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Town girls enjoy Wembley experience

3 April 2014

Wembley final for CST and Thomas Telford

Shrewsbury Town enjoyed the huge thrill of being represented at Wembley last weekend with Thomas Telford SchooI's under-13 girls team carrying the flag for the club in the Football League Girls Cup final.   
Thomas Telford earned the right to represent the club in the nationwide competition which attracted an initial entry of 727 schools and progressed all the way to Wembley after successfully coming through the semi finals at Leeds United.
Shrewsbury Town community officers Brian Williams and Lee Pugh joined the girls for their big day out at Wembley with Thomas Telford edged out 1-0 by Broadstone Middle School, representing AFC Bournemouth, on the lush Wembley pitch.
The match was played shortly before Peterborough United beat Chesterfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.    
Lee said: "The final package provided by the Trust and the Football League also included an overnight stay at Wembley Park and a VIP stadium tour.
"We had all of the play in the final but lost 1-0 to Bournemouth from their only shot of the match - but the result didn’t really matter as the girls were blown away by the whole experience.
"It was an amazing day for the school and the Community Trust.
"I have been to Wembley before but this time we had it to ourselves for over half an hour. The Thomas Telford team did their school proud and I know there had been a real buzz there during the build up to the final. 
"Shrewsbury Town's Community Trust are very committed to developing girls and women's football and this has helped to raise its profile even higher. 
"The Football League were fantastic on the day with their hospitality and organisation so a big thank you must go them and, in particular, Andy and Amanda. 
"We have been running the girls cup competition for over 10 years but this is the first time we have made it to Wembley.
"It was a great day with some great memories."

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