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England and Manchester City footballer Jill Scott searches for the next generation of talent (UK)

England and Manchester City Women midfielder Jill Scott is inviting young women to a coaching meet and greet as part of a drive to find the next generation of female football stars.

With the launch of her brand new Womens Football Academy with Hopwood Hall College in September, Jill is on the lookout for local female talent in the Rochdale, Oldham, Bury and Manchester areas to develop in her academy.

Before heading off to the Euros in the summer, the international stalwart will be hosting an hour long open night at Hopwood Hall’s Sports Park in Middleton on the 18th April from 5pm. The opportunity means any budding Lionesses have the chance to meet Jill herself, as well as the coaching staff and potential new team mates – should they apply to join Jill’s academy.

Being a key member of the England team for many years, Jill hopes her knowledge and experience in the game can be passed down to the new young hopefuls: “I’m really looking forward to meeting the strong young women in the local areas who want to take on the challenge the new academy poses to those looking to better themselves.”

“It’s a great chance to meet new teammates and coaching staff for those who have already applied to join the academy, and it’s a good taster for anyone interested in applying.



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