Thompson part of Catalan triumph
Kenni Thompson helped the Catalan Under-16 girls' team to the Spanish Championship title with a 2-0 win over Madrid in yesterday's final in Málaga.
Thompson, who has been based in Barcelona for the past four years, also played in her team's 4-0 semi-final victory against Asturias the previous day. It was her first call-up for the Catalan select team.
The 15-year-old, who trains with the Barcelona youth programme, is the daughter of Kenny Thompson, the BAA director of football and former Bermuda coach.
Thompson said his daughter had “benefited tremendously” since moving to the Catalan region to further her football development.
“Kenni's progress has been steady over the four years,” Thompson said. “The Catalan region is an exceptional place for player development and Kenni has benefited tremendously.
“We are proud that Kenni has been selected into the Catalan team along with the exceptionally high-quality players of the region.
“The final phase in Málaga is a great experience for her.”
Kenni plays for Saint Gabriel in the Cadete — Juvenile Femenino Preferente Division, as well training with the World Sports Academy Barcelona boys' programme.