Carshalton High School for Girls represent Palace at the Amex

Students from Carshalton High School for Girls represented Crystal Palace at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs at Brighton’s Amex Stadium, presenting their ideas on how to increase the engagement of young fans to a panel of business experts.

The girls joined teams from QPR, West Ham, Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday 30 January to enjoy a tour of the stadium and a morning of rehearsals before presenting on stage. They were unfortunately not selected as winners on the day, but did everyone at the club extremely proud with their professionalism and hard work.

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is the national competition element of the Premier League’s enterprise programme which began in 2009 and which is run in partnership with Sport Relief. The Challenge sees Year 8, 9 and 10 students set a football business-related task by Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore.

Palace for Life Foundation PL Enterprise Officer Simone Edwards said:

“The group who represented Crystal Palace from Carshalton High have been working so hard on their pitch and they did a fantastic job in what was a very nerve-wracking situation. We are all very proud of them and what they have achieved and I hope they take a lot of positives away from this experience.

“I’d also like to thank Saima Mohsin, who has been giving up her time to work with the girls on their presentation skills, it has been invaluable to have someone with Saima’s experience to mentor our team.” 

Palace fan and former international correspondent for CNN Saima Mohsin has been supporting Palace for Life Foundation with the Premier League Enterprise Challenge for the past two seasons.

The Heats took place at Selhurst Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 and saw groups from The Charter School, Harris City Crystal Palace, Coloma Convent Girls’ School, Meridian High School, St Thomas the Apostle, Carshalton High School, Forest Hill School competing for the honour to represent the Club.

The winners of each play-off will now get the chance to representative their club in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge Final. 32 Premier League and English Football League clubs entered this year’s Challenge.