Prior to Sunday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final, 16 girls will grace the hallowed Wembley turf to compete in the Kinder+Sport Football League Girls Cup Final.Representing Brentford and Hartlepool United respectively, students from Elthorne High School and Northfield School & Sports College are the lucky finalists, and they'll go head-to-head under the arch for the Girls Cup, in brand new kits provided by Mitre.
The competition for girls aged under 13, organised by The Football League Trust, saw more than 6,000 girls take part in various group stages on the road to Wembley, with each of the 72 Football League clubs running their own competitions for local schools, to determine who would represent them in the competition.
Brentford (represented by Elthorne Park High School) overcame Colchester United to book their place at the national stadium, while Hartlepool's representatives from Northfield School & Sports college saw off Wigan Athletic to complete the line-up for Sunday's showdown.
Getting Kids Moving
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 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 over 21,000 children and deliver over 190,000 hours of activity and education over the 2014/15 school year across the UK and Ireland. It is part of Ferrero’s global CSR activity which has reached 12 million children in 27 countries to date.
Ferrero also aims to get even more children active by sponsoring both the Kinder+Sport Kids Cup and the Kinder+Sport Girls Cup. 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. The Girls Cup also encourages young girls to participate in sport in an accessible and nurturing environment.