Three young starlets from Rovers’ Centre of Excellence were selected by the English Schools’ Football Association to attend a warm-weather training camp in Portugal.
Sophie Charlton, Caitlin Gerrard and Charlotte Newsham were all included in the 15-player ESFA Under-15 girls squad, who linked up in Lisbon from February 16th-19th.
The tourists beat Sintrense Girls FC 6-0 in their first game, with Newsham getting England’s third goal, before Charlton added the fifth with a shot from outside the area late on.
After taking part in a training session at Benfica’s training complex, the ESFA girls played their second match of the tour, in the shadow of one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, the Estadio da Luz.
Charlton bagged a brace, whilst Newsham was also on the scoresheet, as England romped to an 8-0 victory over CAC Benfica.