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Girls’ Football Taking Centre Stage

Girls’ football at The Grange has taken off with some enthusiastic coaches and very talented players pushing the game forward at the school.

Fifth Year Senior School student and England goalkeeper, Francesca Bentley, impressed in the recent England Women’s U16 football game against Norway, playing a half and keeping a clean sheet – helping the team to a 2-1 win. Congratulations are also in order for Year II student, Millie Wilding, who has been selected to represent Cheshire, also between the sticks.

Meanwhile, U17 England Captain, Manchester City ladies player, and BBC young sports personality of the year nominee, Georgia Stanway, gave generously of her time recently to coach and inspire the girls while sharing her experiences of playing an increasingly popular sport at a very high level. She attended our 1st and 2nd year girl’s fitness and football session and inspired our young players with her enthusiasm, skills and drills. Miss Arbonés and Miss Robertson, as keen ex-footballers with promising careers curtailed by injury, were delighted to be put through their own paces like the old days too!

In the summer The Grange entered the Cheshire schools U12 and U13 girls’ football tournaments and did the school proud with an excellent display of team work, effort and tactical know how. Both teams were extremely competitive and played within the spirit of the game.

Fitness and Football club for Junior girls takes place on Wednesdays 4-5pm and players of all abilities are warmly welcome.