Girls Football Week: Nothing standing in the way of Stanway
Friday 10 November 2017By ESFA Office
Georgia Stanway Player Profile
The final profile for girls’ football week will look at one of the brightest talents in Womens’ football today. Georgia Stanway is a current Manchester City player, having made her debut at 16, however, she started off by impressing in schools football.
Stanway had shown enough ability with her school side to gain a trial for her county – despite her schools’ lack of tournament success. Stanway would have success in county schools football with Cumbria at Under 15 level in 2013 and 2014.
After being nominated for the National Squad by her County Schools’ FA, Georgia was successful throughout the ESFA U15 trial process and went on to appear for the ESFA two seasons running. In 2014, Georgia was a selfless figure in helping the ESFA win the prestigious Bob Docherty home nations tournament for the first time.
Georgia was scouted following her International appearances for the English Schools’ FA and has since gone on to help the England U17 girls qualify for the elite round of the UEFA European Championships in 2015 and in the 2016 elite qualifying round in March, Georgia played a full part in both games, scoring once and assisting twice in the key win against Iceland that secured qualification for the finals in May.
Since being signed by Manchester City Women, Georgia has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season and in making 9 appearances and scoring 4 goals, she has helped the team secure their first FA Women’s Super League Title – although missed the final due to being away on England duty at the U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. Georgia was also shortlisted last November for the BBC Young Personality of the Year awards, another fantastic accomplishment to add to her name.
The ESFA would like to thank Georgia for her effort and determination while with us and wish her the best of luck with her career.