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Girls to compete in Football Festival ahead of Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley

31 July 2015

Girls representing Football League clubs will take part in the National Girls Football Festival at Wembley tomorrow.

The festival will be held at Powerleague Wembley in the shadow of the national stadium ahead of the Women’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Notts County.

A number of the competing sides - including Brighton & Hove Albion, Preston North End and Brentford - are part of the Female Football Development (FFD) scheme which aims to increase participation among women and girls at the grassroots.

FFD is delivered by the Football League Trust and has helped thousands of people get into the game, strengthening the bond between the top level of the women's game and the communities in which clubs are based.

The tournament at Wembley this weekend will be contested by more than 200 girls from 20 teams playing five-a-side matches. Groups of five will be contested before the top sides move on to the knockout stage.

The teams taking part in the competition are as follows:

Group A

Leyton Orient
Preston North End
Sheffield Wednesday

Group B

Brighton Hove Albion
Derby County
Fulham FC
Morecambe FC

Group C

Aldershot Town
Luton Town
Tottenham Hotspur
West Brom

Group D

Brentford FC
Hartlepool United
Leicester City
Manchester City

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