Schoolgirl goes from park to Premiership

By Craig Silver, May 23, 2008

She was spotted having a kickabout in the park and now plays for a Premier League club: that is the story of 13-year-old King Solomon student Shoshana Field who is now celebrating winning league titles and cups at Tottenham Hotspur.

Field “never would have thought” she would play for a top club but that all changed when she was spotted by a Spurs scout whilst playing in Valentines Park in Gants Hill, Essex.

Field of dreams: Shoshana's a gem

That was back in 2004 and she has since become a key player for the team, in defence, midfield and even as a substitute goalkeeper.

In her fourth season with the North London club, she has scored seven goals and claimed two league winners medals, two league cups and been named player of the match on five occasions.

“It was a really great feeling to put on a Spurs shirt and it kind of converted me as a fan of the club,” she said. “I was very excited when it all happened.

“Now I have learnt a range of new skills and improved so much as a player. The coaches have really taught me a lot.”

Field has aspirations to stay involved in sport and become a PE teacher. But, still only 13, she hopes to keep on playing for Spurs and have many more years at the top level.

Last updated: 3:24pm, May 28 2008