Between 23 and 27 April, girls across Merseyside laced up their boots to join in the nationwide Girls’ Football Week, which aimed to get as many females across the country playing the beautiful game.
Following an incredible week packed with football across the region, the celebration was completed with three teams each winning their first-ever County Cup, as both the Women and Girls’ cup finals were played at Liverpool County FA’s Walton Hall Park.
The first finals were played on Saturday 28 April, as the Under-14 and Under-16 Girls’ County Cups were contested at the County FA headquarters.
Crosby Stuart emerged winners of the Under-14 Girls’ County Cup final, lifting the trophy for the first time after beating Tranmere Rovers 1-0. Meanwhile, Brazil Girls emerged winners of the Under-16 Girls’ County Cup final, defeating Liverpool Marshalls Feds 5-0 later in the day.
The following afternoon, Sunday 29 April, saw both Women’s County Cup finals take place, starting with the Women’s Challenge Cup. Crosby Ladies lifted the Challenge Cup for the first time by beating Southport Athletic 2-1.
Later that day, Liverpool Marshalls Feds took on Mossley Hill Athletic in the Women’s Senior Cup final, with Liverpool Marshalls Feds emerging 1-0 winners.
Liverpool County FA Cup Competitions Chairman, Derek Morgan, said: “It’s great to see new teams and clubs winning our female County Cups. The games were all fearlessly contested, which highlights how far female football has come within Merseyside.
“Congratulations to all teams involved in the finals.”