Strong Season for Girls' Football
Seven girls from King’s College, Taunton attended a two-day camp at St George’s Park at Burton on Trent last week where they played representative football for England Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA).
Grace White, Katie Beale, Eleanor Pearce and Vicky Neuefeind played for England ISFA Under 16s, while Beth Barzotelli, Lannecce Hole and Sophie Gillies played for the Under 18 side.
On the first day of the camp the Under 16s drew 0-0 with Worcestershire Schools, and the Under 18s drew 4-4 with Worcestershire Colleges.
On the following day England ISFA Under 16s beat Scotland Independent School Football Association Under 16s 6-1, while the Under 18s lost out 6-1 to English Colleges, Sophie Gillies scoring the only goal for her side just before half time.
In spring 2019, both the ISFA Under 16 and Under 18s girls’ teams will be going on a football tour to Scotland.
Chris Heayns, Director of Football at King’s Schools, said: “This has been a great opportunity for all of the girls to go and play at the National Football Centre at St George’s Park. All of the girls have worked really hard at their game and thoroughly deserve their selection to play for England.”
Meanwhile King’s followed up their 8-1 win over Charterhouse School in the previous round of the ISFA Girls Under KO Cup with a convincing 12-1 success against local rivals Millfield.
Three goals in the opening 10 minutes gave King's a secure platform from which they controlled the game.
Afterwards Chris Heayns said: “ King’s dominated across the pitch and thoroughly deserved their win. Centre back Jorja Townson put in a particularly strong performance to earn Player of the Match award.”
The four King’s girls who played for England Under 16 -Pictured left to right- Grace White, Katie Beale, Eleanor Pearce and Vicky Neuefeind.
Published on: Friday, December 14, 2018