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Rosie future in safe hands
« on: January 17, 2007, 09:15:41 AM »
ROSIE LAMPREY is looking forward to a successful international career in football.

The Year 11 student from Pensby High School for Girls has recently gained her second cap for Wales under-15s against England at Lilleshall.

Goalkeeper Lamprey said: "Being involved in the Welsh set-up has been a dream. The coaching and the way the Football Association of Wales has treated me has been amazing.

“My ambition is to keep improving and go on and play at the highest level."

Lamprey plays for Tranmere Ladies and attends the club's Centre of Excellence. However, it wasn't until the Pensby School Sport Partnership organised a ‘Gifted and Talented’ goalkeeping clinic that things started to take off.

Mark Morris, of Wrexham FC and the Academy coach who ran the course, explained: "In a lot of junior clubs the goalkeepers often miss out on the specialised help and coaching they require, hence the reason for the clinic at Pensby.

“As soon as I saw Rosie I could tell she had tremendous potential and was better than the girls we already had playing for Wales at under-15 level."

She got the go-ahead as soon as her eligibility to play for Wales, through a grandparent, was confirmed.

Initially, she was selected to play against Germany, which coincided with her being away on holiday and she was forced to withdraw. The disappointment didn't last long for she was soon on a plane to Moldova as a member of the under-19 UEFA championship squad.

Lamprey made her international debut against the hosts, coming on as a second half substitute.

According to proud father Colin, who is head of PE at Calday Grange GS, the Welsh coaching staff have high hopes for his daughter.

"The Welsh FA are keen to move her up into the under- 17s and to give her further experience at under 19,” he said.

Her next games will be against Finland, Poland and Russia.

“I also must thank Louise Edwards and the coaching staff at Tranmere Rovers and the staff at Pensby HS for the hard work they have done with Rosie,” he added.