Cardiff Faculty of Sport graduate and Wales captain, Sophie Ingle, will face Barcelona as she takes to the pitch for Chelsea FC on this weekend’s Champions League remaining.
With a level in Sports activities Growth and Teaching, Ingle represented the college all through her research, serving to Cardiff Met Girls’s FC safe two BUCS victories throughout her time on the membership.
Chelsea Girls now look to increase their implausible run of outcomes by turning into European champions for the primary time within the league’s historical past once they play in opposition to the formidable Barcelona. Having already added the Neighborhood Protect, League Cup and Girls’s Tremendous League titles to their trophy cupboard, the Blues might be underneath no illusions as to the standard of the Barca group having seen them beat home rivals Manchester Metropolis earlier on within the competitors.
Having performed for Wales at Underneath-17 and Underneath-19 stage, Ingle received her first senior cap in 2009 and has since gone on to captain the nationwide group. Ingle performed her early Girls’s Premier League soccer at Cardiff Metropolis Girls the place she received the Welsh Cup and is wanting to make use of that Cup expertise on Sunday.
Senior Lecturer and Sophie’s former coach, Dr Kelly Harris, stated: “Sophie’s ardour for soccer is unrivalled and I’m delighted to see her succeeding in a sport we each love. She epitomises the twin profession athlete, demonstrating excessive requirements in all the things she does.
“She is a task mannequin for younger women in all places, dedicated to her group irrespective of the shirt she’s carrying – and I’ll be cheering her on from dwelling this weekend. Go Sophie. Go Chelsea!”
The sport, performed on the Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden on Sunday 16 Might, will see each groups bidding for the trophy, with neither having beforehand received the transformed prize.