Selection joy for college trio

THREE women's footballers from East Norfolk Sixth Form College have been selected for the east region football team after attending a trial held in Milton Keynes.

THREE women's footballers from East Norfolk Sixth Form College have been selected for the east region football team after attending a trial held in Milton Keynes.

The regional team is made up of the best players from the six counties in the east of England, with the girls competing against players already representing clubs like West Ham, Ipswich and MK Dons.

Abi Battisto (goalkeeper), Sharnie Boast (midfielder) and Laura Thacker (defender) will now represent the east region in a competition where they will compete against other regional teams at Birmingham University.

This will be their chance to progress to the British Colleges' National squad consisting of the best 22 female footballers in the country.


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The college's women's football coach, Chris Duffy, said: “The girls have trained very hard in the new 'player improvement programme' (PIPS) course introduced to the college this year, showing how useful the course will prove to be for further developing footballing talent.

“The college team has made a very impressive start to the season, winning all the league games and progressing to the last 32 in the English Schools FA Cup where they will take on West Suffolk Academy.”

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