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Foundation Teams Top Premier League Girls Tournament

Two teams from King Edwards IV High School made the short trip to the Beacon of Light to represent Newcastle United Foundation in a Regional Premier League Girls event.

Organised by The Foundation of Light, the tournament was a chance for girls who regularly attend weekly sessions delivered by Newcastle United Foundation to test their skills against teams from Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

After a fantastic day of hard fought games and great football it was Newcastle United Foundation who came out on top as both teams from King Edward’s finished on the podium, taking first and second place.

Lisa Bell, Women and Girls Football Development Officer, at Newcastle United Foundation, said: “It was a brilliant afternoon for all involved. Both our teams played incredibly well and they should very proud of how they performed.

“The girls were a credit to their school and a testament to the great work they do with our Foundation coaches at their weekly sessions.”

Mrs Donnison from King Edwards IV High School said “No tournament is easy, we had to fight to win all of our games and never gave up. It was great to represent Newcastle United Foundation and I hope to do it again soon.”

Karen Adam, parent of one of our players, added “What a great event, my daughter really enjoyed representing Newcastle United Foundation in this competition. Some great football played in amazing facilities at the Beacon of Light”

Delivered in partnership with The Football Association, Premier League Girls Football aims to provide opportunities for females aged 11 and over engage with the game by providing a fun and informal environment, allowing participants to progress at their own pace and make friends at the same time.

Since the programme began in September 2013, over 51,622 women and girls have been involved.

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