Our Girls Cup competition for the 2014/15 season finished with a bang during half time last Saturday at the Stanley v Cambridge United Fixture.

After the successful group stage at Accrington Academy a couple of weeks back, four schools made it through to our finals stage. Along with enjoying the league two fixture, the girls played two games on the pitch during half time.

The 3rd place playoff saw St Christopher’s face Accrington Academy. A close rivalry between the two schools saw St Chris’s come out on top and gain their second 3rd place finish in a row after going as far in last year’s competition.

The club final was between Hollins Technology College and Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School (BRGS). The group stage fixture between the two teams resulted in a Hollins win, but BRGS gained revenge with a tight 1-0 in the last few minutes to be crowned our Girls Cup Champions for this season.

Bacup & Rawtenstall will now go on to represent Accrington Stanley at the Regional finals in early 2015, with a chance to represent the football club at Wembley if they finish well in the next round.

“It was fantastic to see four girls teams playing on the pitch at half time” explains Stanley’s Women & Girls Officer Amy Bland “there’s such a huge push with Girls Football at the moment and its getting a lot of positive press, something which has been ignored for too long. The four teams deserved to get to this stage and both games proved tight, we definitely had a few nail biting moments!”

We wish Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar good luck at the Regional Finals early in 2015!

Accrington Stanley Community Trust would also like to say congratulations and thank you to all schools that took part in our successful Girls Cup competition this season:

Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar,

Norden High School,

All Saints High School,

St Christopher’s High School,

Accrington Academy,

Hollins Technology College

We look forward to seeing you all again for next year’s competition!