Jill Scott from Sunderland has made history by being selected to be part of Team GB’s first ever women’s football team.
The twenty-five year old, who currently plays for Everton Ladies, had to keep the news secret until the official announcement on Tuesday June 26.
Speaking to Sky Tyne and Wear, Jill said: “The opportunity to play in the Olympics is such a big thing for me.
“When I was nine I got told that I couldn’t play anymore because the girls weren’t allowed to play with the boys. It was a real challenge at the time.
“Luckily nowadays it’s much better with more women’s teams out there. It’s great to have a Team GB and raise publicity about the game.”
Team GB’s first match will be the opening event of the Olympics against New Zealand at Cardiff on July 25.
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