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29 Jul 2017
PL Girls National Football Festival

The best photos and social posts from the Premier League Girls Football Festival at St George's Park

This week, teams representing 40 clubs took part in the first ever Premier League Girls Football National Festival at St George's Park.

The two-day event, run by the Premier League in partnership with The FA, is part of The FA Girls' Football Week, and celebrates the work of the PL Girls Football programme throughout the year.

Here, we tell the tale of a memorable couple of days.

PL Girls National Football Festival
The National Football Centre at St George's Park was the impressive location for the first PL Girls Football Festival

From changing room to pitchside

PL Girls National Football Festival
The event gave the teams the opportunity to play on, and be inspired by, the same facilities used by the senior England women's and men's teams
PL Girls National Football Festival
There were 24 teams from around the country taking part on the opening day

There was also plenty of music and dancing

PL Girls National Football Festival
The team representing Plymouth Argyle never stopped smiling and they received the Fair Play Award on the opening day
PL Girls National Football Festival
Newcastle United score the winning goal as they defeat Chelsea in the Day One final

Newcastle United collect their trophy

PL Girls National Football Festival
Former Arsenal and England captain Faye White was on hand to pass on advice to the players and present the medals. "It's really important to give the girls the opportunity to play in a festival specifically for them."
PL Girls National Football Festival
One day two, it was the turn of 16 teams to show their skills
PL Girls National Football Festival
For many of the girls, it was the first time they have taken part in a competitive tournament
PL Girls National Football Festival
Football freestyler Charlotte Lade Rogers was on hand to show her tricks and to give tips to the players
PL Girls National Football Festival
Wigan Athletic defeated Rotherham United on penalties to win a thrilling Day Two final
PL Girls National Football Festival
Wigan celebrate their hard-fought victory
PL Girls National Football Festival
More than 45,000 players have been engaged in the PL Girls Football programme since it began in 2013

A memorable day...

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