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Thousands of young women and girls from across Hull will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Lionesses, following an expansion of an inclusion programme between the EFL Trust and the FA. 
The Tigers Trust recently hosted a local tournament for around hundred 12–14-year-old girls from local secondary schools, to provide the next generation of female footballers with a great opportunity to pursue their dreams. 
This event was part of the Talent Inclusion Programme that works to make sure all demographics can take part in the game, regardless of social class and ethnicity. 
During the tournament, attendees witnessed great footballing ability, some impressive goals, and amazing saves, as well as the best weather possible. 
As teams went through the group stages and to the knockout rounds, the final between Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College and St Mary's College ensued. 
After an intense battle, neither side was able to take the win in the allotted time and penalties had to decide the winner. 
St Mary's College eventually emerged triumphant and lifted the tournament trophy, before being rewarded with medals too. 
Speaking about the tournament, the Trust’s Female Engagement Lead Ellie Tanser said: “It was a great day, and all the girls loved it! 
“I think it’s brilliant that the EFL and the FA are linking up with Club Community Organisations, like ourselves, to ensure all girls have opportunities to potentially be selected for the Talent Pathway, regardless of their ethnicity, social class and demographics.” 
To find out more about the EFL Trust Talent Inclusion Programme, please click here. 
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