ESFA Announce All-Girl U18 National Finals at Notts County FC

Friday 10 March 2017By ESFA Office

Last Updated:
30/03/2017 16:14:52

Nottingham’s Meadow Lane Stadium will host the celebration of girls’ football on 22 March

This season has seen teams from across the country enter into 45 English Schools’ FA National Cup competitions to compete for the opportunity to be crowned National Champions. As part of this extensive programme of activity, an all girls’ double header event will be hosted at Meadow Lane, Notts County FC, on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Girls’ U18 Hudl Colleges’ Cup for Girls’

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) v Gateshead College
KO 12pm

Accrington & Rossendale College - 2016 Girls' Colleges' National Champions!

Girls’ U18 Hudl Schools’ Cup for Girls’

Durham Sixth Form v Barking Abbey School
KO 4pm

John Madejski Academy - 2016 Girls' Schools' National Champions!

The four finalists have battled it out through five and six rounds, respectively, to make it through to these prestigious National Finals. The event will be a celebration of women’s football and pay tribute to the outstanding quality of girls’ football showcased through the ESFA and the fantastic young players developed by the schools’ football system. These National Finals will be officiated by female officials and it is hoped that Women’s Super League players will be in attendance to support the day.

Notts County have been kind enough to allow us to utilise their fantastic Meadow Lane facilities and we want to welcome as many spectators as possible on the day – the atmosphere in the stadium makes all the difference to the teams! Admission to the finals is just £4 adults and free entry for students up to 18 years – spectators can arrive from 11:30am for the Colleges’ Cup and 3:30pm for the Schools’ Cup and a kiosk will be open to purchase refreshments. Match day programmes will also be available to purchase for just £1.

Hospitality packages for both matches are now also available to purchase online until Thursday 16 March. This gives spectators the opportunity to support their teams in style! Hospitality packages include:

  • Pre-match and half time refreshments in the Boardroom
  • Match ticket and Directors’ Box seating
  • Souvenir match programme
  • Post-match meal, including dessert, with the Players, Officials and VIPs in the Wheeler Suite

You can find further details and also purchase packages directly through our website here. If you require any further information, please email Sarah Kearney directly.

This season’s Under 18 National Cup competitions have been sponsored by Hudl – providers of sport analysis software that is simple to use and can create fantastic results. If you want to find out how Hudl can work for your teams or schools then have a look at their website here.

We would like to welcome as many spectators as possible along to witness what’s sure to be a fantastic show of footballing talent, however, if you are unable to make it don’t despair – all National Finals this season will be streamed live online and for FREE via our YouTube channel, ESFA TV. You can also keep up with live match feeds and updates via our Twitter account, with match feeds supplied by ClubApp – you can download the app free from the App Store or GooglePlay to find out more!

The ESFA would like to wish the very best of luck to all four teams competing in these prestigious cup finals and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Notts County on the 22nd.


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