24-year-old Molly-Mae Sharpe, a former Immanuel College student is enjoying an incredible career in the professional football arena as a striker for the renowned Crystal Palace Ladies Football Club, the Eagles, recently receiving a nomination for Goal of the Month for the Club.
Molly-Mae studied BTEC Sport, BTEC Science and A Level History in Post 16 at Immanuel College before continuing her education with a Sports Science Degree at Barry University in Miami. Molly-Mae said: “My school years at Immanuel were some of the best years of my life. I not only forged lifelong friendships, but through my love of football I learned how to be part of a team, discipline and a really good work ethic. The staff taught me that, to realise my dream of being a professional footballer, I would need to work extra hard at my studies.”
Having played for Bradford City, Molly-Mae moved to the USA to continue her studies before returning to England following her graduation to play for Durham, where she scored 10 goals in 33 games in the FA Women’s Championship while studying for a Masters Degree in Education. Molly-Mae then secured her career success with a move to join the Eagles in August 2021.
Molly-Mae continued: “University can be an expensive option, especially if you want to study abroad as I did. Luckily, I was offered a scholarship to play football at Barry University, Miami and complete my degree. I had to pass SATS first which were not easy, but thanks to the help of Immanuel staff, I passed! And the rest…well, I’m getting paid to play a sport I love. Life doesn’t get much better than this!”
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