THE Nunnery Wood Colts hosted a successful girl's World Cup-themed football tournament at the weekend, inspired by the recent success of the Lionesses. 

The six-a-side competition included 47 teams from 16 different clubs in Worcestershire and was played at the club's home ground at Blessed Edwards School in Worcester on Saturday.

The venue hosted around 190 matches, over 6 different age groups, covering U10s, U11s, U12s, U13, U14s and U16s. This was supported by 16 fully qualified referees, including several female referees.

Each age group tournament was named after one of the England Lionesses squad, who reached the Women's World Cup Final last month.

Photos of the some of the winners in each final can be found above in the photo gallery. 

In the pick of the Nunnery Wood sides, Coyotes were unlucky to narrowly miss out to Redditch Borough Lionesses in the Mary Earps under 10s Final.

Other highlights included a Kewford Eagles local derby, in the Chloe Kelly U12s Final, narrowly edged by Kewford Eagles Pink.

A thrilling Lauren Hemp U14s Final went all the way penalties. In the final kick of the tournament, SJB secured the Cup.

Inkberrow Eagles were the most success club overall. They won the Lucy Bronze U11s and Kiera Walsh U16s finals and finished runners-up in the Millie Bright U13s and Lauren Hemp U14s final.

Tournament organiser and U16s Nunnery Pythons manager said: "As a club we were delighted that the tournament was such a success.

"It was great to see so many girls playing and enjoying their football. Coaches and parents from across the club came together to ensure everything ran smoothly and we are very much looking forward to hosting a bigger and better event next year."

Here are winners from each of the finals held across the day: 

Mary Earps U10s Final

Redditch Borough Lionesses 1   

Nunnery Wood Coyotes 0

Lucy Bronze U11s Final

Inkberrow Eagles 2   

Wordsley Wasps Spartanesses 0

Chloe Kelly U12s Final

Kewford Eagles Pink 1  

Kewford Eagles Green 0

Millie Bright U13s Final

Kidderminster Harriers 3

Inkberrow Eagles 1

Lauren Hemp U14s Final


Inkberrow Liverpool 0

SJB win 4 – 3 on penalties.

Keira Walsh U16s Final

Inkberrow Eagles 1

Kingfisher 0