Portsmouth Women’s crowned England Elite Champions
England’s very best players entertained the crowds today in Bournemouth in glorious sunshine competing in the British Online Schools Elite Cup!
The best women’s beach soccer talent from across the country came to Canford Cliffs Beach to compete for the crown of English Champions despite the worlds best player Molly Clark having to sit out on the sidelines in a coaching role due to injury.
The event was packed with Englands best, Hannah Short, Wendy Martin, Sarah Kempson, Hannah Haughton and Becky Barron along with England newbies Alisha Buckingham, Katie Scadding and Anne Meiwald.
It was also great to see former European Champion Nadine Bazan playing despite retiring from the International scene mentoring and supporting new talent coming into the game.
MVP awards went to goal keeper Katie Scadding and a newcomer to beach soccer Chole Andrew’s impressing in her first competitive ever event and a talent to watch for the future.
Bronze medals went to Kish Kishto’s Elite Soccer Ladies, Silver medals to Molly Clark’s South Coast Soccer with Steve Blacks Portsmouth Ladies taking GOLD!
England Beach Soccer tomorrow hosts the men’s elite championship and then heads to Devon where they will host the Devon Youth Championships with co hosts Exeter City Football Club where over 300 children will compete from 30 schools followed by exhibition matches on the sand most notably Torquay United Women’s team Vs Exeter City Ladies youth teams.
Luke Kerr England Director “Brilliant day today for women’s beach soccer and firstly i’d like to thank our sponsor The British Online School for investing in our sport and seeing the future potential in creating a winning partnership, secondly delighted to see some new referees today too take to the sand for the first time and lastly to see such amazing women’s talent entertain us with some amazing beach soccer with our first event of 2022”
Big thanks to Simon Carlton our resident photographer too who did his first beach soccer event of ours today with many more to come.