tger greenhaddock: Girls wanted

Monday, December 10, 2007

Girls wanted

On Saturday the Juniorette attended a football event in Offenbach, which is near Frankfurt. It was the Girls Wanted Nikolaus Cup for girls aged between 8 & 14 years old. The event was arranged by Louise Hanson (who also runs the 1.FFC Frankfurt football school) and was attended by 160 soccer mad girls. It was held in an indoor hall and was split into two sessions, divided by lunch. In the morning session the girls were divided up into groups which then rotated through the 14 training stations. Then in the afternoon the tournament session began, with each child player 4 games.

The whole event was very well organised and the kids had a lot of fun. Renate Lingor (member of this years Women’s world Cup winning team) was on microphone to commentate on events and provide instructions. Several other 1.FFC Frankfurt players were in attendance too as trainers and Conny Pohlers made an appearance dressed as Nikolaus.

The mix between training and tournament was about spot on, and the Juniorette was very happy that her group attained first place for her age group in the training stations. What made me happy was the quality of football. If this event was anything to go by then Germany has an up and coming talent pool that other countries would have a problem rivalling.

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3 Comments:

Blogger swenglishexpat said...

Go girls, go!!

December 12, 2007 6:14 PM  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

It certainly seems to me as if you have gone to live in the right place, with you and the family being so soccer mad!!!.

December 15, 2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Sounds like a great opportunity and very exciting to get 1st!

December 21, 2007 3:25 AM  

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