Girls Join the Premiere League of School Football
Girls at Cheadle Hulme School are proving it’s not a man’s world on the football pitch, as the School has become home to the first ever Independent Schools’ Football Association Northern Girls’ Squad.
As the first person to set-up a girls’ team at the Cheshire School in its 159 year history, Business and Economics Teacher, Miss Leanne Curl was approached by the ISFA to set up the region’s premiere girls’ squad earlier this year.
The regional representative team will star two of the School’s Year 11 students, Hafsa Maududi and Charlotte Wright, who currently play for the CHS U15 team.
Miss Curl, a Newcastle United supporter who was a keen footballer in her own school days, coaches the School’s U13 and U15 Girls’ teams as well as the Boys’ U13B team. She said: “It was a complete surprise to be asked to set-up the Northern Squad and I’m delighted to be part of it. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all the schools involved and is great recognition for the wealth of female footballing talent in the region.”
Trials for the squad took place at Cheadle Hulme School in January and the final team features girls from other local schools and from Leeds and Lancashire.
The Northern team will take part in the U18 Regional Representative Tournament at Harrow School in March, following which selections are made for the ISFA National Squad.
Miss Curl continued: “We’re all really looking forward to our first big appearance. Fingers-crossed we have some future national representatives on the team too!”