Advent Blog 'That's Christmas to me' - Wednesday 13th December

Day 13
Shannon Awarded Football Scholarship in America

Shannon Awarded Football Scholarship in America

01.12.17

St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form student Shannon has been awarded a prestigious GSR football scholarship which will allow her to study and train in America next year.

Shannon, who plays for Curzon Ashton Ladies first team, took part in mixed trials at Platt Lane Sports Complex in Manchester and was one of four selected from over one hundred candidates.

Global Sports Recruitment (GSR) provides talented amateur sportsmen and women from the UK and around the world with an exclusive opportunity to pursue simultaneously an academic and athletic career. After completing her BTEC Sport course at St Ambrose Barlow Shannon will move over to California to attend a selected university in California. She will combine a university degree with a highly competitive full-time sport schedule.

Shannon has been playing football since the age of six, previously for Manchester City and FC United. She was inspired by her Auntie, Amanda Barr who used to play for England Ladies, and who Shannon even had the opportunity to travel on tour with when she was young.

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