Shields girsl guests of honour at United game

North Shields Juniors Under-11 girls with former player Carla Armstrong.

North Shields Juniors Under-11 girls with former player Carla Armstrong.

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NORTH Shields Juniors Under-11s Girls were the guests of Newcastle United Women’s Football Club for their recent fixture against Preston North End Ladies in the Women’s Northern Premier League. Newcastle defender Carla Armstrong started her football career at North Shields when she was eight-years-old.

Carla made her debut last season against Sheffield Wednesday and has been a first team regular ever since. It was an afternoon of reunions as the under-11s manager Ed Welsh used to teach Carla when she was a student at Burnside Business and Enterprise College.

The girls were treated to a very competitive game with Newcastle finally overcoming their highly placed league rivals 2-0, afterwards the girls got to meet the players from both teams in the clubhouse.