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Footballing Success for Sophie

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Lower Sixth pupil Sophie Gillies has enjoyed a hugely successful first full season playing for Exeter City Ladies First XI. The team have gained promotion into the National League and will now face teams such as QPR and Southampton.

Sophie played a huge part in the team’s success, and at only 16 years of age, she won the league golden boot scoring 43 goals in 20 games.

Overall it has been another positive season for girls’ football at King's. Sophie, along with other girls at the school, has benefited from our football programme, where she has been more than comfortable playing in the boys’ teams over the last two football terms.

Sophie has also taken up rugby at the school thanks to the encouragement of our Director of Rugby, Ed Lewsey.

Commenting, Director of Sport Phil Lewis said: “This, as well as the high performance support she receives at King’s, has enabled Sophie to improve her speed, agility and general fitness and it is a credit to her commitment and hard work that she is achieving such wonderful things.”

“A small restructure to our football programme will see it continue to get stronger and we hope to support pupils like Sophie even more in the future.”

The Director of Sport added: “Sophie still has one more year left with us and we look forward to seeing her progress further over the coming months.”


Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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