Student Brittany Sanderson has secured a place in the English Colleges Football Association national squad.

The 18-year-old, who studies Sport, will have the opportunity to gain experience of playing at a higher level by representing the College in national recognised competitions.

Brittany, a centre midfield who plays for FA Premier League club Huddersfield Town Ladies and Barnsley Sports Academy, will travel to St George’s Park, the English Football Association’s National Football Centre, for a training camp before competing in a tournament in Barcelona.

Brittany is part of the Barnsley Sports Academy within college and has access to an Elite Sports Performance Bursary to fund equipment and travel.

Brittany of Jump, said: “I’m over the moon to have been selected to represent Barnsley College at national level. Barnsley Sports Academy has really helped me improve my football, we train every Monday, Tuesday and Friday which works around our classes really well.”

Mark Ryan, Sport Programme Manager at the College, added: “Brittany is an excellent student who works extremely hard as an academic and a footballer for the Barnsley Sports Academy. She has displayed a big desire to achieve academic excellence, coupled with her motivation to play football.”

Last updated: 11th Dec 2017

Originally posted on: 11th Dec 2017