ESFA U18 Girls’ National Finals Announced
Tuesday 06 February 2018By ESFA Office
The ESFA will be staging the Girls’ U18 Schools’ & Colleges’ National Finals at Notts County FC on International Women’s Day!
Over 100 Schools and Colleges from across England entered the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U18 Schools’ Cup and Colleges’ Cup for Girls this season and on Thursday 8 March the four remaining National Finalists will battle it out to become National Champions at Notts County’s fantastic Meadow Lane Stadium.
The ESFA’s celebration of girls’ football will coincide with International Women’s Day on the 8 March and as well as the four most successful female squads of 2017-18 taking to the pitch, the match will also be officiated by an all-female line up of Match Officials. Girls’ Football is very much at the heart of the English Schools’ FA’s footballing provision and the opportunity to promote the girls’ game in a way such as this, at a fantastic venue like Notts County FC. You can read the ESFA’s recent article on Girls’ Football here.
Notts County FC have been kind enough to stage an ESFA National Final for the second consecutive year at the Meadow Lane Stadium and the ESFA will be looking to welcome spectators along to cheer on the finalists for their last 90 minutes of the 2017-18 season, in what is sure to be a show of elite footballing skill. Both matches will take place on the same day with kick offs of 12pm and 4pm, which means a whole day of showcasing the talent of Schools’ Football. Full details will be released once the two Finalists are in place.
Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said ‘The atmosphere in the stadium makes all the difference to the players on the pitch and whilst we do all we can to create a fantastic match-day experience for them, we rely on supporters and the public to create a real buzz around the Final. Schools from the local area will be invited to attend, with special discounted rates of entry and Notts County season ticket holders can also claim free entry for the match. We hope to welcome along as many spectators as possible to enjoy the event’
Entry will be charged on arrival at the stadium at a rate of £4/adult and free of charge for all students under 18. Hospitality packages for the event will also be made available to purchase and these will be announced via the ESFA Twitter account in due course.
The ESFA would like to thank Notts County once again for hosting another National Final double header and are looking forward to announcing the four teams that will get the opportunity to play at the fantastic Meadow Lane Stadium in 2018.