Hull girls show the guys how it’s done

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Things are not going so well at the moment for Nigel Pearson's men on the pitch with another defeat at the weekend at Cardiff.


However, on Tuesday night Hull fans will have the chance to celebrate the success of one City side who haven't yet had the headlines their success deserves.


Back in May, Hull City won the Premier League Schools Cup at Ewood Park as part of the Premier League Creating Chances programme.


The team that won the cup consisted of eight girls from South Hunsley School all under 14's who had won the right to represent Hull City in the competition by beating all the other secondary schools in the region.


They saw off rivals such as Liverpool and Stoke at the regional finals to go forward to the eight team national final in Blackburn where they met the likes of Arsenal and Wigan.


For some of the team who are life long Hull fans, to wear their team’s kit in a major competition was a dream come true. The girls were put up in a hotel the night prior to the competition and were able to use the Premier League club’s facilities on the day whilst Premier League Chairman Richard Scudamore was in attendance.


The games took place in a six-a-side format on the Ewood Park turf and Hull City went on to defeat Portsmouth 1-0 in a tense final with Olivia Key the goal scorer and were cheered on by a small but loud following of fans.


With the Sky TV cameras in attendance to capture the action it was all re-lived on the Premier League World show on Sky Sports.


This Tuesday with the schools back after the summer break, Hull fans will get the chance to show their appreciation of the girls efforts on the KC pitch as the club is arranging a presentation of the trophy at half time during the game with Derby County to the team and its coach Matt Simpson.


It will be another thrill for the girls who richly deserve their success as they are also the Humberside Cup holders: a trophy they won just two days after their success in Blackburn. I for one hope the Hull fans give them a great reception.


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