Three Whitehaven AFC Under 15 footballers have been selected to join an England Talent Pathway.
Molly Blair, Ella Beadsmoore and Kacey Currie all play for the Whitehaven AFC U15 Lionesses team.
The trios coach Rob Campbell said: “We are extremely proud of the girls and hope to continue to support them as a team and as a club on this next chapter of their journey.
“They have always been girls who live and breathe football and have a huge willingness to learn and get better, always with high attendance at training and extra football events when put on.”
All three attended the Blackpool FC ETC Trials headed up by Andrew Aspinall.
The competition was really high with around 300 players trialling and the 3 Whitehaven girls were chosen as part of 63 girls to be part of the ETC.
Prior to the trials the girls had spoken to Rob Campbell, their coach, and felt they could benefit from a higher level of football to progress and the club wanted to try and help them and support them to see if they were able to make a step up.
Their coach Rob Campbell describes the way the girls play: “Molly Blair is a strong, physical box to box midfielder with a great intelligent mind for a killer through pass, she is also the leading goalscorer in the U15 team with around 200 competitive goals.
“Kacey Currie is the modern day striker, high energy, with intelligent pressing ability and works tirelessly for the team, she can finish left and right footed and is extremely brave.
“Ella Beadsmoore is in my opinion a hugely special player technically, this season alone in a league match she pulled a ball down with a great touch from a ball that had snow on it, it was that high in air, she did this under pressure by 2 midfielders, beat them and played a sublime ball through to her team mate to put her 1v1 with goalkeeper, she’s one of the most naturally gifted players I’ve ever coached.”
All three can still train and play for Whitehaven under this set up as the FA want to create that type of environment where the players will still be involved with their grassroots team but will train weekly at the ETC and compete against other ETCs which could include Liverpool, Man United and Man City among others.
Who knows one of these three could be turning out for England in the future.