Wednesday 10th January saw West Park School take Derby County to victory at the EFL Girls Cup Area Finals.

The win will see them now progress to the Girls Cup Regional Final where they will battle it out to play at Wembley.

The EFL Girls Cup is a national six-a-side competition for U13 girls that culminates in a grand final prior to the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.

The road to the finals begin when each of the 72 EFL clubs organise a local competition for all schools wishing to take part.

Each winning school of the local competition then represents their club in the North or South Area Finals, in a bid to reach the Regional Finals.

The two teams who are victorious in the North and South Regional Finals proceed to play at the Grand Final at Wembley in March.

Following their victory at the Local Final in December 2017, West Park headed to Mansfield to represent the Rams at the Area Final.

After six wins and one draw in the group stages, West Park proceeded to win 2-0 in the semi-final against hosts Mansfield Town and 3-0 in the final against Sheffield United.

A total of 20 goals were scored throughout the day with none conceded. West Park will now go on to face other Area Final winners at the northern Regional Final.

Following the win, Ben Asquith from the Derby County Community Trust said:

‘We are so proud of the girls. It’s been a fantastic day at Mansfield and we are absolutely over the moon with the performance from West Park.

“To come here and not concede a goal against such a high standard of competition is no mean feat, they have done the school and Derby County proud.”

Learn more about girls’ football opportunities at Derby County Community Trust here:


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