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Busy Girls Football Week for Spireites

16 October 2016

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As Girls Football Week draws to a close, we look back on a busy schedule of activities and tournaments at the club to mark the week.

Chesterfield FC Community Trust have been delivering sessions to over 100 secondary school girls during the week, as part of the Premier League Girls Programme. 

In addition, the Trust’s partner club Chesterfield Ladies FC sent their chairman Keith Jackson and first-team player Alyss Hearnshaw to Shirebrook Academy on Tuesday, where over 50 primary school girls took part in a seven team tournament.


On Wednesday afternoon, teams from Heritage High and Frederick Gents, both who have Female Football Development sessions from Chesterfield FC Community Trust, entered a Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA Tournament. Both teams wore Chesterfield FC kits and represented the club impeccably. 

Frederick Gents School won the tournament and the girls were rewarded with tickets for the upcoming England Ladies fixture against France. 

Miss Hockley from Heritage High said: “This tournament has been the highlight of the girls football programme since I started at this School. 

"The players have loved every minute of it and it’s been great for them to play against teams from Sheffield United and Rotherham United amongst others.” 

Jess, a Y7 student from Frederick Gents said: “I’m so happy, it’s been brilliant and I can’t wait to go and watch England Ladies play!”


For more information on the Female Football programme, email

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