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U13 Girls Premier League Tournament

Tuesday 1st March 2016 saw Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust host the Under 13 Girls Premier League Schools Tournament.

St Albans’ own Marlborough Science Academy won the competition and will now go on to represent Watford FC at the Premier League’s national tournament, held at Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park, and will compete against the other Premier League team’s regional winner.

Watford Football Clubs tournament, held at Power League at Queens’s school, proved a great success despite the adverse weather, with participants from several regional schools taking part for the chance to represent Watford Football Club.

Schools taking part where Westfield Academy, Queens Academy, London Academy, Harefield Academy, Ark Academy, Marlborough Science Academy, Kings Langley Secondary School and Dame Alice Owens School.

Harry the Hornet even dropped by to wish the participants luck and pose for some selfies as Marlborough Science Academy battled through their league matches and semi-final to face Queens Academy in the final.

Marlborough Science Academy claimed the victory with a 2-1 win and were crowned champions. They will now go on to have a free coaching session with Watford FC’s CSE Trust coaches before travelling to Goodison Park to take on schools from all over the country in May this year.

Tournament organiser, Ayesha Lorde-Dunn of Watford FC’s CSE Trust, said of the event:

“It was a fantastic day for all the schools, it was great to see the high standard set by the girls and, most importantly, that everyone enjoyed themselves. The Trust wishes Marlborough Science Academy good luck at Goodison Park.”

Watford FC’s CSE Trust are holding another Premier League Schools Tournament for mixed Under 11s teams on Saturday 19 March, with places still available contact community@watfordfc.com for more information.


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