Stanley stars for Team GB in gold medal victory

Katie Stanley following the 8-0 win over Ireland
Katie Stanley following the 8-0 win over Ireland

Former Lord Williams’s player Katie Stanley got a gold medal at the World University Games after Great Britain thumped Mexico 6-2 in the women’s football final.

The Oxford United winger started two out of three group games at the tournament in Kazan, Russia.

She featured from the bench in the 8-0 win over Ireland in the quarter-final before sitting out the final two games.

The former Chinnor Girls player said: “The tournament has been an amazing experience. It’s hard to describe something like this unless you are here because of the scale of it.

“It’s great to walk around and see so many different athletes from so many different nations everyday, all eating in the same huge food hall.”

Stanley, 24,started the 2-0 win over Brazil before sitting out the 2-1 defeat to Japan.

Her finest performance came in the must win group game against Estonia.

Stanley grabbed the opening goal in the 5-1 demolition as she let rip from long range and the keeper let it slip through her grasp.

She added: “My best performance was against Estonia which was our final group game. We won 5-1 and I managed to score the first goal which was a really good moment.”

Stanley, was eligible for the Games after studying in the United States on a four-year soccer scholarship.