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Haringey football stars win fourth title in a row

Haringey Girls Academy took their fourth National Champions title at the ACES Nationals Football u18s tournament on Sunday reports Olivia Opara

Footballers from Haringey Girls Academy celebrate success at the at the ACES Nationals Football u18s tournament
Haringey Girls Academy’s National Champions (Credit – HGA)

A local girls football academy has secured the title of National Champions for the fourth year in a row. 

On Sunday June 25th, Haringey Girls Academy (HGA) successfully achieved its fourth National Champions title at the ACES Nationals Football u18s tournament. HGA represented North London at the ACES National event that took place in Nottingham, with its u18 team beating Epsom and Ewell 2-0. Both goals came from forward and captain Caitlen-Star Boodram, securing the academy’s fourth title. 

Jack Manzi, coach and u18 manager at Haringey Girls Academy, told HCP that it was amazing that the academy had represented the area four times and won each time. 

“No other team has achieved such domination at this tournament and as a coaching staff we are extremely proud of our girls for showing such excellence,” said Jack. 

“Not only have we won four times in a row but we’re yet to concede a goal as a team which speaks volumes to the ability of the individuals and the team as a whole.”

The academy has won nine national titles at ACES across all age groups, which makes it the most successful club in the tournament’s history. Going forward it hopes to represent North London again in 2024 and retain its title for a fifth year running.

The u18 team also plans to compete in the Junior Premier League next season where they aim for both the league title and the Junior Premier League Cup. Last season, the academy’s u14 team was crowned National League Winners along with more accolades.

“It will be a challenging season with very competitive teams in our sights, but with such a talented squad we have full confidence that the girls will perform and achieve our goals that we’ve set as a club,” said Jack. 

“I’d just like to add a massive thank you to club director Adem Ali, mentor and co-manager Frank Obeng, coach Amy Haynes and to all the parents for their endless support on the touchline and willingness to bring the girls all over the country every weekend to play their games. Without these people, Haringey Girls Academy would struggle to achieve the level of excellence that we do year on year.”


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