The Paris Saint-Germain Academy England have been working with Hopwood Hall College since 2020 with the students on the Football Academy programme.
Whilst studying at the college players can train the Parisian way with a dedicated team of coaching staff. The aim of the partnership is to ensure that students can have access to support and guidance within the world of sport to ensure that students career aspirations are met with clear direction.
Workshops, work experience opportunities, coach development sessions, events and representing the PSG Family in Greater Manchester are available to all players at Hopwood Hall College.
The programme runs at the Middleton Campus where the Women’s Academy have been training hard to achieve their goals.
League Season so far:
The Women’s Academy have been unbeaten so far in the season. Friendlies have included outstanding victories against Bolton Sixth Form (8-0) & Tameside College (15-0), before starting the college league.
The girls have scored 12 goals in 2 games conceding once. This has left them in a great position to win the league as they get ready to play the top team with a game in hand.
The games played in this league have been 6-0 and 6-1 wins respectively.
The group have also progressed into the next round of the cup competition after a brilliant win against Bolton Sixth Form 5-0.
Here’s a summary of the results from matches played:
2 friendly Matches:
Bolton 6th form (A) 8-0 Win
Tameside College (H) 15-0 Win
Bolton 6th Form (A) 6-0 Win
Blackburn Sports College (H) 6-1 Win
Bolton 6th form (A) 5-0 Win
In other news the academy was represented at the AOC Tournament which was held at the University of Central Lancashire.
The team competed in 3 matches in the group stages, winning 2 of the games 3-0 and 1-0 respectively, followed by a goalless draw. The team had qualified from their group without conceding a single goal… an incredible effort from the girls!
They went on to the Semi -Finals where the Hopwood Hall Parisiennes scored first to go 1-0 up, but unfortunately after conceding a last-minute goal they went out on penalties.
It was a cruel way to go out after a stunning performance in the tournament. The girls did the college and the PSG family proud!
The AOC Tournament:
This tournament was a 7-aside event with 3 groups of 5 teams taking part.
The Hopwood Hall girls topped this group which consisted of 5 teams including them:
Ashton college (3-0 Win)
Runshaw college (1-0 Win)
Holy Cross (0-0 Draw)
Cardinal Newman College (1-0 Win)
10 points out of the 4 games conceding 0 goals and scoring 5 was a testament to the effort from all the players!
Semi -Final Stage
Winstanley College (1-1 draw, Defeat on penalties)
As we grow our partnerships across the country. Hopwood Hall College have been focussed on the development of the Women’s game in the region.
The dedication for the college, staff and the players involved is showcased in the results of the fixtures. However, the desire from all the players to develop lifelong skills in the classroom ensures that they are a step ahead of their peers.
Well done to all involved and we cannot wait to see how the rest of the season goes!
ICI C’EST PARIS!!!