We are delighted to welcome a player of the calibre of 17 year old Shannon King. Shannon really is what every coach in women’s soccer requires, she is a pacy striker or wide player who can score goals! Throughout her club and college soccer career Shannon has always scored at least 20 goals per season. As previously mentioned, she has a natural turn of pace and possesses a great shot in either foot. She is also an excellent crosser of the ball, so she can be relied upon to weigh in with her fair share of assists. It is difficult to say in which position Shannon is most effective, as she will always score goals when playing as the frontline stiker but she is equally effective cutting in from the wing and finishing with a shot on goal. Either way – you have a natural goalscorer!
Shannon began playing soccer at the age of 11, joining her local boys junior club Ferndale Redbourne FC, where she played from the age of 11 to 15. She then moved on to play at Swindon Spitfires, where she remained up to u16s level. Whilst playing at Spitfires, Shannon was the South West Premier League’s leading goalscorer. Her goalscoring feats soon got her noticed by the Wiltshire County Representative squad and she played for her county from u12s to u15s. Shannon is now playing for Swindon Supermarine Ladies First X1, in the South West Regional League and has won numerous Player of The Year & Manager’s Player of the Year Awards. She is also a First X1 regular at the Swindon Town Ladies FC Development programme, which is based at the Commonweal School, Swindon. It is worth noting that Shannon has twice played in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and has also competed in tournaments in Spain (Barcelona Cup 3rd place winners) & the USA.
As an academic student, Shannon takes her studies very seriously. She has a good set of grades and is now in the process of completing her CTEC National Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity plus an A-Level qualification in Psychology. When she leaves the Commonweal School in July 2020 and moves to a US College, Shannon would like to study a Sport Psychology Major.