Notts County to host ESFA Girls’ Cup Finals


An all-girl Schools’ Football event will take place at Notts County FC on 8th March, coinciding with International Women’s Day.

Over 100 Schools and Colleges from across England entered the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U18 Schools’ Cup and Colleges’ Cup for Girls this season and on Thursday 8 March the four remaining National Finalists will battle it out to become National Champions at Notts County’s Meadow Lane Stadium.

The ESFA’s celebration of girls’ football will coincide with International Women’s Day on the 8 March and as well as the four most successful female squads of 2017-18 taking to the pitch, the match will also be officiated by an all-female line up of Match Officials..

The games kick off at 12pm and 4pm, with the two sets of finalists yet to be confirmed.

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. Schools from the local area will be invited to attend, with special discounted rates of entry and Notts County season ticket holders can also claim free entry for the match.’

Entry is £4 for adults and free of charge for all students under 18 and the finals will be shown live on Freesports TV  (Freeview channel 95).

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