CONGRATULATIONS to Everton Ladies rising star, Toni Duggan, who was recently called up to the England squad for the first time for the Euro 2013 qualifying double header against Holland and Slovenia in June 2012.
The Everton forward, who also pioneered the set up of a Ladies League at the Goals Soccer Centre in Liverpool North, will meet up with the rest of her England team mates in the next few weeks ahead of the match with Holland on Saturday June 17, which takes place at the Salford City Stadium.
“It’s a real honour to be selected and to say I’m delighted is an understatement,” she said.
“I just hope I can prove myself at that level and then continue to be selected for future squads.
“It’s always been my ambition to play for the seniors and now I have been given the opportunity I’m absolutely delighted.
I have loved playing for England throughout the youth set up but the seniors is a different level.
“It’s the top of the pyramid and I have finally reached my goal but the hard work is just beginning.
“I’m getting a bit nervous but in football that’s natural, ask anyone who plays the game.
“I know most of the girls in the team so I’m sure I will be ok. Let’s hope we get the win.”