Coundon Court Girls team, sponsored by XLN For Small Business, were crowned English National Champions in the All Cities Elite Shield “ACES” National Tournament, the only national football tournament to be sanctioned and supported by the FA.
The U13 team came out victorious, beating Norwich and reigning champions, AFC Manchester. It’s the fifth major victory for the team this season. XLN have sponsored the girl’s team for the past 2 seasons, and supported funding for the girls kit, equipment and an all expenses football trip to Holland last year. Team coach, Eugene Lenehan said: “It was a terrific team performance and I hope that a combination of their success and seeing the England Ladies team qualifying for the semi-final of the World Cup has made some of them realise that they could go a lot further in football. Thanks to XLN for their help in getting the team to this extraordinary level.”
XLN’s Founder & CEO said: “We are absolutely thrilled for the girls. Winning this National title just goes to show the hard work and dedication that has gone into their training. As a company, XLN are famous for supporting the heroes of the economy, the small business owner, and now we’re delighted to sponsor a new generation of heroes!” Coundon Court FC run boys and girls teams at all ages. Visit www.coundoncourtfc.co.uk for more information.