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Barking Abbey players selected for ECFA

Four of our Year 13 Girls Football Academy players; Tilly Deacon, Kelly Wealthall, Connie Forman and Lauren George, have come through two sets of trials, including a second stage up in Sheffield, to be selected from around 200 trialists from around the country to be selected for the ECFA national representative team. They will attend St Georges Park for a two-day training camp plus a friendly fixture vs Independent Schools in December. This will be prior to representing the country, playing in an International tournament in Italy. 

This is a unique opportunity in the Talent I.D scheme for international recognition and each girl will receive an official commemorative cap, as well as the experience of being a part of an elite squad. For all four of our girls to be picked out by a 6 strong selection team is testament to our programme here at Barking Abbey 

Mr Boanas has been tasked with the role of heading this as Head Coach alongside colleagues from different colleges and regions, a prestigious appointment adding kudos to our academy success story.