The road to Wembley has begun for local schools as we announce the details for the 2016/17 Kinder +Sport EFL Girls Cup, kicking off with our Local Final on Monday 28th November.

The Girls Cup is a national Under 13 competition which see’s almost 10,000 girls from across the country compete for the chance to take to the Wembley turf ahead of the Checkatrade EFL Trophy Final.

The six-a-side local competition, hosted by the Derby County Community Trust, will see schools from across Derbyshire come together for the chance to represent Derby County in the area final.

Last year saw a group of Girls from Kirk Hallam Community Academy come within a step of representing Derby County at Wembley, losing out at the Regional Finals in Huddersfield to eventual winners, Shrewsbury Town.

On the Girls Cup, Event Organiser Lauren Asquith said:

“We are looking forward to another successful Girls Cup, last year we were awarded the ‘Best Run Tournament’ award by the EFL Trust for our local final so are hoping for another successful year.

“Kirk Hallam did both us and Derby County proud last year and we are looking for a team to replicate their success and maybe even go one step further to take us to the Wembley Final!”

The local final will take place at the Powerleague Soccerdome on Monday 28th November, kicking off at 9am and coming to a close at 3pm. Changes to our hosting facility mean that spaces will be limited, applications are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Applications are open to any Under 13 Girls teams from secondary schools within Derbyshire, 8 players per team. Please note that every football league club will be hosting a local area competition, schools are only permitted to enter one of these tournaments.

If you are interested and want your school to take the first step on the path to Wembley, please contact [email protected] or call the Derby County Community Trust office on 01332 416140.

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