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STFC Girls Centre For Excellence Tournament Success

2 November 2015

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SWINDON Town FITC played hosts to some of the best female teams from the South of England at the weekend and showed that the STFC Girls Centre for Excellence are now a force in Elite Female Football.
Town competed with Swansea City, Plymouth Argyle, Tottenham Hotspur, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and the South Wales Representatives in seven age groups from Under-10s to Under-16s and, incredibly, appeared in six out of the seven finals.

Shane Hewlett, who heads the Girls Centre at STFC said: "I am over the moon with the results and the performances from all of our teams and both me and Jon (Holloway) had set a target of three finals so this was just fantastic."

Female football is now firmly on the map in Wiltshire and these successes will give the Wiltshire side confidence before they embark on trips to Gothenburg and Barcelona next year in search of European trophies to add to their haul at the weekend.

Town's Under-11s, 14s and 15s won their respective trophies: the Under-11s defeated the South Wales Representative team in their final and the Under-14s defeated Charlton Athletic 2-0 with a screamer from Chloe Neate securing the vital second goal. Town's Under-15s defeated Tottenham 3-0 en route to the final and, despite conceding to Portsmouth early in the game, fought back to win 3-1 with strikes from Sophie Roberts.

Hewlett added: "Everyone who has believed in Girls Football in the town deserves a pat on the back today. I can't thank Verelogic and Trak Employment enough for the their support of the Programme and Warren Messenger from Nationwide who was also supporting today.

"Everything is coming into place with our players 'path-waying' into the STFC Ladies section and an exciting Female Football Education programme at Commonweal starting in September 2016. Now is the time to join STFC for female football."

If you would like to get involved then contact Shane on 07919112982 or email

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