Way back in September Mr. Steane and Mr. Edwards held the first football training sessions of the 2016/2017 academic year and were impressed by the number of pupils that had signed up and participated across Year 5 and 6.
From these sessions, 10 girls were selected for the football team and had their first game at Whitemoor. After taking a 2-0 lead they were pegged back to 2-2 before a wonder strike from the halfway line hit the back of the net meant that Ambleside took the victory.
A 0-0 draw against other title contenders Nottingham Academy followed in a fantastically entertaining game that had everything but a goal!
Ambleside Girls FC remained unbeaten as they stormed to victory against Berridge (6-0), Milford (6-0) before the Christmas break.
Fixtures started again in March with Ambleside picking up where they left off, beating Dovecote (7-1), Carrington (7-0) and Fernwood (1-0).
Before the fixtures deadline, Ambleside faced Robert Shaw knowing that a win could secure them the title and they did it in style with a 5-0 victory. As a result the girls won the league championship!
Thank you to everyone involved! Staff and parent support has been fantastic. Pupils that have come to cheer on their friends have been brilliant but mostly a huge well done to all the girls; Ellie, Tyra, Caitlin, Madison, Chelsea, Meghan, Simone, Kacey, Rhianna and Maisie on their amazing achievement. They have worked hard throughout the year and have showed tremendous attitudes and ability.
Ambleside Girls Football – 2016/2017 League Champions!