Member of DMU staff wins FA prize

By Conor de Smith.

De Montfort University’s Grace Morgan has been named as one of the winners of the #JoinOurSquad initiative.

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Morgan, a former Journalism student who is now a Graduate Sports Development Assistant at DMU, has won 10 tickets to the SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley in May.

The winners were personally chosen by Manchester City forward Nikita Parris and Twice the Health as part of the FA Girls’ Football Week.

Participants were encouraged to share their experiences by sharing a ‘squad selfie’ using #JoinOurSquad to stand a chance of winning prizes.

That is exactly what Grace Morgan, 23, opted to do and it ultimately paid dividends for the Leicester City Women player.

“I’m over the moon to win the tickets and I’m so excited for the cup final,” she said. “It will be the first time I’ve been and it’s a great opportunity for the girls to see a professional game live too.

“I never in a million years thought I would win. There were so many amazing events held all over the country throughout the week at different institutions, the week was a total success.”

A number of activities took place at universities and colleges across the country. De Montfort had five days of events including a campus crossbar challenge, free five-a-side games and a Soccercise class and UV football.

The event took place from 6-12 November and is a national campaign that aims to encourage girls to take part in football.

Grace added: “I think it’s fantastic to have these weeks because it offers girls the opportunity to join events for beginners and not feel intimidated, they really can come along and give it a go without any obligations to sign up.”

Students looking to get involved with women’s football should follow @DMUWFC on either Twitter or Facebook.

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