Three Hartpury College students have achieved national sporting recognition after being named in the England Colleges women’s football squad.
Jess Hood, Jodie Whiteman and Sarah King impressed the national selectors after being nominated to attend trials for the squad by Hartpury’s Women’s Football Manager Stacey Miles.
The England Colleges women’s football squad are set to play Milton Keynes Dons Women on 11 July, Southampton Women’s FC on 25 July and RAF Ladies on 18 August at venues yet to be announced.
As well as being members of the Women’s Football Academy at Hartpury, Jess and Jodie are enrolled on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Football) and Sarah is studying A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education.
Stacey Miles said: “We are delighted that three Hartpury students and Football Academy players have been selected for the England Colleges National Team Squad for the 2020/2021 season.
“Sarah King and Jess Hood, who are exciting attacking midfield and wide players, have been selected for the second year in a row having represented England Colleges in the 2019/2020 season.
“Jodie Whiteman, our top shot stopper and excellent goalkeeper, has been selected within her first season at Hartpury College, which is a fantastic achievement.
“We’re extremely proud of Sarah, Jess and Jodie and we wish them well in the upcoming fixtures.”
As a TASS Dual Career Accredited Site, Hartpury provide its students with the support they need to fulfil their sporting ambitions alongside studying for their academic qualifications.
Student footballers at Hartpury have access to a range of world-class facilities on campus, including a floodlit grass football pitch and two 3G all-weather surfaces.
Its new £8.8 million Sports Academy includes a biomechanics laboratory, a rehabilitation suite featuring an anti-gravity treadmill, and a human performance laboratory with an altitude chamber and sports hall.
Picture: Jess Hood, Jodie Whiteman and Sarah King have been named in the England Colleges women’s football squad