Former Cumbria Sports Awards 'Rising Star' winner Georgia Stanway admits she is living her dream after completing a move to join big-hitters Manchester City.
After scoring an astonishing 35 goals in 15 games in the Women’s Premier League last season, England Under-17 international Stanway was always going to attract attention.
And so it proved, with FA Women’s Super League 1 outfit Manchester City making contact late last month to signal their interest.
She said: "I've been playing with them for two months now and I live in Manchester. "It is scary living on my own but it's my dream."
Jill Bowes, deputy headteacher at Dowdales School, is extremely proud of Georgia,
"While she was studying for her GCSEs she had a number of England international matches so she had that pressure as well as the pressure of her GCSEs. She's a high achiever and a bright girl. She's done absolutely fantastically - she's such a success."
Georgia received a Cumbria Talented Athlete grant in 2014.
'The Cumbria Talented Athlete Grant has been invaluable to us. Transport costs have been extremely high and the grant has helped enormously towards this. Georgia has been able to train regularly and attend fitness camps. Without this support it would have made Georgia's journey alot harder. ' - Joanne Stanway, Georgia's Mum