Football

Established in 1998 at the National Football Centre in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, the women’s national football squad has been based at INSEP since 2014 to step up the sporting training received by the players in the U16 to U19 categories, open up their world to other sports and other athletes and improve their school education.

HEADCOUNT (RESIDENT Sport)

25 ATHLETES

Football

Kenza CHAPELLE

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At ease playing in an offensive midfield or attacking role, Kenza Chapelle (17 years old), who plays for VGA Saint Maur (D2), is now a core part of the French youth squad.

Record

    • 9 qualifications in European championships

Football

Esther M'BAKEM NIARO

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Regularly selected for the national team at U16s and U17s over recent years, Esther M’Bakem Niaro (17 years old), who plays for Montpellier Hérault Sport Club, has again reached another important milestone this season when she was picked to play in the UEFA Women's U19 Championship qualifying round.

Record

    • 7 qualifications in European championships

Football

Alice PINGUET

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Champion of France at U19 with PSG, capped in the U16 and U17 national side and again this year for the U19 squad, goalkeeper Alice Pinguet (aged 17), who has been at INSEP since 2017, is the rising star of French football.

Record

    • U19 French champion
    • 1 qualification in European championships