St Botolph’s girls head to national football final

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

A Sleaford primary school is celebrating after reaching the national finals of the Danone Nations Cup, the world’s biggest football tournament for 10-12 year olds.

St Botolph’s school girls’ team triumphed in the Midlands regional final and will now play in the national final at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Saturday.

Victory there will result in them being crowned national champions.

St Botolph’s successfully progressed from the county knockout rounds of the tournament earlier this year, earning them a place in the regional final.

Charlotte Broos, CSR manager at Danone, said: “Congratulations to St Botolph’s school, they played extremely well.

“The local community really got behind the team and all their support paid off.

“I wish them all the best for the national final.”

The Danone Nations Cup is a unique FIFA approved tournament, which has been given the Government’s ‘Inspired by 2012’ seal of approval.

It is an annual highlight in Danone’s ongoing programme of support for healthy lifestyles through education, fun and fairplay, which includes its ‘Eat Like A Champ’ healthy eating initiative.