Silverware for Sunderland school team

by Foundation of Light

Local side lift trophy at FA event.

More than 40 girls took part in a special tournament as part of the FA Women and Girls’ project recently.

Girls from Kepier School represented Sunderland in a regional tournament hosted by Middlesbrough FC.

The under 15s 5-a-side team played against teams representing Hull City, Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United.

The aim of FA Women and Girls’ project is to provide football opportunities to females aged 14 to 25 and try football to help develop their skills further.

The round robin style tournament saw the Sunderland side win each of their games therefore picking up the trophy as undefeated winners.

Caroline Ames, Female Football Development Officer for the Foundation of Light said:

“Girls’ football is becoming increasingly popular and it’s great to see these girls given the opportunity to represent Sunderland in the tournament.”

The girls have taken part in the FA Women and Girls project for the past year.

The Foundation of Light is running specialist girls’ only football throughout the summer holidays - click here for more info.