Newry kids to help world record attempt

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Caroline PenaltiesThe official mascot for this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship, Sweet Caroline, is launching a bid to break the world record for the most penalties scored by a mascot in one minute.

Sweet Caroline will be touring schools across Northern Ireland for 10 days from 27th March to get help from the kids for her world record attempt.

She will be calling at Killean Primary School and St. Joseph’s Primary School in Newry on 6th April.


 

The world record attempt will take place at the UEFA Women’s Under 19’s Championships Opening Ceremony on 8th August at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, tickets to which are now available via Ticketmaster.

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Go For It March 2017While out on tour Sweet Caroline will be practising her penalties with primary school children throughout Northern Ireland, to help get her into shape for the world record attempt and raise awareness of the Championship.

The record currently sits at 16 goals in one minute by a team of mascots so Sweet Caroline is calling all mascots across the country to get in touch and help her break the record.

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March 10th 2017The tournament kicks off on 8th August and runs until 20th and will be staged at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Mourneview Park Lurgan, Ballymena Showgrounds and Shamrock Park, Portadown.

Tournament Director, Sara Booth, said, “At the Irish FA we believe in ‘Football for All’ and this summer’s tournament will be hugely significant for women’s football in Northern Ireland. I hope that the UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship willinspire young children – boys and girls across Northern Ireland to play the game and to dream of wearing the green shirt.


 

“Sweet Caroline can’t wait to get out training and practising her penalties with the kids, I’m sure there are lots of budding young footballers out there with tips and skills to share – let’s hope for a new world record this summer and a stadium full of fans!”

Eadie Fallis (pictured) won the competition to design Sweet Caroline amongst 3,500 entries from primary schools across Northern Ireland. Sweet Caroline has randomly selected her tour destinations from these participating primary schools to thank them for their support and aims to visit 20 local schools to hone her skills.


 

For all the information on the UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship visit www.irishfa.com/uefawu19, if you are a mascot who would like to get involved please email peter.gilpin@irishfa.com.


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