It’s been a baptism of fire for Alice Smith School Year 11 student, Lauren Purchase as she enters the world of top tier football; having successfully trialed for well-respected Birmingham City Football Club; Lauren made a last-minute pre-season decision to sign for Championship winners and newly promoted to the Women’s Super League (WSL), Aston Villa and will now be taking up a much sought after Academy position later this year.
Lauren, a 5 capped Wales squad player, will return to the UK in the summer of 2020 to take up this Academy squad place.
Lauren managed to impress the coaching team in her successful 2019 trials such that they tracked her progress, including contributions to Wales’s successful UEFA cup qualification in Spring 2020.
Lauren said “I’m delighted, what an honour, the history and presence of ‘The Villa’ coupled with the squad playing a fast, aggressive, thoughtful and precise form of football; I’m so looking forward to playing the UK northern WSL league including opposition such as Man Utd, Man City, Everton.”
Lauren has been playing for Alice Smith’s U19 SEASAC Football team since she was 12 years old and has represented the school in multiple sports since she was in the Primary Campus at Jalan Bellamy (JB).
Lauren will undertake her A levels at the well-respected Bishops Walsh Catholic Sixth Form
Congratulations and Good Luck Lauren! We look forward to following your progress.