Emily leads Enfield to trio of titles

STEVENAGE schoolgirl Emily Jamieson, last week completed a memorable triple with her team Enfield Town under 12 s. Emily, 12, a pupil at Nobel School, joined Enfield Town last summer and helped them beat Spurs 4-2 last week to win the Home Counties Divis

STEVENAGE schoolgirl Emily Jamieson, last week completed a memorable triple with her team Enfield Town under 12's.

Emily, 12, a pupil at Nobel School, joined Enfield Town last summer and helped them beat Spurs 4-2 last week to win the Home Counties Division One title, four days after winning the Home Counties League Cup Final against Denham Utd 8-2.

Emily's goal in that game was Enfield's 200th goal this season, from 27 competitive league and cup games.

The two victories alongside last month's Middlesex County Cup final victory gave the Enfield side "the triple", the youngest female side to achieve league, league cup and county cup victories in the same season.


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The team's future, however, is now in doubt as it is made up of academy players from Arsenal, Watford, Luton and Leyton Orient and the FA is set to introduce a rule from next season, that academy players can no longer play club football.

Emily's father Derek said: "Enfield have played to a completely different level this season and have thoroughly deserved their success. It's such a shame that the team's future is now in doubt.

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"Bedwell Rangers under-16 are local victims as well, and the ruling will have a negative effect on the development of girls' football at grass roots level, it is a very ill conceived idea and is actually very upsetting for the girls, parents and clubs that are to be effected."

The FA are due to make a final decision on the ruling in late July and until then Emily will be playing in a number of summer tournaments for Enfield Town.

Emily who has been playing football for sixyears is also currently undergoing trials at Watford's and Arsenal's under-14 centres of excellence.

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