Footballer Alice Coombes has been picked for the first ever Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) North U18s representative squad.
15-year-old Alice and the team will represent the north in the ISFA U18s regional representative tournament on Sunday 16th March at Harrow, which forms a large part of the selection process for the ISFA England independent schools squad.
Alice doesn’t currently represent a team and her only practice for her trial came from playing football with her brothers – making her selection for a squad containing girls three years older than her even more impressive!
Alice, who plays hockey for the school’s 2nd XI, told us about her best position on the football pitch and said she’s excited about playing at the representative tournament:
I play left-midfield, because whenever I’ve tried playing in defence I’ve drifted too far up the pitch and whenever I’m up front I end up too far back!
I’m really looking forward to playing in a team with other girls, and hopefully the ISFA will think I’m good enough for their England squad.
Girls’ football at Stockport Grammar
Girls’ football practice currently runs every Monday lunchtime at school, and our sport and PE extracurricular activities page contains details of the dozens of opportunities we offer to pupils to play sport outside of their PE and Games lessons.
It’s been an amazing start to 2014 for girls’ sport at Stockport Grammar, with:
- Katelyn Bergin, Maddie Crompton, Olivia Dykes and Hannah Jones excelling in the swimming pool
- the girls’ U15s cricket team winning the Stockport round of the Lady Taverners indoor cricket competition
- several of our hockey players being picked for England squads and training programmes and our U13s progressing in a national championship
- Meghan Myers winning the sports champion prize at the Proud of Stockport awards
We’ll be covering all the girls’ success stories on the website in the coming weeks.