An Oldham schoolgirl has been called up for the U17 Lionesses squad during the first round of 2024 European Championship Qualification.

Scarlett Hill, who goes to The Blue Coat School on Egerton Street, was called up for three games in Hungary this month, as England aim to qualify for the European Championships next year.

Headteacher at The Blue Coat School, Robert Higgins, said: “We are all very proud of what she has achieved so far, and what she will undoubtedly go on to achieve in the future.

“In her time at Blue Coat, Scarlett has shown real dedication to her football and her academic studies. She has managed the balance between her training commitments with Manchester United and England, alongside her studies incredibly well and is a role model for many younger students in the school."

Hill has featured for England once so far, coming on as a substitute in their 6-0 win against Northern Ireland earlier this month. 

She is a Manchester United academy player, who featured in 16 of their games in the 2022/23 season.

The Oldham Times:

Despite playing as a defender, she scored seven of United’s 66 goals that season, and was part of the team that got to the FA Girls’ Youth Cup Final against Arsenal, losing out on penalties.

The school also took to Twitter to wish her and the team “the very best of luck” ahead of the games, adding: “We know you’re going to smash it!”

England have played two of their three games so far, winning against Northern Ireland and Hungary convincingly to secure themselves a place in the next round with a game to spare.