Year 11 student, Meg Boydell, had the chance to silence a hostile football crowd in Reykjavik, Iceland…. and she took it with ease!
Meg, an avid footballer, started playing the game from as young as the age of two and was signed professionally when she was nine.
Playing for Liverpool FC under 16’s team, the squad, which included 16 other girls, two coaches and a Physio, were invited to play several matches in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik by the founders of the ‘Rey Cup.’ Whilst over there, they played Icelandic teams such as Vikings FC and another
five teams over four days. The team showed their talents to the crowd by being the standout footballers of the tournament and winning the cup.
The final match was too close to call and after playing extra time the game went to penalties. With the opposition having missed a penalty, Meg was asked to take the next one. Meg recalls, “it was a packed stadium with the crowd booing and chanting as I was about to take it. I kept calm and focussed and managed to score what turned out to be the winning penalty!”
Speaking of her trip, Meg said, “It was a great tournament to have had the chance to play in and the experience will be beneficial for playing professional football matches in the future.”
Reported by: Molly