Thirteen seventh grade girls joined together this fall to participate in soccer. The season went really well for the girls. “I really enjoy playing soccer because I have been playing since kindergarten,” said midfielder and striker Raquel Dawson.
The team has trained very hard during practices. “The coaching staff really wants us to work hard and they believe in us. If one of us on the team wants to try a different position they will let us try it is practice,” said Dawson. The coaches care about the kids and want them to succeed, and this was helped by the girls all working hard at practice.
The first game of the season the girls played against ACS Hillingdon at Canons Park. They played really well to get the win of 6-0. “Our team played extremely well on our first game. We all worked together and depended on each other. Each player showed their strengths in the game,” said Dawson
On September 29, the girls were getting ready to play their second game of the season. The girls were playing Hillingdon at Canons Park. The girls were confident and ready for the game. However, the girls let in a goal and couldn’t manage to score for the rest of the game. The ended up losing to Hillingdon 1-0.
At the next practice, the girls trained hard because they did not want to lose again. “The coach helped the team out and has made me get better at attacking the ball and taking shots,” said Dawson. The girls tried hard, because they did not want to lose like before.
On October 13, the girls went to Canons Park to play ACS Cobham. The game started and ended with the same score, 0-0. At least the girls did not lose, and this motivated them to practice harder.
The team is going to participate in LSSAs at Canons Park. “The team has really bonded. We sit together at lunch, we are always being friendly with each other, and we always talk on the bus,” said Dawson.