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Move Over Beth Mead

Year 8 student Annie Boichat is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sports Personality of The Year 2022, Beth Mead. Annie, an extremely keen and talented football player, is passionate about the game and has been playing for as long as she can remember.

What sets Annie apart from other players is that she actually plays in the boys team as well as the girls team – much to the surprise of opposing players. She plays for Sittingbourne Boys Football Club and the London Lionesses Girls Football Club. Annie said “The Sittingbourne Boys are used to me playing matches with them but I can see boys on the other teams sniggering and pointing as I come onto the pitch. They soon shut up though when I show them what I can do!”.

Annie trains hard to keep up with her skills. She plays Centre Back with the boys and trains, after school, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesdays are taken up with the girls training in Centre mid. Mrs Palmer said “I’m really excited to see where Annie’s football career takes her. Having attended my first football match ever last year to watch Beth Mead and the England Lionesses roar to victory I can see myself being even more excited watching Annie when, not if, she makes it to the top! In the meantime we are incredibly lucky to have her on our side at Fulston”