International footballer Lucy Whipp proved she’s on the ball by securing a place on the prestigious Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

The 18-year-old, a student at Wigan’s Winstanley College, has managed to balance the demands of playing for Everton Ladies first team while studying for her A-levels.

She has also picked up 11 caps for England at various youth levels and played in the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championships last year.

Lucy plans to take a year out from studying after completing her exams this summer, but will during this time be able to make the most of football training facilities, physiotherapy, and sport psychology on offer at Liverpool John Moores University through the TASS scheme.

Lucy said: “I’m really pleased and proud to gain a place on the scheme, as it will be really helpful in my development as an athlete. I’ll continue to play for Everton Ladies first team and take a year out before deciding on a future career.”

Cap: Lucy Whipp playing against Iceland for the England under-17 side


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