Newcastle United’s Ruth Sutcliffe has been invited to the England Under 17 and Under 19 Training Camp.
Ruth was over the moon to receive the official letter, as after first hearing about the trip from a phone call from her dad she thought “he could be lying!”
Ruth will travel down to Slough, London for five days following Sunday’s Cup game against Liverpool.
The right midfielder has never been called up to the camp before and knows this will be an experience she will never forget, “I hope to take away a lot of positives from this camp, like what it is to train with the England Camp, ways to improve my game, and also improve my fitness and confidence” said the 16 year old.
Ruth believes it is her pace that attracted the scouts to give her the call up, using this to get past defenders and also run on to through balls.
Being called down to the capital for training is a massive achievement for the youngster, who has been a significant part of United’s team this season, and she is looking to go into it fully fit and with a cool head.
Coach Rob Atkin added “Ruth has worked exceptionally hard to force her way into the first team squad this season, but she knows that this type of recognition only happens with the support of her team mates and the coaching staff at the club. We see this inclusion into the England training camp as the first of many over the coming seasons; it is a massive honour for Ruth’s family and also for our club”.
Newcastle chairman Dave Allman “For Ruth it’s the first step on the long road of what could be a successful International football career, with her dedication and commitment and the support of her family there’s no reason why she can’t go on to reach the ultimate achievement of any footballer and win that full England cap as a Newcastle United player”.
Dave continues “I’m sure Ruth’s Mum and Dad are absolutely bursting with pride and will give Ruth all the support she deserves”.