United girls bid to join footballing elite

GirlsNW'Sheffield United Girls' Centre of Excellence
GirlsNW'Sheffield United Girls' Centre of Excellence
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UNITED’S lads proved they’re special by reaching the Youth Cup Final.

Now the Blades’ girls team intends to follow in their boot steps.

Sheffield United’s Girls’ Centre of Excellence are bidding to compete at the highest level by applying to become one of the FA’s newest elite.

The centre for talented female football players, aged 10 to 16, is hoping to become one of 32 new Elite Centres of Excellence due to be announced in June after a restructure by the FA.

Players include Molly Johnson, who has been capped twice this year at Under 15 level, and Jessica Sigsworth and Meaghan Sargeant who both represented England’s U17s in Poland last month.

The centre, based at the Blades Academy in Shirecliffe, was also chosen by the FA to pilot a Long Term Player Development scheme.