On Tuesday 11th June, 15 girls from across Years 8, 9 and 10 represented the Quest Academy against Royal Russell in a couple of friendly football matches.

There were two 7 a-side matches which allowed the Quest girls to experience competitive football matches against two strong Royal Russell teams, which featured players from numerous professional football academies including Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

Despite almost all of the Quest girls being beginners and most of the girls having never played a competitive game of football before, they displayed some real talent and more than held their own against the far more experienced Royal Russell players.

Team 1 (year group):

Andreea P (9)
Izabelle B (9)
Sophia B (8)
Isabella B (9)
Moonthaka D (9)
Shay C (9)
Hanifa B (9)


Royal Russell A 1-0 Quest Academy
Royal Russell B 0-0 Quest Academy

Team 2:

Chloe HS (9)
Iqueeno W (9)
Radia NM (9)
Carlita G (9)
Serena A (10)
Keeleigh B (9)
Shammee H (9)
Sasha A (8)


Royal Russell B 4-0 Quest Academy
Royal Russell 4-2 Quest Academy

It was a brilliant afternoon of football and the girls really seemed to love the experience according to the feedback I received from them! A huge thank you must also go to Royal Russell who were fantastic hosts, allowing us to play on some fantastic pitches and also sending the girls home with a goody bag full of snacks!

Mr R Wilder