Beccles girls’ team end the season on a high with triple celebration
- Credit: Laura Scott
A youth girls' football team have ended the season on a high with three reasons to celebrate.
The Beccles Town FC under 12 girls' team, which includes players from Beccles, Worlingham, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Gorleston and Wymondham, have claimed the Norfolk Women's and Girls Football League, the Norfolk FA Youth Cup, and the Suffolk FA Youth Cup.
They played 24 matches throughout the 2016/2017 in the Norfolk league, and were undefeated winning 23 games and drawing one.
They also won all of their matches in the Norfolk cup, going on to win the final 2-1 against Sprowston, before taking the crown at the Suffolk cup too, with a 3-2 win over Ipswich Valley Rangers.
And Laura Scott, mum to 12-year-old Freja who plays in the team, said their success is down to the girls working as a team.
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She said: 'They bring to football a spirit that you rarely see, and you do have to see it to believe it.
'They are a mixed ability group of girls but they always play as a team and encourage each other. And when they win it is as a team not as individuals.
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'They were really pleased to win the league because they had played hard for 24 matches, but to win the Norfolk cup as well was the icing on the cake.
'And winning the Suffolk cup was something that was beyond their dreams because they don't play in the Suffolk league and the teams were unknown to them.
'Their faces were a ray of sunshine.'
The team is coached by Teri Studd with the help of Carl Wright, who both have daughters who play for the team.
Mrs Studd said their cup victories capped off what had been a fantastic year for the team.
She said: 'This young group of girls are so determined, tough and deserve everything they get as they work so hard for their success.'
The girls are now taking a break until the league starts again, but will be staying in touch over the summer with a football tournament at Wisbech in a few weeks time and a camping trip with their families.