Oakahm School pupils selected for Midlands football squad

Oakham School footballers: Karen Ribeiro, Alex Smith and Yasmin Anwar have been selected for the Midlands squad
Oakham School footballers: Karen Ribeiro, Alex Smith and Yasmin Anwar have been selected for the Midlands squad
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Talented footballers from Oakham School are celebrating after being selected to represent the Midlands.

After taking part in both training and trials, three girls from the school have been chosen as Regional Representatives for the Midlands International Schools Football Association.

Karen Ribeiro, 16, and 17-year-olds Alex Smith and Yasmin Anwar were thrilled to be given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on the football field at this level.

Midfielder Alex said: “The trials this year were very different to last year, with many girls of the same standard; this made standing out a little harder.

“Also, the trials had been postponed the week before because of waterlogged pitches, so going into it we were unsure whether we would be playing on AstroTurf or grass.”

Yasmin is no stranger to playing competitive football, having already won an international cap for representing England in the ISFA Girls National Under-18s Representatives Squad.