ESFA Celebration of Girls’ Football 2019

ESFA U18 Girls’ Cup Finals 2019 – this year’s finalists for our Celebration of Girls’ Football

The ESFA U18 Girls’ Schools and Colleges’ Cup finals kick off at 12pm and 4pm respectively on Wednesday 27 March at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm Stadium. 

The four finalists, who have battled through 5 previous rounds, in competitions featuring over 100 teams, will face each other in the two National Finals for the final matches of the season at Fylde, as part of the ESFA’s Celebration of Girls’ Football. The day will also feature two teams of female match officials as well as ballgirls and mascots from primary schools local to the ground. Entry to the stadium is free for all students and AFC Fylde season ticket holders and only £4 for adults. Alternatively, you can watch the action unfold live via the following links; 

12pm KO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWYHjrTARn8

4pm KO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pipaa1rtgEk 

ESFA U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls – 12pm KO

Thomas Telford School (Shropshire)

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This team is one of several Thomas Telford teams who have made ESFA National Finals this season and are taking on Barking Abbey in the Girls’ U18 Schools’ Final for the second year running. The squad have averaged 7.25 goals per game throughout the season, with three clean sheets and only conceding two goals.

Route to the final:

Round 1   Bye   Thomas Telford School
Round 2 Wilmslow High School 0 8 Thomas Telford School
Round 3 Weatherhead High School 1 6 Thomas Telford School
Quarter Final Thomas Telford School 9 0 The Commonweal School
Semi Final Thomas Telford School 6 0 The Commonweal School

Barking Abbey School (Essex)

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Barking Abbey will be hoping to retain their title as ESFA U18 Schools’ Cup Champions, following their 2018 win against Thomas Telford. The school have been highly successful within ESFA National Finals over several seasons and are hoping to continue their successes in 2019. With 32 goals scored and only 2 conceded the team are in a strong position going into this year’s National Final.

Route to the final:

Round 1 Moulsham High School 0 1 Barking Abbey
Round 2 Onslow St Audrey School 2 8 Barking Abbey
Round 3 Rainham School for Girls 0 16 Barking Abbey
Quarter Final Barking Abbey School 1 0 Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Semi Final John Madejski Academy 1 3 Barking Abbey

ESFA U18 Colleges’ Cup for Girls – 4pm KO

SEEVIC College (Essex)


This will be the first time a team from SEEVIC College has made it to an ESFA National Final. The squad have averaged 8.5 goals per match, conceded two and reached the final with two clean sheets. 

Route to the Final:

Round 1 SEEVIC College Bye    
Round 2 Hills Road VI Form College 1 6 SEEVIC College
Round 3 Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College 1 10 SEEVIC College
Quarter Final SEEVIC College 11 0 Esher College
Semi Final Hartpury College 6 7 SEEVIC College

Tyne Coast College (Tyneside)

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Like SEEVIC College, this year’s final will be the first that Tyne Coast’s girls have ever made it to. With 26 goals scored and only one conceded, the girls have 4 clean sheets as they approach their National Final debut. 

Route to the final:

Round 1 Tyne Coast College 1 0 City of Sunderland College
Round 2 Gateshead College 1 4 Tyne Coast College
Round 3 York College 0 7 Tyne Coast College
Quarter Final Runshaw College 0 12 Tyne Coast College
Semi Final Huddersfield New College 0 2 Tyne Coast College

Good luck to all four teams in this year’s Celebration of Girls’ Football! You can keep up with all the ‘behind the scenes’ action via the ESFA’s Instagram and Twitter accounts (@SchoolsFootball) – and view the matches live, online and for free at www.youtube.com/esfatv

Date: Wednesday 27 March

KO: 12pm – ESFA U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls
4pm – ESFA U18 Colleges’ Cup for Girls

Venue: AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm

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