Thursday, 2 September 2010

Talented FA Girls showing skills to FIFA Committee at Wembley.

The FIFA examination Team were given an extra-warm greeting to Wembley Stadium last week by a brilliant and equally excited bunch of capable female footballers from the Middlesex County FA Girls Centre of Excellence.

The team began their four-day tour around the cities and stadiums associated with the 2018 England World Cup Bid last Monday and after their first stop at Downing Street, they made the trip to Wembley Stadium where 20 players aged 8-20 were invited along to showcase their skills on the hallowed Wembley turf.

The players, who were treated like VIPs throughout the day, preceded their training session with their own personal tour of the Stadium, a waiter-service lunch and to the delight of all, a comfy-seated, Xbox-laden, holding room.

After a brief rehearsal inbetween rain showers earlier in the day, the girls headed out to begin their training session in front of the awaiting media. The coaches took the players through a series of ball control drills with guest coach, and member of England’s 2018 World Cup bid team, Kadra Ege also involved throughout. England Manager Fabio Capello welcomed the coaches and watched on with a big smile while the girls pulled some special skills out of the bag.

Then Capello was taken to welcome the FIFA team, whilst the girls continued with their coaching session, only taking a brief glimpse over when the delegates had moved onto the serious issue of penalty taking!

After the FIFA team had left, the players were allowed one final treat to finish off what had been a fantastically memorable day – they got to play a match at Wembley!