ACS International School Hillingdon student Izzy Edwards is one step closer to her football goal, having signed for Brentford

ACS International School Hillingdon student Izzy Edwards has signed for Greater London WFL Division 1 North side, Brentford FC Women’s B Football Club.Izzy, who is in Year 11 and is playing for the Bees as a defender, joined the club following support from ACS Hillingdon’s Elite Performance Pathway. She says: “Signing for Brentford Football Club is a dream come true and I love being a part of the team. The Elite Performance Pathway at ACS Hillingdon has been great and has allowed me to use a wide range of facilities. The coaching staff are definitely my favourite from my footballing career so far – they are fantastic.”

The Elite programme is delivered through a series of one-to-one session, workshops and group-based activities to closely mimic life as a professional athlete. Sessions include strength and conditioning guidance, lifestyle support, psychology coaching and nutrition classes.

Martin Hall, Head of School at ACS Hillingdon, says: “We are so pleased for Izzy having signed for Brentford Football Club; Izzy is a shining example of our student cohort and the incredible things they can achieve. She is a brilliant role model for everyone. We aim to provide our students with the support needed to flourish as individuals. Our Elite Performance Pathway helps achieve exactly this and ensures our young people can attract strong university scholarships and progress into higher level sport beyond school. Everyone at the school is so proud and will be cheering Izzy on as she no doubt thrives at this high-profile West London club”.

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