South Wootton youngsters make last four

Under-11 girls from South Wootton Junior School represented King’s Lynn Town Football Club in the National League North Finals.

Their appearance came as a result of their triumph in the Midlands and East finals last term and they just missed out on a spot in the final.

With Scarborough, Solihull Moors, Fylde, York and Chester in the group, the girls managed to achieve third in the group after four draws and a win, being unbeaten leading up to the semi-finals.

The team faced their former rivals, Solihull Moors, in the last four.

A hard-fought game with some great football on display, Solihull unfortunately came out on top with a 1-0 defeat.

Community manager Jodie Hopkins said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the team from South Wotton over the past few months, the girls have come on so much as individuals and as a team.

“It’s safe to say that football friendships are something extra special. I am beyond proud of all of the girls and how well they have played.

“It has been an honour for them to represent Kings Lynn Town Football Club in the this tournament, thank-you girls for everything.”

Clare Kirby from South Wotton Junior School said: “Thank you so much to Jodie for the time and support given to SWJS girls.

“I’m full of mixed emotions after the event but it’s put fire in bellies to go again and that is just incredible.

“The girls are sad at missing out but are now desperate to go further, get into a team which will take them places and be the best they can and that’s what this is about.”

Congratulations to the girls, who have all represented themselves and their team excellently.

Finally, a huge thank you to all family and friends who made the journey to come and support the girls for what was such a memorable day.