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Mayumi Pacecho

Year 12 student Mayumi Pacecho spent her half term break a little differently to her peers. Mayumi represented England in the Women’s Under 17 Football Euros qualifying competition in Bulgaria.

Mayumi scored a goal in the 9 – 0 thrashing of Moldova, and played in the 5 – 0 victory over Bulgaria. One of Mayumi’s biggest fans, her mum, said, “She did the family and the college proud.”

England came top of their group and have qualified for the next round which will take place in the new year. Mayumi, who studies Biology, Law, Physical Education and Psychology, returned in time to join her college football team and scored two goals in a 4-3 victory against Salford City College.

Alyson Hastie, Sports Maker and SJR Women’s Football coach, said, “Mayumi is a really talented player and is a pleasure to coach. She has a great attitude, she always gives 100% and is extremely committed. She has a huge influence on the rest of the girls and adds to the brilliant team spirit that they share. We were all really proud to hear the results of the Euros.”