Football: Bede’s Pupils Receive England Call-Ups


Bede's Sixth Formers Kellie, Kayleigh, Jacob and David have been selected to represent England as members of the girls' and boys' ISFA U18s.

The most recent England call-up was for Bede's pupil, Chelsea Ladies' Footballer and Bloomsbury House member Kellie Larkin, who learned yesterday that she has been selected to represent England in the ISFA U18s match against Australia Schools on Sunday 1st February 2015 at Harrow School.


Kellie photographed last year, when she was signed by Chelsea.

Having represented England on several occasions in the past, Kellie is also on standby for an England vs Norway fixture which, in addition to her work with Chelsea, means that she truly embodies the spirit of the new Sport England campaign 'This Girl Can'.

She joins fellow accomplished Bede's Footballer and multi-sport disciplinarian Kayleigh Bonwick, with the two set to play side by side for the ISFA girls' U18 England Football Team.

Kellie and Kayleigh's news follows on from fellow Sixth Formers Jacob Merrick from Deis House and David Carruthers from Knights both being selected to represent the boys' ISFA England U18 team last week.


George and Jacob in their ISFA England kit.

"These are outstanding achievements, with all three students now going on to play at the England Training Ground at St George's Park against Welsh and Australian representative teams in the coming weeks," said Bede's Head of Football Dave Caryer.

"I am delighted that Kellie, Kayleigh, Jacob and David have been recognised for their achievements. They have been exceptional for Bede's and a major factor in the successful season we have had so far.  All are worthy recipients of places in the boys' and girls' national set-ups."


The boys at St George's Park.

Bede's Director of Sport and IOC University Games delegate Andy Hibbert added, "I am delighted for the students. Kellie and Kayleigh are both genuine talents who work incredibly hard at their sport, training and lifestyle, while Jacob and David both proved themselves in recent matches for ISFA against Wales and Crystal Palace, both of which they contributed to exceptionally."

All four players are members of the Bede's ETP or Emerging Talent Programme, which develops pupils who are nationally ranked in their sports or who represent the county, region or nation, preparing them for professional sporting careers.


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