STUDENTS and parents at a Harlow school were able to watch a professional football game for free.
Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) organised the trip, in which 55 student watched a West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur women’s game.
The aim of the trip was to encourage people, especially young people, to take an interest in women’s football. Women’s football has been growing as a sport, and BMAT is aiming to encourage women to both participate and watch.
Phil Dawes, BMAT director of sport, was keen for pupils and their parents to experience a professional sports match.
He said “Women’s football is really up and coming and is getting more media coverage. As a result, we are getting more interest from girls in school and so have girls football clubs in all of our schools.
“This trip was a way of generating even more interest in the sport. The standard of play was very high and the stadium was a great setting.”