Raith girl picked for Scotland

Nicole Carter, Raith Rovers girls
Nicole Carter, Raith Rovers girls

A THIRTEEN-year-old girl from Kirkcaldy is on the brink of making a name for herself in the world of girls football.

Nicole Carter who plays for Raith Rovers Ladies and Girls FC, and attends Kirkcaldy High School, has been invited to the Scotland Under 15 training camp taking place at the end of this month.

She is one of only three girls to have been invited from the East Region.

Nicole joined the Rovers from boys football earlier this season and has played for both the U13s and U15s.

The Rovers coaching staff recommended her to the Area Development squad where she has since progressed to the Regional squad and now to National.

She becomes the first girl in the short history of the girls club to have made it to this stage.

Manager Pauline Harley received the good news at the weekend.

“Nicole deserves this opportunity due to both her great work ethic and attitude,” Pauline said.

“Alongside natural ability she has great athleticism and the club look forward to supporting her in her journey.

“She is a friendly girl who I believe will keep her feet on the ground.

“Nicole’s parents are very supportive of her and that makes a great difference.

“I hope Nicole proves to be an inspiration to other girls at the club.

“The club would like to wish Nicole the very best at the camp and believe that she will pull on that Scotland shirt in the near future.’

The past week has proved an exciting one for Raith Ladies. As well as Nicole’s call-up, the club will be awarded the Scottish FA Quality Mark Development Award at East End Park this Saturday.

Raith Rovers Ladies and Girls FC currently train on a Monday and Wednesday night at Balwearie High School.