Girls from St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, representing Sunderland AFC, have booked their place at Wembley after reaching the Grand Final of the EFL Girls’ Cup.
The youngsters travelled to Leeds for the Northern Regional Finals to compete with other schools representing Carlisle United, Derby County and West Brom for the chance to play at the home of English football ahead of the Checkatrade Trophy Final on Sunday 31st March.
Unbeaten in the group stage, winning three and drawing two, the girls faced West Park School (Derby County) in the final, continuing their impressive run to win 5-0 and set up a Wembley date with Bristol Rovers.
We’re very proud of the girls who have played extremely well throughout our Club Heat, North East Final and now the Northern Regional Final.
They can’t wait to walk out at Wembley, and if SAFC can make it through to the Checkatrade Trophy Final, it will be extra special having the Red and White Army cheering them on.
Sunderland AFC travel to Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium on Tuesday 5th March, with the club hosting a special event featuring a live screening of the match.
Tickets are just £10 per person and include a complimentary drink and a hot meal. There’ll also be pre-match and half-time entertainment with Frankie Francis, who will be joined by former Sunderland AFC players.
Places are limited so prompt booking is advised. Visit websales.safc.com to book.
To find out more about Foundation of Light’s Women & Girls Football programme, supported by the Premier League, visit www.foundationoflight.co.uk/sports-coaching/.
Written By CHRIS FRYATT
28 February 2019