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Celtic won the Under-16 Girls Tesco Cup at Toryglen, Glasgow, on Saturday, beating Motherwell 2-0 in the Final.
The girls now advance to the UK Final of the Tesco Cup which will be played at a Premiership Stadium in May 2011, where they will be the Scottish representatives in the Under-16 age group.
The Tesco Cup, run in conjunction with the FA and local communities, is the largest home nations grassroots football competition, bringing together over 60,000 players and 3,600 teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
During the semi final stages, Celtic comfortably beat Murieston 7-0. In the Final, they opened the scoring after 15 minutes through a goal from Cara Wilkie, followed by another goal in the second half by Fiona Brown, to seal a 2-0 victory.
Team manager Paul Brownlee said: "During the cup campaign, our girls showed a fantastic level of consistency with some wonderful performances along the way. We knew Motherwell would provide tough opposition in the final, so we had to perform [at our] very best on the day. All of us are absolutely thrilled by the cup victory."
The Tesco Cup, now in its sixth year, is part of a wider commitment from Tesco to encourage youngsters to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and get involved in sport.
Teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete at County and then Regional level (Area level in Wales) in a bid to become National Champions and ultimately, to represent their country at the UK Final.
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