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Bolton School was proud to host the Greater Manchester Schools' U14s and U16s' football training session with two Girls' Division players taking part, Lizzie Harkness from Year 9 and Anna Phillips from Year 10. Lizzie plays with Everton and Anna with Manchester City.

The Greater Manchester coaching staff and players made use of the facilities, enjoying a range of drills before playing a training match.

Last year, both Anna and Lizzie were signed up by Premier League football team Tier 1 Regional Talent Centres (RTCs). Lizzie started playing football when she was 6 year old, progressing to girls’ football with Preston North End at the age of 11. Following a successful trial, she was asked to join Everton ladies to play for their U14s: one of the give regional training clubs in the North West. Anna also started training at 6 and started playing matches at 10: a year before most girls! She flourished under the coaching of Emma Thompson. Last year, she trialled with three Tier 1 clubs and was offered a contract at two of them, choosing Manchester City. Both girls moved on to RTCs after being selected for and representing Greater Manchester Schools U14s.

Read more about how both girls became involved with Premier League academies.

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