Students Tayla Lock (U6) and Cameron Buxton (First Year) have been selected for Independent Schools Football Association representative teams.

Tayla has been selected for the U18 girls national representative squad, and will play in their fixture against Scotland Independent Schools in February.

She said: “I am honoured to be selected for the 2019/20 season. I have been playing football since I was eight, having started in a local boy’s little league, and am currently playing for Crystal Palace FC Women. Coming into a new environment and playing sport at Trinity has helped me gain confidence and branch out of my comfort zone, both on and off the pitch. Without the support and nomination from Mr Kingston, I would not have had the opportunity to represent English Independent Schools and earn my first international cap, which I am very grateful for.”

Cameron will play in the U13 squad, and will play at the U13 regional representative festival at Shrewsbury School in April.

He said: “I’m really happy and excited to be selected. I’m grateful that Trinity given me the chance to go to the ISFA trials – I never thought I would get this far!  All the coaches, such as Mr. Roberts and Mr. Kingston, have helped me develop my football skills since being in JBugs, as well as helping me grow as a person, which means I can be a better footballer.”

Over 800 boys and girls take part in ISFA representative trials each season, so Tayla and Cameron have done amazingly well.

David Kingston, Head of Football, said: “With girls football relatively new at Trinity, all the credit has to go to Tayla. We have heard great things from her club, Crystal Palace, and to be selected for the ISFA Girls side is a massive achievement.”

And added: “This is a fantastic achievement for Cameron, who trialed for the year above, so to get this far shows how hard he worked throughout the process.”

We wish them success this season!

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