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With the npower Football League Under-13 Girls Cup Regional Finals just around the corner, eight lucky schools will be bending it even better than Beckham after a surprise coaching session from England captain Faye White.
A defensive rock and Arsenal Ladies captain, Faye is a role model to all female footballers and knows exactly what it takes to succeed having won 22 illustrious trophies and achieved 84 international caps for her country.
Faye is visiting each of the eight regional finalists (representing Stockport County FC, Sheffield United FC, Walsall FC, Middlesbrough FC, Oxford United FC, Bristol Rovers FC, Crystal Palace FC and Watford FC) who are vying for a place in the Grand Final which is due to be played prior to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 3rd April.
Faye commented: "It's great to be supporting grass roots football and an absolute privilege to be working alongside these extremely talented young girls. The npower Football League Under-13 Girls Cup really champions the future of women's football and the opportunity to play in front of a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium is an absolute dream for any footballer."
Clare McDougall, Head of community and education at npower, said: "Faye is one of the world's finest women's footballers and an inspiration for all young girls. With a wealth of experience and a personal trophy cabinet to match, we believe she can help coach these girls on their road to Wembley and motivate these fine young players to become the country's future talent."
Sponsored by npower, The npower Football League Girls Cup is a national six-a-side tournament for Under-13 girls. 72 teams, each having won the right to represent their local Football League Club, battled it out to see just eight teams progressing through to the Regional Final, beating other rival schools in the Local Club and Area Finals stage of the knockout competition.
The 2009-10 season saw more than 2,500 schools take part in the npower Football League junior tournaments with a school representing Crystal Palace being crowned champions and lifting The npower Football League Under-13 Girls Cup.
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