Barent Panthers and Brentford FC Host Womens Euro 2022 School Tournament

by | Jul 10, 2022 | Tournaments, Community, News, News Highlight

What a day. Barnet Panthers were honoured to have partnered with Brentford FC Community Trust to co-host a Year 7 and 8 Girls schools tournament only a few hours before Womens Euros 2022 came to the Brentford FC Community Stadium  🎉

The aim of the tournament was to first and foremost give school girls the opportunity to play football in a warm and friendly environment with girls from all over London and Europe competing.

 

There was also another aim – to identify players and give them opportunities to be referred to the Football Associations’ Discover My Talent’ programme ⚽ – creating a pathway for the girls to higher level football

Not only did we have schools from Brentford FC’s footprint boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond in attendance. We also reached out further inviting schools from Panthers’ local area of Barnet with St James, St Michael, Compton and Mill Hill County getting involved

Some of the Barnet schools competing will have attended Panthers schools coaching sessions over the past few months and the hard work certainly paid off

 

The tournament also had a European flavour featuring Danish team Norrebro United competing before capping off their Womens Euros  tour attending the Denmark v Germany game✈️ .

The Deutch School London were also in attendance who – ironically – played Nørrebro United in the group stages. So Germany v Denmark girls playing at the tournament in the afternoon then  Germany  Denmark women playing at Brentford stadium just minutes walk from the tournament later in the evening

Players from Brentford FC Women also made an appearance at the tournament, taking part in a Q&A session with the girls before the knockout stages took place 🐝

The girls also got a chance to meet the UEFA mascots who passed through on their way down to the Denmark v Germany match

 

Congratulations to Waldegrave School for taking home the trophy after winning 1️⃣-0️⃣ in the final 🏆

Well done to Barnet school Mill Hill County for getting to the semi-finals. Your girls did a great job representing their school on BBC TV News

A big congratulations to all the girls who took part and made the tournament a huge success & lots of fun

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