Izzy returns to old school to inspire pupils
A FEMALE footballer has returned to the school where her talent was spotted.
Izzy Christiansen, 24, visited Tytherington School, where she studied, to share her success story with students.
Izzy, who plays for Manchester City Women’s Team, was crowned Women’s PFA Player of the Year.
Headteacher Manny Botwe said: “The whole school community is so proud of her achievement and she is a role model to our students.
“We emphasise the importance of hard work and resilience and she definitely represents this.”
During her visit Izzy presented Mr Botwe with an England jersey as well as talk to students about her journey to stardom.
She was quick to acknowledge the role the school had played in helping her along the way, saying: “I want to thank everyone that’s helped me get to where I am.”
Izzy, who comes from Rainow, has also been capped at international level for England, and scored her first goal for her country during the 8-0 victory over Estonia back in September 2015.
One pupil hoping to follow in Izzy’s footsteps is year 13 student Emma Henderson.
She recently played for Stoke City Ladies team in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, against the International Lanzarote/ Fuerteventura team and the Under 21’s national team.
●● Calum Sievwright, Japer Raw, Ellis Houghton, TCL’s Darren Arnold, and Archie Garner get stuck in
●● Izzy Christiansen returns to Tytherington School to talk about her success.