There was a new name on the trophy as Bedes School claimed the ISFA Girls U18 National Sevens title.

Some late withdrawals saw a total of 16 teams contest this year’s ISFA U18 Girls National 7v7 Tournament which took place at a sunny Charterhouse School. All four groups produced excellent football with many competitive games and some excellent attacking play. Repton and Charterhouse progressed from group A, with Godolphin & Latymer going into the Plate competition. Group B was won in convincing style by Bedes, with Forest edging out St Clare’s and Haberdashers Monmouth to claim second. Kings College Taunton and Guildford High School qualified from group C, with Cheltenham Ladies College and King Alfred heading into the Plate, and Group D was won by Ardingly College, with ACS Cobham second, Aldenham third and St Swithuns fourth.

Kings College Taunton put down an early marker in the quarter finals netting six times in a convincing win, whilst Bede’s, ACS Cobham and Ardingly all qualified for the semi-finals in much tighter games. Bede’s defeated ACS Cobham in the first semi-final winning 3-1, whilst Kings College Taunton edged Ardingly 1-0 in a close and competitive semi-final.

The final saw both teams producing some exceptional football in a highly competitive final. A flurry of second half goals saw Bede’s claim victory, and the title, running out 3-1 winners.

The U18 plate competition was no less exciting as St Swithuns, St Clare’s, Haberdashers Monmouth and Aldenham battled their way through to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals St Clare’s won their second consecutive penalty shoot-out to edge out St Swithuns, whilst Aldenham played some excellent football to seal their spot in the final courtesy of a 3-1 victory. The final was a very tense affair with both teams giving everything they had to get the goal that would see them victorious, but neither were able to get that all important goal, and with a penalty shoot-out deciding the winner, it was St Clare’s who made it three shoot-out wins out of three to claim the Plate title.

A huge thank you to all the referees who did an excellent job, Charterhouse School for hosting the competition, and all competing schools for supporting the event with an excellent turn out demonstrating the continued growth of girls football.


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Sun 23rd Sept 2018
ISFA Girls National Trials
(Queenswood School) 

Sun 7th Oct 2018
ISFA Girls National Sevens 

25th - 26th Oct 2018
ISFA U16/U18 Girls Cambridge Camp

11th - 12th Dec 2018
ISFA U16/U18 Rep Camps
(St. George's Park)

Tue 25th June 2019
ISFA Girls 7v7 Finals (U11, U13 & U15) 
(St. George's Park)