Local girl Ellie Brazil is one of England’s most talented young footballing stars.
The teenager from West Bridgford is now an England Under-17 international and signed for Women’s Super League 1 side Birmingham City at the age of 16.
She recently forced her way into the first-team squad and made she her debut against Manchester City in April
Two years ago, she came runner-up in the Nottingham Post Junior Sports Personality of the Year, but this was mainly for her achievements in athletics where she had won the English Schools 800 metres.
Ellie then had a decision to make between athletics and football and opted for football, leaving her West Bridgford home for Solihull after completing her GCSEs at Rushcliffe School last summer.
She was part of the England U17 squad, which has qualified for the U17s World Cup, and this will take place in September and October in Jordan.
England will play against Korea, Brazil and Nigeria in the qualifying rounds.