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Girls Win At Wembley!

3 April 2016

Town Crowned 2016 Girls Cup Champions!

Kits provided by Mitre.

Shrewsbury Town (represented by Thomas Telford School): Sophie Bramford (Captain), Anna Welch (Goalkeeper), Grace Bloomfield, Anna Bebb, Lucie Hill, Lauren Fishman, Pavlinka Woron, Carris Powell.

The Girls Cup also encourages young girls to participate in sport in an accessible and nurturing environment.

The competitions encourage children to get involved with sport and physical activity whilst giving them a completely unique opportunity to play at football stadiums across the country.

Ferrero also aims to get even more children active by sponsoring both the Kinder+Sport Kids Cup and the Kinder+Sport Girls Cup.

It is part of Ferrero’s global CSR activity which has reached 12 million children in 27 countries to date.

The initiative is made up of two elements. The + Sport Move and Learn Project is a schools-based programme targeting nine to 10-year-olds, which sets out to move more than 21,000 children and deliver over 190,000 hours of activity and education during the 2015/16 school year across the UK and Ireland.

The Kinder+Sport Project is a national initiative from Ferrero UK and the Football League Trust, aiming to get children active and promote active lifestyles.

The competition for girls aged under 13, organised by The Football League Trust, saw more than 6,200 girls take part in various group stages on the road to Wembley, with each of the 72 Football League clubs running their own tournaments for local schools, to determine who would represent them in the competition.
"We came here two years ago and lost 1-0 in the final so to come here and win it this year it's great. It's been brilliant to have the backing of Shrewsbury Town and The Football League."

"We told them to go out, enjoy it and try and get an early goal because 14 minutes will go in the blink of an eye. It was a team effort, they all did their bit.

Iain Sweeney, one of the teachers at Thomas Telford School, added: "I'm very proud of them, they have played four rounds of the competition to get here and they've battled hard. It's a fantastic achievement.

Bramford added: "It was great. We had a tour prior to the game which was enjoyable, it was fun to play at Wembley and we'll go home happy tonight."

"It's something I will remember for the rest of my life."

Goalscorer Bebb said: “I'm excited to have scored the winning goal. All my family were there, our teachers have been really helpful and our aim was to make sure we enjoyed it and got an early goal.

However, Shrewsbury held on to secure a memorable victory under the Wembley arch.

Cambridge, represented by Bottisham Village College, had their best opportunity towards the end of the game when Amy McLean fired narrowly wide of the right-hand post.

Sophie Bramford, impressive throughout, very nearly doubled the advantage before the interval but Marsh was alert to push the effort clear, before doing the same early in the second half.

Shrewsbury controlled proceedings in the first half and deservedly took the lead on six minutes when Bebb's long-range strike found its way past Rebecca Marsh.

A powerful first-half effort from Anna Bebb was enough to give the Shrews a 1-0 victory in the final, which was played on the Wembley Stadium pitch ahead of the 2016 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.

Town, represented by Thomas Telford School, won the Kinder+Sport Football League Girls Cup final against Cambridge United at the home of English football.

Shrewsbury Town tasted their first success at the new Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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