AFC Fylde to host ESFA Schools’ & Colleges’ Cup Finals for Girls

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The English Schools FA’s celebration of girls’ football will head to AFC Fylde for the first time in 2019.

Over 100 schools and colleges from across England entered the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U-18 Schools’ & Colleges’ Cup for Girls competitions this season and on Wednesday 27 March 2019, the two remaining National Finalists from the ESFA U-18 Colleges’ Cup for Girls competition will battle it out to become National Champions at Mill Farm stadium at 4pm.

SEEVIC College (Essex) v TyneMet College (Tyneside)

The two finalists, who ahead of March’s final will have progressed through five previous rounds of the competition, will partake in their final fixture to decide which team will become victorious in 2019. The event will be part of a double-header celebration of girls’ football, with the ESFA U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls kicking off at the stadium at the earlier time of 12pm. The event will showcase the very highest schools’ football level and will include female match officials, ballgirls and mascots the ESFA are also hoping to secure some female co-commentators for the coverage, maybe even from AFC Fylde’s own women’s squad.

The ESFA have seen an increase in entries into girls’ football competitions this season and hope that this all-girl event will be a fantastic way to showcase the talent firmly rooted within England’s schools’ football system.

Spectators to the Colleges’ match at 4pm will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to England Women v Canada at Man City’s Academy Stadium on Friday 5 April.

Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said ‘The atmosphere in the stadium makes all the difference to the players on the pitch and whilst we do all we can to create a fantastic match-day experience for them, we rely on supporters and the public to create a real buzz around the Final.’

Entry at the gate is £4 per adult and free of charge for all students under 18. Hospitality packages for the event will also be made available these are available to purchase via the ESFA website.

The finals are being streamed live online via the ESFA YouTube channel.

ESFA Girls’ U18 Schools’ Cup Final – 12pm KO

Thomas Telford School (Telford) v John Madejski Academy (Reading) or Barking Abbey School (Barking)

ESFA Girls’ U18 Colleges’ Cup Final – 4pm KO

SEEVIC College (Essex) v TyneMet College (Tyneside)