Maidstone schoolgirl Alessia Russo scores on her England under-15 debut
Maidstone schoolgirl Alessia Russo capped a dream week training
at the new national football centre by scoring on her England
St Simon Stock School student Russo, 13, fired the third goal as
England under-15s beat the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in a friendly on
the replica Wembley pitch at St George’s Park in Burton.
Chelsea midfielder Russo (pictured) and her England team-mates
were treated like professional footballers during the week-long
training camp, including sessions with sport scientists,
nutritionists and psychologists.
Dad Mario said: "Alessia had a fantastic week and feels a better
player for the experience. Scoring a goal was the icing on the
"She came in from the right to meet a cross and fired the ball
in via the bar to make it 3-0 just before half-time."
Russo is set to attend an elite performance camp later this
month as she looks to secure a place on the next England squad
get-together in February.
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