Come On United! England Captain helps King Ecgbert School on the road to Wembley

Faye White, Arsenal and England Ladies Football Captain

With the npower Football League U13 Girls Cup North Regional Finals just around the corner, team members of King Ecgbert School will be bending it even better than Beckham after a surprise coaching session from England captain Faye White.

Competing against Middlesbrough, Stockport County and Walsall and in the North Regional Final to be held at Huddersfield on 9th February, Faye will try to coach King Ecgbert School to victory with her experienced words of wisdom.

A defensive rock and Arsenal Ladies Football captain, Faye is a role model to all female footballers and knows exactly what it takes to succeed having won twenty-two illustrious trophies and achieved 84 international caps for her country.

Faye White pictured with girls captain Daisy Hope and trophy.

Representing Sheffield United, King Ecgbert School is one of the last eight teams vying for a place in the Grand Final which is due to be played prior to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 3rd April.

Faye White, Arsenal and England Ladies Football Captain, commented: ‘It’s great to be supporting grassroots football and an absolute privilege to be working alongside these extremely talented young girls. The npower Football League U13 Girls Cup really champions the future of women’s football and the opportunity to play in front of a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium is an absolute dream for any footballer.’

Faye White puts the girls through their paces.

Clare McDougall, head of community & education at npower, said; ‘Faye is one of the world’s finest women’s footballers and an inspiration for all young girls. With a wealth of experience and a personal trophy cabinet to match, we believe she can help coach King Ecgbert School on their road to Wembley and motivate these fine young players to become the country’s future talent.’

Sponsored by npower, The npower Football League Girls Cup is a national six-a-side tournament for U13 girls. One of 72 teams participating in the competition, King Ecgbert School won the right to represent Sheffield United, progressing through to the Regional Final, after beating other rival schools in the Local Club and Area Finals stage of the knockout competition.

The 09/10 season saw more than 2,500 schools take part in The npower Football League junior tournaments with a school representing Crystal Palace being crowned champions and lifting The npower Football League U13 Girls Cup.



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Music producer Simon Webbe opens L’OCCITANE, Meadowhall

Simon Webbe joins shoppers at the new L’OCCITANE store, Meadowhall, Sheffield

L’OCCITANE, the Provencal beauty company, opens its first boutique in Meadowhall, Sheffieldl on the 20th August.

The Meadowhall L’OCCITANE boutique will offer residents and shoppers a taste of Provence, with all the sights and scents of the Mediterranean – Lavender, Verbena, Olive, Grape, Immortelle, Shea Butter, Almond, Cherry Blossom and Rose combined into a wonderful variety of product ranges.

To celebrate the grand opening, L’OCCITANE invited music producer and West End star of Sister Act, Simon Webbe to officially open the boutique.

Simon Webbe opens the new L’OCCITANE store at Meadowhall, Sheffield.

“When L’Occitane approached me to open the new Meadowhall store, I immediately said yes. I’ve been a fan of the products for many years and particularly, the charity work The Foundation does around the world to support the visually impaired and the economic empowerment of women in countries such as Burkino Faso.”, says Simon Webbe.

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