NEWS | Three Future Stars Girls selected for England’s Talent Pathway

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to confirm that Future Stars Girls attendees Nevaeh Nall, Gabby Cheetham and Molly Deswick were selected to attend the regional FA/EFL Girls Talent identification event at Leeds University last Saturday (27th November).

The Girls Talent Identification events have been set up by the FA in partnership with the EFL in order to identify talented young players with the potential to become future Lionesses.

Naveah, Gabby and Molly (all 12 years old) currently attend our Future Stars Girls development sessions and play grassroots football for Rotherham United Whitehill Girls under 14’s. They were initially referred through RUCST’s Future Stars sessions, after impressing community coach Mark White. Rotherham United Whitehill girls are the official affiliated grassroots club to Rotherham United Women.

Molly (left) and Naveah with Gabby (right)

The Lioness Pathway Talent Identification events allow players to be identified through regional programmes, ensuring accessibility to any player from any playing environment who shows potential. Region-specific talent strategies enable the FA to work closely with key stakeholders and clubs (such as Rotherham United) across the football pyramid to ensure that they are allowing talent from all areas of the UK an opportunity to shine.

We are eagerly waiting to hear the result of their Talent Identification Event, and if successful, their next step will be onto the Girls England Talent Pathway.

Are you interested in your chance of being referred on to the England Talent Pathway? If so, get down to one of our Future Stars Girls sessions on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, and show us what you’ve got! Click here to book a session online.

For more information, contact mwhite@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767.