National Cup Final Winners

Posted: 26th April 2024

Mount Kelly’s Girls’ Performance Football team has won the Smith Construction ISFA U18 Girls’ National Cup Final 2024.

The team played reigning title holder of the last two years Rossall School, Fleetwood; a very tough and competitive match ending in a 3-0 score.

Sixty-four schools across the country entered the 2024 competition, with four knockout rounds played to reach the Cup Final in Hertfordshire on Thursday 25 April.

  • SECOND ROUND: Mount Kelly vs St Albans
  • ROUND OF 16: Mount Kelly vs Oxford High
  • QUARTER FINAL: Mount Kelly vs Ardingly
  • SEMI FINAL: Mount Kelly vs Millfield
  • FINAL: Mount Kelly vs Rossall School

Thomas Wheeldon, Director of Girls’ Football at Mount Kelly said, “The girls played a challenging, but terrific final game. The tone was set when Sariyah scored a goal in the first ten minutes. At half-time the score was 1-0. In the second half, Sariyah scored again, but with 25-minutes remaining, anything could have happened. Finally, Robin scored with 10 minutes to go. They are all thrilled to win and become National Champions 2024.”

Guy Ayling, Head Master said, “It was an amazing match. To win without a bench called for real courage and the girls did not disappoint. I couldn’t be more proud of the team and coaches for their hard work and determination.

”We are delighted with the standard of our football coaching and if keen players have proven club success and international ambitions we could be the school for them. “

In association with the Chelsea FC Foundation, the Mount Kelly Girls’ Performance Football Programme gives talented players the opportunity to reach their full potential academically and athletically with outstanding coaching, support, expertise and guidance.

Applications are welcome, and a number of scholarships and means tested bursaries are available. All applicants will be assessed academically and have a technical assessment at Mount Kelly or at Chelsea Football’s Cobham training ground. To apply email

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