Football, Fans and the FA Cups

Feb 5, 2024

It was a wonderful day for Cokethorpe as we welcomed women’s football legend, Claire Rafferty, alongside our sports equipment partners, Sports Directory and Team Mitre, to the School. Claire not only brought her wealth of sporting experience with her – having played for England and Great Britain as well as a glittering club career, including over 100 appearances for Chelsea – she also brought with her the iconic Women’s and Men’s FA Cup Trophies.

Claire Rafferty coaching Cokethorpe Girls Football

Claire led a football session, sharing her invaluable coaching expertise and offering personalised feedback to our eager pupils. Claire then faced a challenge of a different kind, answering insightful questions posed by our First Form Sport Award Holders, leaving pupils inspired by her career in professional sport.

Claire Rafferty talking to Cokethorpe pupils

But the magic did not end there, as every pupil throughout the School had the incredible opportunity to see the legendary Men’s and Women’s FA Cup trophies. This unforgettable experience left a lasting impression on the entire Cokethorpe community, drawing to a close a day that will be cherished for years to come.