Young female footballer who signed to Leicester City Football Club Academy invited to England Future Lionesses training camp
A promising young footballer has already attracted attention at international level.
Lily Stevenson, who has signed for Leicester City Football Club Academy, has been invited to attend the England Future Lionesses training camp where she was monitored by England scouts.
This is the start of the process to potentially play for the national team as Lily is now on the radar for the pathway to represent England.
Lily, of Shelton, trains six hours a week in her quest to reach the highest levels of the sport and her hard work is beginning to pay dividends.
The striker is capable of scoring a barrage of goals so interest in signing her has been fierce, said her dad, Spencer.
“Lily has always been able to read the game beyond her years, she can see how things are going to play out ahead of time and this gives her a massive advantage over the opposition’s defence,” he said.
“She has strong physical ability to beat defenders with speed, power and skill. She has remarkable ball control while running at pace which makes it tricky for the opposing team to defend.
“Lily is a true competitor and has a strong work ethic, she enjoys the game and always shows good sportsmanship.”
The 15-year-old — whose twin brother Alfie plays for Newark Rugby Club — has represented Leicestershire County under-15s at hockey for the last two seasons but is now concentrating on football full-time.
She started playing football at five with Farndon Colts where she was scouted at the age of ten to play at Leicester City before concentrating on her studies at Ratcliffe College.
She continued to play through the Aspire football academy, facing teams such as Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham.
She has recently been signed to the Leicester City Football Club Academy for the 2022-23 season where she will play for the under-15s girls’ team.