Mansfield Town Football in the Community held the final of the first Inter-School Girls cup yesterday (15th May) at the RH Academy, as Meden School triumphed over Minster to take the Trophy back to the Church Warsop School.
Open for girls in years seven and eight, the competition has seen schools compete across the academic year in matches held at host schools with Meden and Minster recording the most wins to earn the chance to go head to head at the RH Academy.
Designed to give pupils matches throughout the year prior to the final, Football in the Community have been working with the schools involved delivering activities such as afterschool clubs and development sessions, all accumulating in the seasons grand final.
Jordan Ferrer, Premier League Girls coordinator, said “This year’s tournament has been a really successful one, as we’ve been able to tie together all of our girls activities to accumulate in the final.
“Rather than just playing one match, the final was designed into a best-of-three which again gives the girls more game time – something we believe is vital to keep the retention of girls in the game.
“Whilst Meden were the overall winners, winning all three games, the football was much more of a contest than the overall result suggests, with Meden scoring late in the final two matches to narrowly clinch the title against a resilient Minster.
“I’m really looking forward to the next time I visit the schools and am already looking forwards to next seasons competition.”