Girls do battle in Mini World Cup

Picture of the winning Mini Girls World Cup team from St Margaret's SchoolAustralia are the World Cup Champions!
A team of girls representing Australia from St Margaret's Junior School in Rainham took the winners' trophy at the Mini Girls' World Cup organised by Medway Council.
The Aussies emerged victorious after fighting off the challenge of 14 other schools, and eventually beating Ireland (Woodlands School) in the final.
The competition was staged on the Garrison pitches in Gillingham and began with a parade of nations.
Picture of Golden Ball winner Chloe Edwards and Golden Boot winner Miri Taylor at the Mini World CupAfter a tough day of competition, Australia and Ireland made it to the final while Mexico, represented by Walderslade Primary School took the bronze medal.
The Golden Boot award was won by Miri Taylor of St Margaret's, who scored 23 goals during the day. Chloe Edwards from The Pilgrim School won the Golden Ball award with the most player of the match votes.
The Mini World Cup was organised by Medway Council's 2012 and Sports Development Team as part of the 2011 Medway Festival of Sport.
It was staged to coincide with the FIFA Women's World Cup being staged in Germany and was supported by the Kent FA and representatives of Gillingham Ladies FC.
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