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Best-ever turn-out for Foundation events

Hundreds of girls given an opportunity to play football by the club

23 November 2017

A total of 430 girls took part in events organised by AFC Wimbledon's Foundation recently with the EFL Trust Girls Cup tournament as a fantastic success.

With 20 teams taking part in the Girls Cup, it meant a bumper turn-out of 180 girls flocking to Tooting & Mitcham FC. Greenshaw School, Sutton, triumphed in the final, edging out Cheam High School, in a tournament for year seven and eight girls.

The event built on the success of AFC Wimbledon Foundation's participation in the FA's Girls' Football week with 250 girls taking part.

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Coach Emma O'Connor said: "We had our most productive Girls Week ever with 250 participants and a series of disability and club tournaments. We were delighted with the turn-out at each event, along with the coverage we received on Sky Sport News and the Premier League.com. Following on from that, we hosted our EFL Trust Girls Cup event. It was great to see so many girls having an opportunity to play and we were also pleased that year 9 and 10 girls volunteered to referee games."

Watch the video about our Foundation's event by visiting the Sky Sports website


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