Girls Football Success
With a gender equal approach to sport that sees football as a core sport for both boys and girls, it is no wonder the girls U11, U13 and U15 teams enjoyed great success at the recent ISA Girls’ National Football Festival in Ascot.
The football coaching programme at Radnor is led by Osman Kamil, a former professional academy player and a UEFA qualified coach, recently coaching at Charlton Athletic’s academy. Osman praised the girls for their “excellent” football throughout the tournament which saw the U11s reach the final of the U11 shield competition, while the U13s reached the quarter finals of the tournament.
However, it was the U15s who were the standout team of the tournament, crowned champions after winning a penalty shootout thriller against Kings High Warwick in the final.
Speaking about the success of the girls’ teams on the pitch this season, Osman praised the players for “training hard, enjoying the game and showing great commitment to their teams”. “I am really excited to see football at Radnor going from strength to strength and am proud of the success that we are enjoying in National competitions. The pre-season training programme we run enables pupils to develop their skills and knowledge of the game in preparation for the season ahead, and the time and effort that the players put in is certainly paying off.”