Molly Wincott-Thomas Selected For ISFA U16 National Football Squad
After an excellent performance at the Independent Schools Football Associations (ISFA) Regional Football Festival at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on Sunday 16 June, Princethorpe College Year 9 pupil, Molly Wincott-Thomas, has been selected for the ISFA U16 Girls 2019/20 National Squad.
Molly will still attend the ISFA Girls Representative Team National Trials at Queenswood School in September but is delighted that she has already had her place in the team confirmed. As part of the ISFA U16 Squad, during the 2019/20 season, Molly will take part in a programme of development camps, first in Cambridge over the October half term and then at the English FA’s national football centre, St George’s Park in December. Molly will also play in international fixtures against teams from the English Colleges, Scotland Independent Schools, the English Schools FA and the Welsh Schools.
Molly started playing football with Rugby Town Girls when she was four-years-old and still plays for them. She has also played for Leicester City Ladies Development Centre Junior teams for three years and is about to start a six week trial over the summer with Birmingham City Ladies Regional Talent Club which she is very excited about. If she is successful, she will join their academy in September.
Director of Sport, Neil McCollin, commented, “This is amazing news for Molly and a huge achievement. We are so excited for her.”
Molly Wincott-Thomas said, “I’ve had a very successful year of sport and I am incredibly proud that I have been selected for the ISFA England National Squad. I enjoyed playing at the ISFA Festival at Bisham Abbey, where the facilities were amazing. I played in centre midfield for the Midlands/North team and felt that I controlled the game and played well. Our team won all of its matches so finished top of the mini tournament. It was amazing to be picked out by the selectors and fast tracked straight into the national squad.”