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12 January, 2024

Keeley Kicks Off Her Professional Football Career at Aberdeen

Keeley Banfield, a Sports Science and Coaching student at UCS, has started her full-time, professional footballing career after signing with Aberdeen FC in the Scottish Women’s Premier League!

Keeley joined Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) in 2020 through the College’s partnership with Bridgwater United (previously Yeovil Women) Academy. She studied Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science alongside representing BTC as part of the Women’s Football programme. During this time, Keeley signed for Bridgwater United’s first team and captained the College team to becoming back-to-back Association of Colleges (AoC) Cat 1 Champions, AoC National Champions, ECFA Premier Cup Semi-Finalists and Somerset Schools Cup winners.

After completing the Level 3 course, Keeley started her BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education at UCS, alongside captaining the Women’s Football team and Bridgwater United’s first team in the Women’s National League.

Keeley is a very talented footballer and has worked hard over the last four years to progress with both her studies and her football, striking a balance that has enabled her to achieve brilliant things in both. She will now complete her degree remotely whilst living and playing in Scotland. Best of luck Keeley!

Interested in finding out how our students, regardless of which course they are studying, can benefit from our extensive extra-curricular sports provision and links with local sports clubs? Come along to an open event and have a chat with the Team BTC and Team UCS staff.