Girls win football glory

The ladies under 14 football team at Forge Valley Community School who won a shield in a local league competition
The ladies under 14 football team at Forge Valley Community School who won a shield in a local league competition
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These footballing stars of the future have scored a real triumph after they were crowned the top players in Sheffield.

Forge Valley Community School’s under-14 girls team won the city schools league in their age category.

Their 3-1 victory over Birley Community College saw budding professional footballers celebrating like never before.

And now they have been put forward for another prize – in The Star’s first Best In Education awards.

Teaching assistant Tony Cartwright, who coaches the 15-strong squad of girls from the Stannington school, said: “We’ve got a lot of talented footballers in the team.

“They have done really well this season and especially for their age, because most of them are in Year 8 when they were playing girls in Year 9.

“All of the players were so pleased to have won.

“The team that also played in the final was Birley, which beat our team last year 6-0.

“So it was a bit of revenge for last year!”

The girls from Forge Valley will now battle it out for more glory in the sports team category of the Best in Education awards.

Tony added: “The girls really do deserve to win.

“I think we only lost one game in total all this season as well as winning the top trophy at the end of it.

“One player, Amy Taylor, 13, has been quite poorly and had to stop playing football for a while but she has come back now and overcome it.

“I’ve got the girls some little trophies for a special assembly at the school next week to say well done.”