Izzy re­turns to old school to in­spire pupils

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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.

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