Former Rovers Ladies starlet Keira Walsh made her international debut for England Women last night in a 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan in Colchester.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who was coached by Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly at Under-14 level, spent six seasons with Rovers’ Centre of Excellence, before making the step up to first team football.
She made her Rovers Ladies debut in February 2014 and played a key role in helping Rovers secure their Premier League status that season, scoring three goals in 10 league appearances, before being signed by Manchester City.
A regular at England youth level, Walsh was vice-captain of the England Under-17 side that finished fourth at the European Championships in December 2013.
She made her debut for England’s Under-19s in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Norway at St. George’s Park in January 2014 at the age of 16, before making her bow for the senior side last night, playing the full 90 minutes for Mo Marley’s side.