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History was made last month as Carp Team England’s ladies section secured a convincing 6 – 3 victory against Wales in the inaugural Anglo Welsh Carp Cup.

In the first all-female event of its kind, the England Lionesses were too strong for the Welsh Dragons and lifted the trophy in convincing fashion.

Ladies manager Miranda Brown revealed her pride at being part of the historic event for angling:

“It’s an absolute honour to represent England and so exciting to be a part of history in this way. We’ve put in a massive amount of preparation, practised in horrendous conditions, refined our tactics and have come away with a victory as a reward for our effort”.

Angling Trust Carp Team England boss Rob Hughes added:

“These women are technically capable and immensely competitive and the whole England Squad, male or female, follows the same ethos; we never give up and we play to win. The Lionesses have made the nation proud”.

Heather Smith, Sports Partnership Manager at Women in Sport believes the success of the inaugural cup contest signifies an opportunity for Angling Trust to maximise female participation in the sport.

“It is fantastic to see Angling Trust host an event of this kind to create a platform for women to compete in,  and offer a brilliant occasion for the women themselves to be a part of. Showcasing events such as this opens women’s eyes to what opportunities are available to them and that is so important to get more women taking part in sport and physical activity.”

Angling Trust proudly reports of a big rise in female carpers taking to the banks in recent years and the popularity of the Anglo Welsh Carp Cup is testament to a growing interest in women’s sport.

The event also captured a massive audience through social media coverage reiterating that the future for female competition carping is bright.

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