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Schools are being asked to nominate players to attend the ISFA Girls representative team national trials, taking place at Queenswood School on Sunday 22nd September 2019. Any player in school years 10–13 (from September) who is a keen footballer and wishes to trial to play within the ISFA national development programme is encouraged to attend.

This year we will be once again holding a trial day to select our U18 & U16 Girls national representative teams who will take part in our national representative programme. The programme includes development camps at St Georges Park and international fixtures against English Colleges & Scotland Independent Schools.

To nominate someone to attend the trials please complete the nomination form and return to ISFA National Football Development Manager Ian Bent via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ian Bent, 14 Abingdon Close, Laindon, Essex, SS15 6LJ.


Further details of the trials can be found below.

  • Trial Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
  • Time: 11am – 2pm (U16s) & 12.30 – 3.30pm (U18s)
  • Venue: Queenswood School, Shepherds Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6NS

ISFA GIRLS REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAMME 2019-20 (all dates subject to change) 

22nd September
Trials for squads

October Half Term
Cambridge Development Camp

10th & 11th December 2019
St Georges Park Camp

January – March
Additional fixtures TBC including Scotland tour


Sunday 3rd February 
ISFA U18 4 Scotland Independent Schools FA 0 
(Edinburgh University) 

ISFA started strongly and found themselves 1-0 up within 7 minutes, from an Ellen Jones strike from 20-yards. Windy conditions and a rainy start made it a tough first half but the girls rose to the occasion and struck again on the 17th minute, through Mya Lewis-Powell, after some neat team play. Eleanor Franklinwood made some key saves during the first half to keep SISFA at bay. The girls adjusted well to a number of changes from the bench and maintained the 2-0 lead going into half time.

To replicate the first half performance the ISFA girls found the net again with 7 minutes of the restart through Mathilda Finburgh, after a perfectly weighted pass from Ines Sargren. The strong pairing of Eloise Eyre and Bells Wordsworth helped keep a clean sheet for ISFA, both making some vital tackles at key moments in the game. The team utilised the wide areas well and created a number of opportunities with overlapping runs from Lannece Hole and Renee Ojikutu. The final goal of the game came in the 60th minute from a wide free kick finished confidently by Georgia Brown. 

An excellent effort from both teams and a fantastic win to end a successful ISFA season. Congratulations to our year 13s who played their final game today, and we wish them success in their next chapter.

Wednesday 12th December
(St. George's Park)

The first half was a competitive and evenly matched performance, with the ISFA girls showing great discipline in their team shape. English Colleges took the lead half way through the first period, with a quick second to follow. Unfortunately an own goal from ISFA took the score to 3, but a great individual goal from Sophie Gillies reduced the deficit to 1-3.

English Colleges brought on a new side of 11 players in the second half and the ISFA girls did brilliantly to keep persevering right through the game. Some great finishes from English Colleges saw the game finish 6-1, but the ISFA team finished the last 10 minutes really strongly with opportunities to score one or two more.

This was a fine team performance from the ISFA, against very strong opponents, to complete a fantastic 2 days at SGP.

Tuesday 11th December
ISFA 18 4 TDK 4
(St. George's Park)

ISFA started the game extremely strongly leading the game 4-0 within 30 minutes with goals from Sophie gillies (2), Ella Needham and a 25 yard cracker from Mya Lewis-Powell. TGK managing to claim one back before the break going into halftime with the score 4-1.

TGK came out fighting in the second half and with a couple individual strikes managed to draw the score level with 10 minutes to play.  ISFA finished the game strongly and had chances to win the game, but were unfortunate not to take the game. 

Thursday 25th October
(Huntingdon Town FC) 

This was certainly a game of 2 halves!

With lots of players being asked to play in unfamiliar positions, some for the first time, the first half was a challenging learning environment for the ISFA girls.  Cambridge certainly dominated the half, capitalising on some of ISFA's errors and using the width much more effectively going into half with a commanding 3-0 lead.

However the second half was a totally different story. The ISFA girls played with a new found confidence and belief, producing some brilliant attacking play and working really well as a team. This was rewarded by a goal from Mya Lewis-Powell mid-way through the half.  It could have been more with close chances for Helen Kelly and Ella Needham. With Jenny Mathiesen leading the way with a great defensive performance the score remained 3-1 until full time.

Photographs of this match can be obtained from RWT Photography.

2018/19 PROGRAMME (all dates subject to change):

23rd September 2018
Trials for squads

25th & 26th October 2018
Cambridge Development Camp

11th & 12th December 2018  
St Georges Park Camp 

11th December 2018 
ISFA U18 Girls V TGK U18
St George's Park (7.30pm)

12th December 2018
ISFA U18 Girls V English Colleges U18
St George's Park (2.00pm)

January - March 2019
Additional fixtures including Scotland tour (dates TBC) 


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