Whalley schoolgirl (13) selected as Lancashire goalkeeper

Katie Maher (13), from Langho, proudly presenting her Lancashire Schools Under-14 Girls' football team tie.
Katie Maher (13), from Langho, proudly presenting her Lancashire Schools Under-14 Girls' football team tie.
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LANCASHIRE is in safe hands – the very safe hands of 13-year-old Katie Maher from Langho.

Katie, a pupil at Whalley’s Oakhill College, has been selected as a goalkeeper for the Lancashire Schools Under-14 Girls’ football team after attending trials at Burnley College, where 70 girls took part.

The team recently took part in is the English Schools Football Association Inter County trophy and won their first game four-nil away to Merseyside FA at Liverpool. In the semi-finals they had another away fixture at Hertfordshire where the players gelled together and pulled out another gripping performance winning two-nil and yet again keeping a clean sheet.

Now they face the final, to be played at Carrow Road, the home of Norwich City FC, on May 16th against either Essex or Middlesex.