At the beginning of March we reported that two pupils from Archbishop Temple School, Lauryn Wood and Lauren Tunstall, assisted Lancashire Under-14s’ Girls Football Team in reaching a sixth consecutive national cup final. Tomorrow the girls play against Kent in the final at St Andrew's, home ground of Birmingham City Football Club. Lauren Tunstall told us how she felt about getting through to the final.

“I was absolutely over the moon when we succeeded in getting through to the National Cup Final,” said Lauren Tunstall. “It’s a great opportunity to sit in the home players dressing room of a massive football club and then to walk out representing your county.”

“I’m in the football, hockey, netball, badminton, cross country and athletics team. I absolutely love football and always have done. I think it’s because you start to build a really good bond with your team mates that all share the same passion as you. I love that feeling of winning and lifting the trophy. Playing football to a high standard just proves girls can do what boys can, and in some cases better.”

You can read more about the semi-final match which propelled the team towards the final here on the Lancashire Evening Post website. 

The match can be watched via this link for free online. 

We wish them luck!

The Lancashire Under-14s’ Girls Football Team play in the National Final at St Andrew’s, home ground of Birmingham City Football Club, on Friday 12th May 2017.