16 December 2019
Ambitious Ellie is Aiming for England
Over the weekend of Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 December, Ivybridge Community College Year 9 student, Ellie Sara attended an England U14 Girls’ Football Training Camp, at Warwick University.
Ellie was among the top 25 girls nationally in her age group being put through their paces by the England coaches. Training included; coaching practices, one to one sessions and internal small sided training games.
Ellie said, “I was selected for the U14 England Camp through the Devon Football Association. My hard work and dedication together with support from coaches from the different clubs, has enabled me to reach the high level that I am at now, and made it possible for me to attend the camp. I love playing the game because it’s competitive and also it allows me to express myself on the field. I train five and a half hours a week, plus matches on Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays. I fit my College work around my training, as I feel it’s essential to have a balance between the two because they are both equally as important to me. My goal is to become a professional England Ladies’ Footballer.”
Dave Leonard, Teacher of P.E. said, “Ellie is so focused on her football and is dedicated to working hard at her game to be the best she can be. I have no doubt she can play at the highest level in the women’s game with her attitude and application.”
16 December 2019
College Celebrates Girls’ Nationwide Football Initiative
Ivybridge Community College is delighted to announce that, together with the Football Association (FA) and Youth Sport Trust (YST), they have joined in a nationwide initiative to give every girl access to football, and therefore increase the number of girls who play football in England, by 2024.
The College has been chosen to be the football 'hub' school, to deliver and host many of the girls’ football activities in the local area. Game Of Our Own (GOOO) is the name of the new FA and YST initiative that we will be promoting at Ivybridge Community College with our own students recruiting and delivering the football sessions.
Four Year 9 students have been selected to raise the profile of girls’ football at the College, namely Lucy Hack, Tiana Campbell, Chloe Moore and Ellie Sara. The students are all members of the College’s Girls’ Football Academy, the Girls’ National U14 and U15 squads and the successful FUTSAL squad that became National Champions last year. They attended a recent training day to help recruit and deliver football sessions to enable them to deliver all that they have learnt to other students. The girls will be raising the profile of girls’ football, not only in Ivybridge, but also nationwide.
More details to come after the Christmas break regarding when we will be delivering these sessions at the College.