WSL Roadshow 2012

September 9th saw the visit of the National Womens Super League Roadshow sponsored by Sport England , UEFA and Continental Tyres to Perranporth Beach.

Girls Beach Football A Success

Over 150 Girls aged between 5 and 18 visited the event on Perranporth Beach to either take part in the interactive activities or compete in the First ever Female Beach Soccer Tournament in Cornwall.

Teams from Grasshoppers, Truro City, Wadebridge, Illogan, Penzance, St.Breward, Charlestown and Liskeard played in age groups from Under 12's to under 18's and competed for the 'Watering Hole Cups'

The Inflatable Pitch entertained many younsters throughout the day with expert advice on hand from the England International Women's Beach Soccer Coach Perry, His assistant Liam and International player Lizzet who coached Skills and Small sided games. The Continental Speed cage tested the Girls with impressive shooting techniques on display registering high speeds on the sand. The shot stopper tested the goalkeepers whilst the skills area served to explain some of the different techniques involved with Beach Soccer.

A Face Painter and Hairbraider added extra fun to the event with Local DJ Alan Fleckney providing pumping music and commentary to enthuse the participants.

The day which ran from 11am until 4pm was given a massive boost with Jasmine Matthews visiting having played the previous evening for Bristol Academy in the Womens Super League at Doncaster. Jasmine gave advise to the aspiring players as well as explaining that she started at Goonhavern Girls before developing with the Cornwall Girls Centre of Excellence and being picked for the England Development Squads. From there Jasmine moved to Filton College and is now a regular in the Super League. Jasmine posed for photographs with the Womens Super League Trophy and helped to present the medals and Cups to the Winners and Runners up.

The Watering Hole Cup Winners and Runners up were as follows:-

Under 12's - Illogan Girls FC - R/U Liskeard Girls FC

Under 14's - Illogan Girls FC - R/U Grasshoppers Girls FC

Under 16's - Charlestown Girls FC - R/U Grasshoppers Girls FC

Under 18's - Liskeard Girls FC - R/U Penzance Girls FC


Beach Soccer in Cornwall

Congratulations to the Girls who hopefully will all return to defend their Cups next year.

The feedback from the Coaches and Players involved has been terrific and Cornwall FA certainly will look to build upon Beach Soccer in Cornwall in the near future.



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