Two former pupils pf King’s College, Katy Hanscomb and Shannon Vickery, both national side players, are playing football in the USA and, over the summer, three younger girls, Gemma Chillcott, Lucie Waddon and Phoebe Licence attended the England U18 Independent Schools (ISFA) training camp at Oakham in Rutland. The three girls will be joined by Sixth Form pupil, Beth Beale, at the next U18 ISFA match.
Kicking off the season with a 1-1 draw against Barking Abbey Football Academy, the girls have gone from strength-to-strength, dominating in a number of matches, and winning the South West six-a-side U18 and U15 titles for the third year running.
Futsal has been another popular sport at King’s. The girls recently represented Exeter City Football Club in the National Futsal League at the Birmingham International Futsal Arena.
The King’s team enjoyed an almost perfect start to their campaign, during which they played against teams from Burton Albion, Cardiff City, Peterborough United, Southampton and Southend United.
During the competition, King’s scored 16 goals from across the squad of Beth Beale, Gemma Chilcott, Kayane and Karolayne Alencar, Phoebe Licence, Grace Perkins, and Lucie Waddon. Elena Sistermann was top scorer with five.
This is first time that the King’s girls have represented ECFC since the League Two side joined the school as partners in their recently introduced BTEC programme.
Chris Heayns, Head of Football at King’s College said: “The girls have been playing brilliantly and are thoroughly enjoying their successes, both in football and in futsal. This was a great experience for them and we look forward to representing Exeter City FC again in the near future”.
He added: “We have had some impressive players over the last few years, Katy and Shannon being just two of these. We are looking forward to seeing more girls taking up the sport and to seeing it grow and develop even further”.