KING’S College pupil Sophie Gillies has won the Supporters’ Trust Women’s Young Player of the Year Award at the Exeter City FC Awards Night, after a hugely successful first full season with the Ladies’ First XI.

Exeter gained promotion into the National League and will now face teams such as QPR and Southampton.

Gillies was a huge part of the team’s success and, at only 16, she won the league golden boot, scoring 43 goals in 20 games.

At King’s, she has been more than comfortable playing in the boys’ teams over the two football terms.

Gillies has also taken up rugby at the school, thanks to director of rugby Ed Lewsey’s encouragement.

Director of sport Phil Lewis said: “This [playing rugby], as well as the high performance support she receives at King’s, has enabled Sophie to improve her speed, agility and general fitness and it is a credit to her commitment and hard work that she is achieving such wonderful things.

“Sophie still has one more year left with us and we look forward to seeing her progress further over the coming months.”