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Girl power on show in Wrexham during inter-school football contest

Published date: 17 February 2017 |
Published by: Steve Craddock 
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GIRLS from across Wrexham tested out their skills during an inter-school football tournament.

The Primary School Girls Tournament, organised by the Racecourse Community Foundation, was held at Glyndwr Sports Centre and saw seven-a-side teams from 10 schools competing for the chance to play at Wrexham AFC’s The Racecourse this weekend.

The winners of the tournament’s morning and afternoon groups – Ysgol Deiniol County Primary School and Ysgol Cefn Mawr – will will play each other during the half-time activity at Wrexham’s fixture with Aldershot Town tomorrow.

Gemma Jones, head of girls football at Wrexham AFC, said: “We had 10 schools on the day, five played in the morning and five played in the afternoon.

“We’ve had several festivals but this was the first time we did it in a tournament format.

“The response was great and the girls really enjoyed themselves.

“Some of the girls had never played competitively or as part of a team before.

“It was a really happy occasion and there were lots of happy faces. We’re hoping to make it a regular thing.”

The tournament was part of a Racecourse Community Foundation project which has provided football taster sessions at schools across Wrexham and is funded by the FAW Trust, run alongside the National League Trust.

Other schools which took part in the tournament included: Ysgol Acrefair; St Mary’s School, Ruabon; Borras Park Community Primary School; Alexandra CP School; All Saints’, Gresford; Ysgol Yr Hafod, Johnstown; The Rofft School; and Brynteg School.

All team pictures will be featured in Wednesday’s Schools in Focus.

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