Girls International Squad 2023

Goalkeepers

Alex Reid
Inverkeithing High School

Alex is a Hibernian player who also plays her football for the SFA East regional squad. This Celtic supporter enjoys the attacking skills of João Pedro Neves Filipe or as he is better known the Celtic winger Jota.

She relaxes by listening to dance music and socialising with her friends. 

She would like to be an interior designer and play football to the highest level possible when she finishes her schooling.

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Kayla Scott
Larkhall Academy

Kayla plays her football for Celtic and the SFA South West squad. She is a Rangers supporter who loves watching the shot-stopping skills of both Alan McGregor and Jenna Fife. 

She participates in athletics and tennis when she is not playing or training. 

She would like to play football professionally or become a PE teacher when she leaves school.

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Drewby Snaxs

Defenders

Orla Burn
Queensferry High School

Orla is an attacking full back who loves to get forward making opportunities for her teammates. This Hearts player is a fan of ex-SSFA player and Scottish Internationalist Claire Emslie and her other sporting love of cycling, Laura Kenny. 

She watches Outer Banks to relax as well as listening to her favourite singer Harry Styles. Away from football Orla is a member of the West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club.

She would like to go to the US on a scholarship to continue her footballing journey.

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Mrs Anne Durie

Taylor Coulter
Port Glasgow High School

Taylor plays her football for Rangers which is the club that she supports. This centre back is happy defending or started attacking moves from the back.

Another Ronaldo fan who relaxes watching Still Game and listening to Drake when she is not training or playing football.

Taylor would like to play football at the highest level possible when she finishes her schooling.

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Platinum Paving Port Glasgow

Darra Dawson
Bannerman High School

Darra is a modern day full back who loves both defending and attacking. She plays her football at Hamilton Accies and with the SFA South West squad. She idolises another Scottish International full back in Kieran Tierney. 

Another Messi fan who loves listening to Oasis and watching Outer Banks in her spare time. She also likes baking and cooking when she finds the time between training and playing football.

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C&G Systems

Kate Fraser **
Strathaven Academy

This returning SSFA player plays her football at both Hamilton Accies and the Strathaven Dynamo boys team. Her own play is indicated by her favourite player, Nemanja Vidic. A stalwart in any defensive line Kate epitomises the desire to win football matches. 

Away from football she relaxes by watching Friends and spending time with her family.

She would like to go to University and play football for Scotland in a World Cup one day.

Erin Husband
Kirkcaldy High School

Erin plays her football for both Hearts and the SFA East regional squad. Along with her sister Jessica she supports Raith Rovers. She loves watching and learning from her footballing favourite Leah Williamson. 

She likes relaxing by listening to her favourite band Coldplay and taking her dog for long walks.

This Lionel Messi fan would like to go to University after her schooling.

Jessica Husband
Kirkcaldy High School

Jessica is an attacking wide player who loves driving forward from the full back or from the wide midfield positions. She is Heart of Midlothian player who supports Raith Rovers FC. Her favourite player is the Ex-SSFA and Arsenal legend Kim Little and her all time sporting idol is Mo Farah.

Jess is a darts player in her spare time.

Shewould like to play professional football at the highest level possible when she leaves school. 

Olivia McStay **
Holy Cross High School

Olivia is another player who returns for a second campaign with the Scottish Schools. This Celtic player performs consistently like her own centre back hero Cameron Carter-Vickers. She met her all-time hero Rose Reilly at the Bob Docherty tournament last year.

She loves all kids of music.

Olivia would like to be a microbiologist and play football to the highest level possible when she leaves school.

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MB Air Systems Ltd
Kerry O’Leary

Midfielders

Sophie Black **
Mearns Castle High School

Sophie returns to the SSFA squad for a second campaign. This attacking midfield player represents the team that she supports, Rangers FC. Her favourite player is the Ex-SSFA Erin Cuthbert.

She likes to relax by spending time with both family and friends as well as watching her favourite TV programme of Friends. 

