2017 has already been a whirlwind period for our young Leah Fleming. We caught up with her to see just what she has been up to, and as usual she was taking it all in her stride.
Prior to Christmas Leah was celebrating her call up to the Ladies Squad for the 2017 season.
Then early in the new year she was off to National Camp to try to impress the national selectors. To her credit, she impressed sufficiently in that camp to earn a place in the final U16s National Squad. The squad will take part in a round-robin set of games involving Austria, Iceland and Czech Republic. To cap a fantastic month Leah was invited to take part in a training bounce game with the U17s National Squad.
Head Coach Jason McCrindle was delighted but not surprised by recent events. "Leah was training as part of the Ladies squad since the summer break last season and had also made 4 first team appearances in SWPL2. She made her debut aged 14, so she has certainly been a player we rate very highly. The best thing about Leah is that I trust her. She is dedicated and driven off the park and on the park she is focused and confident. I don't know many 14 year olds who have played Ladies football and Leah has performed very well in SWPL2.
Leah is looking forward to her busy month. "I am excited for the new season ahead and the National games this month. I want to develop myself further and with help and support of Jeanfield I have been given an opportunity to play at a higher level. This along with my own commitment has helped me gain my place in the 16s squad and I'm hoping to impress during the tournament".
Leah is presently trying to source a Transport Sponsor as part of her training and playing programme.
Any individual and/or business who may be interested in supporting Leah this season can contact Marketing Manager Rob Higgens, firstname.lastname@example.org 07887 474082 or General Manager Steve Grossi, email@example.com
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