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Pearl Hyde Girls invited to Shrews clash

20 December 2012

Coventry Champions Pearl Hyde Girls to form Guard of Honour...

As a reward for winning the 7-a-side Coventry Primary School Championship, Pearl Hyde Girls have been invited to the Ricoh Arena for Coventry City’s New Year’s Day clash with Shrewsbury Town.

The girls will form the player’s Guard of Honour and also be presented with their trophy before the match. 

Pearl Hyde played host to the Coventry Primary School finals with teams from Manor Park and Stivichall representing their schools after progressing through the preliminary rounds to make finals day. 

Pearl Hyde started the tournament by beating Manor Park Primary 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Amy Dixon and one goal from Rachel Cooper. This result meant Pearl Hyde only had to draw against Stivichall to be named Coventry Champions for the first time, which they did after the game ended goalless.

Richard Jardim, the Pearl Hyde Sports Coach believes the win was down to the team spirit throughout the side. 

He said: “When I confirmed to them that they’d won the tournament and that we were Coventry Champions, that was absolutely fantastic.

“The attitude and determination from the girls was exemplified by centre-half Erica Larbie, who had a dancing exam in between the two matches but was determined to feature.  

“This togetherness paved the way, to our success.  I was also pleased that our new head Mrs Theresa O'Hara was there to witness the girl’s fantastic achievement. 

“Richard Allen and I are so very proud of them and we’ve already started training and planning for the West Midlands Finals on the 26th January 2013".

If you like to your group to feature in Coventry City’s experiences please call 0844 873 6317. 

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