Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Even more Girls on the Road to Wembley

8 March 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, The Football League has revealed that for the second successive year a record number of girls have taken part in our prestigious Girls Cup competition.

Teams representing Shrewsbury Town and Cambridge United are now set to play the final on the prestigious Wembley pitch next month. 

This year 6,288 girls have taken part in the competition, an increase of more than 200 girls from last year, which in turn was over 1,000 more than the previous record and an increase in of over 23% in the last two years.

The tournament, for girls aged Under 13 and sponsored by Kinder+Sport, is organised on behalf of The Football League by The Football League Trust, and has a unique format.  It sees each of the 72 Football League clubs host their own competition for local schools in order to find a school team to represent them.  

Following Area, and then Regional Final stages, the Girls Cup culminates in a National Final that gives a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley before the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final in April.

Shrewsbury Town, represented by Thomas Telford School, booked their place at Wembley after beating sides representing Blackburn Rovers, Derby County and Middlesbrough in the North Regional Final.  Cambridge United, represented by Botisham Village College, will face them at Wembley after defeating Brentford, Cambridge United and Millwall in the South Regional Final.

The continued growth of the Kinder+Sport Football League Girls Cup is just one element of the work being done through The Football League Trust to help grow the female game across the age groups.

Mike Evans, Director of Operations for The Football League Trust, commented: “Following on from the Lionesses success at the World Cup, there is a real buzz about women’s and girl’s football. Our Female Football Development programme has successfully attracted over 30,000 Women and Girls aged 14-28 into football in the last two years. These strengthened connections between schools and their local club has meant another record breaking year in the Kinder+Sport Girl’s Cup.

“We have more girls on the road to Wembley, meaning they have a once-in-a-lifetime experience within their grasp. However, perhaps the most important outcome is that the competition is encouraging so many girls to be active at an early age.”

Well done to all the girls who have taken part in the competition this year, and congratulations to all the teams who won their local stage competition to represent their local Football League club.  

The full list of winning school teams are as follows:


Accrington StanleyBacup & Rawtenstall
AFC WimbledonCheam High
BarnetThe Compton
BarnsleyPenistone Grammer
Birmingham CityWoodrush
Blackburn RoversGreenbank High School
BlackpoolLytham Saint Annes
Bolton WanderersCanon Slade
Bradford CityOakbank
BrentfordTeddington School
Brighton & Hove AlbionMillais
Bristol CitySt Katherines A
Bristol RoversAbbetwood Community
BurnleyAlder Grange
Burton AlbionDe Ferrers High School
BuryBury Cof E
Cambridge UnitedBottisham VC
Cardiff CityY Pant Comprehensive
Carlisle UnitedWilliam Howard
Charlton AthleticSt Ursulas
ChesterfieldTupton Hall
Colchester UnitedTendering Tech college
Coventry CityStratford High
Crawley TownOakwood
Crewe AlexandraSandcach High
Dagenham & RedbridgeEastbury Community Sch
Derby CountyKirk Hallam
Doncaster RoversThe Hayfield School
Exeter CityDawlish Community
Fleetwood TownFleetwood High School
FulhamMagna Carter School
GillinghamWestlands School
Hartlepool UnitedSt Bedes
Huddersfield TownRoyds Hall High School
Hull CitySouth Hunsley
Ipswich TownKesgrave High School
Leeds UnitedRossett HS
Leyton OrientStoke Newington School
Luton TownChallney Girls
Mansfield TownShirebrook Academy
MiddlesbroughMacmillan Academy
MillwallHarris Academy Falconwood
Milton Keynes DonsWalton High
MorecambeRipley St Thomas C.E Academy
Newport CountyNewport High School
Northampton TownCaroline Chisholm
Nottingham ForestChrist the King
Notts CountyRushcliffe School
Oldham AthleticFailsworth
Oxford UnitedOxford high team A
Peterborough UnitedArthur MellowsVvillage College
Plymouth ArgyleBodmin Community
Port ValeSt Margret Ward Academy
Preston North EndSt Cecilia's
QPRChelsea Academy
ReadingCox Green School
RochdaleCardinal Langley RC
Rotherham UnitedOakwood High School
Scunthorpe UnitedHuntcliff
Sheffield UnitedBradfield secoundary
Sheffield WednesdayNore Dame B
Shrewsbury TownThomas Telford
Southend UnitedCornelius Vermuyden
StevenagePresdales School
Swindon TownJohn Bentley School
WalsallCardinal Griffin Catholic College
Wigan AthleticSt Marys CHS
Wolverhampton WanderersOur Lady St Chads
Wycombe WanderersChesham Grammer
Yeovil TownHolyrood Academy
York CityArchbishop Holgate School

Advertisement block