Biggest Ever Football Session

On Friday 8th March, eight year 7 girls participated in the ‘Biggest Ever Football Session’ in Wolverhampton. As part of the Let Girls Play campaign, the FA and Barclays’ invited Smestow Academy to be a part of 5000 schools that competed all on the same day across England. Significantly, sharing the day with International Womens Day, the girls showed heaps of enthusiasm and passion for the sport they love to play for a whole afternoon at Aldersley Leisure Village. 

It was a great opportunity for the girls to compete against local school teams the same age to themselves and experience a fun tournament environment. Although nervous, the girls were excited to get going and desperate to play the whole afternoon! The afternoon consisted of six games in the group stages of four minutes each. Unfortunately we lost to WGS, UTT, ALdersley and Moseley but the last two games were 1-0 which showed a tremendous effort from our defence, in particular Jassica for her blocks to goal and shout out to every girl who volunteered for having a game in goal. This showed great team work and sportsmanship. Alot of progress and learning was had and although narrowly losing each of the group stage games, mainly due to last second goals, the girls finished the afternoon on a 2-0 win against St Chads with Shardae scoring two brilliant goals that were perfectly aimed into the bottom corners and had the power no keeper would want to be in the way of!

Well done to Shahad, Jassica, Shardae, Nicole, Madison, Khiea, Angel & Angel in Year 7.

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