Women's Football News

Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
Women's Football News

Women's Soccer Scene
Thistle girls success at national tournament
 Women's Football News 15 Jun 2012
Girls from Hamilton Caledonian Thistle recently travelled to the north of England to participate in a charity tournament and they were more than a match for opposition that had come from all over the UK to compete. 
Girls from several age groups represented the Lanarkshire side at the prestigious NSPCC National Tournament in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, held in aid of the children's charity, where 160 clubs from the length and breadth of the UK competed over the course of the weekend.
Thistle's 13/14s age group won all of their group games to progress to the quarter finals, where they drew 1-1 with Burnley after equalising in the last ten seconds of the regulation time. The game then went to penalties and goalkeeper Rhian Noon was the hero of the hour as she saved two penalties to help Thistle into the semi finals. Thistle then defeated local side Fillies 3-0 to reach the final of the tournament.
In the final, Thistle's 13/14s outplayed their opponents Stretford from Manchester, securing a 2-0 victory and thus becoming the first Scottish side to win the competition at any age group, a fantastic achievement.
Thistle's youngest side also reached the knockout stage, only to lose out on penalties, a result made even more disappointing by the fact that they had already beaten their conquerors in the group stage by a comfortable 3-0 scoreline.
Thistle's 15/16s squad also had a fantastic tournament and a handful of missed chances in vital games saw them finish a creditable third.
Jim Smith, chairman of Hamilton Caledonian Thistle, was proud of the club's performance at all age levels in the tournament and expressed delight at how successful the trip had been overall. He said: "The club had a travelling party of 121 for the tournament in total. We stayed in Blackpool for two nights and we took all the players and coaches out for dinner on the Saturday evening. It was a marvellous weekend for the club.
"I have attended this tournament for the past four years and the organiser Mike Veilla has done a sterling job for the NSPCC, raising over £10,000 so far by running this national tournament. We hope to return next year to defend our title. We are also interested in competing in the Barcelona Cup, which requires a lot of fundraising but we are confident we can do this after the success of our Lancashire trip."
(Scottish Women's Football)

 back to TOP


Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 



Womens Football TV
Latest wssTV  


Womens Football Magazine
Womens Football Magazine

Womens Soccer Secene Media

Safe For Kids

Discount Football Kits

Women's Football Advertising

Womens Football News send your story photos and video

Women's Football Advertising

News Archive
News 2018-2019
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

Women's Sport Search
Women's Sport Search

Women's Football Advertising

Women's Football History


FA Womens Football Awards

BBC Sport Women's Football

Women's Football Advertising

Football Foundation


Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)