Praise for foot­ball star Lisa

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An in­ter­na­tional star with links to the lo­cal foot­ball scene has been praised for in­spir­ing the next gen­er­a­tion.

Scot­land for­ward Lisa Evans grew up on the fringes of east Perthshire and plays in Eng­land’s top tier with Arse­nal.

The 23-year-old lists Ger­man gi­ants Bay­ern Mu­nich on her CV in terms of pre­vi­ous em­ploy­ers and was mem­o­rably part of a ti­tle-winning cam­paign dur­ing her time on the con­ti­nent.

A reg­u­lar in the women’s Cham­pi­ons League, Lisa – an am­bas­sador with Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray Com­mu­nity Foot­ball Club – re­turned to her roots dur­ing the fes­tive pe­riod to take part in a meet and greet with girls con­nected to Scone This­tle.

Coach Boab McMil­lan said: “Lisa is the real deal, who went from work­ing in a Perth shop to winning the Bun­desliga.

“She plays for Scot­land and Arse­nal at present and has played in the Cham­pi­ons League at club level and the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships.

“The girls were not only thrilled to be meet­ing a su­per­star, but a lo­cal one.

“She has played in parks they play in, knows the streets they live in and has fam­ily in the area.

“Lisa has shown these girls that with a pos­i­tive work ethic and lots of en­thu­si­asm, you can make your dreams come true.”

In­spi­ra­tion Lisa Evans

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