Sent Her Forward honours 2016/17 – part three: the Dream Teams

Sent Her Forward’s end-of-season awards conclude with those long-awaited dream teams – and there’s a twist this year.

Collage of Roseanne Fine, Danni Cutler and Laura Rafferty (Photos: Crawley Wasps LFC/Beckie Kirkham/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Roseanne Fine, Danni Cutler and Laura Rafferty make their respective Dream Team starting XIs (Photos: Crawley Wasps LFC/Beckie Kirkham/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Welcome to the third and final part of this year’s honours – surely the most comprehensive in women’s football. Continue reading

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BHASVIC’s magical journey ends in national final defeat

BASVIC players after their AoC Cup final defeat to Barnsley College, May 4 2017 (Photo: BHASVIC)

BHASVIC enjoyed their best ever run in the national cup competition but were unable to add to their trophy triumphs (Photo: BHASVIC)

BHASVIC 2-6 Barnsley College

In the end it was not to be. The first ever national final proved a step too far in a remarkable season of success. But the students of BHASVIC – Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College – have certainly put some of the county’s best young players on the national radar. Continue reading

Chichester invest in the élite to join the élite with south-coast academy

Chichester College (Photo: Dave Daniel, Chichester College)

Football is already taught at Chichester College but the academy will provide top facilities for elite-level players (Photo: Dave Daniel, Chichester College)

High-flying Chichester City may be tantalisingly close to the Premier League, but they are building for the future, too, launching a girls’ football academy that is likely to boost their status as one of the top clubs in southern England. Continue reading

The History Girls: BHASVIC storm to national college cup final

BHASVIC players celebrate their cup victory with manager Joe McTiffen (Photo: Simon Roe)

Both teams were in their first national cup semi-final but it was BHASVIC who were celebrating at the end

BHASVIC 4 (Evans 20; Butcher 25, 70; Ramsauer (pen) 84)
Richard Huish College 0

Who said students find history boring? 

The teenage girls of Sussex’s BHASVIC college wrote their own entry in the history books by reaching the national final of the prestigious Association of Colleges Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over their Somerset counterparts, Richard Huish College. Continue reading

The People’s Choice: who deserves a Sent Her Forward honour?

Lauren Dolbear in action for Lewes v Fulham Foundation. Photo: James Boyes

Lewes’s Lauren Dolbear won recognition in Sent Her Forward’s Premier League dream team and in the People’s Choice category last season (Photo: James Boyes)

Sent Her Forward’s end-of-season honours remain a much-talked about and highly regarded way of recognising the immense contributions made by so many people to women’s and girls’ football. Continue reading

Result almost academic as experienced Worthing win colleges battle

Newman Lewes Academy 0
Worthing College 6 (Tubby 12, 45, 57; Rolf 16; Booker 55; Pursey 59)

In the battle of the Sussex academies, experience won the day as Worthing College, the academic arm of Brighton’s development set-up, swept aside Newman’s, the newest kids on the block, established by East Sussex rivals Lewes last summer. Continue reading

First-half BHASVIC blitz dashes Onslow cup hopes but not their spirit

BHASVI players celebrate the opening goal against Onslow at the Withdean Stadium, Jan 11 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

BHASVIC are through to the quarter-finals of the colleges national cup (Photo: Simon Roe)

BHASVIC 3 (Butcher 6; Evans 21; Ward-Penny 40)
Onslow 2 (Sende pen 39; Fisher 59)

Brighton’s BHASVIC powered into the last eight of the Association of Colleges National Cup with a hard-fought victory over a young, but talented, Onslow St Audrey’s Academy at the Withdean Stadium. Continue reading