Sophie would like to be a professional footballer when she leaves school.

Sponsor
Mr & Mrs J Black

Lily Boyce **
Stonelaw High School

Another returning player to the SSFA squad this year is Lily. This versatile central player plays for the team that she supports, Rangers FC. Her sporting heroes are examples of the way she loves playing her own game in Millie Bright and the Ex-SSFA player and captain Jen Beattie.

Lily loves the company of her friends and family when she is away from training and playing football.

She wants to play football to the highest level possible and has ambitions to be a forensic scientist when she finishes her schooling. 

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CG Print Ltd

Amélie Chomczuk
Braes High School

Amélie plays for the Hearts U16 squad. This central midfield player loves both breaking up opposition attacks as well as providing an attacking option and goal threat. A Falkirk supporter who loves watching the skills of Lionel Messi.

In the limited time away from training and playing football Amélie enjoys watching Stranger Things and keeping fit. She also enjoys acting and playing futsal.

She would like to continue playing football to the highest level possible after her schooling. 

Sponsor
The Language School

May Cruft
Dunblane High School

May plays her football for Hamilton Accies as well as the Dunblane FC boys team. She also represents the SFA Central region. 

A Liverpool fan who enjoys listening to her favourite bands Oasis or the Arctic Monkeys as well as playing music whether it be the piano or guitar. She also loves taking her dog ‘Nova’ walks to relax away from football.

This attacking midfield player wants to follow in the footsteps of her hero and Ex-SSFA player Erin Cuthbert and to play professional football when she leaves school.

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Mangiamo Food Ltd

Mae English
Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School

Mae plays her football for Rangers as well as the SFA West regional squad. An attacking, pacey and direct winger like her favourite players Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. 

She enjoys watching the programme Outer Banks and enjoys competing in athletics when she is away from the football pitch.

When she finishes her schooling Mae would like to play at the highest level possible. 

Izzy Young
James Gillespie’s High School

Izzy plays her football at Boroughmuir Thistle and for the SFA South East squad. This attacking central or wide player loves watching her hero Kevin De’Bruyne at her favourite team Manchester City. 

She relaxes by watching her favourite TV programme Brooklyn 99 and listening to her favourite artists Gerry Cinnamon and the Arctic Monkeys. Away from football she loves music and skiing.

Izzy would like to play football at the highest level possible when she leaves school and would like a career in either medicine or engineering. 

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The Old Manor Galashiels

Forwards

Freya Brien **
Broughton High School

Freya is another returning SSFA player. She is a constant goal threat for the Hearts which is the team that she supports. The Hearts player Cammy Devlin is her favourite club player but she also appreciates the skills and fortitude of another Ex-SSFA player and captain Caroline Weir. She also met her all-time hero in Rose Reilly last year at this time.

Watching Match of the Day or listening to Drake helps Freya relax away from football.

She would like to be a professional football player when she leaves school.

Sponsor
Jan Wilson

Dara Ositelu
Eastwood High School

Dara is a striker for the Glasgow Women and Girls club. She is a positive and direct player who loves to score goals. She also plays for the SFA West regional squad.

This Manchester United fan enjoys watching the individual skills of Cristiano Ronaldo.

A Hip Hop and Chris Brown fan who loves watching movies in her spare time.

She also enjoys cooking when she has the opportunity between training and playing football.

Sponsor
Glasgow Girls & Womens
Coaches, Parents & Players

Amy Sharkey
Clydebank High School

Amy is a natural striker who loves scoring goals and she hopes to continue doing so for the club that she has recently signed for, Celtic FC. She enjoys watching the attacking skills of Ronaldo as well as the individual prowess and skills of Ex-SSFA player and Chelsea star Erin Cuthbert.

She listens to Adele but loves all kinds of music. However, spending time with friends and especially her family is important when she relaxes away from both training and playing football.

Any’s ambition is to play football to the highest level possible or working in the sports industry when she finishes her schooling.

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