. She also said that the
team were “Nervous for the final but believe they can win.”

Acting Headteacher Suzanne Lewis-Dale, said, “We are delighted with the team’s
achievement. Our school is fortunate enough to have its own football academy in
partnership with a local provider Improtech. This success demonstrates the immense
talent we have within school. We wish them every success in the final.”

The team consisted of pupils – Aliyah Ahmed, Layla Bailey, Zofia Bean, Amelia
Brown, Grace Cooke, Lilly Day, Cerys Dickinson, Evie Harkness, Holly Nicklin,
Freya Pritchard, Millie Smith, Autumn Stoker, Maddie Thomas, Lucy Vickers and
Lily Wilson.

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