FOOTBALL: Great season for record breaking Jess

Jess Hollins
Jess Hollins

Talented central player scores 61 goals

Talented under 12s central player Jess Hollins has had a fantastic season of football across two teams and two different leagues.

The Ashlawn student has been playing for Coundon Court Girls on Saturday mornings, managed by Eugene Lenehan and Hillmorton Juniors (Colts) on Sunday mornings, managed by her father Paul Hollins and her brother Daniel Hollins.

She has been very valuable to both as they have both seen league success this year. This was Jess’s first season at Coundon Court after a highly successful year at Leicester City academy. Jess has helped the team to do the league and cup double as well as winning the South Midlands Cup and the Stoneleigh Services Cup.

Jess has so far amassed a total of 61 goals for Coundon, which has broken the club record for the girls with most goals in a season which was 39 and the whole club record for goals in a season which was 50. That was set in the very first year of the club’s existence by Lee Pemberton 11 years ago.

Jess has also completed her sixth season at Hillmorton where she followed in her father’s foot steps.

This year she has played a vital role in the heart of the defence scoring eight goals and captained the side to finish runners-up spot in the Coventry Minor E division.

Her football career began at Hillmorton when she was six years old, playing in the age group above, managed by Dave Taylor.

Despite playing a year above she had a brilliant first year and was rewarded with manager’s player of the year.

The following season she went to play with her own age group but her highlights were with her primary school team.

She played with the boys and girls and helped the girls to won the district championship, finishing top goal scorer and being the youngest player in the team.

Paddox went on to win the district championship for the next two years and when Jess was in year 5 Paddox girls won the County Schools Championship, and she again finished top goal scorer.

Jess has also seen more success with Hillmorton at U9s, winning the Mid- Warwickshire division 2 and the Long Buckby 6-a-sde. At U10s she won the Long Buckby tournament again and the Coupe de Lutterworth tournament.

At U11s Jess was accepted into Leicester city academy and her age group would be the most successful out of the entire girls section with only a single defeat in the year - and that was when she was absent! She amassed a total of 33 goals.