Dayna off to the USA

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Lynn’s College of West Anglia’s (CWA) Dayna Kingshott has been offered a football scholarship in America.

Kingshott studies the sports science programme at The College of West Anglia Sports Campus as well as being part of the girls elite football programme and has secured a full football scholarship to Owens Junior College, Ohio.

Kingshott is a striker and will be wearing the number 10 shirt when pre-season kicks off on August 1. She is an outstanding student and is on track to achieve the highest grade possible of three distinctions for her Extended Diploma in Sports Science.

Owens Express Women’s Soccer made the national finals last season, losing to the eventual winners Monroe College.

Kingshott will move to America on July 25 after completion of her programme at CWA’s sports campus. She will train seven days a week at Owens Junior College as well as continuing her studying.

Kingshott, from Holbeach, said: “This is a dream come true. I have been playing since I was 4 years old and have always wanted to live in America. To achieve this while being able to continue playing football is an amazing opportunity which doesn’t seem to be real.”

She becomes the latest success story from CWA’s sports campus making the move to America following in the footsteps of Dominic Dwyer, Tom White, Mark Heath-Preston, Kyle Nichols, Tom McCarthy, Lee Woolmore, Nikita Morris and Chloe Burch, to name but a few.

Programme manager for sport at CWA Tommy Goode said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Dayna and we wish her every success for the future. Dayna is another example of the talent in our local community who have progressed while here at CWA and this opportunity is very well deserved.”