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Boost for women’s football

Women’s football has been given a boost thanks to a new women’s football academy at Kingston College.

England International Footballer Alex Scott officially opened The Alex Scott Academy. The facility is the first of its kind in the UK and highlights the growth of the women’s game.

Kingston College’s head of school for sport and leisure Jade Mountain said: “I am delighted. We couldn’t ask for a better figurehead and ambassador for the Academy than Alex: she is an England international and professional player in the USA and she came through an Academy system herself, demonstrating just how effective they are.

“We are proud to be associated with an individual, a person and a real face who is not a brand, but can offer our players real support and inspiration.”

Alex said: “I am delighted to have officially launched the Alex Scott Academy. To be able to give the girls the opportunity to play and study just like I did is something that I’m very honoured and proud to be doing.”

The academy has been launched in a partnership with Alex Scott and Puma.

Andy Taylor from Puma said: “Puma is proud to be associated with the Alex Scott Academy at Kingston College, the college is a key partner in education and innovation as it promotes excellence in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The new academy will add to the sports facilities at the College and aims to provide players with an unrivalled calibre of training, skills development and match play.

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