There was a buzz of excitement and anticipation this week when Cedar Mount had the honour of hosting the fourth round of the Women’s FA Cup draw. Pupils from Year 9 packed into the theatre to watch the live event, Year 9 pupils, Blumartha and Jainaba completed the envious task of drawing the numbered balls from the infamous velvet bag while Keira Walsh and Georgia Stanway from Man City Women, stood by anxiously to see who they would face in the next round. As the clocked ticked, City were pulled from the bag and then…..’Brighton’, a huge cheer erupted around the theatre.
A lively question and answer session followed where pupils asked the players who inspired them, how often they trained, what they had sacrificed and finally what had been the proudest moment of their career so far, looking at each other they both smiled and agreed nothing compares to putting on an England shirt and representing your country for the first time. Neither could put into words the feeling of scoring the winning goal and lifting the cup as champions ….that was definitely the highlight so far!
After lunch Keira and Georgia took part in a training session with the girls football team and offered advice on how to tackle, kick, dribble and score a goal. Blumartha, Jainaba and Miss Bennett were whisked off for interviews with the press who asked them about their experience at meeting the girls from City Women and being involved in the draw, both were super confident in front of the camera!