Three girls from St Swithun’s School, Winchester have been selected for the South
East England football team 2015.
Gregson aged 15, Roseanna Stratton and Lucy Jonas, both 16, attended a regional
trial and squad training day at Hampton School, Middlesex. They entered the U18 trial, along with eight
other St Swithun’s players. The girls competed against an extremely high
standard of 35 other players, some of whom play for league football teams.
girls will represent the South East of England at the ISFA (Independent
Schools’ Football Association) Girls' Regional Representative Festival 2015 to be
held on Sunday 8th March at Harrow School. The girls will play against the
other four English regions and the Scottish Independent Schools team. The day
is also intended as a selection day for an ISFA England National Team to play
other countries next academic year.
Swithun’s coach Paul Boyd-Leslie said “It is an amazing achievement for the
girls. We have only been playing football at St Swithun’s for the last 9 months
or so. To have girls represent the South East region is far more than I could
have expected. They have worked hard in training and in their tournament
matches and deserve this opportunity. It is very exciting for the individuals
and the school.”