Tractor Girl Sophie Peskett scores a BTEC hat-trick

Ipswich Town Women's Sophie Peskett signs her contract

Ipswich Town Women's Sophie Peskett, pictured her signing her contract in June, achieved three BTEC distinctions - Credit: Ipswich Town Women

Ipswich Town Women's first professional player, Sophie Peskett, has scored a hat-trick - achieving three BTEC distinctions.

The 18-year-old, a student at St Joseph's College, received three D* (starred distinction) grades in sport and exercise science, the equivalent of three A* at A-level in terms of UCAS points.

"I'm really pleased. It was what I was hoping for - I can go to University of Suffolk to study sport science," she said.

Winger Sophie was the first female player ever to sign a deal with the club when she signed a two-year contract in June.

Maddie Biggs, Maria Boswell and Sophie Peskett of Ipswich Town Women

Ipswich Town Women trio Maddie Biggs, Maria Boswell and Sophie Peskett, pictured here celebrating a goal, have all achieved three BTEC distinctions - Credit: Ross Halls/Archant

Two of Sophie's team-mates at Ipswich Town Women, Maria Boswell and Maddie Biggs, also achieved three D* grades in sport and exercise science.

All three joined Town from Essex RTC and have been studying full-time at the college on top of all their training.

And, far from going out on the town to celebrate, the three  dedicated Tractor Girls were all heading off for a Blues training session after receiving their results.

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