Both our girls’ football teams began their seasons in the Michaelmas Term too, in both ISFA and ESFA competitions. The girls’ 1stXI came through a strong field of ten teams to win a high-quality 7-a-side competition to retain their title. Hosting the tournament for the second year running the girls really found their feet in the latter knockout stages and were particularly impressive in both the semi-final and final where they worked hard as a team to keep clean sheets. Lower Sixth footballer Jess (K) scored the winning goals in both matches and the victory demonstrates the strong progress the College is making with its girls’ football programme.

In a block fixture away vs Charterhouse, the 1stXI continued their fine form with a 4-1 win as Jess (K), and Ruby (K) scored one goal apiece and Ava (K) put two into the back of the net. They also did tremendously well to make it to the final 16 of the ISFA Cup, which has only been done once before by the Bradfield girls team.

In ESFA, despite managing to come back from being 2-0 down, St Helen and St Katharine took the win with a 5-3 victory. They went on to finish their season with a huge victory of 12-0 against Wellington College. Throughout this year our girls’ have shown unrivalled determination and skill displaying camaraderie and resilience in each match. Here’s to a bright future full of talent and teamwork.

Strong competition meant that the U15A girls team were unfortunately knocked out in the early rounds of both the ISFA and ESFA competitions but have gained valuable experience on the pitch throughout this season. The team also had the pleasure of playing a match at Bromley Football Club’s stadium at the end of February. The girls rose to the occasion and put in a really strong performance against a tough opponent, narrowly losing 2-1. The girls in blue finished their season on a high winning 10-0 at home to Felsted School and we are already looking forward to watching what these girls can do in the future.