School­girl goes from park to Premiership

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

She was spot­ted hav­ing a kick­about in the park and now plays for a Pre­mier League club: that is the story of 13-year-old King Solomon stu­dent Shoshana Field who is now cel­e­brat­ing win­ning league ti­tles and cups at Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

Field “never would have thought” she would play for a top club but that all changed when she was spot­ted by a Spurs scout whilst play­ing in Valen­tines Park in Gants Hill, Es­sex.

That was back in 2004 and she has since be­come a key player for the team, in defence, mid­field and even as a sub­sti­tute goal­keeper.

In her fourth sea­son with the North Lon­don club, she has scored seven goals and claimed two league win­ners medals, two league cups and been named player of the match on five oc­ca­sions.

“It was a re­ally great feel­ing to put on a Spurs shirt and it kind of con­verted me as a fan of the club,” she said. “I was very ex­cited when it all hap­pened.

“Now I have learnt a range of new skills and im­proved so much as a player. The coaches have re­ally taught me a lot.”

Field has as­pi­ra­tions to stay in­volved in sport and be­come a PE teacher. But, still only 13, she hopes to keep on play­ing for Spurs and have many more years at the top level.

Field of dreams: Shoshana’s a gem

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