On Wednesday, Beth Strutton and Emma Siddall (Y13, Dolphin) were invited to Stanley Park to open their brand new 3G pitch facilities.
Beth and Emma are two of Rossall’s top footballers, with a pair of ISFA National Championship titles to their names. Outside of Rossall and our Elite Football Programme, both are signed to Manchester City Football Club, on loan to AFC Fylde. Beth has even appeared for the U17 England Lionesses.
Over at Stanley Park’s sports and leisure facilities, Beth and Emma cut the ribbon for the fantastic new facility before announcing the kick off of the first primary school tournament to take place on the 3G pitch. There was lots of excitement from the youngest aspiring footballers at the event, many eager to get photos with Rossall’s inspirational players.
Beth and Emma know just how important it is for young players to see home-grown talent achieving their goals and striving for excellence. Recently, the pair hosted Rossall’s Big Kick alongside their champion teammates, bringing together local primary schools for a day of training to increase opportunities for girls to access the game. The session has already inspired grass-roots sign-ups from the visiting girls.
Rossall’s Elite Football Programme does not just build exemplary players. Rossall Football take a holistic approach to the game, preparing players for all aspects of the sport, including, but not limited to, personal presentation, public speaking, and leadership. These skills were put into practice as the morning rounded off with numerous interviews and photoshoots.
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Well done to both players for achieving such a fantastic opportunity, and inspiring other young footballers.This is going to be another exhilarating season of football for Beth, Emma and their teammates and we cannot wait to watch their progress.