Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

EFL Champions
January 9, 2020, 10:04 am

Kirk Balk Girls triumph as North East EFL Champions

On the 8th January, A team of Year 7 and 8 of our girls represented Barnsley FC and played against nine other teams from the North East region which included Middlesbrough, Leeds and Sunderland.

After finishing in 3rd place at the group stage, they went on to reach the semi-finals.

This developed into a very close game finishing in a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough before showing fantastic composure to win the penalty shootout 3-2 to reach the final.

The hosts of the tournament Huddersfield Town were their opponents in the final. Again, the girls displayed outstanding commitment and determination throughout the game, which finished in a 1-1 draw. After another very tense penalty shootout Kirk Balk triumphed as a winners with a 2-1 win overall.

Our girls are now the North East of England EFL Champions and will now go on to represent the North East of England against other North Region Winners.

We are all immensely proud of their success and wish them luck in the next phase of the tournament.

Kirk Balk Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
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