Female football star to pitch her skills in the USA

Female football star to pitch her skills in the USA

23th April 2014


A STRIKER is a giant step nearer her goal after securing a place at a top American university to develop her footballing and academic skills.

Northallerton College student Hannah Kirk had the choice of five offers but has opted to take a degree at the University of North Carolina on a prestigious scholarship.

The 18-year-old, of Northallerton, has played football since primary school and is a key member of Brompton Ladies.

She said: “I have talked to as many coaches as possible and am now really looking forward to living, learning and playing in America.

“It is really hot in North Carolina which will make playing tougher but it will also help my stamina – and it’s less than an hour from the beach.”

Head of PE Anna Harvey said: “Moving to the States will be an incredible opportunity for Hannah which can’t fail to broaden her life experiences.

“America prides itself on having the very best facilities and coaching staff who imbue that all-important will to win that we see with US athletes of all sports. She has done incredibly well to secure a scholarship and, I’m sure, she will have an amazing time.”

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