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Busy Weekend for Women’s Football Superstars

Posted: 22nd May 2024 - 2:56pm

The past weekend has been eventful for current and former sporting students of Loughborough College as England U17 women’s team at the UEFA Women’s U17 Euro Final and the Women's Super League (WSL) players both wrapped up their respective competitions.

In Sweden, the U17s showcased their talent and resilience, leaving the U17 Euros as silver medallists after finishing second to a formidable Spanish side. Having triumphed in quarter and semi-final matches against France and Poland respectively, their time in the competition highlights the depth of talent in the pathway The team's journey and achievement in this tournament has also secured their qualification for the highly anticipated upcoming World Cup to be held in the Dominican Republic later this year.

Meanwhile, in the WSL, notable achievements from DiSE alumni have made headlines. Khiara Keating, a standout goalkeeper and DiSE alumna has made history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper in WSL history to win the Golden Glove. Elite Sports Manager at Loughborough College, Cassey Badder shared, “Khiara should be so proud to win the Golden Glove. It’s a prestigious award, given for the fewest conceded goals in a campaign. This marks a significant milestone in her career and sets a new standard in the league's records.”

Adding to the success stories, Aggi Beever-Jones, another DiSE alumna, helped to secure the WSL title with Chelsea. Her outstanding performance throughout the season has not only helped her team to victory but also earned her a spot on standby for the women’s national team for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 qualifiers.

These accomplishments reflect the dedication and skill of the players and the effectiveness of the development pathways in nurturing top-tier talent.