They spent a night in the onsite hotel, enjoying the facilities that the England Men's and Women’s teams had used just weeks earlier. Their first game instantly put any nerves to bed. Two quick goals against a good team were enough to ensure their first win. The second game was more frustrating with neither team able to find the net. They soon bounced back from this in their final two group games winning them 4-0 and 3-0, playing their best football of the day.
Having won the group stage, the semi-final saw them play Warwick Prep School. Despite having the better chances, St Aubyn’s were unable to score which left a penalty shoot out to decide the game.
Coach and ISFA Girls’ Development Committee Member, Miss Gamble, was delighted with the girls’ achievement. “Unlike last year where we were knocked out at this stage, we triumphed and made it into the final.
We faced Langley Prep School who quickly dominated the game, scoring two goals before half time. With our girls pushing to get back into the game, Langley broke and scored a third. Despite getting a goal back there was little more the girls could do, eventually finishing as runners up. Well done, Langley!
Participating at this level again has been invaluable for the girls’ development and we are all immensely proud.”