Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students Caitlin Smith and Ella Morris have both represented the England Women’s Football Team, in their respective age categories, this year.
Caitlin Smith has just returned from Phase One of the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Smith, who formerly attended Noadswood School, competed in three matches to help England qualify for the UEFA European Championships in July 2020.
The Chelsea Women’s Super League Under 18 Academy player travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina where she faced opponents Croatia, Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina between 21st and 28th October. The Under 17 England squad beat Croatia 2-0, Belgium 4-1 and Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0.
Speaking on her achievement and the fixtures, the Chelsea FC and England Centre Back said:
‘It’s an honour to get a call up. I always look forward to meeting up with the Squad and cannot wait to continue our Euro campaign.’
Ella Morris is currently training with the Under 18 Squad, after moving up an age category, and recently competed in the UEFA Women’s Under 17 Championship in Bulgaria earlier this year. Morris, who also attended Noadswood School and plays club football for Southampton FC Women, competed against Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, starting all three group matches for the international squad.
Ella Morris commented on representing the national team:
‘Every time I’m selected I feel instant excitement, I also feel very proud and honoured to play for England.’
Barton Peveril Director of Sport, Luke Hampton, praised both students:
‘Caitlin and Ella continue to impress us on and off the pitch, representing their clubs and country at such a high level. We’re excited to see how both their careers develop and look forward to hearing how the Squads get on in the next stage of the competition.’