Cherelle Khassal (2)


Cherrelle Kassal
Cherelle Khassal

Portsmouth and Republic of Ireland footballer Cherelle Khassal is to train the Isle of Wight’s Wight Eagles young footballers at Queensgate Primary School in East Cowes this Friday (5th August).

As a youngster, Cherelle travelled from Cowes on the Isle of Wight to train with Portsmouth while attending Cowes High School. She was scouted by Arsenal and joined the Gunners on a 4-year academy contract in 2006. She made her debut for the Republic of Ireland women’s national football team in May 2012. She has also played in the North American USL W-League with Santa Clarita Blue Heat and Los Angeles Strikers.

On 21st July 2021, Khassal signed for Portsmouth. Khassal finished the season with 27 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions, including 15 goals in 20 appearances in the league.

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Wight Eagles Head of Youth Dan Verstraeten has said:

“We’re incredibly lucky to have Cherelle visit us, and we’re very lucky she has approached us to do a training session. She is massively behind what we are doing at Wight Eagles, and with our women’s National Team winning this year’s Euro 22, this is an added bonus for all at the club as the girls are buzzing.

“She is the 1st woman pro to visit the club. For me, it really shows our commitment and a legacy we are building for the future of woman’s football.

“Cherelle will be at Queensgate school field East Cowes, from 17:00 to 19:00. We welcome her to run a coaching session for our younger stars and take Q and A from players and fans. People are welcome to come up and watch and new players to come and join.”

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