England Star Special Guest at Sporting 87 Girls Tournament

England Star Special Guest at Sporting 87 Girls Tournament


Twelve teams from all over Suffolk took part in Sporting 87 FC’s girls tournament at the weekend. The girls were joined by special guest Grace McCatty, England and Bristol Academy FC, who not only presented the participant awards, but also ran a technical training session and even demonstrated her refereeing skills.

Billy Nolan, Nina Grant, Cerys Brown – Jess Price, Nina Grant, Becky White – Grace Whitwell, Maddie Green 


Sporting 87 FC Football Development Manager and Club Secretary Jonathan Warnock expressed his delight of this successful event, “It’s been a wonderful day; so good to see nearly 100 girls playing and learning together in this County event. Grace has just been wonderful with everyone; we’ve been so fortunate to have her with us today”.

Maddie Green, Maddie Bawden-Bouche, Scarlet Arden, and Zofia Szczech meet England’s Grace McCatty

Tim Goddard, Sporting 87 Educational Trust, Player Development Officer added, “There’s been a great atmosphere here today, with all credit due to the visiting teams and their supporters. Our Young Leaders have worked hard to organise and help run this event, and together with the brilliant support of Jenny Morris at Suffolk FA, I think we’ve produced an enjoyable special day for everyone”.

Sporting 87 FC Girls Teams

Sporting 87 FC girls teams will be taking part in further similar events throughout the season, and the Club is happy to involve new players. Anyone interested in these and regular team training held at Nowton Park on Thursday evenings should contact Club Chairman Darren Brown: Darren.Brown@Sporting87.co.uk or telephone: 07772 781404. Girls team managers’ contact details can be found on the Club’s website.