Kirsty McGee has been a permanent member of staff at Pompey in the Community for the last 10 years, but she is now moving on to pursue her career as a professional footballer with Reading FC Women, having been offered a full time playing contract.
Pompey in the Community have benefitted greatly from Kirsty’s knowledge and skills during her time here and she will be greatly missed by staff members, school children and club members alike. Kirsty is always a popular coach with the children and she has been inspirational to many young girls in the Portsmouth area to keep on playing football. Kirsty has been instrumental in PitC’s delivery of the Premier League Girls Football programme and has represented PitC and the Premier Skills programme on a visit to China in 2012, passing on her knowledge and expertise to budding coaches.
Kirsty came to football quite late at the age of 16, but signed and played for Pompey Ladies for 10 years, winning promotion and the Hampshire Cup with the team. She claims that one of her career highlights was being voted the Southern Premier Manager’s and Player’s Player of the Season. But a new highlight will surely be playing in the Women’s Super League One (WSL 1) having won promotion with the Reading FC Women’s team in October this year, under her captaincy.
Kirsty was ever present in the Reading FC Women’s team last season, making 24 appearances and scoring 2 goals. The WSL 1 has teams from Chelsea, Manchester City and Sunderland AFC to name but a few. Clare Martin and everyone at Pompey in the Community would like to thank Kirsty for all her hard work whilst with us and we would like to wish her all the very best for her future footballing career! Good Luck, Kirsty!!