Lancashire Schools’ FA and Middlesex Schools’ FA crowned National Champions in the 2019/20 U14 Inter County Cup for Girls competition.
The English Schools’ FA has declared Lancashire Schools’ FA and Middlesex Schools’ FA joint champions of the U14 Inter County Cup for Girls for Season 2019-2020.
The decision has been taken after Covid-19 prematurely ended the season and it was established that it would not be feasible for these teams to participate in this year’s National Final match.
Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said “Players of Lancashire and Middlesex Schools’ FA have worked incredibly hard to reach this English Schools’ FA Cup Final. We are very pleased to have reached a resolution for this final which recognises the effort, skill and determination of those involved with both teams. To be crowned a National Champion is an extremely prestigious honour, so we hope that the players, staff and communities will enjoy this accolade and we wish the players well in their future football endeavours.”
Adem Ali, Head of Girls’ Football at Middlesex CSFA said “Winning a National Title is no easy job and these girls have worked hard over the last 2 years. With no Middlesex squad in 2017-18, the girls started their 2 year journey to try to become the best in England. After winning the SEESFA last year, they knew they could step up and exceed expectations this year. By scoring 43 goals in 7 games this season has shown what bright futures this Middlesex Girls squad could achieve and no doubt they will continue to provide their efforts in next years U16 competition. We are thankful to all the clubs that have been accommodating with releasing their players for our games and no doubt this could not have been achieved without their support. We are immensely proud of the girls for being the first Middlesex Girls squad to win a National Title, and no doubt they will go on to big things in the future!”
Michael Whitworth, Lancashire U14 Girls’ Team Manager said “We couldn’t be more proud of the girls this season, they have been a credit to their families, schools, clubs and county and it is disappointing that we couldn’t play the final and finish the season how we intended. Thank you to the parents and family members for all their support over the season and being the 12th player on the pitch!“