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11 November 2016

Girls' Football Tour to New York

The girls from King’s College have just returned after a highly successful and enjoyable 10-day football tour to North America.

After arriving in New York the tour party travelled to Philadelphia where they played their first match against Penn Fusion Academy, winning 3-0.

The girls then spent two nights with host families and a day at Westtown School, where they were beaten 2-0 by a very strong side – play-off finalists, unbeaten in 14 games.

In addition to educational experiences, the girls went to watch the Philadelphia Flyers play ice hockey and also to an MLS football match. The girls then played two further matches against academy sides, drawing 1- against STA FC, and winning 3-1 against SDAFC.

The tour party also spent time at Villanova and West Chester Universities, where the girls had the chance to take part in a Q & A session with the head football coaches and players, gathering valuable information on life at a US university.

The King’s party rounded off their tour with time in New York where they visited the cultural sites and enjoyed a cycle ride in Central Park.

Chris Heayns the Director of Football said: “This trip allowed the girls to get a flavour of North America and to see how football is played in a different country.

“They got the chance to experience life in an American home and also in school, as well as playing football and visiting two North American universities with whom we are developing links. The girls have made some good friends and hopefully we will be hosting reciprocal visits in 2017.”

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