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Posted on: February 23rd 2017

The Hornsey Hat-trick...

The Hornsey Hat-trick: Determination, dedication and drive…


Hornsey School for Girls were thrilled to welcome the SSE Women’s FA Cup on Monday 20th February 2017 for the next draw of the Women’s FA Cup. Two lucky students, Jessica and Julianna, couldn’t believe their good fortune when they were involved in this awe-inspiring moment as they took part in the draw for the next round of the competition alongside Jemma Rose, England and Arsenal Ladies’ football team player. Jemma was named in 2011 as the FA Women’s Young Player of the Year and has previously captained the England under 17s team. Our students got to pick all draws including two local derby’s resulting in Tottenham Hotspur facing north London rivals and current Women’s FA Cup holders Arsenal in round five, Liverpool hosting Everton and Birmingham City playing West Bromwich Albion.


A group of students from across the school were also invited to tackle a professional training session supported by Jemma Rose – Hornsey girls were put through their paces as they were given an invaluable insight into what it takes to be a professional football player. The girls also got the once in a lifetime chance to ask their own individual questions and understand first-hand the passion and determination that Jemma  has for football and the dedication and drive it has taken for her to reach her goals. Juliana Year 11 and Jessica Year 10 avid footballers and keen fans, were delighted to be chosen to pick the draw for the next round. Jessica said “Never in my life did I think I would see the FA cup come to our school!” Juliana shared her excitement by saying “It was amazing having the SSE Women’s FA Cup draw here and it made me proud to represent my school. It was inspirational to have Jemma here to talk about her experiences and the effort it takes to reach the heights she has”.


The event today has been a life lesson in ambition and aspiration; our girls have learnt about the importance of being part of a team, hard work, dedication and what can be achieved if you set yourself ambitious goals. Events like this provide our students with unforgettable memories that will inspire them in the future. We were very excited when we found out that we had the opportunity to host the draw but I never anticipated the level of excitement we would get from the students. I would like to say thank you on behalf of everyone here at Hornsey School for Girls to Jemma, TeachFirst and the team at SSE Women’s FA Cup for organising this fantastic day.


To find out more about the phenomenal event check out the video here: /197/video-gallery/cat/7/sports

Check out the article in the Ham & High over on their website


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