Ava Huntrods started playing football at the age of eight

Lady Margaret football star gets call-up to England squad

A local pupil is living the dream after being called up to the England football national team.

Ava Huntrods, who goes to Lady Margaret school in Fulham, went to train with the England U15s squad last week at St George’s Park.

Ava Huntrods wearing the England football national team training kit
Local pupil Ava Huntrods

The 14-year-old caught the eye of the national team coaches after her impressive performances in midfield for Chelsea.

This was the second time the talented midfielder, who models her game around Chelsea and South Korean star, Ji So-yun, has trained with the national squad.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have had the chance to train once again with the England squad,” said Ava.

“St George’s Park is a fantastic venue and I cannot wait to go back.”

Young star

Ava started playing football at the age of eight and went on to join Chelsea where she has played for the last five years.

“We’re so proud of Ava and her dedication to sport. Ava balances her school work, friends and sports commitments with great care and does so with a smile on her face. Ava is an asset to the school,” added Hollie Mellor, head of PE at Lady Margaret School.

The sporting achievements do not stop there for Ava who also recently helped the Lady Margaret U15 team win the netball borough championship in their respected age group.

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