England comes calling

XL@Football, Kent’s leading female football academy, are pleased to confirm that Millie Rayner (pictured, number 10) has been selected to play in internal training games for England Schools with the potential of being selected for the full England Schools team. The whole academy is really proud of Millie’s achievements and how she has developed this year. Stuart Grist, CEO of XL@Football commented “Millie has worked hard since she joined the academy last year. She is a dedicated player, who has shown outstanding development under the guidance of her coaches. We are very proud that we have created an environment for girls across Kent and the South East where they can thrive and their talents can be recognised. Millie fully deserves this opportunity to shine at the highest level.”

Not to be outdone, five other members of the XL@Football under 16 squad have today been confirmed as being invited to the England talent camps on the 6th November. The talent camps provide the opportunity for selected girls to be assessed by England scouts with the potential to being called up into the full international squad. Stuart Grist comments “To have so many of our under 16 squad called up into the England talent squads is unbelievable. We have an exceptionally talented bunch of young female players across the whole of the academy and it is exciting to see so many being asked to train and play within the England pathway. It shows how far this club has come within a short space of time. We said we would do things differently in the female game and its paying dividends.”

Formed in 2020, XL@Football is an ambitious football club who seek to be disruptive in the female game and level things up. Proudly sponsored by Kent Reliance, a savings provider who strives to create positive change for local and UK-wide communities, the academy provides the highest quality of coaching and facilities for young women across Kent and the South East.

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