As part of the ‘Girls Football’ initiative organised by the University of Birmingham, a team of students in Year 7 and 8 from Bournville School took part in a Girls Football Festival on Thursday 15th February. The event took place on the 3G pitches at the University and involved eight schools from the local area.
Bournville took four year 7 students; and five year 8 students, who participated in 7 minute matches against schools in a round robin format. The team had a 1-1 draw with the University of Birmingham School (with Ellie Forde scoring the goal), and two goalless draws against Shelfield School and Moseley School. Despite not getting through to the knockout stages, there was some excellent play, including fantastic saves by Shayla-Moore Samuda as the goal keeper!
Each team had two coach-mentors (female players 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 Ellie Forde; Phoebe Millward, Shayla-Moore Samuda and Ivona Coseru. The Year 8 students involved were Millie Moore; Armani May; Faye Barry and Jade Williams.
The girls represented Bournville with an excellent attitude and tried 100% throughout the tournament, despite it being exceptionally cold! Thank you to Sofia’s Dad for coming along to support.
The football club for Year 7-9 girls will continue on a Tuesday after half term in the Girls Gym; organised by two of the Coach-Mentors from the University of Birmingham. This session will take place between 3.00-4.00pm. For more information, please see Miss Hughes in the PE Department.
Miss K. Hughes