EVERETT, JOHNSON AND ARTHUR VISIT SOCCER SCHOOL AHEAD OF INCREDIBLE START TO THE SEASON
Palace Women stars Aimee Everett, Annabel Johnson, and Chloe Arthur surprised participants at one of our Soccer Schools in south London this summer
Ahead of Crystal Palace Women’s impressive start to the FA Women’s Championship season at their new home in Sutton, three players joined one of our girls-only Soccer Schools at Kent County Cricket Club in Beckenham.
New captain Aimee Everett, defender and 19/20 player of the season Annabel Johnson, and Scottish international Chloe Arthur surprised girls at our summer holiday Soccer School, where they got involved in training drills and were put on the spot in a varied question and answer session.
Annabel Johnson was over the moon to pay the Palace for Life participants a visit:
“It’s a great atmosphere! It’s nice and full and there are so many girls here – especially after the World Cup as well. It’s been really good to come down and engage with the girls.”
Taking a break from training in the warm sun, the Palace for Life participants got the chance to test out their journalistic skills and ask the players a few questions; from where they last went on holiday, to what they like to do the most on their days off and of course, who their football idols are!
“I loved their questions. They were very much out-there and you’re never sure what to expect, but my favourite ones are when they’re just asking about you, like ‘where did you go on holiday?’ ‘what do you like to do on your days off?’” Johnson said.
Palace Women have had a brilliant start to the new season under new head coach Laura Kaminski, and are unbeaten in three out of three games, including a 9-1 win at home to Durham Women.
Palace for Life offer multiple chances for girls to play football across south London. Our Soccer Schools take place during the school holidays, but there are girls-only football sessions taking place all year round – so everybody has the chance to play.
For more information on our girls football sessions, head here