Congratulations to GFC Girls Centre of Excellence goalkeeper Katie Startup

Congratulations to Katie Startup who has been selected for the England U15s Training Camp.

Katie, who is our current Goalkeeper for the U15s and Player’s Player of the Season, has been called up for the training camp taking place during Whitsun half-term.

Girls have been selected from the 31 Centres of Excellence up and down the country and Katie is one of only 22 girls invited to the training camp being held at St George’s Park.

The full programme for the week will be announced once the girls arrive, but during the week they will be put through their paces by England Head coach Kay Cossington and her Assistant Emma Jenks and GK Coach Mark Phillips. This is a great opportunity for Katie, who has been outstanding this season, to show off her abilities and potential on the International stage. 

‘It's a great opportunity for Katie to be part of the national set-up and much deserved. She has performed extremely well this year and is determined to improve her game further. I hope she takes as much as she can from the experience and continues to grow as a player.’ were the thoughts of U15s Manager, Pete Sayer 

Centre Manager, Henry Willard said ‘I’m absolutely delighted that Katie’s talent and performances this season have been recognised and rewarded. This season just gone was Katie’s first full year with us here at the Centre of Excellence, and she has been a pleasure to work with.’

‘Not only is she an extremely talented goalkeeper, but her footballing ability is complimented by her professionalism in training, commitment, and her attitude, which is superb.’

We wish Katie the very best of luck on the camp.