Accrington Stanley Women’s younger age teams had an incredible weekend of football this weekend, with three teams winning their respective finals and bringing silverware back to the Wham Stadium for a fantastic celebration in Coley’s bar.

First up were the English Schools’ Football Association National Finals held at the Bet365 Stadium, home of Stoke City FC. Chosen to represent Lancashire were Accrington Stanley Women Under 14’s players Ava Schofield and Darcie Dixon, with Under 16’s players Ocean Flanagan, Lilly Metcalf, Grace Hindley and Milly Topping selected for their team. Both teams won in their final, just showing the talent coming through the ranks at Accrington Stanley Women.

Sunday saw the Accrington Stanley Women Under 12’s Red team travel to the Lancashire FA’s headquarters, the County Ground in Leyland, to play in the Lancashire FA Cup Final against worthy opponents Myerscough Junior Football Development Club.

Completing the winning weekend, Accrington Stanley Women Under 12’s Red team were victorious with the final score at 4-1 to the Reds. They then brought the trophy back to the Wham Stadium for a special celebration event, with cheers and smiles all round at a buzzing event.

Congratulations also go to Molly Murray, Mia Campbell and Miriam Allioune for becoming Under 13 Lancashire FA Cup winners yesterday for their respective teams.

Sami Smithson, Chair of Accrington Stanley Women, commented: “It was a great day watching the girls in the Cup Final, and they were well supported by a travelling army of fans. They displayed some exceptional football and first-class camaraderie. The smiles started from the minute they got on the bus as a team from The Wham Stadium, and continued through the whole day. As well as bringing home the trophy, the girls, families and supporters created memories that will last a lifetime. It was a proud day for everyone in the Stanley Family!

It’s been yet another weekend of positivity and inspiration for girl’s football, and a great advertisement for how much talent and passion there is in our area.”

Accrington Stanley Women are sponsored by Sundown Solutions. They are actively looking for more volunteers and committee members. If you’d like to sponsor a match, please email