Hereford born Demi Edwards plays for QPR in the FA Women’s National League South. She also is a member of the British Army football team as she serves for her country as a medic.
On Tuesday evening Demi was part of the QPR team that defeated Actonians in the Capital Winners Cup Final. The match was played at Bedfont sports club in Feltham. The game ended 2-2 after 90 minutes with Demi scoring a first half equaliser to make it 1-1. You can watch the goal below
With the match level in normal time it meant the final had to be decided by a penalty shoot out. QPR came out on top winning 4-3 on spot kicks. This meant QPR became only the 3rd team to win the tournament and join Actonians and Charlton Athletic as previous winners.
Due to a colour clash QPR had to wear their alternative kit during the game, but switched back to the traditional blue and white hoops for the celebratory photoshoot.
Demi comes from a sporting family. Her brother is former Hereford FC captain Joel Edwards and her mother Nicola Tyler is best known for her running exploits across the county.
Nicola told Your Herefordshire “We were listening to the commentary on the radio. I couldn’t make the game due to work commitments and the current situation, the commentary from Christopher Walker was fantastic and it felt if we were there. My fingers were crossed during the shootout. We were delighted when QPR won, we are so proud of Demi and her team. Demi loves her football and is full of passion and hard work, it meant so much to Demi to score and win the final, she gave her medal to one of her team mates who missed out on the final due to injury”
*Photos supplied by Ian Randall and Nicola Tyler