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Celebrating Premier League Girls Tournament Success

More than 40 young female footballers representing Newcastle United Foundation and Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light were brought together for a special Girls’ Football Tournament recently.

The teams were made up of youngsters aged 14-16 who have been taking part in the Premier League Girls’ Programme in schools across Tyne & Wear.

The Premier League Girls’ Programme aims to engage young women in football by providing opportunities for them to learn, play and, in some cases, progress into coaching and officiating.

Taking part at Gateshead Stadium, teams from Biddick Academy, Churchill Community College, Farringdon Community Academy, John Spence Community College and St.Benet Biscops played in the tournament which is the first of its kind between Foundation of Light and Newcastle United Foundation.

John Spence Community College representing Newcastle United Foundation were eventual winners of the tournament.

Speaking about the tournament Lisa Bell, Senior Project Coordinator at Newcastle United Foundation added: “This tournament has been a great way to celebrate the success of the Premier League Girls’ programme which has helped more girls get into football across the North East than ever before.’

For further information about the Premier League Girls programme please contact lisa.bell@nufc.co.uk

For more information on how you can get involved
Email foundation@nufc.co.uk

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