As part of the ‘Girls Football Week’ initiative organised by the University of Birmingham, two teams of students in Year 7 and 8 from Bournville School took part in a Girls Football Festival on Thursday 9th November. The event took place on the 3G pitches at the University and involved nine schools from the local area.
Bournville took eight year 7 students; and six year 8 students, who participated in 6 minute matches against schools in a round robin format. Despite not getting through to the knockout stages, there were some excellent goals, and fantastic football played by the girls in their first competitive event together.
Each team had a coach-mentor (a female player from the Women’s Football teams at the University); who ensured the girls had warmed up, practiced their skills before the games started; as well as organising some mini penalty shoot-outs!
The Year 7 students involved were Rebecca Hallisey; Lamia Powell; Ellie Pooler; Megan Knight; Amber Newsome; Ellie Forde; Phoebe Millward and Ivona Coseru. Thank you to Rebecca who played up for the Year 8 team.
The Year 8 students involved were Amy Sambrook; Kalyani Largie; Millie Moore; Armani May; Faye Barry and Holly Martin.
The girls represented Bournville with an excellent attitude and tried 100% throughout the tournament. Well done.
Starting on Tuesday 28th November, an afterschool football session for Year 7-9 girls is going to take place in the Girls Gym; organised by two of the Coach-Mentors from the University of Birmingham. This session will take place between 3.15-4.15pm. For more information, please see Miss Hughes in the PE Department.
Miss K. Hughes