Gracie Pearse, who completed her A Level Psychology and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science this June is embarking on an exciting new journey, as she signs her first professional football contract. 

Gracie, who was a combined academy student at Oaklands College, was a member of the official Arsenal Women’s Under 21s Academy, training at the Oaklands campus whilst studying for her combined A Level and diploma programme.

Speaking to Oaklands about her student experience, Gracie said: “I really enjoyed my time at Oaklands, as I was supported throughout by my studies alongside my football commitments. It has given me the flexibility to focus on my goals whilst achieving my grades.”

Upon completion of her course at the college, Gracie has signed a professional contract with Tottenham Hotspur, after 10 years in the Arsenal academy.

On behalf of Oaklands College, we would like to wish Gracie the best of luck in her future endeavours.