VICTORIOUS members of the Stourbridge Girls U16s Football team celebrated their cup-winning success of the season with a visit to the Mayor’s Parlour in Dudley.

The team, from Stourbridge Football Club, were invited to meet the borough’s first citizen to celebrate their Central Warwickshire League Cup win.

The girls recently represented the Black Country in the Cup Final against Inkberrow Eagles and travelled to Evesham FC where they successfully lifted the silverware following a challenging 3-3 match that saw them eventually defeat Inkberrow 4-2 on penalties.

Team manager Ryan Magson said: “This was a phenomenal end to the season for the girls and for many of them an end to junior football.”

Stourbridge Girls U16s Football team celebrate their Central Warwickshire League Cup winStourbridge Girls U16s Football team celebrate their Central Warwickshire League Cup win (Image: Vicky Rogers)

He said the dedication shown by the girls had been “second to none all season” and added: “What we taught the girls in training would be mirrored week on week in the girls’ match day performances.

“We have come up against some tough teams this season but the girls have always maintained a positive mental attitude and ended the season of the ultimate high as Cup Winner, this is testament to the girls’ hard work.”

To celebrate their success, the girls were welcomed to the Mayor’s Parlour to meet the new Mayor of Dudley – Councillor Hilary Bills – on Thursday June 7.

She said: "It was lovely to welcome these talented young footballers to the Council House to congratulate them on their recent cup final success.

"I was so impressed by their ability to handle the pressure of a penalty shoot-out in their last game at junior level, particularly as the team have also been preparing for their GCSE exams during the course of the tournament."

The team members are not set to begin trials with the Stourbridge development team in the hope of scoring places on the Stourbridge women’s first team The Glass Girls.